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dell inspiron 3551, no chipset drivers available, crucial st

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by austinpinto, May 11, 2019.

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  1. austinpinto

    austinpinto Thread Starter

    Jun 15, 2018
    hi all.
    first of all, please excuse as i am going to put a lot of questions in 1 thread.
    i have a dell inspiron 3551 laptop.
    its specs are as mensioned.
    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU N3540 @ 2.16GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 55 Stepping 8
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 3978 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -2042 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 446 GB (383 GB Free);
    Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0CMF7W
    Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated.
    1. i require chipset driver for this laptop, i searched google and not sure if i found the right thing so didnt install, dell has 2015 driver which may cause problems with windows 10 so didnt install.
    2. i have a crucial bx500 480gb ssd, i installed crucial storage executive and my laptop is shone as sata 2 and i am getting very bad speeds using CrystalDiskMark i have attached its report.
    is there any card or something that i can put in which will give me a cheep upgrade to sata 3?
    note i have enabled momentum cache on storage executive and so the high write speeds.

    Attached Files:

  2. SpywareDr


    Mar 30, 2014
    According to Dell, their Insprion 15-3551 only comes with the slower SATA 3 Gbps controller in it. The 15-3558 has the faster SATA 6 Gbps in it.

    Dell.com > Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    Dell Inspiron 3551 (support site)
    HERE is the Intel chipset driver( for that laptop for Windows 10 64-bit.

    SpywareDr is correct.
    Your model laptop supports SATA2 (3.0 Gbps) and not SATA3 (6.0 Gbps).

  4. austinpinto

    austinpinto Thread Starter

    Jun 15, 2018
    is there any way i can upgrade it to sata 3?
    if it supports pcie or any card connector.
  5. lynx1021


    Jan 7, 2014
    My old gigabyte P43T-es3g is sata 2 also and I recently upgraded to a SSD and my speeds are 280 MB/s which is twice as fast as my old hard drive:) . If you had a desktop you could put a HDD controller card in the PCIE 1X slot to do 6Gbps, no choices with a laptop. Going to change my laptop to SSD it currently reads at 84 MB/s Ugg.
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