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    Default M14x Pre-Order Configuration Questions... Ask HERE (Part 2)

    The purpose of this thread is to guide new customers into purchasing their new M14x.
    Lets not fill up the forum with these type of threads.

    Part one can be found here

    Reference the M14x Documentations before posting as it may answer many of your questions:
    M14x - Documentation
    M14x R2 - Documentation


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    Default Re: M14x Pre-Order Configuration Questions... Ask HERE (Part 2)

    So why did the single 256 SSD option disappear from the M14XR2. It was there for a day or two, now you can only get a Raid or single 512 SSD?

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    Default Re: M14x Pre-Order Configuration Questions... Ask HERE (Part 2)

    Two questions:

    1) When will the i5 ivy bridge roll for the R2?

    2) What's the benefit of the 32gb flash drive that's added to the 500gb HDD? Does Dell load W7 onto it?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: M14x Pre-Order Configuration Questions... Ask HERE (Part 2)

    Quote Originally Posted by Reluctant Hero View Post
    Two questions:

    1) When will the i5 ivy bridge roll for the R2?

    2) What's the benefit of the 32gb flash drive that's added to the 500gb HDD? Does Dell load W7 onto it?

    Thanks!
    I think that is the implication. I cannot see any other use for it. At most that is 3-4 pc games installed if it used as another hdd. Would only make sense to add the os to the ssd.

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    Default Re: M14x Pre-Order Configuration Questions... Ask HERE (Part 2)

    Quote Originally Posted by Reluctant Hero View Post
    Two questions:

    1) When will the i5 ivy bridge roll for the R2?

    2) What's the benefit of the 32gb flash drive that's added to the 500gb HDD? Does Dell load W7 onto it?

    Thanks!

    1) This summer or later.

    2) It is probably used as a OS drive or cache drive.


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    Default Re: M14x Pre-Order Configuration Questions... Ask HERE (Part 2)

    Quote Originally Posted by katalin_2003 View Post
    The purpose of this thread is to guide new customers into purchasing their new M14x.
    Lets not fill up the forum with these type of threads.

    Part one can be found here

    Reference the M14x Documentations before posting as it may answer many of your questions:
    M14x - Documentation
    M14x R2 - Documentation
    I have a question. I haven't been following Alienware for a while, and now that I am back, since when do they have the 650M for it? Also, I've heard about the r2. What is that, how do I get it, and if its a new version, is it possible that I can get it? (I got my m14x in September)

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    Default Re: M14x Pre-Order Configuration Questions... Ask HERE (Part 2)

    Anyone know what's the different between ;

    32GB mSATA Caching SSD
    64GB mSATA Boot Drive

    Let's not mention about the size , as a caching SSD , can we reinstall it as a boot drive? does it work like normal SSD? (I'm new to mSATA SSD's)

    What kind of SSD will dell provide? are they running in SATA III /6Gbs?

    Is it worth to get these SSD from dell?
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    Default Re: M14x Pre-Order Configuration Questions... Ask HERE (Part 2)

    Quote Originally Posted by iPhantomhives View Post
    Anyone know what's the different between ;

    32GB mSATA Caching SSD
    64GB mSATA Boot Drive
    The first one will be set as a cache drive and if you choose the 64Gb one i believe that they'll set up the OS on it.

    Quote Originally Posted by iPhantomhives View Post
    Let's not mention about the size , as a caching SSD , can we reinstall it as a boot drive? does it work like normal SSD? (I'm new to mSATA SSD's)

    What kind of SSD will dell provide? are they running in SATA III /6Gbs?

    Is it worth to get these SSD from dell?
    You should be able to set it as a boot drive but 32Gb is kinda snug.
    They are a bit slower than your regular 2.5" SSDs.

    As for brand i guess they're SAMSUNG, since they're using the same brand on the XPS line.


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    Default Re: M14x Pre-Order Configuration Questions... Ask HERE (Part 2)

    So it sounds like I should skip the $75 upgrade for the 32gb flash memory add-on. I'd be better off saving for for full blown SSD upgrade down the road, right?

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    Default Re: M14x Pre-Order Configuration Questions... Ask HERE (Part 2)

    Thank you for your reply! rep+ for science man!

    I guess mSATA is not necessary for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reluctant Hero View Post
    So it sounds like I should skip the $75 upgrade for the 32gb flash memory add-on. I'd be better off saving for for full blown SSD upgrade down the road, right?
    That's what I thought , save for 512GB/256GB SSD , those 32/64gb mSATA reminds me this - http://www.ebay.ca/itm/New-64GB-Clas...ht_1585wt_1396
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