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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:

Internal dives supported: 3

Drive configurations supported ( max ): (3x M.2) or (2x M.2 and 1x 2.5inch SATA)

PCIE Lanes:

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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Precision 7510, 7520:
                                                                                                                
Internal dives supported: 2
                                                                      
Drive configurations supported: (1xM.2), (1x2.5 SATA) (2xM.2) (1xM.2 and 1x2.5 SATA)
                       

PCIE Lanes:

M.2 slot supports 4X

The 2.5 Inch bay is wired as 2X

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:

Internal dives supported: 2

Drive configurations supported: (1x M.2), (1x 2.5 SATA), (1xM.2 and 1X 2.5 SATA)

PCIE Lanes:

M.2 slot supports 4X

The 2.5 Inch bay is wired as SATA

Parts needed in order to install a M.2:

1x 88DJK thermal pad ( no plate required )
1x 4270E  M2X3 screw

Parts needed in order to add a 2.5 inch drive:

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.

Precision 3510:

Internal dives supported: 1

Drive configurations supported: (1x M.2) or (1x 2.5inch SATA)

PCIE Lanes:

M.2 slot supports 4X

2.5 Inch bay is wired as SATA

Parts needed to upgrade from 2.5 inch drive to M.2 drive:

1x X3YR8  M.2 end bracket

1x 1X2MT thermal cover

2x 4270E  M2X3 screws                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Discussed here on SpiceWorks.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Precision 3520
 
Internal dives supported: 2

Drive configurations supported: (1x M.2) (1x 2.5inch SATA) (1x M.2 cache drive and 1x 2.5 inch drive )

PCIE Lanes:

M.2 slot supports 4X

2.5 Inch bay is wired as SATA

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


 
Latitude E5270, E5470, E5570:

Internal dives supported: 1

Drive configurations supported: (1x M.2) or (1x 2.5inch SATA)

PCIE Lanes:

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

2.5 Inch bay is wired as SATA

Parts needed to upgrade from 2.5 inch drive to M.2 drive are same as 3510 above.

Latitude 5280, 5480, 5580:

Internal dives supported: 2

Drive configurations supported: (1x M.2) (1x 2.5inch SATA) (1x M.2 cache drive and 1x 2.5 inch drive )

PCIE Lanes:

E5280 supports 2X

E5580 with H processor supports 4X

E5580 with U processor supports 2X

E5480 with H processor supports 4X

E5480 with U processor supports 2X

2.5 Inch bay is wired as SATA

Parts needed to upgrade from 2.5 inch drive to M.2 drive are same as 3520 above.

 

Latitude  E7270, E7470:

Internal dives supported: 1

Drive configurations supported: (1x M.2)

PCIE Lanes:

M.2 slot supports 2X

Parts Needed in order to upgrade to M.2:

1x DJ69P thermal cover

2x 4270E screw M2X3 ( most systems will have at least one of these already included )                                                                                                                                                     
Discussed here on SpiceWorks.

Latitude  7280, 7480:

Internal dives supported: 1

Drive configurations supported: (1x M.2)

PCIE Lanes:

M.2 slot supports 2X

Parts Needed in order to upgrade to M.2:

1x R6TGF thermal cover

2x VJYP9 screw M2X3 ( most systems will have at least one of these already included )

XPS 13 9350/9360

Internal dives supported: 1

Drive configurations supported: (1x M.2)

PCIE Lanes:

The M.2 slot available supports up to 4X

Parts needed:

1x 4270E screw M2X3

XPS 13 9365

Internal dives supported: 1

Drive configurations supported: (1x M.2)

PCIE Lanes:

The M.2 slot available supports up to 4X

Parts needed:

1x 4HP13 - Thermal plate

2x JPRFM - M1.6x2.5 screws 

Optiplex 5040, 7040 ( Mini Tower ):

Internal dives supported: 2

Drive configurations supported: (1xM.2) (2xM.2) (1xM.2 and 1x2.5) (2x2.5) (1x3.5)

PCIE Lanes:

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.

On-motherboard M.2 bay:                                                                                                           
1x R7HGK thermal pad ( installs onto the motherboard under the M.2 drive )
1x YYJF8 screw M2X3.5                                                                                                         
 
2.5 inch bay with M.2:

1x 6J3FV SATA cable
1x X9FV3 M.2/2.5 inch bay adapter/caddy                                                                                     
On motherboard M.2 installation instructions found 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 ):

Intel's latest

Dell package

Samsung Driver

Also see: Installing Windows 7 on a SKYLAKE system using MDThttp://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.

Note: Even though the Dell Hosted Images have USB3, they may not include the IRST driver at this time. ( some may know this at the F6 driver ). You'll 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.

Discussed here on SpiceWorks.

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 

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Verified Answer
  • Greetings Ypyap,

    Thank you for your question.

    Yes, the Vostro 14 5468 does support M.2, according to my documentation.

    You'll need:

    1x 3P44J M.2 bracket

    2x 7CJG4 M2*2 screws ( I'm still confirming if this the correct part number )

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  • @Saltgrass,

    Please note that I'm not an expert on drive performance but I have my statement for you below:

    It's my understanding that the number of lanes is a separate specification from the actual throughput speed supported by any one model. Example: 4X throughput from say a E5570 may be different from the 4X throughput speed on a Precision 7710. When I submit my questions to Dell engineering they're not related to throughput speed and historically, Dell does not give out exact throughput speeds per model.

    @Markus15,

    Thank you for your kind feedback. Yes, I plan to get more information on the new models in the near future. Below is what I have so far for your E5580

    2FFR0 - M.2 frame ( clip on the end )

    X3DN4 -Thermal plate

    4270E - End screw

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  • @Markus15,

    Go ahead and send me a friend request and I'll see if I can help you get the parts.

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  • Hi Justin,

    i want to upgrade my Latitude E5570 HTG34 (500GB HDD) with a Samsung SSD SM951-NVMe 128GB (or similar). Will this work as a bootable dirve?

    Greetings from Germany

  • Greetings Hansfisch,

    Thank you for your question.

    The answer is yes. The M.2 drive will be the main boot drive as it would actually be the only drive inside of the unit at that point.

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  • Hi Justin,

    I'd like to find out whether would it be possible to upgrade my Vostro 14 5468 with m.2 Sata ssd (6Gbps)?

    Thanks

  • Greetings Ypyap,

    Thank you for your question.

    Yes, the Vostro 14 5468 does support M.2, according to my documentation.

    You'll need:

    1x 3P44J M.2 bracket

    2x 7CJG4 M2*2 screws ( I'm still confirming if this the correct part number )

    Justin C

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  • Hi Justin,

    I've also having Vostro 14 5468, and i'm thinking to add another SSD in the 2nd bay. May i know if the bracket and ribbon cable are ready in the 2nd HDD bay or i need to purchase it.

    Many thanks

  • I have upgraded my Inspiron 17 7778 to a 2TB SSD, but cannot get my new Sumsung 950 Pro M.2 to work in the M.2 slot. Any suggestions?

  • @Syza,

    It would take me a while to find that out. It will be faster if you remove the cover and check from your end.

    @Gunson2112,

    Try installing the Samsung driver listed in my original post. It's under "OS install notes:"

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  • So if we want to add an M.2 SSD or a 2.5'' HDD to, say, a Precision M5510, exactly where do we go (other than auction sites) to order the needed parts?

    e.g. when I search for "88DJK" (the M.2 thermal pad), "XDYGX" (the HDD cable) or "3XYT5" (the rubber side isolators for HDDs), here on dell.com or dell.com/support, all I get is "No results found" for those part numbers.

    Also, what size screw is needed to secure the M.2 module? 3mm? 

    Thanks.

  • @Darr.Darr,

    I've added in the screw part number for the 5510. 1x 4270E size: M2X3

    For spare parts and upgrades you can call 1-800-357-3355. If you still need help after calling send me a friend request with your info and I'll see what I can do.

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  • Can you check the Vostro 5468 M2 socket support M2 PCIe x2 or x4. Because when I attached the Samsung 950 Pro 512GB NVMe, it cannot detect. many thanks

  • @Tuchivi,

    I will try to find out the number of lanes on Vostro 5468 and get back with you.

    As for the detection problem it's probably not a matter of lanes. When you say the drive isn't detected, where exactly are you discovering that? Is it during an operating system install? Or have you gone into the BIOS and found that the drive is not listed there?

    If the drive is listed in the BIOS then you need to make sure you're using the Samsung driver for proper drive detection and performance. That driver is found here: www.samsung.com/.../Samsung_NVMExpress_Driver_rev11.zip

    If you need help regarding how to install this driver reply back and I'll see what I can do.

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  • @Tuchivi,

    I heard back from a source who advised that the M.2 port on the Vostro 5468 is wired as SATA M.2, not PCIE M.2. So you actually could have an issue with drive type, like you had assumed before. I don't know if the Samsung NVME drive is backwards compatible with SATA M.2 ports. You'll have to contact the manufacturer to find out.

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  • Interesting...  how about the M.2 port on a Precision 3620 tower?

    I plugged a Samsung 850Pro 1TB NVMe drive into one and the 3620 doesn't see it, even in the BIOS settings.

  • Hi Darr.Darr,

    The Precision 3620 comes with a PCIE 4X slot.

    I can't say why the Samsung 850Pro 1TB NVMe isn't detecting but I think you're probably seeing a compatibility issue.

    I can only offer support for drives we sell with systems. For example: Part number W53CK - 1TB PCIe PM951 for Precision 3620.

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  • @Justin C,

    I have a Dell E7470 with default M.2 Lite-on module. I try to upgrade it to Plextor M8PeGN for the last 4 months, but I can't get it working. First I was thinking the module was the issue. The bios reconise the module. In the Windows 10 Pro setup I see the Module and can install Windows without any issues. Only after first boot the boot partition is not find.

    After try a new install from Windows I see the old partitions and see also the data. Only it issn't possible the format a partition or delete them. After this I can't do anything anymore.

    I use the latest bios, try latest sata drivers in windows setup. For the rest no idear anymore.

    I understand from Plextor that the module is compatible with E7470, but is this correct?

    Anybody else with the same issues? I can't find anybody with Plextor Module and E7470.

    Another question is the Samsung 960 Pro working with the E7470?