GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF - upgrade RAM and SSD

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  1. Paloseco

    Paloseco Notebook Evangelist

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    Also for whoever cracks open the first one,
    • can you confirm that there are 2 x M.2 slots so we can have a 2nd SSD and their position?
    • early reports on the pre-production versions had the rear cover as very difficult to remove.
    If its anything like my GS60, the RAM and SSD's are on the front of the MB so impossible to get at. I'm hoping for a minor miracle and have MSI park them on the backside so we can get at them without too much drama.

    And news on the GS75 (??) would be nice as well. My old eyes are starting to think maybe a bigger screen would be better. :) And the keyboard, what are peoples thoughts on the new layout? I've always had a number pad, I use it for navigation. Not sure about the new layout.
     
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    Keen to know the m.2 situation as well... the 2x slots on the Aero 15x is one of the primary draws for me.
     
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    The thin form factor is always a bit challenging to work on, therefore exercise extreme caution.
     
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    There's only one combo M.2 slot on this unit.
    There isn't enough space for a second.
    You need a higher up unit like a Raider or Titan to get the second M.2 slot.
     
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    I thought so too, until I saw the most expensive configuration (068) has RAID for 1TB combined capacity (2 x 512GB). This leads me to believe there are actually 2 slots. But whether the entry level configuration (054) and the single drive and 32GB RAM version (053) have the open slot with proper sockets may be the question.
     
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    Now we need them to be in a sane spot for upgrading. And a 2tb M.2 SSD that I don't have to sell a body part to afford would be nice.
     
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