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Can I install SSD in my laptop as boot drive using caddy ?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am adding SSD to my laptop and making it as my boot drive, so can I install it in my cd port using caddy or should I place it in the original hard disk slot and put my internal hard disk in the caddy??

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30 minutes ago, suraj ranjan said:

I am adding SSD to my laptop and making it as my boot drive, so can I install it in my cd port using caddy or should I place it in the original hard disk slot and put my internal hard disk in the caddy??

Shouldn't make any difference if both ports use SATA3 and they most likely do. Unless it really use cd and not dvd, then it's most likely on IDE/SATA1


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, DoctorNick said:

Shouldn't make any difference if both ports use sata 3 and they most likely do.

I was worried about speed, I somewhere read that adding ssd to cd port using caddy may lower the speed, so I am confused

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Just now, suraj ranjan said:

I was worried about speed, I somewhere read that adding ssd to cd port using caddy may lower the speed, so I am confused

What laptop is it? You have a model?


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6 minutes ago, suraj ranjan said:

Its dell vostro 15

 

You have a P/N? Dell vostro 15 is a wide term. ie:

Vostro 15 7590


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, DoctorNick said:

You have a P/N? Dell vostro 15 is a wide term.

uh, where can i find it? i am sorry, i checked belowthe laptop and I dont see any p/n 

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3 minutes ago, suraj ranjan said:

uh, where can i find it? i am sorry, i checked belowthe laptop and I dont see any p/n 

Usualy there's a sticker on the back with some info including model number.


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With Dell you usually have to take the service tag and go see on their website what that corresponds to.


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On a laptop with a 7th gen cpu it should not matter. All SATA ports on that chipset is SATA 3

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On 1/11/2020 at 5:19 AM, suraj ranjan said:

SO CAN I USE CADDY FOR SSD OR SHOULD I PUT IT IN HARD DISK SLOT?

Have you tried?
Cus like said before i don't think the order really does matter as long as you can set boot priority in the BIOS.

 

ps. the shouting really isn't helping, it usually deters people from responding. So ill just think of it as an accident. :)


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Posted · Original PosterOP
13 hours ago, HanZie82 said:

Have you tried?
Cus like said before i don't think the order really does matter as long as you can set boot priority in the BIOS.

 

ps. the shouting really isn't helping, it usually deters people from responding. So ill just think of it as an accident. :)

yes yes, i changed it to boot priority and installed it in the caddy itelf, the spped is improved..
and yes, I am sorry about all caps in the previous one, that was accidentally typed, thanks for understanding :)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
19 hours ago, Selle said:

On a laptop with a 7th gen cpu it should not matter. All SATA ports on that chipset is SATA 3

oh okay, thank you

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks to everyone who responded, I installed my SSD on the caddy itself and boot up speed has improved and also I see some other changes in my system as well, like, before the external drive used to make more sound but now the system works silently most of the times, thank you. :)

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