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      05-18-2015, 07:05 PM   #1
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Replace HDD with SSD in E92?

Saw a few threads about replacing the hard drive in an E9x with a solid state drive, but haven't found anything about whether anyone has actually been successful, and if it's actually an improvement.

I have a 2012 E92 328i w/iDrive/Nav.

Has anyone done this mod (maybe recently)? Mostly curious about whether it's possible, and if there are any improvements in system response times...
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I don't remember seeing anyone being successful with SSD yet. jimborae in this thread was the closest to trying it: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...=185022&page=6

The main problem is the HDD in the CIC has a PATA interface when most HDDs, and certainly SSDs, these days are all SATA.

If you read through that thread, it seems like the OS is not installed on the HDD anyway, so you might not notice much improvement in general usage at all. Maybe some improvement when using navigation or accessing music stored on the drive.
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Its been done. Keep searching.
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