Saturday, May 21, 2011

Dell support for Msata SSD cards

Intel Solid-State Drives 310 series - Solid state drive - 40 GB - internal - PCI Express Mini CardDell support for Msata SSD cards

Currently supported in the M4600, M6600, M6500 precision mobile workstations.

Possible support in the new E3 Family, via an adapter in the Multi bay (to be confirmed when available)

Dell Currently ships  Samsung Msata drive in 64 Gig and 128 Gig capacity.

if you did not order the your precision with a Msata SSD, the  Intel M310 can be used as a drop in and works perfectly.

http://www.intel.com/design/flash/nand/310series/overview.htm



13 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about Vostro 3350? Is the mini-PCI Slot used for the WWAN/UMTS card compatible with an mSATA SSD like Intel SSD 310 ?

Guillaume said...

I will check but i do not believe so, the WWAN Ports are not typically wired for Msata

Anonymous said...

Can you tell me if the E4310 supports mSATA?

Guillaume said...

e4310 does not support Msata.

Anonymous said...

Nice topic!
I didn't understand if E6410 is supported and is there any way to use mSATA SSD on on E6410 (Latitude). Also which family does it belong - E2?
Thanks in advance!

Guillaume said...
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Guillaume said...

That’s correct, the E6410 is part of the E2 Family. Unfortunately the only way to use an mSata Drive in it would be as a replacement for the main drive using an mSata to Sata adapter. You are probably better off just using a standard Sata SSD. on Dell support for Msata SSD cards

Lionizer said...

Hey, I have the new E6230 and have bought a OCZ Nocti mSATA drive. After a lot of investigation and communication with my Key Account Manager at Dell they admitted that Yes, the 6230 DO support mSATA - however it is not official until August 2012. I just dropped on the A02 bios and still cannot get any life in the mSATA. I wonder if they have locked the machine to certain, dell-approved, drives or if we need to wait for an A03 BIOS before we can start using them. /sadface
Anyone got any experiences or comments?

Lionizer said...

Just to expand on my previous comment a bit - DELL has (un)officially stated that yes, the WWAN port DO support mSATA drives. It is available for sale at the moment in the Vostra 3560 and XPS 14, 15 and 27 and starting august 2012 it will be on sale for E6230 as well.

Guillaume said...

that is interesting, let me make some calls and check this out.

Guillaume said...
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Guillaume said...

Its taken a bit of a while, but check out my post http://ontheroadtech.blogspot.de/2012/09/e6220-mstata-mystery-solved.html

unfortunately the Msata support in the E series is via an adapter.

In the XPS 27and 14 devices, there is a Proper Msata port, but it is there to support Intel Rapid response and rapid start ( you can however put in a bigger Msata drive and use that as a boot drive if you wanted :) )

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