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Re: Alienware Aurora R7 Replacing HDD with SSD


@Samelan wrote:

My system came with a 2TB HDD drive. I am only using 120GB on it. I want to buy a 500GB SSD to replace this with. 


For an Aurora-R7 you have the option to go with a M.2/PCIe/NVMe SSD instead . It's even faster but maybe more expensive than a 2.5inch SATA SSD, and a maybe a little trickier to get working.

Ballpark read Speeds:

Spinning HDD: 100
2.5inch SATA-3/600 SSD: 500
M.2/PCIe/NVMe SSD: 3000 

See this:

https://www.dell.com/community/Alienware-General/Alienware-Aurora-R6-I-wanna-install-SSD-in-it-and-d...

If you have a question, feel free to ask, but it might be quicker to consult the documentation, forums, or tech-support for the Cloning/Imaging software you are using.

 


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