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SSD upgrade for Dell Inspiron 2330, is it possible?

Q: SSD upgrade for Dell Inspiron 2330, is it possible?


I was looking to upgrade my Dell Insprion 2330 all-in-one PC to a solid state drive, to improve the performance. Firstly, is this possible? If so, is it practical?

Currently I have the factory 2TB hard disk installed and it seems a shame to loose all that storage space. From what I have seen it may be possible to replace the blu-ray drive with a SSD instead? Primarily I would be looking to run my operating system of the SSD and then use the existing drive for the bulk of my storage. That being said I am not sure if I would want to loose my blu-ray player either. I don't use it all that much, but it is still nice to have it there. I understand I may need to make some compromises to make the upgrade, so hopefully someone will be able to point me in the best direction and tell me whether it is really worth it. My PC doesn't run slow my any stretch, but from what I have seen it can make a big difference!

Thanks in advance,


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A: SSD upgrade for Dell Inspiron 2330, is it possible?

Technically speaking, yes you could replace the hard drive with an SSD. I have never changed anything (hardware wise) with an All-In-One unit, but it must be possible. If you are looking to keep the extra storage space, you could take the 2TB hard drive and put it in an external hard drive case and connect it to one of your two USB 3.0 ports. That way you still have storage space to use while keeping your Blu-ray drive and having a SSD for your Operating System and Programs. It wont be as fast as leaving it inside connected with a SATA cable, but it will be better then connecting it USB 2.0 or not using it at all. If you do go through with this "venture", take photos and document what you did each step and then post them up here. May come in handy for someone else in the future.
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This video gave me the idea:

A:Can I upgrade the CPU within my Dell Inspiron 2330?

Hi junior796,
You may upgrade to Intel Core i7-3770S Processor (8M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz) which comes with Intel HD Graphics 4000 on Inspiron 2330.
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System Service Tag: C8LSTX1 (support for this PC)
Chassis Serial Number: C8LSTX1
Enclosure Type: All-in-One

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Serial Number: .C8LSTX1.CN7443135507F0.
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If you already had windows 10 on it all you have to do is download windows 10 and make a bootable copy with there tool.  Then reinstall windows 10, they have your hardware information and that is how it will activate windows again.  There are various threads on here how to reinstall windows 10!
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A:upgrade processor in Inspiron One 2330?

Hi Shane,
Inspiron one 2330 supports Intel Pentium Dual Core, Intel Core i3, i5 and i7.
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Please reply if you have any further questions.
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Hi Puneetrai,
Try releasing the residual charge from the system. Here are the steps:

Disconnect any external peripherals (flash drives, printers, external hard drives) from the computer including the power supply.
Press and hold the power button for 20 seconds.
Reconnect the power supply. Try to restart the computer and check.

If the issue still persists, perform Built In Self-Test (BIST) on power supply. There is a Green LED and BIST Button above the power cord connector. If the LED glows solid green on pressing the button when the system is plugged in to the wall socket the Power Supply Unit is functioning OK.
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Solid White
Solid Amber
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The system can emit a series of beeps during start-up if the display cannot show errors or problems. These series of beeps, called beep codes identify various problems. Please share if hear any specific patter of beep codes on startup.
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Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Go to the Device Manager click on Networking select the missing Driver device .. Right click select Property's/Details Tab .. There will be a Hardware ID there search google for the ID that will tell you which Driver you need .. A list of Drivers for your Computer is in the Link below ...

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Hi OPTA12,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Please run the on-board diagnostics <<F12> and capture any error codes or message you might receive.
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).
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Hi Diegoof
Thanks for writing to us.
Do you mean you are getting a display on an external monitor but not on the integrated one?
If yes, then it looks like the screen problem.
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Chassis Serial Number: C8LSTX1
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Thank you for writing to us!
I would suggest you to follow the below steps to boot the system into Safe Mode with networking and check.
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I've the same problem with my Dell. Did you solve this?
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This is your machine?
Dell Inspiron 518 Desktop Details

More detailed specs:
Dell Inspiron 518 Desktop Computer (Intel Core 2 Quad 320GB HDD, 2GB) specs and Desktop specifications - CNET Reviews

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It is a little strange you get such a message, because you really did not alter your hard drive, the files were just put in memory.

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Hi venkat_bollineni,
This system model supports a maximum of 8GB memory. Memory modules must be installed as a perfectly matched pair to take advantage of the dual-channel memory bus. If not a matched pair, the system's memory bus operates in a single-channel configuration. Basically, when both DIMM connectors are populated, the system has optimum dual-channel performance unless channels A and B have different amounts of memory.

Revert for further queries.
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Run the upgrade advisor.

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gregpod9 I want a entry level dedicated video card that has decent video processing
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A:Upgrade Graphics Card on Dell Inspiron 580 MT

Hi Eving Traveller
Thanks for writing to us. 
Below are few other graphics card which are compatible with your system. 
nVidia GT220 1GB
nVidia M207 1GB
AMD Radeon HD 5670 1GB
AMD Radeon HD 5450, 1G
You can look for the ports specifications on the vendor website, before you decide on one.
The machine goes with only 300w PSU, so you need not worry about changing the PSU. 
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A:Upgrade Graphics Card on Dell Inspiron 580 MT

Hi Eving Traveller
Thanks for writing to us. 
Below are few other graphics card which are compatible with your system. 
nVidia GT220 1GB
nVidia M207 1GB
AMD Radeon HD 5670 1GB
AMD Radeon HD 5450, 1G
You can look for the ports specifications on the vendor website, before you decide on one.
The machine goes with only 300w PSU, so you need not worry about changing the PSU. 
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A:Dell Inspiron 15 5000 (5558) SSD upgrade

If you have already created a recovery media onto a USB key, That should take care of the licensing issue with 8.1 as the product key is injected into the motherboard, not the hard drive.
Please disable "Secure boot" and ensure the USB boot is enabled in BIOS before booting from the USB key to reinstall Windows.
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A:Upgrade RAM for Laptop DELL INSPIRON 14R N4010.

Hi Ho Xu Zhe,
The Inspiron N4010 system supports dual-channel DDR3 SDRAM SODIMM with memory speeds of 1333 MHz.

Yes Kingston Brand RAM Memory ( KVR13S9S8/4) is compatible with your system. You can install both 2GB DDR3 RAM on slot 1 and Kingston memory on slot 2.
1600MHz clock speed memory is not compatible your system.

Please let us know if you have any queries.
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A:Dell inspiron N5110 15R Memory Upgrade

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Welcome to TSG compman_74? Happy Hunting...

Have you tried the RAM individually? It may be bad.
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A:BSOD after memory upgrade on Dell Inspiron 15R 5537

Thank you for writing to us!
We would suggest you re-seat the RAM and check if the same happens .
Also provide us with the service tag and email address.
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A:upgrade ability of a E1705 inspiron laptop from dell

A vast majority of laptops have the gpu on the mobo which makes upgrading impossible without replacing the mobo, and doing so can be very very expensive.
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A:Dell Inspiron 7559 m 2 SSD upgrade failed / not recognized

That's a PCIe SSD -- this system supports mSATA (SATA 6G), not PCIe.  You'll need to exchange the drive for an M.2 SATA/SATA6G version.