I recently bought:
I love it so far, but the 512Gb SSD it comes with is way too small for what I need. In the specs it says it has "2 PCIe M.2 Slots, 1 Available" Can I assume this means I could add a 2Tb SSD such as the samsung 970 EVO: https://www.microcenter.com/product/601601/samsung-970-evo-plus-ssd-2tb-(mz-v7s2t0b-am)-m2-nvme-interface-pcie-30-x4-internal-solid-state-drive-with-v-nand-3-bit-mlc-technology,-2280
For the SSD I am looking for speed and reliability, is there a better SSD than the EVO 970 I could install?
Are the newer 4TB drives just as reliable? Like the INLAND 4TB? https://www.microcenter.com/product/627020/inland-platinum-4tb-ssd-m2-2280-nvme-pcie-gen-30x4-3d-nand-internal-solid-state-drive,-pcie-express-31-and-nvme-13-compatible,-ultimate-gaming-solutio
Hello @Arrell. You can upgrade the SSD that is installed in this model to a bigger size. This will require you to format the drive in a GPT format if it exceeds 2TB. As for a reliable SSD, I don't see anything more reliable than the Samsung Evo models. You can use an Inland drive with 4TB as well. I personally prefer the Samsung model but it's preference based for many other people. I've been lucky enough to never have a drive die.
What I am wanting to do is ADD a drive to the computer, not upgrade the existing one... it says the laptop has "2 PCIe M.2 Slots, 1 Available" and I assumed this meant I can ADD an SSD? I asked the sales person prior to buying and they said I could do that with this model- Is that not the case?
Sorry for any confusion. It appears this model can do that. It is listed as having an open M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 Slot. So you can add another m.2 drive. The evo is a good choice for this but if you want to go 4TB there wouldn't be an issue with that.
Here is a guide from Razer on adding that: https://mysupport.razer.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3989
You're welcome, please let us know if you have any other questions
Hey there! I am wanting to do the same thing with the same model but am curious about what would be the best way to go about it. I am planning to add at least 1TB worth of SSD (the samsung evo is a great choice, im even going with the plus version). But the question being should I swap it for my old SSD or just add it in the open slot? I want to still keep my computer running as optimized/efficiently as possible. So by just adding it with the existing SSD would I compromise that? Thanks in advance!
Greetings. That's up to you really. Replacing the current m.2 with another isn't going to make really any difference on performance, keep in mind if you replace the SSD model in the PC currently you would need to re-install Windows, programs, etc. and transfer files over, as that is where everything would be stored currently.
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