Blade M.2 SSD Performance Review / Swapping Instructions / Cloning

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  1. LVNeptune

    LVNeptune Notebook Virtuoso

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    @kingcow how is that compared to the Spyder4Elite? I was debating getting either of them (or both) I heard good things about the S4E but it seems that less people own an X-Rite.
     
  2. hfm

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    Version 6, bought it. OP updated. I'm sure it will also hold true with v6 30 day trial, as the only thing that doesn't come with the trial is the clone recover to dissimilar hardware, I don't think a HDD size change counts there.

    Not sure how it would relate to v5, though I would imagine v5 is probably similar in some respect.
     
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    xlr8in Notebook Enthusiast

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    Nice write up!

    This makes me want to swap out my m.2 in my 2015. Place in a 512 Samsung xp941 (ridiculous reads and writes - 1170mb/s and 930mb/s respectively)
    Can sell the 256gb to offset the cost. Would be unreal fast!
     
  4. hfm

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    That drive is PCIe, you need a SATA drive. Choose one of the ones in the table and find it online.

    I was hoping Razer would have switched to PCIe in the 2015, but it didn't happen. Maybe 2016.
     
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    Ah thanks. Totally forgot that. Here is one that can be added to the list: What you guys think? http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX52842
     
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    ledzepp14 Notebook Evangelist

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    do you lose warranty if you swap out the stock?
     
  7. hfm

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    That'll work, I'll add it tomorrow.
    Just swap the original back in if you need to RMA.
     
  8. hfm

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    Updated OP, added 2 drives to the table.
     
  9. Davo99

    Davo99 Newbie

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    I'm a newbie at all this stuff... so I followed your guide but when it came to removing the ssd I found that it wouldn't budge. It appears to be stuck with some sticky strip, and yes I did unscrew the screw keeping it in place, although the strip seems to be doing a fine job of that. The strip almost looks like blu-tack but its not, and its stuck down pretty well. I don't want to yank the ssd and cause damage to something.

    I was wondering if you, or anyone else, have encountered this problem and what you did about it??
     
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    This is hilarious, so they started using loctite or something to try to stop people from replacing the SSD?
     
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