My company gave me a Dell E6540 [edited from incorrect model "E6450"] with a built in 256 GB SSD (way too small). Dell does not make a CDROM replacement SSD for the E6540 (!!!), believe it or not.
Therefore, I see a good option as putting an mSATA SSD in the WWAN slot, which I understand should work fine. Unfortunately, the IT department claims the slot is "only for a wireless card".
How can I convince them that putting an SSD in that slot will work?
Here is one forum (for Thinkpads) discussing using use of WWAN for mSATA:
Ok, here is the goods. At least two different people claim they installed an SSD mSATA drive in the full size WWAN slot, both posts list exact equipment descriptions: