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Latitude E7440 hard drive size? 9MM? 7MM? mSATA?

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Latitude E7440 hard drive size? 9MM? 7MM? mSATA?

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PCIe?

Can't find this info anywhere.  I have some 7mm SSD drives I want to deploy with these.   However, if it's PCIe, I might go that route too.

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  • Hi,

    If You will order E7440 with standard HDD, it is in fact 5mm HDD fitted in a pair of rubber distances which make it 7mm :)

    So 7mm HDD/SSD fits just fine(for me it is Intel 520 Series SSD), without any modifications in standard hdd frame.

  • You can take the SSD mini card, plug that into the WWAN slot, and then install any 7mm HDD in the SATA slot. That's what I did. Got the Hitachi 1TB drive, and I am very happy with it.

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  • Looks like it takes one standard 2.5" drive - the mSATA is optional (and if it's not ordered from the factory with an mSATA drive, the connector is not installed in the system.

  • Hmm...  Of course in the product customization tool, it only tells you the size in GB, and not if it's mSata or 7mm, or 9mm.

    Search through the support/specs manual too.

    Sigh.

    PS: There are two 'standard' sizes of 2.5" drives.  7mm or 9mm.

  • There are actually four - 5, 7, 9.5 and 12.5.

    7 mm will fit just fine -- 5 will as well, but I wouldn't count on 9.5 or larger.

  • Hello Sammyc53,

    The Latitude E7440 was only tested and shipped with 5mm drives. It requires a 5mm bracket (support frame). Dell part number for the support frame is FCN4M. 

     

    You may contact Dell Spare Parts and order it. Contact number for Dell Spare Parts sales team # 1-800-357-3355 (US Customers only).

    Hope this helps!

    Thanks & Regards
    Allan D
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  • Hi,

    If You will order E7440 with standard HDD, it is in fact 5mm HDD fitted in a pair of rubber distances which make it 7mm :)

    So 7mm HDD/SSD fits just fine(for me it is Intel 520 Series SSD), without any modifications in standard hdd frame.

  • I am very interested in this subject. When you put in the 7mm HDD, weren't there any issues with that orange flat cable-strip underneath it? (See pic.)

    It seems to make it difficult to build in the 7mm drive...

    Also is there a product number on the frame? Since I got the E7449 with an SSD, I have to order the frame...

    Thanks!

  • Hi, 

    There is no problem with that orange flat cable, it just sit's under the 7mm ssd :)

    there is no problem to fit 7mm ssd/hdd, it fits perfectly - i am using intel 520 series SSD in a standard HDD frame.

    feel free to ask any more questions :)

  • Thanks so much for your quick reply! : )

    In my laptop the orange cable is curved like in that picture (the pic is taken from the manual), and I would have to really force a 7mm HDD down on it to make it fit. I am wondering if that could damage the orange cable.

    But the most important issue: how did you fixate your 7mm HDD in there? The frame from the SSD can't be used, and I can't find anything online...

  • I did a bit more research on the subject, and it basically boils down to finding this HDD caddy for the laptop:

    Any info on the availability?

    Thanks so much!

  • does someone know where and how can I buy this part? I have e7440 - and thay put me the msata in place to WWAN... so now I want to add another HD like in the pic - but thay didn't put me the sata controller with it baket and with it cable to the motherboard... I really need this part to connect my 2nd HD... please help me !!!

     

  • On a system this new, your only source is Dell.  To contact  Dell Spare Parts,

    1-800-357-3355

  • i'm fro Israel ' left a messenger but thay didn't came back

     

  • I'm from Germany, and I would love to get a hold of the metal frame too. Calling the US number might not lead anywhere for me (and CHENSHOTOKAN)...

  • do tou have the HDD connector and cable to the motherboard?

  • Yes, everything is there because right now the mSATA minicard is connected here. I intend to place it in the dedicated mSATA port, which frees up the SATA port for a HDD : ) The only thing missing is that flat metal frame ...