M14x R2 Bringing back from the dead

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    Hi all, dusted off my m14x r2 and fell in love with it again. However it is slow as hell. I have trawled threads but alot contradict each other.

    Looking at upgrading the 500gb hdd to ssd. I notice after research I have an msata slot which I never knew much about. Apparently it works at sataIII speeds.

    Question 1) is the msata slot limited to 256gb? A few threads say this.

    Question 2) what port is next to the msata? Thin one.

    Question 3) would i be better to upgrade the primary hdd bay to ssd. Or fine to leave the hdd where it is and fit a ssd to the msata? Basically looking for as much speed as possible.

    Thanks any help would be appreciated
     
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    Thank you very much for your reply!

    I think I am going to go with a 250gb mSata SSD and use that to boot Windows 7 and use the HDD as a storage for files etc. Hopefully, it keeps the temp down on it

    Fletch
     
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    FastMover Notebook Consultant

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    The Msata drive, and its subsequent port, will give you the same speeds- in real world values - as the standard 2.5 incher. I used a Samsung 850 Evo Msata drive in my M14X r2 and it was amazing, perfect for gaming, boot or whatever else you threw at it.

    You can also go up to any size you might need, above 256GB

    Here is the 850 evo msata.
    https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-500G...&qid=1524924990&sr=8-2&keywords=850+evo+msata
     
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