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OMEN 17-an101na
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Hello,

 

A friend has a OMEN 17-an101na and wants to upgrade her main drive (the m.2). What I'm trying to confirm is if the slot is a PCIe (Gen 3) x4 or PCIe (Gen 4) x4?

 

Can anyone confirm for definite which as my googling keeps coming up empty or with misleading/confused information.

 

Many thanks!

 

James.

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Hi, James:

 

Notebooks with the Intel 8th generation core processors such as the 17-An101na, have a M.2 slot that is PCIe Gen 3.

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Hi, James:

 

Notebooks with the Intel 8th generation core processors such as the 17-An101na, have a M.2 slot that is PCIe Gen 3.

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Paul,

 

Thank you very much for the fast reply! I shall let my friend know she can save a few quid and go for a Gen 3 instead 🙂

 

James.

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You're very welcome, James.

 

If you want a couple of recommendations...

 

The Samsung 980 (not 980 Pro)

 

The Western Digital Blue SN570

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Great minds think alike we're already looking at the 970 evo plus (marginal differences between that and the 980 but we've found the 970 for slightly cheaper and on a finance deal to break up the cost a little), thank you again though!

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Anytime.

 

Glad to have been of assistance.

 

The reason I suggested the 980 is because it is slightly newer than the 970 and runs a bit cooler.

 

The max sequential write speed is a bit less than the 970 though.

 

But if you got a great deal on the 970, I suppose that would be the better choice.

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