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Sagiro
03-09-2016, 06:16 PM
Hello, a few days from now, im going to travel and buy this computer, the Asus Rog G752VY-DH72. (Link here (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01578ZM6Q?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_image_5&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER))

The thing is, I saw many people talking about, some m.2 SSD arent compatible with these laptops... So im asking for the best options to buy.

Im looking for disk, from 480GB to 980GB, im just going to ADD it, not going to replace, just using the empty space.
So, thank you all in advance!

nab
03-09-2016, 06:30 PM
To be honest, Samsung, if money is not an issue, etc... model Samsung 950 pro M.2.
Samsung SSD are really good in terms of efficiency, reliability and performance.
After it is only my point, I had the possibility many different SSD, Samsung is really putting lot of effort on engineering in general.

JustinThyme
03-09-2016, 09:26 PM
Its not so much that M2 SSDs arent compatible. its that the market has changed on the same form several times now. An M2 could be SATA, PCIe AHCI or PCIe NVMe. The G752 series uses the NVMe protocol which at the moment the only one making them to my knowledge is Samsung.

M2 choices right now are either the Samsung SM951 NVMe OEM in 128, 256 (stock stick in the DH72) and 512GB sizes. Just be careful you get the right one as for whatever reason someone in their infinite wisdom marketed two versions of the SM951 and only one is NVMe. If the model number starts with MZVP you are good. if its MZHP it wont work, thats the AHCI version.

Other choice is the Samsung 950 pro in 256 and 512 sizes. 512GB is as big as it gets for now but Samsung has promised a 1 TB version later this year.

You can also add a 256 gb SM951 amd make a 500GB raid 0 array or if you change your mind what I always recommend is to put away the original for safe keeping if you need to recover or send in your machine for service and put in two 512GB 950 pros for a 1TB raid 0 array.

Sagiro
03-09-2016, 10:18 PM
Thank you both for answer, but... no cheapier SSD? :p
And, another question, if i wanna change the 1 tera disk, for one big one SSD (not m.2), what do you recommend?

JustinThyme
03-10-2016, 12:33 PM
NVMe is new technology so prices wont be coming down any time soon.

As for 2.5" I can only vouch for the Samsung 850 Pro and 850 EVO. I have a 1TB 850 EVO in my 2.5" drive bay. Its about 5 times faster than the mechanical drive.