New Alienware 17 R5 on Order - HD Question

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  1. scooberdoober

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    I have a new 17 R5 on order, so it's the latest version, and it will have the individual RGB lighting for the keyboard.

    I'm not sure if this is correct or not, but is a 1TB per HD the max capacity for a drive in this system? I had planned on installing a Samsung 860 EVO 2TB, and maybe a Samsung 860 EVO 2TB M.2 as well.
     
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    I have 2 x2tb m.2 nvme drives and a 4tb 2.5ssd in my 17r4 without issue. I would imagine the r5 would be ok. I can’t vouch 100% for the r5 though.
     
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    That sounds great. You're doing video editing with it I suppose?
     
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    The 17 r5 doesn't come with the per-key lighting by default - that's an upgrade for $30. If you meant you upgraded to that, my apologies; just don't want to see someone disappointed when their laptop shows up with the standard per-region lighting if they assumed it came with per-key by default now.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. I did indeed add that to the order, and really only mentioned it to emphasize it being the latest version.
     
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    Unfortunately I learned that the hard way. For a while the top end config had it included but when my order was finally placed they had removed it from being included and I didn't catch it until it was too late.
     
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    4TB 2.5" drive? Name please, I couldnn't find anything larger than 2TB.
     
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    You didn’t look very hard.

    Samsung 860 Evo and Pro both available as 4TB. $800 and $1200, respectively.

    Hell you can pick up a 16 TB SSD if you’ve got the money for it. Although that’s Samsung’s SAS drive so won’t do you much good in a laptop.


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    I know about the 16TB one, but never found a 4TB one at 2.5". ._.
     
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