View Full Version : Looking for advice on upgrading G751JT-DH72 hard drive

07-20-2016, 12:02 PM
Hello everyone and thanks for taking the time to assist me. As stated above I have an ASUS G751JT-DH72.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 3 GB
Intel Core i7 4710HQ (2.50 GHz)
16 GB Memory
1 TB HDD (factory partitioned as two drives "D:" and "E:") - I forgot to take a picture of it while it was out but its an HGST brand
256GB SSD ("C:" drive) - https://www.amazon.com/Micron-RealSSD-256GB-MTFDDAK256MAM-1K1-652182-001/dp/B00HDRMZT2?tag=viglink20237-20

Now I cracked it open to verify what I was exactly working with. The SSD is a SATA 6GB/s single drive and then one single 1TB driver. Why did they break up the HDD to make it look like two single drives? I don't understand the benefit behind that so if anyone could explain that I would greatly appreciate it!

Now as far as the upgrade portion I want to get a bigger SSD, the HDD I believe will be alright for now and can easily upgrade it down the road if need to a 2TB HDD. Looking to get a 500+GB SSD and it looks like they have a deal going on for a Samsung one currently. Now, I believe it would be best to partition the SSD into two drives, one part for the OS and other software (mozilla, VLC, photoshop, GoPro, etc..) and the other half for my games. I may even try to push for a 1TB SSD. If anyone has a better idea or route I would greatly appreciate it.

07-20-2016, 05:49 PM
Amazon has what looks like to be the best price right now so I got a couple different otptions (if they are the correct ones or not). From what I can tell there are only 2 slots to mount storage devices in, I thought there would be 3-4 spaces?

Samsung 850 EVO - 500GB - 2.5-Inch SATA III - $154.85
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OBRE5UE/ref=s9_simh_hd_bw_b1PRYq3_p147_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPD KIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-3&pf_rd_r=MYMB1XE8D8GSHDRAVK9E&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=77860cfa-f6ca-5d7b-8ced-124ef6a16679&pf_rd_i=1292110011

Samsung 850 EVO - 1TB - $314.44
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OBRE5UE/ref=s9_simh_hd_bw_b1PRYq3_p147_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPD KIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-3&pf_rd_r=MYMB1XE8D8GSHDRAVK9E&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=77860cfa-f6ca-5d7b-8ced-124ef6a16679&pf_rd_i=1292110011

08-24-2016, 02:02 PM
Wow, its really hard to get assistance on this forum.

Is there a way I can use a M.2 SSD and a SATA III SSD at the same time? Apparently there is some special bracket that is needed that I'm working a lead on.

08-24-2016, 03:03 PM