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simonggsh
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M.2 SSD that compatible with Alienware 17 R2 2015

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HI, 

I owned an Alienware 17 R2 2015, i would like to add a SSD as main drive for my windows. I want to ask, this model support this SSD :

Plextor M6e M.2 2280 128GB PCI Express SSD

 

Thank you. 

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eternalkp
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RE: M.2 SSD that compatible with Alienware 17 R2 2015

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yes you could. 17 R3 and 15 R2 support PCI-express m.2

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RE: M.2 SSD that compatible with Alienware 17 R2 2015

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Hi,

This system does support M.2 SSDs, just make sure its the correct size, they should be about 80mm.


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Game7a1
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RE: M.2 SSD that compatible with Alienware 17 R2 2015

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Only SATA M.2 SSDs will work in the 17 R2. PCIe SSDs don't really work in the laptop (they do in the 17 R3, though).

Currently owned computers:
AW13 R2 | i7-6500U | GTX 960m 4 GB + GA (R9 285 2 GB / RX 480 8 GB) | 16 GB 1600 MHz | 1800p Touchscreen | 2 x 500 GB SATA M.2 | Graphics Amplifier Performance Analysis with 13 R1
Desktop | i7-3770 | GTX 980 4 GB | 16 GB 1600 MHz | 120 GB mSATA + 960 GB SSD + 2 TB HDD | 600w PSU
Formerly owned computers:
HP Pavilion 15-n280us (given away) | Apple Mac Mini 2012 (sold)  | m15x (damaged mobo) | 13 R1 (death by unknown) | m14xR2 (Tradied In)

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simonggsh
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RE: M.2 SSD that compatible with Alienware 17 R2 2015

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I see... Thanks May I know what kind of software I can use to clone my current Windows in HDD to SSD? And how to change the boot order in BIOS, to set the SSD as Windows boot drive? Thank you.

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simonggsh
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RE: M.2 SSD that compatible with Alienware 17 R2 2015

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Thanks May I know what kind of software I can use to clone my current Windows in HDD to SSD? And how to change the boot order in BIOS, to set the SSD as Windows boot drive? Thank you.

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Boros
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RE: M.2 SSD that compatible with Alienware 17 R2 2015

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Don't know much about Aiienware laptops, but I just put a Samsung M2 in my Area 51. I did that, with a PCi card card, in the 4x slot.

Regarding the software used for migration, I used the data migration utility that Samsung furnished on their website. It migrated everything and apparently made changes to the BIOS auto-magically.  Craziest thing is that the whole process only took about a minute and a half, with a very small image (~60GB). It was so blazing fast that I couldn't even see what it was doing, once I clicked the start button. Suffice to say, today's SSDs are very fast, especially the NVMe ones.

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ACE_AW15R2
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I just ordered AW15 R2 i7-6820HK 8MB Cache, 128GB M.2 SSD + 1TB 7200RPM SATA.

Can I swap out the M.2 for the PCIe 512GB or 1TB later?

Alienware 15R3 / Intel i7 6820HK / 512GB M.2 SATA SSD (boot), 1TB 7200RPM SATA (storage) / Windows 10 Professional / Killer 1535, Killer e2400 / Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB / Alienware Graphics Amplifier w/ EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 980ti ftw 6GB

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eternalkp
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RE: M.2 SSD that compatible with Alienware 17 R2 2015

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yes you could. 17 R3 and 15 R2 support PCI-express m.2

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simonggsh
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RE: M.2 SSD that compatible with Alienware 17 R2 2015

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So does PCIe supported by 17 R2?

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Game7a1
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RE: M.2 SSD that compatible with Alienware 17 R2 2015

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No. Only for the most recent lineup.

M.2 SSDs like the Samsung 850 EVO, Crucial MX200, and Transcend MTS800 will work in the 17 R2 (I've used all three in my 13 R1, which accepts the same type of M.2 SSD the 17 R2 accepts).

Currently owned computers:
AW13 R2 | i7-6500U | GTX 960m 4 GB + GA (R9 285 2 GB / RX 480 8 GB) | 16 GB 1600 MHz | 1800p Touchscreen | 2 x 500 GB SATA M.2 | Graphics Amplifier Performance Analysis with 13 R1
Desktop | i7-3770 | GTX 980 4 GB | 16 GB 1600 MHz | 120 GB mSATA + 960 GB SSD + 2 TB HDD | 600w PSU
Formerly owned computers:
HP Pavilion 15-n280us (given away) | Apple Mac Mini 2012 (sold)  | m15x (damaged mobo) | 13 R1 (death by unknown) | m14xR2 (Tradied In)

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