Razer Blade 2014 Compaible Upgrade For M.2 SSD

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  1. mvplei

    mvplei Notebook Enthusiast

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    thats grat. did u notice what brand does razer used on their ssd?
    and did u see any difference on m550 and blades stock ssd?


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    mvplei Notebook Enthusiast

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    and another question. when u changes ur ssd can u still use the serial of the win 8.1 at the back of the blade? coz i think the os is preloaded in the blades stock ssd


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    My plextor p6e doesn t seem to work, any thought?
     
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    widezu69 Goodbye Alienware

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    That's because it is a PCIe M.2 SSD, the Razer Blade only takes SATA M.2 SSD. Right now the only options are the Crucial M500 and M550 ones. There is also a Toshiba one with great performance but that's only for OEMs.
     
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    Stock was a pretty nice Samsung. I didn't really notice any difference. If you benchmark it the Samsung is a bit faster on 4K reads, everything else the M550 is equal or better. Write speeds on the M550 are about double. In real world terms they are within fractions of a second in speed.

    I just cloned my drive using Clonezilla and a Usb to Sata adapter. This let me bring across the recovery partition and everything else so I didn't need to use the key. The Razer Windows installation is just so nice I really wanted to retain the stock image and recovery stuff.
     
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    "Nice", an indirect confirmation that the NRB doesn't take pcie drives.

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    By the way, there are significant differences in speed between the stock 256gb and the stock 512gb. Will post comparative crystaldiskmarks as soon as I can. 512gb is much faster.


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    So, HIDEvolution finally got back to me:

    "We received more Razer Blades this week. We removed the motherboard and there is no 2nd SSD slot as suspected. The PCIe SSD (Samsung XP904) did fit physically but was not detected by the system."

    So, there is definitely no second slot. As for PCIe, I'd say we can close the file on that one. I know, I know, Samsung XP904 is not bootable. But I don't really know where to go from there.
     
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    hfm Notebook Prophet

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    I'm sure by the time 512 isn't enough 1TB+ m.2 sata will be easily bought.
     
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    mvplei Notebook Enthusiast

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    oh yeah ofc. Well already ordered the m550 and gonna do what you did. and what exactly adapter did you used? and yeah i wanna retain also the blade preinstalled stuffs.
     
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