[CentOS] Installing mSATA Solid State Drive in Dell Precision M3800

Tue Nov 3 03:58:15 UTC 2015
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 11/2/2015 7:49 PM, ken wrote:
> I'm considering getting a Dell Precision M3800 Mobile Workstation, 
> would want to install my own mSATA SSD in it.  Does anyone here have 
> one of these machines?  If so, is an SSD a user-installable 
> component?  And if so again, how much needs to be taken apart? 

I'm guessing that uses full 2.5" SATA drives, not mSATA cards..... ah, 
here's the service manual

Looks like it has both mSATA and 2.5" SATA bays.  to install a mSATA 
card, you remove the base cover (the bottom), remove a cable, and remove 
a screw holding the mSATA in place, then reverse all that to reassemble.

me, I'd just replace the hard disk with a 500G-1T SSD and shine the 
whole mSATA thing..

john r pierce, recycling bits in santa cruz