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burakyazan
01-25-2017, 09:33 PM
Hi, I'm Burock. It's great to be a part of this community :)

I've purchased my laptop about last month. (Asus ROG G752VS-RB71, from Canada). My laptop doesn't have an SSD installed, only 1 TB HDD so I'd like to buy and install an M.2 SSD, but I have read a lot of stuff people complaining about not being able to have their laptops detect the SSD. Frankly, I don't know about UEFI and staff. I just know how to go to BIOS. Btw, I have the latest bios driver.

Could you recommend me an M.2 SSD that I could just plug in and it would work with my laptop? Some people had issues on Samsung 960 Pro on ROG GL series laptops(Well I can't afford Samsung Pro already). Would a Samsung 850 EVO M.2 250GB work directly? I know it's not PCI Express, but even 850 evo is fast enough for me. I think I can afford 960 EVO too. Or there is this ADATA Xpg SX8000 M.2 which is PCI Express, which is really fast for the price thanks to the current discount. Here is the link;

http://www.ncix.com/detail/adata-xpg-sx8000-m-2-2280-5d-136584.htm

I can't afford something over $170-180 CAD. Is there any SSD that wouldn't give me trouble, I just want to plug it in and have it ready. I can install drivers etc. but I just want something that would work for sure without much trouble. Then I will just copy my hdd to ssd with Paragon Migrate software.

Thank you in advance!

Clintlgm
01-27-2017, 02:45 PM
I can't help you financial situation but the pro 960 is your best bet with 960 EVO 2nd. you can put in a 850 Pro or 850 EVO however they are 2.5" format drives and you only have 1 slot for 2.5" hard drives. There is a whole Sticky thread devoted to clean installs UEFI (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?76993-Guide-How-to-install-windows-8-8-1-10-The-proper-way-(UEFI-based-installation)), you should read that, Justinthyme has a thread you'll have to search his threads on how to install M.2 PCIe NVMe either AHCI or RAID. For RADI Set up you'll need to install the IRST RAID Driver during install. It not clear to me whether you can clone your current hard driver directly to the New M.2 SSD, you can Clone but I'm not sure it will boot someone else here may chime in on that procedure.

karl6774
01-27-2017, 03:41 PM
Hi, I'm Burock. It's great to be a part of this community :)

I've purchased my laptop about last month. (Asus ROG G752VS-RB71, from Canada). My laptop doesn't have an SSD installed, only 1 TB HDD so I'd like to buy and install an M.2 SSD, but I have read a lot of stuff people complaining about not being able to have their laptops detect the SSD. Frankly, I don't know about UEFI and staff. I just know how to go to BIOS. Btw, I have the latest bios driver.

Could you recommend me an M.2 SSD that I could just plug in and it would work with my laptop? Some people had issues on Samsung 960 Pro on ROG GL series laptops(Well I can't afford Samsung Pro already). Would a Samsung 850 EVO M.2 250GB work directly? I know it's not PCI Express, but even 850 evo is fast enough for me. I think I can afford 960 EVO too. Or there is this ADATA Xpg SX8000 M.2 which is PCI Express, which is really fast for the price thanks to the current discount. Here is the link;

http://www.ncix.com/detail/adata-xpg-sx8000-m-2-2280-5d-136584.htm

I can't afford something over $170-180 CAD. Is there any SSD that wouldn't give me trouble, I just want to plug it in and have it ready. I can install drivers etc. but I just want something that would work for sure without much trouble. Then I will just copy my hdd to ssd with Paragon Migrate software.

Thank you in advance!


I from 2 weeks mounted a nvme samsung 960 pro 512 gb and was immediately recognized by Windows without doing anything obviously installed S.O. zero fast enough but I expected better

burakyazan
01-27-2017, 11:16 PM
Thanks guys! I think I can't efford 960 pro but, 960 evo M.2 is what I can buy. I don't have an ssd right now. I really hope that I can just plug it in and it will work. Will I still need to set AHCI mode for it? It seems that Karl didn't do anything and it just worked.

Migration will be my second problem then. I think I will just have to go and buy one and see how things will work..

fxman4u
01-31-2017, 07:25 PM
I bought a Toshiba OCZ RD400 with 256GB for my G752VS and didn't have any problems so far. Very fast and stable.
Availability of the Samsung SSDs is still bad here in Germany.