Adding a SSD drive and memory to Dell XPS 8500 - looking for compatible brands on Amazon...

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Robert Mckee
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Adding a SSD drive and memory to Dell XPS 8500 - looking for compatible brands on Amazon...
Apr 10, 2013


I am buying a Dell XPS 8500 shortly with 8GB RAM and have decided to upgrade to 24 GB via adding 16 GB of RAM and adding an SSD with 256 GB.  I wanted to use because they seem to have compatible stuff but I ended up being charged a lot extra for shipping (need it here fast) and also sales tax.  I am trying to use Amazon instead because of this.  Here are the 2 items I was looking at via crucial...

16GB kit (8GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR3 PC3-12800 memory module

128GB Crucial m4 2.5" SSD w/ 3.5" Adapter Bracket

Via Amazon

Crucial m4 256GB 2.5-Inch (9.5mm) SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive CT256M4SSD2

Which seems to be a similar drive, but I'm not sure as for the RAM:

Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB kit (8GBx2) DDR3-1600 1.5V 240-Pin UDIMM BLS2CP8G3D1609DS1S00


G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory F3-1600C9D-16GXM


Corsair 16GB XMS3 (2x 8GB) DDR3 SDRAM 1600MHz 240-Pin 16 Dual Channel Kit DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) CMX16GX3M2A1600C11

(Why is this one $20 more than the other 256GB SSD by crucial?)

I'm assuming this would allow me to plug in the SSD? Or where do you buy the screws @?

SILVERSTONE SDP08 3.5 to 2 X 2.5-Inch Bay Converter

I really appreciate the help.  I've found this site to be very helpful.

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