Hello fellow HUKD ers' .
My step father has a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 which i've found out is a 7560 model. The initial problem was a really loud fan which at first I thought it was a hard drive problem but I then went on to discover it only had an M.2 sata 2280 drive. So i've ordered this fan!
which i think would solve the problem! I've opened the laptop and it appears to be the same . So i'll install that when it arrives!
The second problem is that he's running out of space on his 250 gb M.2 sata drive. So I thought i'd upgrade that while I've got the laptop open! I initially thought maybe a 512gb drive but might aswell go for a 1Tb drive! After looking at the obvious contenders I've seen
and maybe an integral> I did see some similar priced drives on Ebay so i was hoping to wait for a 15% off code but the WD drive through Ebuyer has disappeared so maybe better going to Amazon.
Also, after opening the laptop i spotted an enclosure for a 2.5' sata drive so a possibility to add a drive there although I think it would be more intuitive to just clone the M.2 drive onto a larger M.2 drive and ignore the 2.5" drive option!
After checking out AliExpress ( I've got a dual M.2 sata and Nvme enclosure on the way!) i spotted this deal for a 2Tb SATA for only £32.46
which seems too good to be true .
However earlier tonight I was looking through an instruction manual that i'd found online ( I think through DELL) it mentioned :
Your computer supports one of the following configurations:
● One 2.5-inch hard drive
● One M.2 solid-state drive
● One M.2 solid-state drive and one 2.5-inch hard drive
Table 10. Storage specifications
Interface SATA 6 Gbps
Hard drive One 2.5-inch drive (SATA)
Solid-state drive One M.2 drive (SATA)
Hard drive Up to 1 TB
SSD Up to 512 GB
That was through this manual
So now I don't know what size drive to go for!?Maybe after reading the manual will i have to stick to a 500Gb drive! I'm hoping someone can enlighten me!
Also while i'm opening up the laptop again I may aswell add another 8Gb ram stick as there only £12!