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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello!

 

I have a Dell Inspiron 5567 15' with an i7 7500U, 8GB of RAM and a 240GB SSD. The laptop also has a DVD drive that I never use due to obvious reasons. I've found out that it's possible to replace the DVD drive with a disk drive using a drive caddy. The DVD drive uses a SATA 1.5 Gbps connection according to the official specifications. My question is, should I buy an SSD with this limitation in mind, or should I just get an HDD? If the SSD is considerably faster, I'd go for it because I want to dual-boot Linux and the SSD would make it a bit faster. Anyone had experience with this? What do you guys recommend?

 

Thanks!

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sata is forwards and backwards compatible so just get a decent modern ssd.


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6 minutes ago, BenM98 said:

Hello!

 

I have a Dell Inspiron 5567 15' with an i7 7500U, 8GB of RAM and a 240GB SSD. The laptop also has a DVD drive that I never use due to obvious reasons. I've found out that it's possible to replace the DVD drive with a disk drive using a drive caddy. The DVD drive uses a SATA 1.5 Gbps connection according to the official specifications. My question is, should I buy an SSD with this limitation in mind, or should I just get an HDD? If the SSD is considerably faster, I'd go for it because I want to dual-boot Linux and the SSD would make it a bit faster. Anyone had experience with this? What do you guys recommend?

 

Thanks!

That's right, you can even buy drive-shaped brackets that will allow you to mount the ssd properly.

Why not trying to install your main drive to the drive slot and see how it does ? Make read/write speed tests on both slots and compare the results :)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Herman Mcpootis said:

sata is forwards and backwards compatible so just get a decent modern ssd.

Thank you!

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1 minute ago, Insorior said:

That's right, you can even buy drive-shaped brackets that will allow you to mount the ssd properly.

Why not trying to install your main drive to the drive slot and see how it does ? Make read/write speed tests on both slots and compare the results :)

Thanks! I unfortunately cannot open the device as it is still under warranty and I can't afford to lose that. I can however replace the DVD drive without opening the device, I even checked with the retailer and they told me it's okay if I do it.

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the 'opening voids warranty' stuff im pretty sure is illegal in most places but im not certain. if you can get the SSD in the DVD drive without replacing then, i would simply do that. 


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1 minute ago, TH3R34P3R said:

the 'opening voids warranty' stuff im pretty sure is illegal in most places but im not certain. if you can get the SSD in the DVD drive without replacing then, i would simply do that.  

 

13 minutes ago, BenM98 said:

Thanks! I unfortunately cannot open the device as it is still under warranty and I can't afford to lose that. I can however replace the DVD drive without opening the device, I even checked with the retailer and they told me it's okay if I do it.

Definitely. Laptops are made to be user upgraded : Ram, drives, batteries... Opening the laptop won't void your warraty. Removing the motherboard or the CPU could but you won't have to do it.

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8 minutes ago, TH3R34P3R said:

the 'opening voids warranty' stuff im pretty sure is illegal in most places but im not certain. if you can get the SSD in the DVD drive without replacing then, i would simply do that. 

I live in a third world country lol

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7 minutes ago, Insorior said:

 

Definitely. Laptops are made to be user upgraded : Ram, drives, batteries... Opening the laptop won't void your warraty. Removing the motherboard or the CPU could but you won't have to do it.

Hungary is not the best place when it comes to these stuff. I mean living here as a tech fan is a nightmare. We have 27% VAT on electronics and the supply of new products is basically non-existent. You can't really buy Microsoft laptops for example and if you manage find one, it's at least 2 gen old and overpriced.

Just to give some perspective: iPhone Xs Max 512GB costs $1500 (before taxes) in the US and $1630 in Hungary (before taxes). The fun part is when you find out that with taxes you pay $2085.

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1 minute ago, BenM98 said:

Hungary is not the best place when it comes to these stuff. I mean living here as a tech fan is a nightmare. We have 27% VAT on electronics and the supply of new products is basically non-existent. You can't really buy Microsoft laptops for example and if you manage find one, it's at least 2 gen old and overpriced.

Just to give some perspective: iPhone Xs Max 512GB costs $1500 (before taxes) in the US and $1630 in Hungary (before taxes). The fun part is when you find out that with taxes you pay $2085.

I'm so surprised to learn about that ! (I live in France, which also is within schengen)

So I guess that you buy tech components from german suppliers ?

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36 minutes ago, Insorior said:

I'm so surprised to learn about that ! (I live in France, which also is within schengen)

So I guess that you buy tech components from german suppliers ?

Yes I usually shop on the German Amazon. The prices seem to be a bit higher than on the US site, but I save a lot on taxes and import fees and most of the time shipping too. Aliexpress is pretty good if you are building some Arduino projects and want some cheap stuff. I've ordered a ton of stuff and so far nothing got caught on the border :D

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1 hour ago, BenM98 said:

Yes I usually shop on the German Amazon. The prices seem to be a bit higher than on the US site, but I save a lot on taxes and import fees and most of the time shipping too. Aliexpress is pretty good if you are building some Arduino projects and want some cheap stuff. I've ordered a ton of stuff and so far nothing got caught on the border :D

Caseking.de may be a great choice as well.

I often buy from Amazon.de (sometimes it, es). Shipping within europe is very affordable and at least no import fee.

 

Regarding your initial question, there's no "void if removed" sticker other than on the cpu and no way for them to see if you opened it as long as you use the correct tools. Swapping SATA peripherals is very easy & common. You'd be very unlucky if it stopped working after such a simple mod and that the warranty was refused. That being said I totally understand the "you never know" argument especially in such an environment as yours. :)

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