does it matter which bay your boot drive is in? Dell laptop M6600

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Good morning!

I've got a Dell M6600 laptop. It has 2 internal bays. The officially designated primary drive bay is the one near the side of the laptop. The secondary drive bay is to the right of the battery.

My question; does it matter which one actually is the boot drive? The reason I'm asking is that I've installed a 500g Samsung SSD as the boot drive, and it does not want to seat in the primary bay.

It's not a bios issue, it's a physical connection issue.

I've noticed that it's a little bit thinner than the Seagate 7,200 rpm drive it is replacing. Anyway, the dell does not 'see' the SSD. However, when I put the Samsung SSD in the 2nd bay, all is well. The laptop sees it just fine, and it appears to work just fine.

I then put a huge 2nd drive in the primary bay.

Will the approach work? Are there any disadvantages to doing this?

My intention is to use the laptop for music production, and so I need it to operate at a high level.

Any thoughts are welcomed!

Richard
 

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Its physical location shouldn't matter. What matters is what the PC's BIOS sees and what the user sets as the boot device.

In a nutshell -It's working fine for your needs so if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
 

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