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OCarverO
05-15-2014, 04:30 PM
Just bought a used Asus and after running performance tool my stock sata hard drive with 7200rpm only ranked 5.9 :(

I need a better one for faster data transfers but can't find info for upgrades like possibly using an ssd. What are better and compatible HDD that can be used?
Thanks

Clintlgm
05-15-2014, 05:33 PM
Any 2.5" format SSD 9.5 max thickness. Right not the Samsung 840 pro is the fastest and the Samsung EVO are fast, larger and cheaper however their warranty is only 3 years compared to The pro at 5 years. You also might look in to the Intel SSD I've seen some good prices on the 240GB SSD Drives

OCarverO
05-15-2014, 07:16 PM
OK, sounds like shouldnt be a problem getting a new hard drive. Now I also read on another forum that I should use some program to mirror/copy my current hard drive with my OS on it then make the new HHD my primary? What do you suggest?

Clintlgm
05-15-2014, 07:44 PM
First off download Asus Backtracker (http://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1002165/)and create a return to factory condition media.
Then go download a free version of Macrium Reflect and use that to clone your hard drive to your new SSD
Put the SSD in the slot that your hard drive with the OS, if you have a 2nd drive for now just put it aside until you have Cloned your OS Hard drive to your new SSD then take out your hard drive and insure your new SSD is booting. if so you can put your hard drive back in and on the next boot hit your Esc key that will bring up a boot menu select your SSD and then once in window use disk management to change your old hard to a logical drive non Active. once you have nothing else to get off the old hard drive fomat it.

http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?28758-GUIDE-G55-G75-Upgrade-Notes&country=&status=

OCarverO
05-16-2014, 04:08 PM
Thanks. Just bought a Kingston 3x 250gb. Soon as its delivered will switch it over. I had used the benchmark website and with the top 10 most common ssd my old drive only rated like 646 or something. The Kingston falls around 3100 in performance. The evo score hirer then the pro at number one with a score near 3900. The Kingston should def give me better performance.

On another note, since my thread is open I have a question regarding memory. My system says I'm running 12gb of ram. Last night I wanted to look at my hard drive and noticed for my memory I had only two slots. Thought my specifications said I use a quad setup. Not only that, but I only have one 4gb stick in the dual slots! Am I missing something? How do I have 12gb in a dual slot configuration? CaniI not access all my slots or is 8gb internal ram?

OCarverO
05-16-2014, 05:33 PM
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Clintlgm
05-16-2014, 07:01 PM
Yes correct, you have 2 4GB under your keyboard that you can not access. Not sure but most likely only 8GB running dual Channel and the other isolated 4 GB not running dual channel. You can run Hwinfo64 (http://www.hwinfo.com/download.php) and see exactly what you have and what speed there running at also temps and fan speeds.
Let us know how the Kingston SSD works out not many on here have tried them out.
You might want to check out these two threads on upgrading
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?14583-Upgrading-the-G75VW&country=&status=
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?28758-GUIDE-G55-G75-Upgrade-Notes&country=&status=
Good luck and let us know how it all comes out. You'll really be impressed with SSD's