Rebuilding an Alienware m15 R3

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  1. MattM1121

    MattM1121 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Greetings everyone,

    Hope everyone is doing ok during these trying times.

    I have an Alienware m15 R3 that I got a few months back. I'm not a big fan of having a JBOD boot with an itty-bitty 500gb data drive. I'd like to reverse this and put the OS on the 500gb and have the JBOD as a data drive. Does anyone know if that's possible? I don't have any Windows media so I'm constrained to whatever Dell uses to restore or rebuild.

    I appreciate any feedback.

    Thanks,

    -Matt
     
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    Muezick Notebook Evangelist

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    okay so

    just go to the store

    buy a 4gb flash drive

    download "Windows Media creation tool"

    Install windows on what ever you want on the laptop

    Also, I don't remember the last time I saw some one seriously say "JBOD" lol
     
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    I actually decided against this. The drive is a 2230/40 (not sure which) but research shows they tend to fail easily. (I may have stumbled onto just a few issues so I'm not 100% sure of the failure rate) I suspect it's a sleeping dog so I'll just treat it as such.
     
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