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Upgrade HDD to SSD for Dell Inspiron 5558

Please note, this is answer is for the Dell Inspiron 15-5558, which hopefully is the same as the OP has. Is my laptop compatible to upgrade to SSD ? Yes, as you can see in the following picture, ...
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Pick the right HDD for an unknown connector on HP 17-cn0021nr laptop motherboard

Its a standard hard drive - what you're missing is a cable that breaks out the ZIF socket to a regular HDD. The Service manual is a great starting point. You're looking for a Hard drive cable L22526-...
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What hard drive connector is this?

I originally posted this article on: HP laptop/MHV2120BH HDD as a comment. It turns out that the correct connection is/was always there. There was an adapter fitted over the SATA connector, for use ...
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Seagate Hard Drive RPM

I'm sorry I don't have a source on this as it's more of a result of long experience in the industry than anything else I can really point to, documentation-wise (so if someone else comes along with a ...
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HDD vs SSD for semi-frequent backups

Assuming price is not a concern, neither one has much of an advantage over the other for your purposes. A powered-down laptop hard drive is reasonably shock-resistant: the 500g rating is roughly ...
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Cheap, reasonable 3TB internal HDD

It sounds like the best drive for your circumstances is a 3TB Western Digital Green. Normally, I'd never recommend a WD Green because of severe performance issues (the firmware prioritizes power ...
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Difference between 3.5" and 2.5" SAS for home office server

Its extremely unlikely that a NAS or home server's going to be faster than local storage. You're better off getting fast local storage first if external disks are slowing you down. Your file server ...
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Long Time Storage Solution

This is one of the best examples there are of the problem you will face: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Domesday_Book It might be better to ask how you can keep the data alive rather than in ...
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is it good decision to upgrade to ssd?

My laptop speed is very slow now so I decided to add 128gb SSD to it. ... My friend suggest not to upgrade my laptop to SSD and it will not boost the speed. Your friend might be right if you're just ...
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Can you turn multiple internal hard drives into one external drive?

I use this setup for Chia mining. Get a PC case, a PC power supply, a 1X to 16X PCIe Adapter for GPU Mining to power a HP SAS Expander Card 24-Port SAS PCI-E Expander Board 468405-001. The all green ...
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How can I power SATA HDDs given this motherboard?

You're fine with your current hardware, just put the 520i into JBOD mode When Unraid says they don't support hardware RAID controllers, what they're saying is that they don't want you running RAID on ...
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External HDD or SSD for booting operating system from

I'll recommend the Transcend 256GB USB 3.0 External Solid State Drive, TS256GESD400K. This is an SSD in a USB 3.0 external enclosure. SSDs will help with write and read seek times, as well as proving ...
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Quiet 7200rpm hard drive

It's a bit tough finding exact decibel ratings on different hard drives, in general the dbA is not listed under the hard drive's specifications. But I did find one site where sound measurements were ...
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How to connect IDE HDD to motherboard with only SATA?

So, what you are going to want is an internal adapter. You have to be careful when doing this because poorly made ones can fry a motherboard really quick. I've seen cheap ebay adapters take other ...
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What hard drive connector is this?

The technical document (page 3-10, which is the tenth page of that PDF) for this drive says it's a standard SATA connector; 15 power pins P1-15 and 7 signal pins S1-7. For this, you'd need a standard ...
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BD-R XL vs External HDD for storage of data of long life span?

Money may be no object to you, but may well be for other readers, there for I'll keep budget in mind. So if not budget, I assume that reliability and resilience are your primary concern. In which ...
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Internal Hard Drive Switcher

In a million years, I would have never thought that this existed. But.. The Sata Switch is a thing. This model, can hold 4 different SATA3 drives. I read the product description and information, ...
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Seagate Hard Drive RPM

This questions has already been answered but here is concrete information provided from seagate. I also agree with the answer. Screen Shot 2016-07-22 at 1.58.13 PM.png
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External HDD. Very slim. Max 10 mm. 1-2 TB

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB Portable External Hard Drive for Mac USB 3.0 Seems to meet your requirements. Its slim, coming in at 9.6mm tall. I tried finding an SSD solution for you, but nothing ...
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Hard disk case, similar to the included image

The real problem is that the difference between an external hard drive and an external hard drive enclosure is whether or not there's a drive in it. Most of the manufacturers sell the enclosures ...
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Are there any HDD whose firmware can never be updated still being sold these days?

It's unlikely there are any HDDs with an embedded controller without firmware upgrade feature, though this upgrade feature need not be documented - the firmware developers will want to have access, ...
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What parts make up a cctv installation at home?

Use the NVR. It’s a dedicated piece of equipment that will consume less energy than a windows 10 computer. NVR’s also contain different hard drives that are specifically made for constant writing ...
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Hard disk help required

It is not a "Lian Feng 2651 30awg" cable, it is an ordinary PATA cable. They've came out in multiple versions, floppies and very early IDE hard disks had a shorter one. But, on your photo it is ...
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HDD+SSD or SSD, which solution is best?

You options: You use the SSD to cache the content of your HDD. On this way, the SSD will work like a big cache to your HDD. The advantage is that you nearly get the speed an zero-seek-time of the SSD,...
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HDD+SSD or SSD, which solution is best?

I use SSDs in all of my computers, laptops and desktops. SSDs are more reliable than HDDs and use less power, which can be important in a laptop. They are also extremely faster. However, HDDs are ...
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Which should I upgrade for programming in Laptop, RAM or SSD?

It depends on what you mean by programming. Are you going to use this laptop for an intro to programming class? If so, its fine as is and you shouldn't need to upgrade anything. If you want your ...
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Confusion regarding price difference in two laptops

One difference which immediately springs out is that the first model has a Solid State Drive (sized 128GB) while the second one has an 'old-fashioned' Hard Disk Drive. That one is as you noted, 8 ...
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Does exist a SD card disk array?

You could buy a 4-port SD card hub for ~US$63. However, you could easily make your own: SD card readers are available for less than $US2, and a 4-port USB hub for ~US$6, so you could assemble a ...
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HDD rack container

This is a rack-mounted JBOD (Just a Box Of Disks) 19" enclosure for 3.5" SATA drives. 8 bays for 3.5" drives 12 bays for 3.5" drives Both are hot-swap compatible if your controller supports that. ...
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External Enclosure for 2 SAS HDDs

you can just amazon "external sas". for example "HighPoint RocketStor 6414S 6Gb/s SAS/SATA 4-Bay Storage Tower Enclosure" for $289. you are not likely to find anything economical, ...
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