So about 3 years ago, I obtained the laptop in question, and its specs can be found here: https://www.dell.com/support/manuals/en-us/latitude-13-3310-laptop/lati3310_setup_specs/specifications-of-latitude-3310?guid=guid-7c9f07ce-626e-44ca-be3a-a1fb036413f9&lang=en-us
It's come in handy for class or travel, but I've been thinking about upgrading its RAM and storage. It only having 8GB of RAM often hinders it (and it chugged when using DaVinci Resolve in-class for one of my classes to where editing on my home computer was much more preferable since 16GB of RAM is normally recommended for it), and all the Dell software on it has most of the 256GB NVME taken up.
Seeing that what RAM, storage, and processors on the laptop can vary between variants on the spec page, mine has the following:
Now, what has me thinking that upgrading the RAM and storage is possible is because Intel sells their own upgrade parts in addition to replacement parts (https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/pfydresults/267723) and they even have a tutorial for removing parts: https://www.dell.com/support/kbdoc/en-us/000127920/latitude-3310-teardown-removal-guide-for-customer-replaceable-units-crus
However, they look very overpriced in my opinion, especially after managing to find that Crucial sells the same type of compatible RAM for much less: https://www.crucial.com/compatible-upgrade-for/dell/latitude-13-(3310)
I also managed to find a small NVME that seems to be the same form factor as the one Dell sells after seeing the ones sold by Dell are M.2 2230 SSDs: https://www.newegg.com/corsair-1tb-mp600-mn/p/N82E16820236999?Item=N82E16820236999
Naturally I intend to bring in these parts if I do upgrade, I just want to double check if it should be doable, since I've heard that whether laptops are able to have upgraded parts varies on the laptop, and it seems like it's plausible with mine if Dell sells upgrades for it. Thanks in advance.
Both the memory and SSD are upgradable in your laptop. We carry the parts (and price match if lower prices are found elsewhere) so it's definitely worth stopping by with your laptop if you want us to perform the labor as well with one of our upgrade services.
Looks to only support a single channel, so a single 16GB 2400Mhz SODIMM would do just fine. Brand won't matter, all of them have a lifetime warranty through the manufacturer and all of them should be compatible.
SSD wise, any PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 will work. Pricing on those have gotten cheaper as well. You can snag a 2TB PCIe 3.0 SSD for around $65 at the moment. I myself plan to pick a few up this weekend to upgrade our plex server at home.
That's good to know. Any difference between 2400 MHz and 3200 Mhz RAM or does the laptop seem to only support 2400?
As for the SSD, where can I find this SSD? Just also wanna know if Micro center also has it. Seems like a very good deal also knowing that the PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 should work on it. The screw placement on the teardown diagram just made me unsure.
Hard to say with laptops as to whether the 3200 will post. Technically, most 3200 kits also include 2133/2400 profiles, but you'd be paying more for less if it turns out to not work. If the laptop is missing memory overclocking settings in the BIOS, it's likely going to be limited to 2400.
As for the SSD, there are a few models for that price:
My local Micro Center has these in stock, so hopefully yours does too. QLC flash isn't the most durable though for constant write cycles, so if you are dealing with mission critical data, I would recommend routinely backing the data up or opting for a more durable MLC drive.
sure, It's possible but editing davinci resolve may be a bit of a stretch on this machine.
Had a feeling, but I think it'll at least make it easier if I'm in a position where I must do it on my laptop until I can do it on my home computer.
I think I might just get a Samsung 970 Evo plus in that case. I just can't decide if 1TB might be best for something I'd use infrequently or if 2TB would be a fine futureproof.
Sorry about the double post, but as I'm preparing to buy the parts for my upgrade I was looking at the SSD installation service page here at Micro Center, and I think I have a burning question. (https://www.microcenter.com/product/609475/ssd-installation-service)
The page mentions that cloning to the new drive is an additional fee, and after also remembering that there's a service specifically for that at Micro Center, I learned it's $150.
Will that same charge apply or is there a different cost with how this is being done in addition to an SSD install? Thanks again in advance.
Typically they would be separate charges since it would be considered multiple services, a service tech in-store would review any sort of pricing with you at time of service in the store.
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