Advice on SSD drive for dell laptop please

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  1. Posts : 25
    windows 10, windows 7, linux mint 18.1
       #1

    Advice on SSD drive for dell laptop please


    I have never had a laptop apart till last week.

    i picked up a Dell 5567 (i7, 16GB, 1TB) for $70.

    It would not turn on unless plugged in.

    So I watched a YouTube video ... ordered a battery ... took it apart and replaced the battery.

    Works great!

    Since I don't have a lot of money in the unit, I wanted to upgrade it a bit.

    I ordered 16 GB more of memory (used $20 .. only one of the two slots were used).

    I noticed the programs are a bit slow to load (I put a fresh copy of Windows 10 on it).

    I did not realize how cheap SSD have gotten.

    I see a few different 1TB SSD drives ... PNY $50 ... Sandisk $60

    Amazon.com

    Amazon.com

    Are one off these better than another? Or is there a better one in about the same price range?

    Next question .... remember, I have never touched a laptop .... are these the same size as the drive in a 5567 Dell laptop?

    I looked at the manual online ... it looks like you unbolt the two brackets on the side of the drive and then screw them onto the SSD ... is that right?

    Thanks again so very much for the advice !!!!!!!!!

    Mike
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  2. Posts : 14,165
    Win10 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home, Win7, Linux Mint
       #2

    Is this the one you got?
    Amazon.com
    Based upon the latest Win11 list I saw the 7500U CPU doesn't meet the requirements. I have 2 x Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 Notebooks and they are good performers but also cannot be Upgraded to Win11 one was new several years ago and the other was a salvage.

    I'm pretty sure they use the SATA HDD drive and can accept the SATA SSD but a No on the NVMe or M.2 drives. I've only had mine open once and that was to Upgrade the RAM but don't remember paying much attention to the drive. The SATA HDD and the SATA SSD drives I have on the shelf are the same physical size so one should fit in place of the other. Looking at one of mine there's a panel about 11.5" x 2.75" with 2 screws that gain access to the drive and it is an HDD.
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  3. Posts : 25
    windows 10, windows 7, linux mint 18.1
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Berton said:
    Is this the one you got?
    Sorry! Something went wrong!
    Based upon the latest Win11 list I saw the 7500U CPU doesn't meet the requirements. I have 2 x Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 Notebooks and they are good performers but also cannot be Upgraded to Win11 one was new several years ago and the other was a salvage.

    I'm pretty sure they use the SATA HDD drive and can accept the SATA SSD but a No on the NVMe or M.2 drives. I've only had mine open once and that was to Upgrade the RAM but don't remember paying much attention to the drive. The SATA HDD and the SATA SSD drives I have on the shelf are the same physical size so one should fit in place of the other.
    Yes, that looks like the exact unit!

    The page showing the PNY memory has two units ...a Sata III 2.5" and a Sata M.2

    I assume it is the Sata III 2.5"

    The Sandisk is a Sata III 2.5"

    Both are 7mm

    I am planning on leaving them on Windows 10

    I just have never changed out a hard drive in a laptop ... wanted to make sure it is a simple swap and it will fit.

    Thanks!
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  4. Posts : 14,165
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       #4

    Just pay attention to where the screws go, only 2 in the panel to get to the drive. And don't lose any into the case, harder to get out. I use a #1 Philips head screwdriver [a #0 may work] and it is magnetized. There may be up to 4 screws holding the drive in a 'cage' and 2 to 4 screws hold that to the motherboard/case.

    Neither of my Inspirons will properly meet Win11 specs, have the Core i5 4200U CPU. According to the list I mentioned the lowest Intel CPU number is 8xxx or 8th Generation that meets Win11 along with a TPM/Trusted Platform Module.
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  5. Posts : 25
    windows 10, windows 7, linux mint 18.1
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Berton said:
    Just pay attention to where the screws go, only 2 in the panel to get to the drive. And don't lose any into the case, harder to get out. I use a #1 Philips head screwdriver [a #0 may work] and it is magnetized. There may be up to 4 screws holding the drive in a 'cage' and 2 to 4 screws hold that to the motherboard/case.

    Neither of my Inspirons will properly meet Win11 specs, have the Core i5 4200U CPU. According to the list I mentioned the lowest Intel CPU number is 8xxx or 8th Generation that meets Win11 along with a TPM/Trusted Platform Module.
    Thanks!

    I think I will be running windows 10 for a while.

    Even my desktop is only a 4th generation I7 and I use it for things like Autocad.

    Still works great for all I do.

    Thanks so much again !

    Mike
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  6. Posts : 6,571
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
       #6

    I already gave you some suggestions on the SSDs on your thread Help formatting drive or ??? for new installation of windows

    MX500 is a very good SSD,

    To understand SSD different prices, there are different flash memory types.
    Samsung QVO vs EVO vs PRO: What's the Difference?
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  7. Posts : 25
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       #7

    Megahertz said:
    I already gave you some suggestions on the SSDs on your thread Help formatting drive or ??? for new installation of windows

    MX500 is a very good SSD,

    To understand SSD different prices, there are different flash memory types.
    Samsung QVO vs EVO vs PRO: What's the Difference?
    I did a bunch of searching and reading last night. Funny, I found exactly the same article!

    I ended up ordering the EVO

    $80 ... free shipping and it will be here tomorrow.

    I am hoping to finish up this computer this weekend and we are traveling to Canada to visit my mother next week.

    Thanks so very much for all the help!

    PS .... looks like you are in Brazil? I wish we had your weather. Not bad today ... close to freezing but I am in the northern USA (Vermont) near the Canadian boarder. It was -20F (-29C) here last week with the wind chill it was -50F (-46C)
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  8. Posts : 6,571
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
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    xtal01 said:
    PS .... looks like you are in Brazil? I wish we had your weather. Not bad today ... close to freezing but I am in the northern USA (Vermont) near the Canadian boarder. It was -20F (-29C) here last week with the wind chill it was -50F (-46C)
    Yes, Brazil has a very good weather (45 on Winter to 90 F on summer). S. Paulo is 2.500' above sea level so even on hot days we have mid temp at night.
    Also, Brazil don't have earthquakes, twisters, hurricanes and other extreme conditions. It wold be a paradise if we only have good politicians

    Years ago I spent my student vacations on Wisconsin small town from December to March. We had -40F.
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  9. Posts : 6,571
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
       #9

    @xtal01, as you're going to replace the HDD with a SSD may I suggest you buy a USB caddy for the HDD.
    Even with a SSD, backups are essential.
    For the backup software I recommend Macrium Reflect (free)
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  10. Posts : 25
    windows 10, windows 7, linux mint 18.1
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Megahertz said:
    @xtal01, as you're going to replace the HDD with a SSD may I suggest you buy a USB caddy for the HDD.
    Even with a SSD, backups are essential.
    For the backup software I recommend Macrium Reflect (free)
    I am a fanatic when it comes to backup. I always keep two identical external drives (well now I am up to 3 sets, six in total) each 1 TB to back up data. I have seen too many people loose a lifetime of photos when their hard drive crashed.

    I did order a case so I can use the internal 1TB drive as an external drive.

    Brazil does sound like a paradise. You obviously can't look to the US ... and maybe not any country ... for good politicians

    Thanks again so much for all the advice!

    I just checked my parts are suppose to be in later today ... good project for after supper.

    Mike
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