Compatible 2.5" SSDs for Inspiron 7577?

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  1. Dcyn

    Dcyn Newbie

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    I'm planning to order the i5 with a single 256GB SSD, and then add a second higher capacity SSD to the empty 2.5" SATA slot by myself. Would someone who had done this please post the brand of the SSD they use?

    I'm asking because I saw a thread in the Dell support forum about people having problems with Windows 10 not detecting the second SSD (even though it was detected in the BIOS). The SSD in question was a Crucial 2.5" M500 drive. In the end, the Dell "Product Engineering Team" concluded that the Crucial drive was the problem - it was not compatible with 7577 and that other brands of 2.5" SSD work fine in the SATA slot.

    Thanks for all your input.
     
  2. Kittys

    Kittys Notebook Evangelist

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    If the MX500 has issues then you can discount all micron drives just incase. You will probably want to go with any of the samsung evos since they are the most popular drives they have been tested guaranteed.
     
  3. Aivxtla

    Aivxtla Notebook Consultant

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    I have an old MLC 256GB Crucial/Micron MX100 I used to replace the 1TB HDD so I had the 960 Pro nVME and MX100 running together without issue as seen in my signature. Its (MX100) worked in just about every laptop I tried. Took it out though to use for another purpose at the moment plus increased battery hit with two drives though minor lol.

    The TLC MX300/MX500 seem to have a pretty big idle to active latency from a few reviews I saw, not sure why maybe it’s the controller, maybe the bios is initializing/drive check is too fast for it, causing issues for people. As for the M500 not sure what the issue is, I assume you mean the M500 and not the MX500 right?

    Anyway try the 860 Pro/Evo, greater endurance and better power draw characteristics if battery life is important to you, however minor the difference.


    Also try to set the Bios to AHCI rather than Raid On as I have noticed DPC latency spikes with RST drivers on previous laptops. Lastly set bios to Secure Boot disabled and clear TPM, if doing a fresh install then turn those back on afterwards. Had to do that when I replaced the Toshiba 512GB SGX Drive with my 512GB 960 Pro or it wouldn’t be recognized by the Win 10 installer. Granted this issue was with an nVME so slightly different.
     
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  4. custom90gt

    custom90gt Dellerator Moderator

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    The dell rep doesn't know what is going on. There had to be some issue with the laptop/user. It's all too easy for dell to say "oh it's incompatible." Anything that physically fits should work in the laptop.
     
  5. GoHack

    GoHack Notebook Consultant

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    Sorry wrong discussion.
     
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  6. alexhawker

    alexhawker Spent Gladiator

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    FWIW, M500 and MX500 are two unique models/part numbers...
     
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  7. Pierogi

    Pierogi Newbie

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    I tried to install my old HDD and it worked flawlessly but it didn't quite fit, that is I couldn't close the bottom panel, so I was forced to search for a 7mm SSD.

    The best deal I found was Patriot Ignite 480. Got it from Newegg for a total of $101 after tax and free 2 day delivery. Compared to something like MX500 it's 4% smaller but it was 33% cheaper.

    So I took the chance, installed it and Windows doesn't recognize it. Went to bios and I see it's there. Tried AHCI but Windows won't boot.

    Turns our the solution is to initialize the SSD using Windows Disc Management Tool, or alternatively you can use a partition software.

    User Bench gives it a good score of 84%. In comparison the default 256 GB M.2 SSD gets an excellent score of 269.9% nonetheless I find the Patriot Ignite 480GB good enough.
     
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