Trying to install ssd to 12 year old XPS

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  1. mi3nboi

    mi3nboi Newbie

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    I have a Dell XPS m1530 and i want to know if i can put a ssd in there?
    Also i tried putting a regular ssd into it and its missing this part.
    https://lensdump.com/i/WAyz1Z
    Is there any ssd with that part attached?
    Any help would be thankful.
     
  2. custom90gt

    custom90gt Doc Mod Super Moderator

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    Judging from your picture, you can put an SSD in your M1530. The part you circled is a jumper block for slave/master and is not needed anymore. Any 2.5" SATA SSD should work just fine in there.
     
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    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    What he said! I have an acer 17” laptop from 2007 that works great with the included ssd.
     
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  4. epguy3

    epguy3 Notebook Consultant

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    but avoid the "cheap quality" SSDs since there are some of them that fail prematurely.

    here's a list of "good brand" SSDs to get from these sites:
    https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/test-centre/storage/best-ssd-3235200/

    https://www.techradar.com/news/best-solid-state-drives-ssds
     
  5. heliada

    heliada Notebook Evangelist

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    I would also second getting a good 2.5 inch ssd since you can always carry it over to another laptop or PC after this one peacefully dies in the future. We have in total more than 10 samsung ssd's running (850evo, 860evo, 970evo) and they are problem-free (oldest is 4 years now). But we also have some cheap kingston and toshiba one which run as expected, but are too new to say anything about reliability (then again, if you are a casual user they should be fine if you are on a budget). That said, anything you get will be a great replacement for an old hdd. ^^
     
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    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    Depends, I have two kingston SSD drives in my dell computers and they work great. Not wacky money. Fast, reliable, the amount of storage I wanted. For this application I would NEVER put a samsung evo860 in or something like that. The drive is worth 10 times the device.
     
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    heliada Notebook Evangelist

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    The thing is that an ssd you can also reuse after you decide to retire the laptop as long as it's the common format (m.2 or 2.5inch). For example, my old asus had a samsung 850 evo in it for about 2 years, then it laid around for a year or so and now I use it in my pc for storage and games. Runs like a charm ^^ But yeah, kingston products are legit too and cheaper. The deciding factor for me here was the warranty as samsung gives 5 years, kingston only the legal minimum of 2. But that might differ locally.
     
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    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    I have 5 year warranty on my Kingstons. I bought two of my kingstons for the price of one samsung. That was the deciding factor for me. Both of my 2 in 1's are MUCH faster now thanks to these drives. I almost jumped on the evo bandwagon too. But in the end, I am not using it for sheer performance. The price point to increase in performance won out.
     
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