Tag Archives: ssd

[HOWTO] upgrading M4400 (RAM, CPU, SSD, BIOS)

NOTE: you can also view all the entries in this Q & A series… I received the following question on my previous post about upgrading a Dell M4400 laptop: Q. Great J.D. Thank you. I also have an M4400. I purchased it a year or so ago so that I could have a portable solution as I explore 3D graphics programs such as 3DSMax etc…Based on your above post (and a few others) I have purchased a qx9300 quad core processor,

Adding a 3rd hard drive (or SSD + HDD + HDD) and RAID1 on Dell M6500

NOTE: via mSATA it is possible to have FOUR drives in a M6500!!! Complete tutorial to be published soon (with photos). Here are some links in the meantime. More resources:   2nd HDD / SSD Caddy – DELL Precision M6400, M6500, M4600, M6600 [OBHD9-SATA-SATA-B] – $42.00 : NewmodeUS, Hard Drive Caddys for Notebookshttp://www.newmodeus.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=269Notebook Hard Drive Caddys Drive Cloning Drive Adapters Cables Backup Software External Enclosures Desktop Brackets AC Adapters Other Products   Dell M6500 Service Manual – Documentation for removing

Difference between SATA (II) 3Gbs & SATA (III) 6gbps CABLES? [solved]

UPDATE #2: I now have a definitive answer to this question (whether you need new cables for 6GB/s SATA)… see below. UPDATE #1: make sure to checkout the first comment to this post, as John posted some great additional info! Q. Hello, I just got a super fast new Intel 510 SSD drive (and I have a C300 too). I’ve got a bunch of old SATA cables (back when SATA I/II 1.5 gbs 3 gbs was the max) and now

Upgrading a Dell M4400: Dual Hard Drives, 2.8GHz CPU, 4GB RAM

UPDATE: new post with specific M4400 upgrade questions and tips as a result of questions from commenter David. NOTE: you can also view all the entries in this Q & A series… The Dell M4400 has been my laptop of choice for almost a year. For my birthday I upgraded it to 4GB RAM (from 3GB) and swapped out the P8600 CPU for a T9700. The P8600 is a 2.4GHz dual core chip (25W) with 3MB cache, the T9700 is

Weekend Wrapup

The weekend is almost over, where did it go? This weekend was pretty laid back compared to the past few weekends. Two weekends ago we were in Tulsa for a whirlwind business/pleasure trip. Last weekend I spent the entirety of it doing surprise projects for Samantha (self-installing DirecTV and replacing two windows). So this Friday we went to West Plains for some grub and supplies but I ended up striking out on most of the things I was looking for.