Solved Msata/HDD vs SSD Tags: SSD Configuration Storage Hard Drives Last response: December 9, 2013 11:14 AM in Storage Share OliverB360 December 9, 2013 9:48:19 AM I just ordered a new XPS 15 9530 with a 1tb HDD and a 32gb msata. I have read about issues with this configuration and was wondering if I could replace the HDD with 240gb intel 530 I have. Drive size isn't really an issue 1tb was the smallest I could get with the configuration figuration I wanted. If I did replace it would I notice a big difference and what would I do with the msata slot? More about : msata hdd ssd Best solution laviniuc a b G Storage December 9, 2013 9:53:21 AM you dont need to replace it. you can just use the msata as cache in the intel storage manager. you will get the speeds of a sshd. or if 32gb is enough for you os you can keep the os on the msata everything else on the hdd. Share OliverB360 December 9, 2013 11:14:25 AM Is possible to clone the os to the msata? And formate the HDD all from the system? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSamsung 840 Evo Desktop Upgrade Kit vs Basic (SSD Only) Kit Forum SolvedHDD vs SSD for Skyrim Forum SolvedNeed advice: PCIe SSD vs SSD in Raid 0 Forum SolvedRAM vs SSD Forum SolvedSSD vs HDD Confusion Forum Solvednormal ssd vs laptop kit for laptop? Forum Solved2x 256 ssd RAID0 vs 1 516 ssd Forum SolvedSSD vs HDD? Forum SolvedHDD vs SSD vs HYBRID Forum SolvedWhat is the added value of M2 vs SSD? Forum SolvedSSD vs HD Forum SolvedSSD vs HDD Forum SolvedHDD vs SSD Forum SolvedmSATA SSD vs SSHD vs 7200RPM drive Forum SolvedBudget gaming system - SSD vs SSHD (NOT hdd) for boot drive and games Forum SolvedBuilding a new computer (single SSD vs SSD + HDD and Hybrid drive questions) Forum SolvedSSD 256Gb VS 500Gb ? Forum SolvedM.2 Sata SSD vs Conventional SSD? Forum SolvedSSD + HDD VS SSD + SSHD; and how to convert an HDD to a External Drive Forum SolvedSSD vs SSHD boot speed Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !