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Phar0h
03-28-2015, 04:21 AM
What is the model/brand of the m.2 ssd being used in the g751 ssd models?? From pictures ive seen it looks to be samsung xp941.

hmscott
03-28-2015, 04:37 AM
What is the model/brand of the m.2 ssd being used in the g751 ssd models?? From pictures ive seen it looks to be samsung xp941.

SumOver, unless something has changed, only the G751JY models have M.2 PCIE x4 SSD options / models. And, in some areas, even some G751JY's don't have the M.2 PCIE x4 connector soldered in, unless it comes with a M.2 PCIE x4 SSD as part of the configuration.

Also, it seems that the consumer M.2 PCIE x4 SSD doesn't come with easily bootable firmware - so some people that got early G751JY's without an included M.2 PCIE x4 SSD, but did have a M.2 PCIE x4 connector weren't able to get their G751JY to boot on a M.2 PCIE x4 SSD they added themselves.

Apparently boot-ability is something Asus adds to their own M.2 PCIE x4 SSD's firmware... as do other vendors. I thought it might be added to the BIOS, but then there are only 1 set of BIOS for JT and JY, no JTa or JYa different BIOS's like on the G750 series - for RAID added to BIOS.

This is an interesting article on Bootable M.2 drives on Motherboards - the XP941 isn't bootable on a lot of them... and the m6e is a slow PCIE x2 interface.

Samsung XP941 & Plextor PX-G256 M6e M.2 Qualification - search for bootable
http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Samsung-XP941-Plextor-PX-G256-M6e-M-2-Qualification-575/

More interesting news is that the new series of M.2 PCIE x4 Gen 3 SSD's are all supposed to be bootable, but only time will tell.

Anyway, a JT isn't going to have an M.2 connector, and unless you get a JY with a M.2 PCIE x4 SSD you may be disappointed to find no M.2 connector.

Reported M.2 PCIE x4 SSD's - usually an XP941 - but others have been reported - Kingston, SanDisk, ?

Phar0h
03-28-2015, 04:59 AM
Thank you for your response. I cant believe the JT models wouldn't have the m.2 connector! This forums states that the JT models only lack the support bracket not the actual socket.

http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?53631-ASUS-ROG-G751-Series-G751JT-CH71-Hard-drive-Upgrade-question

hmscott
03-28-2015, 05:34 AM
Thank you for your response. I cant believe the JT models wouldn't have the m.2 connector! This forums states that the JT models only lack the support bracket not the actual socket.

http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?53631-ASUS-ROG-G751-Series-G751JT-CH71-Hard-drive-Upgrade-question

Read it again, he did start asking about the M.2 platform, but ended with the 2.5" SATA caddy - not bracket - even though he calls it a bracket.

No JT model has been reported with the M.2 socket, and at one time it was thought all JY's came with the M.2 connector, but after a few weeks some reported getting their JY's without the M.2 connector.

Sorry...

Phar0h
03-28-2015, 06:18 AM
another thread showing you are wrong. g751jt dh72 comes with a m.2 drive so obviously JT's can have the m.2 socket. Sorry...

https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?54304-Can-anyone-confirm-does-G751JT-CH71-have-the-upgradability-to-a-PCI-E-M-2-SSD

hmscott
03-28-2015, 08:27 AM
another thread showing you are wrong. g751jt dh72 comes with a m.2 drive so obviously JT's can have the m.2 socket. Sorry...
https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?54304-Can-anyone-confirm-does-G751JT-CH71-have-the-upgradability-to-a-PCI-E-M-2-SSD

SumOver, sorry man, I know it is disappointing, but the JT's really don't come with an M.2 PCIE x4 option/model, or the connector. None.

The link you gave was for the G751JT-CH71 model, and it was a very early post before anyone knew which models had the M.2 PCIE x4 option - and none of those people actually had one, they were sharing links.

And, here is a review from someone that actually has a G751JT-CH71, and he says he isn't disappointed he doesn't have a PCIE SSD...

My G751JT-CH71+ 256GB SSD After 40 days Review
https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?55812-My-G751JT-CH71-256GB-SSD-After-40-days-Review&p=463383&viewfull=1#post463383

"Even if i don't have the mPCIe SSD, this thing still boots 4-8 sec with my Samsung EVO. here are what i find good and bad on this laptop.."

The link you posted also posted a link to another model G751JT-DH72

ASUS Republic of Gamers G751JT-DH72 17.3" Gaming Notebook Computer (Black) B&H # ASG751JTDH72 MFR # G751JT-DH72
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1083622-REG/asus_g751jt_dh72_i7_4710hq_2_5g_16gb_1tb_256_windo ws8_1_17_3.html

Hard Drive Installed: 1.256 TB (1x 1 TB 7200 rpm; 1x 256 GB SSD)
Type: SATA

If you find a JT for sale with an M.2 SSD, you know it is a mistake, don't buy it, you will only be disappointed.

If an M.2 PCIE x4 laptop is important to you, then find a JY on sale with the M.2 drive included in the model option, and then you can swap it out for a Gen 3 M.2 PCIE x4 SSD when they come out.

There was 1 report from someone that said he had a JT with an M.2 connector early on in the G751 release, but he never posted an image - and he hasn't posted since.

hmscott
03-29-2015, 11:18 AM
SumOver, it looks like at least Finland is getting the M.2 PCIE x4 connector with their JT's :)

http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?59503-Trying-to-find-G751JT-m-2-2280-mounting-bracket&p=487436&viewfull=1#post487436

There were many reports early on that the M.2 connector wasn't included with the JT, and many were disappointed, as well as some JY owners as well, so I didn't want you to expect to get it, only to find it didn't have it.

Asus hasn't done a good job of calling out the difference between M.2 / 2.5" SSD's on models with/without the M.2 SSD - so a lot of people are disappointed to find they got a 2.5" instead of the M.2 PCIE x4 SSD.

I don't think you can say for certain your JT will have an M.2 PCIE x4 connector until you open it up and find it, I hope you do.

Please let us know if you get a JT/JY with an M.2 connector/SSD. :)

hmscott
03-30-2015, 11:08 AM
SunOver, it looks like Asus is including the M.2 connector with JT's now :)

Sorry for the early answers, they were out of date, the last I saw the JT wasn't getting the M.2 SSD's or the connector, but now someone from Finland, UK, and US have all said they have it, so good news :)

http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?59503-Trying-to-find-G751JT-m-2-2280-mounting-bracket&p=487694&viewfull=1#post487694