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Gunny5821
06-23-2013, 08:19 AM
Hello Folks,

I plan on purchasing the ASUS Republic of Gamers G75VX-DS72 in about a week, but have a pre-purchase question. My new ROG comes with one HDD installed, which is a 750GB 7200RPM hard drive.. I would like to add a 2nd drive to this unit, specifically a 256GB SSD.. My question is, "Will this unit ship from the factory with the SATA cable for the 2nd drive in place, or will this have to be an after purchase item and if so, where would I buy this cable?" Needless to say, I am surely hoping the SATA cable is already in place, just awaiting a drive to connect to..

Thanks for the assist!!

Zygomorphic
06-23-2013, 10:20 AM
I believe the SATA cable is in place, since ASUS tends to ship their gaming notebooks with all the extra hardware necessary for a 2nd drive - as was the case with my G53SX. You may need to enable the SATA channel in the BIOS, but that is pretty easy to do: go into the Security tab, and find and enable "2nd HDD".

TokoDude
06-23-2013, 01:51 PM
Yes there's already a cable inside

if you're going to install your SSD check this handful tutorial:

http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?28758-GUIDE-G55-G75-Upgrade-Notes&p=224827&viewfull=1#post224827

Mcblazer0
06-24-2013, 10:53 PM
I installed a Samsung 840 Pro SSD, kept the 750 GB hard drive for storage and I can verify that my G75VX-RH71-CA laptop came with the hard drive caddy and the screws to install the second hard drive to the caddy. The screws were separately packed with the paper work and driver discs in the box. The caddy was installed inside the laptop without a drive in it ;) Enjoy!!

Gunny5821
06-26-2013, 07:15 AM
Thanks folks for the prompt reply.. Laptop has been ordered and should arrive next week...

Tomislav
06-26-2013, 09:40 AM
You won't need a cable, simply open the plastic on the back hold by one screw, then unscrew the empty hdd bracket, insert any 2.5" drive (ssd or hdd) and that's it.

Mcblazer0
06-26-2013, 08:26 PM
I imagine you will be using the SSD as your primary drive (OS boot drive) and the original drive as the secondary in which case you will have to change the drive orientation in the caddy and swap drive bays...

Zygomorphic
06-27-2013, 10:27 AM
I imagine you will be using the SSD as your primary drive (OS boot drive) and the original drive as the secondary in which case you will have to change the drive orientation in the caddy and swap drive bays...

Actually, you should be able to swap the boot order in the BIOS, so that the BIOS tries to boot the second SATA channel first. I did this with my G53SX. Check the boot settings.

Tomislav
06-27-2013, 05:15 PM
both true, both doable. both work.

Mileyt114
12-16-2013, 11:20 AM
Just a quick question, I am adding a second ssd for just storage right now till I figure out how to do the clean install (kinda new) so just can't see the drive and don't see add second drive in the bios. Any help greatly appreciated G75VX

Clintlgm
12-17-2013, 12:59 AM
Try mInitools partition Wizard (http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html), and see if you can see it there. If not you may have a defective SSD

Zygomorphic
12-17-2013, 02:16 AM
Just a quick question, I am adding a second ssd for just storage right now till I figure out how to do the clean install (kinda new) so just can't see the drive and don't see add second drive in the bios. Any help greatly appreciated G75VX
Make sure all SATA channels are enabled in the BIOS, and that the drive is formatted using "create and format hard disk partitions".

GottiBoi55
12-17-2013, 02:40 AM
Just a quick question, I am adding a second ssd for just storage right now till I figure out how to do the clean install (kinda new) so just can't see the drive and don't see add second drive in the bios. Any help greatly appreciated G75VX

Go to the advanced tab in BIOS, then scroll down to SATA Configuration.
You should see the second drive there, if you formatted the drive. (the drive will not show if drive is not formatted)

RktSciRet
01-16-2014, 02:41 PM
My first post, Hello everyone.
Interesting
I just bought(1-2-2014, 1349$) a new G75VX-DS72 from Newegg (supposedly the same model that Gunny5821 purchased) BUT mine has a 256gb ssd already installed. Wondering what other differences there are?
Mine as delivered:
G75VX-1.0
Win8 64, build 9200
UEFI Bios v204, 10/31/2012
16Gb (4x4Gb) Ram
Disk 0 LITEONIT 256Gb ssd, 5 volumes: 300mb EFI sys, 900mb Recovery, 95.39Gb NTFS OS (C:, 121.78Gb NTFS Data (D:, 20.01Gb Recovery
Disk 1 Hitachi 750Gb, 2 volumes: 349.32Gb NTFS Primary (E:, 349.32Gb NTFS Primary (F:
Optical Matsh*ta BD-CMB UJ160
GTX 670MX
Broadcom 802.11ac

timbuk2
03-12-2017, 11:23 PM
I'm assuming I would benefit the most by installing the SSD as the boot drive, so I'd need to do an image of my hardrive 1st and copy it to the SSD? Then change the boot order?

Clintlgm
03-13-2017, 04:03 AM
Yea or just clone it over then pull the hard drive and save for any future need you can do with the 2 slots you have or VIA SATA to USB adapter.
Imaging you OS drive is always a great Idea Your Imaging software should work a cloning tool also. Be sure to boot your Software UEFI

Larry Courter
10-12-2019, 09:46 PM
OK, I will add 2nd drive to the caddy in the empty bay and install the caddy and plug in to bay connectors.
Then start computer. Please give instructions for WIN 7 Pro to recognize the new drive as a storage drive when I boot system.
Thank you in advance for your help.