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    Gl552VW questions about compatible M.2 SSDs

    I want to buy this laptop this week, but I was wondering which M.2 SSD’s are compatible with it?
    I heard on a Dutch forum that NVMe SSD’s isn’t supported by this laptop, but AHCI is.
    And does It have PCI-e 3.0 x4?

    This model:
    http://www.mediamarkt.nl/webapp/wcs/...259&langId=-11

    I was also wondering which M.2 connector fits in?

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    Are there people who have many problems with this laptop? (Is it stable?)
    I would buy this model or another? (perhaps there is a better model, wich I have not seen yet)
    ACER PREDATOR G9-791 |Intel Core i7-6700HQ |16 GB RAM |GTX970M 3GB |FULL HD | 750GB SSD | Samsung 850 PRO & 2X M.2 SSD RAID 0
    G75VW |Intel Core I7-3610QM |24GB RAM |GTX670M 3 GB |FULL HD | 526GB SSD | Samsung 840 EVO & 850 PRO
    GL552VW |Intel Core i7-6700HQ |12 GB RAM |GTX960M 3GB |FULL HD | 256GB SSD | Samsung

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    I had a problem with G552VW. It appears to be that NVME m.2 is not supported, tough the retailer told me that it should work. The laptop is returned and I chose the G552VW with pre-installed SSD. In my case the motherboard supported only M.2 SATA.

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    I did a online chat with Asus service.
    They told me that M.2 PCI-e 3.0 X4 is compatible and AHCI and NVMe are both compatible (Say's the documentation of the laptop)
    Also you need to buy a SSD which is NGFF 2280 (the left one on my picture)

    But I'm still wondering what is really compatible and working.
    And what type of connector is needed? I suspect the right one?

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    Perhaps you can check which SSD is in your laptop?
    ACER PREDATOR G9-791 |Intel Core i7-6700HQ |16 GB RAM |GTX970M 3GB |FULL HD | 750GB SSD | Samsung 850 PRO & 2X M.2 SSD RAID 0
    G75VW |Intel Core I7-3610QM |24GB RAM |GTX670M 3 GB |FULL HD | 526GB SSD | Samsung 840 EVO & 850 PRO
    GL552VW |Intel Core i7-6700HQ |12 GB RAM |GTX960M 3GB |FULL HD | 256GB SSD | Samsung

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    the m.2 sata 2280 is the only supported from your pc, I have install this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htmMS_O3uOs
    samsung 850 evo sata m.2

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    This topic has been really discussed in this forum. Check my posts out.

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    First of all, they also told me that NVME is compatible but that is not true.
    Read other discussions in forum.

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    Purchased GL752VW removed HDD installed a regular 2.5" SSD in its place and installed m.2 SSD in the open slot and everything works fine. zero drama.

    Samsung 850 EVO M.2 SSD (MZ-N5E250BW)
    Link: http://amzn.com/B00TGIVZTW
    Asus GL752V- win 10, 16gb ram, 960m, i7 6700, SSD
    Acer Predator Helios 500, i7 8750H, GTX1070
    Desktop- win 10, i7 6700k, 16gb ram, evga 1080ti, nvme

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    zero drama because it's SATA. Try to put NVME inside...

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    Thanks for posting the link to the SSD. Was the install a quick plug and play for the SSD in the open slot? I'm also currently trying to find an 8gb RAM stick that is compatible with the already installed 8gb stick as the only GL752vw available to me at the shop was the 8gb model.

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    Which RAM sticks did you purchase for your GL75VW to upgrade? Could you also post links to the SSD you installed in the extra slot? Was the drive just plug in play or do you need extra steps to get the computer to read the drive?

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