GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF - upgrade RAM and SSD

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  1. Paloseco

    Paloseco Notebook Evangelist

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    M.2 are still a little bit expensive, while 2.5" sata ssds you can buy 2TB for 400~500 €/$. That's the advantage of having a bigger notebook like the GT73.
     
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    SATA SSD = cheap but saturated in throughput (up to 600MB/s), no further improvement available.
    PCIe NVMe SSD = expensive but comes with much higher throughput (up to 15.76 GB/s), further improvement available.
     
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  3. Paloseco

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    Yes very good speeds for the pcie. For most people sata 3 speeds are enough even nowadays, and allows you for much cheaper storage. Just buy a macbook Pro with 2TB ssd and them by the same storage in ssd 2.5" Crucial Samsung, etc. You step down in price from €2500 to 450~550 maybe.
     
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    On the GS63 you need to fully take out the mb from chassis to access RAM and m.2 ssd.

    Probably will be even harder with this one.
     
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    I'm still trying to be optimistic that the 2nd m.2 port is easy to get at.

    So is the glass half full, half empty or twice as big as it needs to be?
     
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    sk3tch Notebook Deity

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    Congrats! Check out the owners club - http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...stealth-owners-and-discussions-lounge.815216/ - they will definitely have questions for you. I am waiting for mine - jealous!
     
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  8. Paloseco

    Paloseco Notebook Evangelist

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    Make a backup of the whole system with Macrium Reflect and fresh install Windows.
     
  9. senso

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    If you do a clean install yes.

    I dont really SEE the need for a backup, all drivers are available for download, and the stock images usually have some crapware..

    Just make a usb install pen with Media Creation Tool, and when it asks where you want to install, delete all partitions until all you have is unallocated space, then click next.
     
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    The teardown video covers it, but it is tough to get at the M.2 slots or the RAM or really anything other than the wireless card. Probably a plus for the custom builder shops around here since us mere mortals aren't crazy about disconnecting 8 tiny ribbons every time we have to get in there!
     
  11. Donald@HIDevolution

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    This is the way both MSI and ASUS set up the drive...and, why we offer a Clean Install for $15.
     
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