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Even when installing with the Life Cycle Manager you need drivers and those of us using this as an ESXi host and installing through vSphere don't really have that option. I think this link will provide you with what you need. As you mentioned you DON'T need the exe files. http://www.dell.com/support/home/cd/en/cdbsdt1/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=2V1CW.
If you're running firmware released in the past few years (latest = safest bet), non-Dell branded/certified drives are not "blocked", and the controller will use them just as any other SATA SSD. Assuming PNY's SSDs properly adhere to SATA specifications, you're not likely to see any compatibility issues. A problem you may want to test for and be aware of ...
Your computer's manual shows that it supports SSD and SATA so that is a big yes. They are compatible without any doubt.
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