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ChronosTrigger
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m17 R2, storage upgrade?

Hi,

I am trying to Upgrade my Alienware m17 R2 Laptop. I got the default option (Where you don't pay for anything extra), and I want to get more memory on my system.

Right now, I'm trying to Upgrade my SSD from 256 Gb. I've been looking Online, and I don't see any HDD for this Laptop. Does this Model Have a Slot for HDD's? I wanted to Set Boot Priority to my Current 256 SSD, and have my HDD as my Main Storage.

Also, Does anyone know which one I have to Buy, I don't want to end up buying memory that isn't compatible for my Model.

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JOcean
5 Rhenium

Re: m17 R2, storage upgrade?

You are looking for a 2.5" drive and you do not have the ability to have that form. What you want is an M.2 SSD as your system can hold 2 M.2 NVMe/PCIe SSDs. You can see the service manual here for more information. And look here for compatible drives. And do not buy the SATA SSD as the NVME drive is about 5 x faster.

 

Table 1. Storage specificationsStorage type Interface type Capacity

M.2 2280 solid-state drive

SATA AHCI, up to 6 Gbps

Up to 2 TB

M.2 2230/2280 solid-state drive

PCIe Gen3.0x4 NVMe, up to 32 Gbps

Up to 2 TB




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ChronosTrigger
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Re: Re: m17 R2, storage upgrade?

Yes. It is Storage i am referring to, sorry.

 

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ChronosTrigger
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Re: m17 R2, storage upgrade?

Thanks. Also, how many RAM slots do I have in this Laptop?

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mikey1218
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Re: m17 R2, storage upgrade?

 RAM slots it is soldered in.

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mikey1218
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Re: m17 R2, storage upgrade?

No RAM slots!

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MINHDUC
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Re: m17 R2, storage upgrade?

Hey bro, I just had an M17 R2 with an ssd 512 GB. I also have a ssd nvme 500GB too, i will install this to my Laptop. But I hear someone said that the new M17 R2 may have only one slot ssd nvme. Is that true, how can i know exactly there are 2 or 1 slot if i dont remove the back.
Thank you and sorry for my bad english.

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Viirino
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Re: m17 R2, storage upgrade?

"You are looking for a 2.5" drive and you do not have the ability to have that form. What you want is an M.2 SSD as your system can hold 2 M.2 NVMe/PCIe SSDs."

Are you saying that we cannot swap out the 2.5" HDD for a 2.5" SSD?

Thanks!

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