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Jo\'bu
04-02-2014, 11:19 PM
I just received my new G750JZ-DS71from Amazon. I love the laptop, and it is super fast.

However, it is my first laptop with a large HDD and an SSD set up. I am sort of confused why the partitions are created the way they are.

I have a C: drive with the 128GB x2 SSD (RAID 0), but it has only 95GB.
I have a D and E drive with ~450GB each (I am assuming that is the 1 TB HDD).
Then I have an F drive with ~120 GB (is this the other SSD?)

I would like to upgrade the RAID 0 setup with a 512GB or 1TB SSD as my boot drive (not in a RAID 0 configuration, just a plain old SSD).

Can I just swap out a new SSD with the RAID 0 (hardware wise)? I know I have to backup/clone, etc.; but, I am wondering if the fact that I have a RAID 0 configuration if I have to do something special with brackets or something.

Thanks for the information! Love the forums, everyone is very helpful to us new guys.

MrRuckus
04-03-2014, 12:16 AM
I believe the RAID array is contained in the dual mSATA drive card that is in the machine. Once thats removed, I believe that removes the RAID array and you would then just have to assign a boot drive in the Bios. With secure boot, I dont think it would be that easy. You may have to disable secure boot first.

The partitions are completely ridiculous from the factory. I didnt care about ever doing a factory reset so I wiped them all. I combined the partitions to begin with but eventually reloaded and wiped them. I can understand cutting the 1TB drive, but cutting the SSD being somewhat small to begin with just didnt make sense to me.

cosmicmango
04-03-2014, 01:45 AM
Here is a good thread with a lot of info on the 2 X 128 GB M.2 SSD and the proprietary card.

http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?39905-G750JH-DB71-Who-has-replaced-the-M.2-drives-with-larger-drives

On your question on the partitions - C and F are your SSD, if you don't have any data on the F drive you can delete it and expand the C drive using Disk Management.

But before you delete any partitions make sure you make the system recovery with Asus Backtracker. You can download from the link below.

http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?40548-Backing-up-your-ASUS-factory-Win8-Recovery-Partition&country=&status=

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

Download and install the program, you will need a 16GB flash drive, if thereís data on the flash drive make sure you back it up because everything will be deleted during the installation process.

When itís finish (if you ever have to use it) you will be able to boot from the flash drives and the recovery program will put everything as it was out of the box.

rizwan.wangde
10-12-2014, 07:03 AM
Hi... how did u change your raid ssds? (2) SANDISK 256GB X110 M.2 SD6SN1M-256G-1006 +



Here is a good thread with a lot of info on the 2 X 128 GB M.2 SSD and the proprietary card.

http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?39905-G750JH-DB71-Who-has-replaced-the-M.2-drives-with-larger-drives

On your question on the partitions - C and F are your SSD, if you don't have any data on the F drive you can delete it and expand the C drive using Disk Management.

But before you delete any partitions make sure you make the system recovery with Asus Backtracker. You can download from the link below.

http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?40548-Backing-up-your-ASUS-factory-Win8-Recovery-Partition&country=&status=

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

Download and install the program, you will need a 16GB flash drive, if thereís data on the flash drive make sure you back it up because everything will be deleted during the installation process.

When itís finish (if you ever have to use it) you will be able to boot from the flash drives and the recovery program will put everything as it was out of the box.