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How can we upgrade XPS 15 9570 from 1TB SSD to 4TB ?

I have tried to install a Western Digital 4TB SSD in my XPS 15 9570 after cloning the entire 1TB original SSD to it and when the laptop boots up, the new SSD is not recognized and Dell instigates a repair operation.

The new 4TB SSD is the same in all respects, except for the capacity:
Original: TOSHIBA 1TB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3 4 lanes NVMe
New: Western Digital "WD Red SN700" 4TB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3 4 lanes NVMe

I understand that disk capacities over 2TB do not use MBR (Master Boot Record), they have to be UEFI and they use GUID Partitions (GPT).

Is it possible to make this Dell XPS 15 9570 function with the 4TB SSD?

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If the system sees the drive at the firmware level, the problem is likely the way the drive was cloned.  Try a clean installation.

Also realize that WD Red drives are designed for NAS (network attached storage) - they're not designed to be used in PCs (or notebooks).


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