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    Hi, i bought the gl552j from an european shop. My question is if the m.2 samsung ssd 850 evo(model: MZ-N5E250) it's compatible with the laptop. Unfortunately i bought the ssd, before studying about the laptop ...

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    I think if you read this thread you will have your answer? The Title seems to say it all!!
    Last edited by Clintlgm; 01-02-2016 at 03:05 PM.
    G752VY-DH72 Win 10 Pro
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    1 TB Samsung 850 pro 2.5 format
    980m GTX 4 GB
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    Ok, thanks a lot, but how i know the my 850 evo is not an ACHI or NVMe version? I am a newbe in this stuff...

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    You could start with the documentation that came with the drive. You could look up the drive on the website of the manufacture? Goggle is your friend?
    EVO is SATA, 950 Pro is NVMe there are others I can't think of them now Oh the 951 that come standard for these Gaming notebooks is NVMe but inferior to the 950 Pro.
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    Thanks a lot, i found this later on google... sorry for disturbing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan1703 View Post
    Thanks a lot, i found this later on google... sorry for disturbing...
    Hey Dan, check the image below for the SATA III SSD drives that are compatible with your model. If you are looking at the Samsung EVO 850, you will want model: MZ-N5E250BW (250GB) or model: MZ-N5E500BW (500GB). It looks like you got the right one.

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    Ignore the SKUs, the source of this image is XOTIC PC. Asus directed me to their website when I called customer support regarding SSD upgrades.

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    Also, look at the package -- it tells your right on it that it's a SATA III m2. If it says SATA III and it's an m2 drive, that's the one that works with the GL552 (for now anyways, maybe a bios update will fix the ACIH support).

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    Since this is the #1 hit on Google for m2 and the GL552, I thought I would add my experience in case anybody else encounters it.

    My ROG GL552 was working perfectly, but I decided to upgrade to an SSD after a few weeks. I followed the suggestions in this thread but had different results.

    1. Installed Samsung SSD 850 EVO.
    2. Used Macrum Reflect FREE to clone HDD to SDD. Cloning seemed to work perfectly.
    3. Changed boot load to SSD.
    4. After logging into Windows 10, screen flickered like crazy and was unusable.
    5. Changed boot load back to HDD.
    6. After logging into Windows 10, screen still flickered like crazy. What? It wasn't like that before. I still don't understand this.
    7. System restore on the HDD, flickering is gone.
    8. One user said EASEUS worked. Installed EASEUS (free version).
    9. Attempted clone. Error. Could not clone.
    10. Attempted clone with EASEUS again. Checked "optimize for SSD" (don't know what it does). Seemed to work.
    11. Changed boot load to SSD.
    12. After logging into Windows 10, it worked! No more flickering.

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    for samsung ssd owners, tbh, the steps are actually very simple when the laptop is still fresh (without anything installed yet). i am using samsung 850 evo sata m.2 ssd. the tools you need are:

    1. windows 10 bootable usb stick; and
    2. samsung data migration tool.

    the steps are:
    1. install new samsung 850 evo;
    2. boot into stock w10 (hdd) and install samsung migration tool;
    3. if your ssd capacity is smaller than c: partition, open disk management and shrink c: to fit into the ssd;
    4. run the migration tool to clone the c: partition to ssd (it's a click-click-click-then-wait process);
    5. after successful cloning (i have done a number of machines with the same process. flawless), plug in your w10 bootable usb stick, restart the machine;
    6. upon boot, press and hold the esc key to bring up boot device menu, choose uefi:usb.stick.name to boot into windows 10 installation;
    7. in windows 10 installation screen, press shift+f10 key to bring up administrative command prompt;
    8. type diskpart
    9. in diskpart prompt, type list disk to show all disks; observe the disk number of the stock hdd (it should be 931gb in capacity; usually it's disk 0)
    10. type sel disk 0
    11. type clean
    12. type exit to get out of diskpart prompt, and then close the command prompt and w10 installation process and reboot;
    13. the machine should boot into w10 in ssd directly.

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    why in this page asus say
    You are able to fill up the two slots for memory (up to 16GB), an M.2 slot for PCIe SSDs (best for installing the OS onto), and a 2.5" hard drive bay for even more (HDD) or faster (SSD) storage.
    https://rog.asus.com/20242016/g-seri...ide-rog-gl552/

    and why they mean by mentioning pcie x4 in this page?

    http://www.asus.com/ROG-Republic-Of-...pecifications/

    - 1TB HDD 5400 RPM
    - 1TB HDD 7200 RPM
    - 2TB HDD 5400 RPM
    - 128GB SSD (M.2 2280)
    - 256GB SSD (M.2 2280)
    PCIE x 4 256G

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