From your photos it does look like you’ve put the cable in the right way round when you compare with my pictures. Anonymous 16 October at Given that – and the likelihood that it is an Intel unit – have you tried Intel’s website for Win 7 drivers? And, of course, you can stop the WiFi activity LED from flashing with another of my blog posts – http: You could also remove the cover on the base of the laptop and see what the adapter is from there too.

Uploader: Zushura
Date Added: 19 March 2006
File Size: 38.93 Mb
Operating Systems: Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/2003/7/8/10 MacOS 10/X
Downloads: 49276
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]

Set is working great so far ; Did you check if the cable is correctly inserted easy to get this one up-side-down.

Dell D430 Hard Drive

Both items from Amazon. No joy, I’m afraid.

I saw that Windows 7 would be better to SSDs. All in all it’s rather amazing for a machine I bought for 20 last week.

Thanks for this great article. Hello, i followed your setup installed the ssd and cloned back the old installation, but it seems that the machine is now much slower, dp you recommend a fresh installatipn or spmething else?


There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Just upgraded using the same msata zif card but with a different ssd. satw

No prizes for guessing I need to replace this to get some performance out of this laptop. They’re all good but I’ve only got the D and the Studio nowadays.

Thanks in advance, great guide!

Customers also shopped for. Alan Bayly 3 November at But web browsing give me some hiccups.

Making the Net Work How to install an SSD in a Dell D laptop

Have you looked at these at all? Martin Davies wata May at That’s great news, Florian My apologies for not replying to your first comment – I’ve had a great deal on over the summer and have not had much time to maintain the Blog.

Martin Davies 4 February at Can you provide some more information? English Choose a language for shopping. In order to keep free space abundant, I delete old and overstaked system restore point and use windows cleaner. I hope my revised post helps you Pedro.

Upgrading to SSD on a Dell D What to Expect?

I found a great utility to help, named Flashfire. Thanks again for your help, which saved me from going the Compact Flash route, which would not have been as durable and I don’t think would have hit the same write speeds – or small file speeds.


It was a Windows XP installation, i managed to install windows 7 using a usb stick, and disabled aero, but the system does seem to be affected very much my the ssd addition. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Martin Davies 16 July at Carsten 4 December at Noatime and nodiratime, along with a daily cron job for TRIM. The Toshiba drive is tiny and very low powered, but it is sloooow.

Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Hi Martin, Don’t bother test the old drive, for sure you would get results similar than mine. The item was exactly as described. Depl ordered a new battery-pack, original just lasts 1 hour and is oooold.