Does GT80 SLI have 3 SSD M2 slots or 4?

Discussion in 'MSI' started by etcetera, Jul 7, 2017.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. etcetera

    etcetera Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    47
    Messages:
    601
    Likes Received:
    166
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Everything I've seen indicates GT80 SLI should have 4 M2 SSD slots. One next to the 1TB HDD and 3 on the left hand side (looking at it upside down).

    However, mine has only 2 slots on the left hand side and 1 next to the HDD, for the 3 total.

    Strangely, there is a diagram that shows there are 3 SSD in the left area cluster (named #1, #2 and #3) and #4 is immediately to the left of the HDD on the right hand side.

    There is no place to insert SSD #1 anywhere, it does not plug in.
    Every youtube video I've seen suggests there is a way to plug in SSD #1.

    The original configuration.

    [​IMG]

    #1 does not get bolted down and even if it did, nowhere to plug it in:

    [​IMG]

    can someone shed some light on that?
     
    hmscott likes this.
  2. Kevin@GenTechPC

    Kevin@GenTechPC Company Representative

    Reputations:
    1,014
    Messages:
    8,500
    Likes Received:
    2,098
    Trophy Points:
    331
    GT80 has 2x NVMe M.2 slots + 1x SATA slot. Where did you see that it has 4 slots?
     
  3. etcetera

    etcetera Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    47
    Messages:
    601
    Likes Received:
    166
    Trophy Points:
    56
    I saw it here and on many videos on youtube.

    It has 3xM.2 SATA slots in the upper left quadrant and 1xM.2 SATA slot by the HDD in the upper right quadrant, they are all labeled.

    Are there different versions of GT80 machine, with some being able to take 4 SSDs and some only 3, like mine?


    [​IMG]
     
    hmscott likes this.
  4. Kevin@GenTechPC

    Kevin@GenTechPC Company Representative

    Reputations:
    1,014
    Messages:
    8,500
    Likes Received:
    2,098
    Trophy Points:
    331
    I remember seeing it somewhere before too but not able to find it now.
     
  5. Q937

    Q937 Notebook Deity

    Reputations:
    393
    Messages:
    1,040
    Likes Received:
    1,607
    Trophy Points:
    181
    The Skylake refresh has 2 PCIe capable M.2 slots and one SATA only M.2 slot. The older models have 4 SATA only M.2 slots.
     
    hmscott likes this.
  6. Kevin@GenTechPC

    Kevin@GenTechPC Company Representative

    Reputations:
    1,014
    Messages:
    8,500
    Likes Received:
    2,098
    Trophy Points:
    331
    hmscott likes this.
  7. etcetera

    etcetera Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    47
    Messages:
    601
    Likes Received:
    166
    Trophy Points:
    56
    My model is: GT80S 6QE

    9S7-181412-002

    Are you saying that my model can only support this? Why would they decrease the number of slots with the Skylake refresh? Doesn't make any sense.

    The Skylake refresh has 2 PCIe capable M.2 slots and one SATA only M.2 slot
     
  8. Kevin@GenTechPC

    Kevin@GenTechPC Company Representative

    Reputations:
    1,014
    Messages:
    8,500
    Likes Received:
    2,098
    Trophy Points:
    331
    Yes, 6QE is Skylake and 2QE is the older Broadwell.
     
  9. etcetera

    etcetera Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    47
    Messages:
    601
    Likes Received:
    166
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Why in the world did they go from 4 SSDs to 3?

    Why the downgrade?
     
    exmeaguy likes this.
  10. Kevin@GenTechPC

    Kevin@GenTechPC Company Representative

    Reputations:
    1,014
    Messages:
    8,500
    Likes Received:
    2,098
    Trophy Points:
    331
    Not sure, but I remember the performance is nearly the same for both Super RAID 3 (4x SSD) & Super RAID 4 (3x SSD).
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page