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12-30-2015 04:44 PM
Hi - This was my Christmas treat for myself.
I've already upgraded the RAM from 6gb to 8gb (planning to go to 16gb at some point in the future). I'm planning to fit an SSD to replace the slow (to me) HDD (1TB) that came with it.
I've fitted and worked with many SSDs over the last 5 years (I work in IT and it's also my hobby), but have only used/upgraded to SATA SSDs.
Whilst surfing various sites, looking for SSDs, I've suddenly become aware of mSATA and M.2. type SSD modules, which (in some cases), would allow for both a SATA HDD/SSD AND another SSD (mSATA/M.2) to be running at once in the same machine.
Have I raised my hopes too high? I've trawled the forums, the manuals etc and just cannot find an answer to this question.
Can anybody answer this for me please? I'm obviously aware that I can replace my SATA HDD with a SATA SSD, just want to know whether I can use mSATA/M.2 also or instead of. Many Thanks.
12-30-2015 05:32 PM
Your machine supports M.2 SSD as mentioned in the following manual (page 3).
In theory Yes. But, please read the manual, it implies upgrading some components including RAM will void warranty. Because they are under Authorized Service Provider parts (Chapter 6).
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07-20-2016 05:13 AM
So I see the reference in the manual, but I have read several posts where people have removed the bottom cover and not found an M.2 slot. The component diagram conveniently leaves out the location and states that it is not depicted. Does anyone know where the slot is located?