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  1. Kevin@GenTechPC

    Kevin@GenTechPC Company Representative

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    Stock SSD is SATA III, but not PCIe-based NVMe.
     
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    Gosh it's maddening.

    This from OCUK top 4k model:
    (direct lift from MSI site iirc)

    "PCI-E GEN3 x4 SSD – Ultra Speed Storage
    Get in the game before everyone else with the latest PCI-E Gen 3.0 x4 bandwidth utilizing NVMe technology on single M.2 SSD. Harness the full performance potential of the Gen 3.0 SSD through the optimization of the hardware and software outputting extreme read speeds up to 2200MB/s, 5x faster than SATA3 SSDs."

    Great, I'll get in the game faster. 5x faster!

    But I won't because it doesn't have an nvme SSD.

    And I can't fit one without voiding the warranty!


    This has to be false advertising or something. Or misleading at the least. ASA surely would have problems with this?!

    Or it's wrong?

    Or scan.co.uk have their details wrong?

    Also OCUK has it as a 7200rpm hdd, not 5400rpm.


    Lame.

    I officially call MSI marketing and management dimwits of the highest order!

    I kinda don't want to buy one as it's just rewarding their stupidity.
     
  3. Prostar Computer

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    Why not? Don't MSI reps regularly inform people here - and outside of NBR - that opening a laptop for the sake of upgrading does not void the warranty (as long as no accidental - or otherwise - damage is incurred)?
     
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    Definitely can understand your anger that's why we do our best to verify specification on our website with as much details as possible.
    However, different region may carry different spec so in UK's case perhaps those spec are true.
    Also, marketing material may not always sync with latest info since they probably wanted to fit with M.2 PCI-e SSD in the beginning, but possibly revised later due to cost concerns.
    The HDD is 1TB 5400rpm 2.5-inch 7mm 128MB SATA III 6Gb/s in the USA SKUs.
    So your best bet is to verify it with your vendor, and have everything confirmed in writing (email).
     
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    I've no idea Prostar, I just see that sticker and assume I'm losing my warranty for a £2000 product if I tamper with it.

    Why put the sticker there if it's not relevant?

    It's just misleading confused consumers even more.


    On the face of their advertising you're expecting to get a 2000MBP/s SSD.
    You don't, and if you accept that as not misleading and upgrade yourself, you're then presented with a misleading sticker.

    Just how confusing can you get?
     
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    Cheers Kevin.

    I've been considering a modded import model for this reason, but then get glimmers of hope UK models have a pcie ssd.

    It's really tough to work out what to do.


    I'll email OCUK tomorrow to clarify and just keep going from there.

    Right now I'm still in decision making phase but needing to ask such questions when this should be basic data sheet stuff is a little frustrating... I feel like a pestering time waster.

    And it's MSI wasting my and the resellers time!
     
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  7. Prostar Computer

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    I agree. I suppose it's meant to dissuade, but not exactly prohibit. Maybe it's worth checking in with an MSI rep just for reassurance.
     
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    Yup, take a break now.
    Tomorrow, you will get the answers you are looking for and finally you can order the stuff you wanted with satisfaction.
     
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    Ok OCUK conveyed the data thusly, which they were given by MSI.

    Nvme SSD, and 7200rpm hdd.


    So for OCUK's models that's:

    006UK - 2tb + 256gb + 16gb + UHD

    007UK - 2tb + 256gb + 16gb + 120hz

    067UK - 2tb + 128gb + 8gb + 120hz

    I'm assuming UK buyers get better spec at a higher price, being as though they probably have to suffer with a more enforced warranty?!

    Either way I'm gonna buy from OCUK I think.


    Thanks for help and advice everyone.

    Maybe all these regional IDs and specs could be put in a sticky or the head of the post?!
     
  10. aspertionDilbert

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    Hopefully I'll be an owner this time tomorrow!
    I liked the idea of a 120hz but the 4k and high argb screen are just too desirable for my main use (2d/3d gfx work)


    Ordered from eBuyer as everywhere else was out of stock.
    Also it's £100 cheaper which will get me a retail copy of Win7 pro to go on too hopefully!
     
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