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Majestic5
03-07-2013, 03:17 AM
I haven't bought a Asus G75VX but I am ordering in 1 day. I want to get a COMPATIBLE SSD for it, and also some COMPATIBLE RAM upgrades. Can anyone recommend compatible SSDs and RAM?

Preferably on Best Buy.com because i will by this model from the site:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+17.3%22+Laptop+-+8GB+Memory+-+1TB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/7674057.p?id=1218858193064&skuId=7674057&st=Aus%20G75Vx&cp=1&lp=1#tab=specifications

Pitcher@asus
03-07-2013, 03:27 AM
i think if you bough device as follow spec, it would be supported, also you can search form ROG, i saw the post about update ssd or ram.

bignazpwns
03-07-2013, 04:13 AM
This question has been asked 20,000 times in the past month here.

Any SSD will work. However i advise you to get a Intel 520 inless you like blue screens. Intels are the only SSd's i have never got a blue screen with outside of a Kingston Hyper X but that basically was a Intel same controller and same intel ic's.

Memory any DDR3 1600mhz will work. Dont get any low timing stuff because when you use it with your stock ram it will automatically run at 11-11-11 so it will be a waste. Just pick up this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231512 If you get it at bestbuy it will prob end up running you close to $80-$90.

noneone
03-07-2013, 05:29 AM
This question has been asked 20,000 times in the past month here.

Any SSD will work. However i advise you to get a Intel 520 inless you like blue screens. Intels are the only SSd's i have never got a blue screen with outside of a Kingston Hyper X but that basically was a Intel same controller and same intel ic's.

Memory any DDR3 1600mhz will work. Dont get any low timing stuff because when you use it with your stock ram it will automatically run at 11-11-11 so it will be a waste. Just pick up this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231512 If you get it at bestbuy it will prob end up running you close to $80-$90.

Big, have you tried the samsung 840 ssd line? Blue screens too? I'm looking at them because they look good $$ to performance.

to the OP, the intels are great quality, and BB has I think has an intel SSD 180GB for $200. IMO, and just IMO, 180GB for a boot + couple game drive is fine size wise with a 1 TB data drive. That feels a little expensive to me, but, if you want to get the SSD when you get the VX, that intel is a good quality one.

GL

rewben
03-07-2013, 07:28 AM
hi @Majestic5, most of us will provide you our own preferences (those we have tested and worked fine). so just pick one from the list that you wish for.

now, mine in no particular orders: samsung 840 pro, samsung 830, plextor m5p, intel 520. i also use ocz vertex 3 and 4 and have no issue.

Majestic5
03-07-2013, 11:56 AM
So the SSD has to be SATA 3?

And can any DDR3 RAM fit into this laptop?

Can someone post a link to compatible RAM that is sold at best buy.com?

I am ordering the Asus G75VX TONIGHT (before I buy someone please confirm the VX is better than the VW) and i want to order extras with it so I can install them.

Majestic5
03-07-2013, 12:20 PM
I just saw the Asus G75VX has a 5200 rpm hard drive, should I replace it with a SSD or just go with my other choice a certain G75VW model.....(which i like alot)

Now discovering that i ask WHICH IS BETTER VW OR VX ??????

bignazpwns
03-07-2013, 12:22 PM
Big, have you tried the samsung 840 ssd line? Blue screens too? I'm looking at them because they look good $$ to performance.

to the OP, the intels are great quality, and BB has I think has an intel SSD 180GB for $200. IMO, and just IMO, 180GB for a boot + couple game drive is fine size wise with a 1 TB data drive. That feels a little expensive to me, but, if you want to get the SSD when you get the VX, that intel is a good quality one.

GL


840 pros are nice. The non pros suck.


What makes the 520's so expensive is that the firmware is tested so much. You get a SF based drive thats more reliable then any other drive including the Samsung's who use their own controllers. Diff between the intel and the other brands useing the same SF chip? A ton of testing to make them 100% relabel and enterprise grade.


The SSD can be SATAII or III. III will run faster but honestly you wont see a diff. between SATAII and III outside of benchmarks.

As for the ram http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Corsair+-+Vengence+4GB+DDR3+SDRAM+Memory+Module/4690385.p?id=1218508092516&skuId=4690385&st=DDR3%201600&cp=1&lp=6 Paying more then you would at newegg. and its going to run at the same timings as your stock ram so its kind of a waste but the price is right for coeming from bestbuy and you wont have any issues with it. Just pick up 2 sticks of that.

noneone
03-07-2013, 05:14 PM
I just saw the Asus G75VX has a 5200 rpm hard drive, should I replace it with a SSD or just go with my other choice a certain G75VW model.....(which i like alot)

Now discovering that i ask WHICH IS BETTER VW OR VX ??????

1) Get SSD for main drive, then 5400 1TB drive is fine.
2) VX or VW? Well, which one for which price? :) Both the VX and VW have different configurations. For example, you can get a VW with a full 3d notebook screen ($2k) or you can get a VW with a 660M video card for $1150.

For the same price, and the same other componets (so same ram, same DVD, same HD, etc.) the main difference between the VW and the VX is the video card, M in the VW and MX in the VX. The 670MX in the VX is generally considered a better / faster video card than the 670M in the VW, and BOTH are faster than the 660M in the VW.

SO which is better? I would buy the VX with the 670MX video card and put an SSD in it.

GL!

cheek
03-08-2013, 03:25 AM
http://imgur.com/r/funny/q8PLerd
its absolutely unmistakeably clear samsung 840 is the winner. the review speaks for itself.
everyone can wax lyrical about the 520 or lack of blue screen. ignore them. you WANT this.

josuna123
03-08-2013, 04:07 AM
Sorry if I'm hijacking but I just bought a G75VX yesterday and I've never really upgraded a computer except for ram. From what I understand this model can have *TWO* HDD/SSD's and if that's the case how do I go about adding a SSD? Also, can I upgrade the DVD drive to a BluRay because I noticed some G75 models come with bluray.

Also, can I add some ram and keep the stock ram in there or should I replace the stock ram with new ram because there not the same brand?

I didn't want to start another thread and these questions will help others like the poster and me so sorry if I rambled.

pathfindercod
03-08-2013, 11:50 AM
I have two 840 pro's in raid0 in my desktop and they are stellar. Reading I get 1084mbs and writing is 937mbs.. Ill be getting another 840pro in my VX if I keep the machine.

Skelator
03-11-2013, 10:29 PM
Hi all,, on this thread.
I've ordered the Samsung 256gb 840 pro. Are there any other items I need to get to make this drive work? Like some sort of cable, or does it just plug in to the G75VW BBK5 bay? A step by step by someone with experiance with both the SSD and this G75 would be great - if someone has the time. Was also wondering will I be able to hit F9 with the SSD as main?

Lawgical
12-09-2013, 07:56 PM
I order/received my Hyper 3k 120 SSD but would like to use it as my secondary driver. Is this possible? Also could I still install programs on it to run faster?

Taklimi
12-11-2013, 10:01 PM
Hi everyone,
I know that most of you have a lot of problems for migrating from preinstalled Windows 8 (HDD) to your new SSD in ASUS G75VW-AH71. I had it too and I think I solved it. This is the way that works for me and hope it will be useful for you guys too.
1. Belarc Advisor is one of my favorite free system information tools, and you can find the product key of your Windows 8. Download and install it and then Run it. It gives you and HTML file that can be opened by any Explorer and you can see your Windows 8 Product Key. (Honestly, you don’t need this key because your key has been saved in your BIOS too. But it is a safe way to have your key and write it in a place. You can download Belarc Advisor v8.4 from here (http://www.belarc.com/Programs/advisorinstaller.exe).
2. Also, you need to have a Windows 8 (RTM) Build 9200 (32bit + 64bit) MSDN. Here is the link that you can download it by torrent.
Windows 8 (RTM) Build 9200 (32bit + 64bit) MSDN (http://thepiratebay.ac/torrent/7990261/Windows_8_(RTM)_Build_9200_(32bit___64bit)_MSDN___ Activator)
Don’t worry about Serial number or anything. We use or serial number that comes with our laptop and it is legal.
3. Put this Windows 8 (RTM) Build 9200 (32bit + 64bit) MSDN DVD in DVD write.
4. Now you are ready for Process.
5. Remove the 750GB HDD from computer. (I am sure you can do it easily)
6. Install your New SSD in other place for hard in back of your laptop.
7. Now is the part that you should be careful: We should change BIOS and UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface)
8. Start computer and press Delete button many times to go to your BIOS screen.
9. Go to Advanced menu and then check SATA Configuration menu. Now you should see only your SSD and DVD Writer.
10. Now go back to Boot menu and disable Fast Boot.
11. Enable Lunch CSM.
12. Enable Lunch PXE OpROM.
13. In Boot Option #1 select DVD Writer.
14. Go to Security menu, and then select Secure Boot Control and Disable it. (Important)
15. Go to Save & Exit menu and click on Save Changes and Exit.
16. Now your system tries to install Windows 8 from DVD.
17. You should not have any problem with installation of DVD. It doesn’t require any Key for windows because the key of your original windows has been saved in system and it automatically add to your windows. Later when you connect to internet, the windows will be activated. (It is simple and you shouldn’t do anything)
18. After finishing Installation of Windows 8, you can download and install all software and drivers of ASUS G75VW from manufacture site. (Driver and Support Link (http://www.asus.com/ROG_ROG/G75VW/#support))
19. Your process is finished now and you can enjoy your windows
20. For adding you other original 750GB Hard, you will go to your BIOS again and go to Save & Exit menu. Then select Restore Defaults and later select Save Changes and Exit.
21. Now check your windows again. Everything should work fine.
22. Shut Down the computer.
23. Remove Battery
24. Install your original 750GB Hard drive.
25. Put back the Battery.
26. Restart your Computer.
27. Now you should see your new hard drive in My Computer.


I didn’t delete or format my original 750GB hard, and base on that, I have the ability to Dual boot to my original preinstalled Windows 8 and my new one that I installed it in SSD. (Definitely I usually use my SSD one because it is extraordinarily fast near 5 sec for reaching to my Desktop screen!!!!!)

For selecting which OS boot first you should go to your BIOS and then Boot menu and under Boot Option Priorities, select Boot Option #1 and then select your OS from (SSD or HDD)

TheOrestes
10-16-2015, 06:30 AM
Hi All,

Resurrecting this age old thread again. I have Asus ROG G75VX laptop & i am willing to install SSD into it. I have gone through entire thread & have understood the fact that there are two major SSDs to choose from. Intel 520 & Samsung Pro series. However, things have changed & now we have Windows 10 in picture too. Also, now I have option between Intel 535 & samsung 850 Pro. I will end up buying any one between them. However, real question is, has anyone here given a try with Windows 10 Pro version? Are there any things I need to consider before the migration. I have authentic copy of Windows 8.1 Pro anyways with me. But From what I have understood, Windows 10 has a problem if there is a configuration change in current system. I am sure, SSD will be accounted as configuration change. Any info you folks want to add in, will be pretty helpful & wont spoil my next weekend.

Cheers.

Clintlgm
10-16-2015, 09:32 PM
Well I don't think a hard drive change would have anything to do with windows 10 free upgrade so install the one you want. I wouldn't overlook the Samsung Evo either there still warranted longer than your notebook is going to last with a little better price. Then again I like the Pro's I have 2 in my G75VW.
There is a thread here with a lot of discussion about upgrading to 10 I'll link you if I can find it. I personal do not plan to upgrade my G75 to 10 at all. it works great on 8.1. I have 10 Pro on one of my desktops so I know I'm not missing anything not having 10 on my other computers. I will most likely upgrade them all to 10 by July 2016 it will have several SP or what ever they are calling them now and hopefully stable on older equipment.

I think this is the most informative thread on upgrading to windows 10 with driver links and all. There are others you'll have to search them up. https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?72651-Post-your-Windows-10-upgrade-experiences-for-G51-G71-and-up

m1cckalodeon
09-08-2018, 06:12 PM
Hey guys, sorry to bring up this old thread but I am wondering if my G75VX can support the newer M.2 SSD's (such as the Samsung 960/970)? Thank you for any and all help and have a lovely day.

Clintlgm
09-08-2018, 07:23 PM
Hey guys, sorry to bring up this old thread but I am wondering if my G75VX can support the newer M.2 SSD's (such as the Samsung 960/970)? Thank you for any and all help and have a lovely day.
Well if you open the back you'll see that there is only accommodation for 2 2.5" hard drives/ SSD SATA and maybe two open Ram Slots. The best deal on SSD for your notebook seems to be the Samsung 860 Evo500GB SATA in 2.5 They were under $150 on Amazon a while back Very fast and reliable 5-year warranty