*OFFICIAL* Alienware Area-51M R1 Owner's Lounge

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  1. Tej Kumar Vusirikala

    Tej Kumar Vusirikala Notebook Enthusiast

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  2. PLANTONE

    PLANTONE Notebook Guru

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    So replacing the sshd...... the HP X950 is better than the Samsung Pro
    What size is recommended?
    The best available.... price and size is not an issue.

    So is it 1Tb, 2tb or 4tb? Samsung Pro?

    I can search all the YouTube links and Google but was after if you had a recommended process link/video to install the new drive in the area 51m that is noob proof!
    Is it simply
    1. Get Ssd
    2. Open laptop
    3. Remove sshd
    4. Install ssd
    5. Turn on and Windows 10 auto accepts new drive and allocates same letter to drive?
    6. Put Original data on new sdd from external HDD?
    7. All desktop thumbnails links replace manually to new drive?
     
  3. Spartan@HIDevolution

    Spartan@HIDevolution Company Representative

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    What size you need? only you can answer that question but I would get a 2TB personally. More is always better.

    1) Backup all data form your SSHD to an external drive
    2) Remove the SSHD and toss it in the bin
    3) Install the new m.2 SSD
    4) Turn on your laptop
    5) Right click on the Start Menu Button then select Disk Management
    6) You will be prompted whether you want to initialize the new disk as MBRR or GPT partition, select GPT
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    7) Copy your data back to your new SSD
    8) Enjoy lag free performance
    9) Avoid Seagate drives like the plague.
     
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  4. Fire Tiger

    Fire Tiger Notebook Deity

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    I'm back up and running now, but disabled Secure Boot before installing Windows 10. Do I need to enable it? I'm getting an error that the OS may not boot or require a re-install which I am not up for.
     
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  5. Spartan@HIDevolution

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    you can enable it, ignore that warning, it will work.

    If you had to disable Secure boot for the installation to work, that is because you used an ISO larger than 4TB probably not the official one from the Windows Media Creation Tool
     
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  6. Fire Tiger

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    I downloaded it direct from Microsoft. It was in sheer panic I started disabling BIOS settings haha. The resolver was re-creating the raid that resolved it.

    I'll re-enable it though thanks brother!
     
  7. Docsteel

    Docsteel Vast Alien Conspiracy

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    Well I learned a little something today that I did not know on the R1 (and I would assume R2), that FN+F6 toggles the Windows key. Took me 30 minutes or so of reading to find the fix after mine stopped working...
     
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  8. Wendell Augusto Borges

    Wendell Augusto Borges Notebook Enthusiast

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    Guys, I have 2 16gb G.Skill 2666 memory sticks in my area 51m... My brother in law wants to buy them and i`m thinking to buy 2933mhz compatible with my R1. All ADATA and Cruxial work`s in this frenquency on R1?
     
  9. Fire Tiger

    Fire Tiger Notebook Deity

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    Do the G.Skill sticks work at 2666mhz? If not then no model will work above 2400mhz, we're stuck with it.
     
  10. Zer0K

    Zer0K Notebook Consultant

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    Only flashing spd using a typhoon can make the sticks work on 2800(4)-2900(2)
    Nothing is impossible)
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