Dell Inspiron 15 7577 gaming M.2 SSD

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    Hi,

    Recently I have bought Dell Inspiron 7577 laptop. It came with 1TB HDD and an empty SSD slot, so I decided to install one. My question is whether A-DATA XPG SX6000 PCIE nvme be the riggt fit for my laptop? Also, what is the correct way to install it? Should the warranty sticker(or those black chips) face updwards or downwards?
     
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    Hello,
    the XPG SX6000 will fit without issue. Do you already have one? The SX8200 goes on sale often and runs much cooler than the SX6000 (it's also faster but not something most people would notice). Does your 7577 come with the screw and m.2 heatsink? Typically the chips face up, but the slot is keyed so it only fits in one way.
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply. Yeah my Dell comes with the screw and the heatsink comes with the sdd.

    How much cooler does the SX8200 run? I have already bought it but I can still return it.
    Also, are heatsinks really necessary for ssd? I have read somewhere that it rarely reaches the temperature of thermal throttling.

    Oh, I have also read somewhere, that if the warranty sticker of ssd faces inward instead of outward, then it could melt from the accumulated heat, because air cooling wouldn't reach it. Would this be an issue? This ssd fits only when the warranty sticker is facing the laptop.
     
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    So I had a SX6000 and the temps bothered me. The SX8200 that I had ran much much cooler. If you got a really good deal on the SX6000 then I would keep it.

    I know Rakuten has the 960GB for 203.99 after the code AD36:
    https://www.rakuten.com/shop/adata/product/ASX8200NP-960GT-C/?sku=ASX8200NP-960GT-C

    Sadly they are out of the 480GB ones that were ~$100.

    You shouldn't have any issues with the warranty sticker melting, if it does you'd probably have bigger issues. I would use the heatsink if it will work. There isn't much in the way of airflow but at least it gives it a little more heat capacity to keep the big temp spikes at bay.
     
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    There are also cheap m.2 SSD heat sinking solutions, but fin height and direction matter as well as affixation method.

    IIRC:
    These sinks are the correct length and width, but I'm pretty sure the fins are too tall and would need to be reduced with some sanding:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00UJ95TOE?psc=1&ref=yo_pop_mb_pd_title

    This thermal tape is impressive and highly adhesive:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B075FR45DV?psc=1&ref=yo_pop_mb_pd_title

    Alternatively you could also just shim your SSD with thermal pads and sink it to your bottom cover's foil lining which is what I did for the short term.
    (SEE HERE: http://forum.notebookreview.com/posts/10640970/)

    I may try messing around with better solutions soon though.
     
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    Maybe I should wait and get SAMSUNG 970 EVO 250GB when there is a good deal? Does Samsung one has any heat issues?
     
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    It's really up to you. Samsung doesn't run as warm as the SX6000. In all reality there are tons of videos that show that NVMe isn't faster loading games than SATA. I'd rather have a 512GB SATA drive than a 256GB NVMe drive.
     
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    Maleko48 Notebook Evangelist

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    I agree. For gaming purposes and every day use, NVMe vs SATA is negligible and will likely never be noticed.
     
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    That’s interesting. Just received my 7577 as well.

    In which scenarios would an Nvme perform better than Sata?

    I also have the default 1tb 5400 hdd.

    Given the choice would you change for a 7200rpm hdd or a 512GB sata ssd? Or even just keep the original 5400 hdd?
     
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    I would take a solid state drive over mechanical drives all day. You WILL notice a difference between those two classes of drive in everyday use.

    NVMe vs SATA is more applicable if you are crunching large databases, editing and rendering (4k content especially), moving large amounts of data frequently, performing many small movements of tiny files, etc.

    Basically anything that will benefit from faster access times and lower read/write times that is bottlenecked by disk performance alone.
     
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