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Xjanksej
08-31-2013, 08:14 PM
Hi everyone,
I just bought my G750JX-CV038H with 750GB HDD 7200 rpm.

Now I would replace the internal drive (WD7500BPKT) with SAMSUNG SSD internal 840 Pro Series Basic 2.5 - 512 GB (MZ-7PD512BW) as primary drive for OS and moving HDD to the other bay as storage disk.

Because the SSD I would buy is pretty expensive I would be sure that it's fully supported by the notebook itself, so I'm wondering if I can buy it safely or I have to withdraw to a 256 GB SSD Samsung Pro.

Thank you for support.

Flea0
08-31-2013, 10:18 PM
I have an 840 pro 128 GB and it works flawlessly. there is no reason why the 512 GB model shouldn't be compatible.

Xinc
08-31-2013, 10:38 PM
I'm pretty sure the 840 Pros will work fine.

I'm running 2 840 Evo 1TB units in my G750JH at the moment, no issues so far.

cosmicmango
08-31-2013, 11:41 PM
You shouldn't have any problems with the 840 Pro.

If you're not going to do a clean install of Windows 8 the easiest way to load the SDD is the Asus Backtracker you will need a 8GB to 16GB flash drive. You can download from the link below.

http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&s=480&m=ASUS+Backtracker&os=&hashedid=n%2fa

B1g_Dav3
09-01-2013, 12:07 AM
Do you need a blank drive for the backtracker to work? Just got an SSD off a mate who upgraded their SSD after 2 days use of it lol.

cosmicmango
09-01-2013, 01:52 AM
Do you need a blank drive for the backtracker to work? Just got an SSD off a mate who upgraded their SSD after 2 days use of it lol.

With Backtracker it will delete everything on the flash drive so if you have data on it you should back it up.

Here's a simple how to.
1) Download and install the program
2) Run the program - it has instruction to help guide you through the installation
3) Swap out the HDD to the SDD - plug in the flash drive and turn it on. It will find everything and begin to install on the SDD.

If you have data on the SDD you should consider doing a secure erase before running the Backtracker program, that will put your SDD back to it's original condition.

Parted Magic works well, you can find it here.
http://partedmagic.com/doku.php?id=start

Also here is a you tube video for Parted Magic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udxNL6sCuDQ

B1g_Dav3
09-01-2013, 10:05 AM
Much appreciated there! Never done anything with an SSD so I much appreciate the help.

Xjanksej
09-01-2013, 10:34 AM
Thanks everyone for support.
Especially cosmicmango for helpful walktrough post.

Max Power
09-01-2013, 07:02 PM
I was thinking about putting in 2x500gb samsung 840pro in raid 0

patros
09-01-2013, 07:17 PM
Why would you do that?

Max Power
09-01-2013, 07:27 PM
Why ? Why not ?
2x500 ssd in raid gives you almost a 1tb double speed ssd drive for all your needs and now with usb 3.0 on laptops and usb 3.0 2.5" external drives like wd my passport giving me 2TB of storage for movies having a HHD in your $2500 top of the line gaming laptop is like putting in a 8 trac into your new Ferrari. I would take raid 0 ssd's over a hhd in a laptop without question every day of the week and twice on sundays. 256gbx2 ssd might still be on the short side in terms of storage space for some people 500x2 provides the storage and most important the speed.

patros
09-02-2013, 02:36 AM
No no, you misunderstand. SSDs are rather standard an upgrade now and I thoroughly support that notion. I do however think the RAID chipsets provided as 'value-adds' as opposed to independent and reliable RAID systems are outdated and exist as more a marketing tool than anything usable.

Reliability is generally a problem.

If you were to instead just install 2 SSD drives directly, the performance you might get on a benchmark might be less, but is often more in terms in real world performance as opposed to using 2 SSDs in RAID configuration.

You could just do what I did too, install the OS on drive 1 and as many applications as I can on drive 2. Effectively this does speed up boot time as well as application performance. Especially when I installed Adobe CS6 on drive 2.

I did that in a HHD configuration by the way and am seeing excellent returns in terms of performance. Sure, it's not as great as having 1 or 2 SSDs installed, but it's a great temporary arrangement keeping in mind future plans of upgrades.

Do check this article out for more information on why a single SSD or two SSDs in normal configuration is better than RAID in practical and daily usage.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-raid-benchmark,3485.html

Clintlgm
09-02-2013, 03:18 AM
Yes and if you up for a clean install you might want to check out this thread (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?28758-GUIDE-G55-G75-Upgrade-Notes&country=&status=) its in the G75 G55 Forum but applies to the G750 also.