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    G752VL with the new SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 512GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4?

    I am seriously considering buying one today but with some of the issues with the 751 and this drive, I'm a little nervous. Does anyone know if the 752 has similar problems? My plan is to use this as a boot and application drive and use the existing mechanical drive for storage.

    Also, will the 752 take full advantage of this drive? If not, I'll gladly save some money and get a cheaper one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hosedup View Post
    I am seriously considering buying one today but with some of the issues with the 751 and this drive, I'm a little nervous. Does anyone know if the 752 has similar problems? My plan is to use this as a boot and application drive and use the existing mechanical drive for storage.

    Also, will the 752 take full advantage of this drive? If not, I'll gladly save some money and get a cheaper one.
    Currently they have boot issues with the g752 aswell as the g751 if i were you i would buy a ahci sm951 even when the 950 did boot it specced slower then the sm951 in benchmarks and the sm951 works flawlessly.
    3d printed parts and accessories for the G751. You know you want something better than OEM ->https://www.shapeways.com/shops/aeolisio

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    Good to know, thank you.

    The boot problems, what exactly happens? I did some searching on these forums but all I find is references to problems but nothing specific, such as, won't boot, boots half the time, only boots windows, etc.....

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    Another question, sorry to be a pain. Since the 950 is a no go and the 951 can be finicky, can you recommend an SSD that works reliably and fast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hosedup View Post
    Another question, sorry to be a pain. Since the 950 is a no go and the 951 can be finicky, can you recommend an SSD that works reliably and fast?
    What are you talking about the 951 being finicky i have installed them on 40+ g751 machines without a problem in heavy daily use. Just make sure to order the AHCI version of the sm951 and its a simple uefi install.
    3d printed parts and accessories for the G751. You know you want something better than OEM ->https://www.shapeways.com/shops/aeolisio

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    Aparrently my research was wrong. AHCI 951 with a UEFI install. Ill do exactly that. Thank you.

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    No problem theres a sticky at the top about pcie ssd questions if you ever need more info.
    3d printed parts and accessories for the G751. You know you want something better than OEM ->https://www.shapeways.com/shops/aeolisio

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    So my awesome wife saw that I was seriously considering the purchase of a 950pro and decided to give me Christmas early. It will arrive tomorrow or monday. Since I'll have it on hand I may try to install it. If it does not work (which I'm afraid it wont) I'll see what I can do to get a 951.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hosedup View Post
    So my awesome wife saw that I was seriously considering the purchase of a 950pro and decided to give me Christmas early. It will arrive tomorrow or monday. Since I'll have it on hand I may try to install it. If it does not work (which I'm afraid it wont) I'll see what I can do to get a 951.
    Hi. I have the same "problem" : my 950 pro M2 512go will arrive in the next few days...
    Any possible update on your test ? Did you receive and test it ? and manage to use it "proprely" for boot and system disk ?
    thanks!

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    I hate to inform new G752 users that there is a problem with the m.2's on the current bios. Everyone here that I have read or talked to have not been able to get it up on the new model. All success stories that I have read are for the G751. I have an SM951 and it currently is mostly useless unless I want to use it as a backup drive. It does not currently work as an OS drive due to the bios being stuck in "RAID" mode (theory) or the drivers are just not up to snuff. If an m.2 ssd is something you need or want, this is not the laptop for you at the moment.

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