Dell Inspiron 5370 - NVMe SSD

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  1. slimpower

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    I am looking to upgrade the SSD in my newly bought Dell Inspiron 5370 and as the laptop can take PCIe/NVMe cards I am looking at the new Samsung 970 EVOs and PROs.

    But the Dell specs seem to say I can only upgrade to 512GB if I use a PCIe/NVMe SSD.

    128GB/256GB M.2 SATA Solid State Drive
    256GB/512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive

    But would they really limit the capacity? I mean if I put in a 1TB PCIe NVMe would it still work without causing problems? Or am I misunderstanding those specs?

    The specs are here:
    http://www.dell.com/ae/p/inspiron-13-5370-laptop/pd

    Thank you.

    Edited to make my question clearer.
     
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  2. Aivxtla

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    There is no hard limit in terms of storage space on either SATA or nVME, you can put whatever size SSD fits.
     
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    Those are the configuration options that Dell offers for that model, its not a limit, its what you can choose to buy from Dell, you can buy the laptop and put any NVMe drive that you want in there.
     
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    Thanks for explaining, senso. I thought it was like the RAM where there might be a limit. Thanks.
     
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    I am pleased to have learned that. Thanks, senso.
     
  8. silgiolo

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    Moreover: SATA slot or PCIe slot (for ssd-nvme) are the same?
    Or is there a slot for SATA ssd and a slot for PCIe ssd? (in Inspiron 5370)
     
  9. slimpower

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    There's only one slot, but according to the specs I can put either M.2 sata iii SSD or the M.2 PCIe SSD. I have not yet bought the 970 EVO as the reviews I have seen with regards to video rendering suggest that there is little difference in speed between a M.2 sata iii SSD and the NVMe PCIe SSD despite the faster read/write speeds of the latter.
     
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    Very interesting! Thank You.
     
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