Good day Dell Community,
Because of your questions I'm pleased to present the below information, specifications and requirements for M.2 on various Dell models.
Precision 7710 | 7720:
Maximum internal dives supported: 3
Drive configurations supported ( max ): (3x M.2) or (2x M.2 and 1x 2.5inch SATA)
The 2 M.2 slots available are wired as 4X
The 2.5 Inch bay is wired as 2X
Parts needed to install M.2 into the dedicated M.2 slot:
1x HR8P8 thermal cover ( comes with cover and thermal pad )
1x 4270E Screw: ( Holds the cover down on top of the M.2 drive )
Parts needed to install an M.2 into the 2.5 inch bay of 7710 and 7510:
1x 745TM 2.5 inch metal bracket - most units will have this already included
1x Y1WJX M.2 bracket ( goes inside of 745TM )
4x 2864D M3X3 screw. Most systems will have these already included. These screws hold in the Y1WJX M.2 drive carrier, or a 2.5 inch drive into 745TM.
1x WPTND M.2 Interposer Board. This installs into Y1WJX M.2 bracket.
5x 4270E M2.0*3L screws
1x HR8P8 M.2 thermal cover
Find instructions here on the Dell Community.
M.2 slot supports 4X
Parts needed to install an M.2 into the 2.5 inch bay are the same as the 7710 above.
Precision 5510 | 5520 and XPS 9550 | 9560:
Maximum internal dives supported: 2
Drive configurations supported: (1x M.2) (1x 2.5 SATA) (1xM.2 and 1X 2.5 SATA)
The 2.5 Inch bay is wired as SATA
Parts needed in order to install a M.2:
1x XDYGX cable
2x 3XYT5 rubber side isolator
1x 3FDY3 metal HDD bracket ( some units may already have this installed even if a 2.5 inch drive wasn't ordered from Dell originally )
Discussed here on Dell Community.
Maximum internal dives supported: 1
Drive configurations supported: (1x M.2) or (1x 2.5inch SATA)
2.5 Inch bay is wired as SATA
1x X3YR8 M.2 end bracket
1x 1X2MT thermal cover
Drive configurations supported: (1x M.2) (1x 2.5inch SATA) (1x M.2 cache drive and 1x 2.5 inch drive )
Parts needed to upgrade from 2.5 inch drive to M.2 drive:
1x 2FFR0 end bracket
1x X3DN4 -Thermal plate
1x 4270E - End screw
E5270 supports 2X
E5570 with H processor supports 4X
E5570 with U processor supports 2X
E5470 with H processor supports 2X
E5470 with U processor supports 2X
Parts needed to upgrade from 2.5 inch drive to M.2 drive are same as 3510 above.
5280 supports 2X
5580 with H processor supports 4X
5580 with U processor supports 2X
5480 with H processor supports 4X
5480 with U processor supports 2X
Parts needed to upgrade from 2.5 inch drive to M.2 drive are same as 3520 above.
Latitude E7270 | E7470:
maximum internal dives supported: 1
Drive configurations supported: (1x M.2)
M.2 slot supports 2X
Parts Needed in order to upgrade to M.2:
1x DJ69P thermal cover
Latitude 7280 | 7480:
1x R6TGF thermal cover
2x VJYP9 screw M2X3 ( most systems will have at least one of these already included )
XPS 13 9350 | 9360
The M.2 slot available supports up to 4X
XPS 13 9365
1x 4HP13 - Thermal plate
2x JPRFM - M1.6x2.5 screws
Optiplex 5040 | 7040 ( Mini Tower ):
Drive configurations supported: (1xM.2) (2xM.2) (1xM.2 and 1x2.5) (2x2.5) (1x3.5)
The single on board M.2 slot supports up to 4X
The M.2 drive installed into the 2.5 inch bay: 2x
Parts needed for M.2.
1x 6J3FV SATA cable1x X9FV3 M.2/2.5 inch bay adapter/caddy On motherboard M.2 installation instructions found here.
Optiplex 3050 | 5050 | 7050 ( Mini Tower ):
Drive configurations supported: (1xM.2) (1x2.5) (1x3.5) (2x2.5) (1xM.2 and 1x2.5) (1xM.2 and 1x3.5)
Installing M.2 into the 2.5/3.5 inch bay is not supported
Parts needed for M.2:
1x DHR6X spacer (goes between the motherboard and M.2 drive)
Installation instructions found here
Learn how to reset drives to non-Optane here
OS install notes:
There's an updated storage driver (IRST F6) to include PCIE support. ( The one you have to install for Windows to see the drive during installation ):
Also see: Installing Windows 7 on a SKYLAKE system using MDT: http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/HOW11493/en
Obtaining an ISO image:
For some systems you can obtain Dell operating system images through Dell Hosted image
Note: not all systems and service tags will have an image available for download.
Note: Even though Dell Hosted Images have USB3 drivers slip streamed in, they may not include the IRST driver at this time. ( some may know this at the F6 driver ). As a result you may need to install the IRST driver manually during the Windows install process.
Dell is currently working to add the IRST driver to the Dell Hosted Images. No ETA on when this will happen at this time.
Other M.2 Articles:
Imaging M.2 Solid-State Drives in Intel Skylake chipset systems
Only 1 Solid State Drive (SSD) seen on Interposer card
SSD not detected on startup or reboot on New Precision 15 5000 (5510) or XPS 15 9550
PXE Booting with M.2 Solid State Drives
How to distinguish the differences between M.2 cards
Why am I unable to find option in BIOS to set a hard drive password on NVMe SSD
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@Justin, thanks for you answer. I spoke with sales representative and he told me that:
- no device available supports PCIe
- he/they don't know when/if PCIe supporting model will be available in UK (DE, CZ, ... Europe in general)
I guess I will have to wait couple of months to see.
Anyway, I'm wondering what's price of M.2 PCIe slot in comparison with SATA one - why are there two "branches" of same model having such major difference (I would expect models to differ in capacities SSD/RAM or additional devices (attached to board)... and display).
Understood. I'll see if I can find someone in marketing to take a look at PCIE availability for Dell Europe.
I'll get back when I can.
My contacts advised that not listing the PCIE options on external site is intentional. I'll have to leave it at that. However, the 7480 can be customized with available PCIE options in Europe, if you get a hold of the correct sales person.
They gave me phone number:
@Justin, thanks for your reply! I will give a shot and try to call, yet I'm still wondering what's going on there :D
I'm looking to get one of the new model 5580's with U processor. I'd like to get it with standard 2.5" drive and ADD to it a Samsung 960 EVO PCIe NVMe drive and make it the boot/OS drive (while keeping the 2.5" drive"). Your guide indicates parts needed if adding M.2 *SATA* drive to the existing 2.5" bay. Are there no parts needed for simply adding an M.2 PCI drive? Thanks!
Thank you for your question and for considering the Latitude 5580.
Looking further at this, the 5580's cache drive is a shorter 2242 B and M keyed drive. Which means it goes into the M.2 Slot and not the WWAN slot. Since this cache drive is shorter in length it doesn't get in the way, allowing for both a 2.5 drive and a cache drive to be installed at the same time.
Since the 2280 M keyed 4X drive is longer in length it does get in the way and does not allow space for a 2.5 inch drive to be installed.
The 5580 can be ordered in the below configs:
1 2242 B and M key cache drive and 1 2.5 inch drive
1 full length M.2 drive
Parts needed to install the single full length M.2 drive:
Hope that helps.
Thanks guys, this thread help me a lot.
How do I purchase 2FFR0, X3DN4, and 4270E? I chatted with someone from Parts/Warranty and not for sure if they knew what I was talking about because they said they weren't available. Please provide direction. Thanks.
Can you tell me how I can purchase the 2FFR0, X3DN4, 4270E? Thanks.
Justin, these specs are very useful, thank you.
I notice that the HDD/third PCIe interface for the new 7720 has only two lanes available for use with the transposer vs. four lanes for the other two M.2 drives.
I was thinking of using a three drive configuration with RAID 0 or RAID 5, but am wondering if the throughput of the Class 50 drives is sufficiently high that I would be throttling the drives on the four lane interfaces by using a drive on the two lane interface in a striped setup. Thoughts?
Justin, do the new class 50 drives exceed the throughput of a two lane PCIe connection?
I have an E7470 & I added a Samsung 1TB 960 Pro M.2 NVME drive to it. It is set to RAID on & legacy bios bootup in bios (not set to UEFI). I was able to load Windows 10 & everything is working as normal.
However, I went to set the Bios HDD password under security, & the option is not there so I can enable it for FDE encryption. The actual option in the bios --> Security --> "Internal HDD-1 Password" is missing.
I have tried every option in the bios (setting admin/system password), changing to UEFI, AHCI, etc..
I am running the latest version of the bios. Running the latest firmware for the Samsung 960.
We have 170+ E7470 units. I have tested this out with 4 other units, with different bios versions. Same issue. I have also tested 4 other Samsung 960 Pro drives. Same issue. Missing option in the bios.
Does Samsung 960 Pro fit in Optiplex 3050 micro form factor? and which parts do I need to mount it? I have a model with hdd caddy only, but with free m.2 key m slot.
Hi! I have Dell Vostro 14 5468. I installed ssd CORSAIR Force MP500 120 ГБ M.2 NVMe PCI Express 3.0x4(www.corsair.com/.../force-series-mp500-120gb-m-2-ssd), but it invisible in BIOS. What i must to do?
According to previous posts in this thread, the Vostro 5468 requires a M.2 SATA drive, not M.2 PCIe.
e.g. amazon.com/dp/B01IAGSDJ0 or
(sorry - I don't find that one on the euro.dell.com site).