MSI GT72 M.2 bay swap to GT72VR

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  1. rsgametech

    rsgametech Notebook Guru

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    Can I swap in my old 4 bay m.2 adapter to a GT72VR and use the VR's bay in the older model?

    I want to sell my old one and get the new 72.
     
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    ekkolp Notebook Evangelist

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    The GT72VR only allows one m.2 drive.
     
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    sasuke256 Notebook Deity

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    never tested, but worth trying :)
     
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    There isn't enough channels to do such due to hardware limitation.
     
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    While its not exactly the answer your looking for you could try one of these:
    StarTech.com 2x M.2 SSDs to 2.5" SATA (6Gbps) RAID Adapter Converter with TRIM Support 25S22M2NGFFR

    https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com...=1483578563&sr=8-1&keywords=startech+dual+m.2

    It allows you to put 2 m.2 ssds into a SATA slot. I'm sure you won't get RAID speeds if thats what you planned on doing but it will allow you to use more m.2 ssd drives.
     
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    The gt72s allows for it by means of the adapter which has been reduced to a single slot on the vr. My questions is does the s bay adapter fit on the vr and is so does it allow for the same amount of drives and if not is there a difference to the motherboard that stops this. Also have you tested it.
     
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    Has anyone actually tested this?
     
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    Like we have said before, the GT72VR has not the same MotherBoard as the GT72S. The VR allows less m.2 drives.
     
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    GT72S - CM236 - 20x PCIe lanes.
    GT72VR - HM170 - 16x PCIe lanes.
     
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    hacktrix2006 Hold My Vodka, I going to kill my GPU

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    @Kevin@GenTechPC my GT72 6QD has a Hm170 chipset with a 2x Sata M.2 and 1x NVME M.2 slot on an adapter. Mine is a skylake system too. So a 4x adapter might not work however a 3 might. Bud it all depends on how MSI configured the DMI lanes really.

    Sent from my SHIELD Tablet K1 using Tapatalk
     
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