M18x Hard Drive caddy

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by JTOverath, Apr 20, 2011.

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  1. eYe-I-aïe...

    eYe-I-aïe... Notebook Evangelist

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    You guys are still debating as to wether or not the drives will get too warm because they're "caddied" ?

    I've been myself an HDD in another life, got married with a superb female HDD, we did caddy ourselves and, yes, we got warm, but never that hot so we could melt and combine together...

    A drive (SSD or HDD) will never get too hot because they're joined together in a caddy; this has been tested many times before, with absolutely NO problem at all.
     
  2. M18x

    M18x Notebook Guru

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    LMAO!!!

    I will just fit an OCZ Vertex 3 and remove the crappy stock HDD.

    Alienware HDD often suck horrible at quality/price.
     
  3. pmassey31545

    pmassey31545 Whats the mission sir?

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    This guy is funny. And I do remember that the XPS M1730 was stacked-which reminds me also-I have an M1730 I need to sell.
     
  4. eYe-I-aïe...

    eYe-I-aïe... Notebook Evangelist

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    Exactly Pal, your post just reminded me I had a few centuries ago an M1730 myself, with two 7200RPM HDD RAIDed AND "caddied", and never got any heat problem with this setup.

    Honestly, people should stop to worry about that.
     
  5. JTOverath

    JTOverath Notebook Evangelist

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    I stopped worrying about it awhile ago, just eagerly awaiting some user reviews so I can decide if I want to upgrade my R2.
     
  6. Hunter_Zero2006

    Hunter_Zero2006 Newbie

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    I'm sorry but can u explain when u say alienware hdd suck?

    This is not a sacarsm. I intend to order an 18x with 512gb of SSD or 256 ssd with 750gb hdd. Should i not order after all? help meeee plz :D

    (The m18x will be the first alienware laptop for me, and i intend to make it perfect ^^)
     
  7. cookinwitdiesel

    cookinwitdiesel Retired Bencher

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    Their hard drives are fine, they often use samsung or seagate or western digital. As good as you would get on your own....
     
  8. JTOverath

    JTOverath Notebook Evangelist

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    About the only issue I have had with Dell/Alienware HDD is the upgrades are often more expensive then you can buy the same drive from Newegg. I often just buy the smallest Drive they have then upgrade myself. I have so many laptop drives not its ridiculous lol.
     
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