Dell Inspiron 11 3000 SSD upgrade

The Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series is a lovely laptop at a very nice price (~$350 USD). One of the few drawbacks is the slow HDD. Thankfully, that is easily remedied with an SSD upgrade!

SSD Upgrade

The photos below show how I upgraded my Inspiron 11 3147 with a 7mm Samsung 1TB SSD. Of course the same steps will work for smaller capacity SSDs [128GB, 256GB, 512GB] as well 🙂

Memory Upgrade

While you have the machine open, you may also want to upgrade your Inspiron 11 to 8GB of DDR3L RAM for around $54 for Crucial memory with a lifetime warranty.

A Much More Responsive Laptop!

With a nice SSD and RAM upgrade, my 3147 has been much more responsive in virtually all respects. Happy computing! 🙂

If you have a 3147 or 3148 2-in-1 touch Dell, I hope you utilize these instructions to upgrade to a nice SSD. The performance difference is quite astounding!


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