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Pros: Fassssst. I power-on and get to the Windows Log-in screen in about 20 seconds. Crucial retail packaging includes an authorization key and download instructions for Acronis True Image software to (hopefully) transfer your primary HDD to the mSATA drive. The biggest bonus and not really expensive, are the two M2 screws included by Crucial. I only needed one screw for mounting the Crucial mSATA drive inside my Latitude E5440
Cons: None, but you do pay extra for the speed of an SSD
Other Thoughts: I also purchased a regular 2.5-inch Crucial SSD for my main disk drive in the E5440. I want to dual boot and one of my operating systems is a corporate Windows image that wants to encrypt the entire disk and any other partition it sees. I installed another Windows version on the mSATA drive and use the SATA selections in the BIOS to select which disk is visible and to boot from. It is clunky but the only way to keep the partition from being encrypted.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Lightweight, has i7 processor and other extras not found in laptops unless you custom order. Came with the optional nVidia graphics not listed in the product description. Also has a SmartCard reader that I need to make this system compatible with my employer's laptop configuration.
Cons: Was not equipped with the 256GB SSD (mSATA) as described in the product listing. I want(ed) to dual boot the E5440 between the 500 GB HDD and the 256 GB mSATA SSD. The four star rating was mainly due to packaging. The Latitude shipments I see arrive at my office are in thicker containers than my Latitude was. I would appreciate and pay a little extra for double-boxing for damage prevention and hiding the Dell logos on the Latitude's box that advertise to any thief that there is a laptop in that box.
Other Thoughts: Was happy that I got the upgraded graphics, Bluetooth, and SmartCard reader. I am going to add another 8GB of RAM and can add the mSATA SSD while the laptop case is open. The last Dell Latitude I had was the D-series and this newer generation E-series is definitely different in how it is made. I do miss having small access panels for getting to memory and HDD on the D-series. However the Latitude E-series is lighter even though you have to remove the entire bottom cover to access the RAM, HDD/SDD, wireless, and mSATA adapter.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: 4 Pin Molex PC IDE Male to 15 pin SATA Male Power Adapter convertor connector
Pros: Compact Size
Cons: I thought this connector could be used on a SATA power supply lead and convert that into a male Molex power connector to plug into an old fan assembly that used a Molex power connector. Wrong! This connector would be useful if someone wanted to connect a SATA power supply lead to a Molex power supply lead. Not practical. Same reason they don't make a USB cable with a USB-A connector on each endREAD FULL REVIEW