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G3 571 51NK HDD/SSD slot bay

ZielNazarethZielNazareth Posts: 67Member Devotee
edited March 2018 in Predator Laptops
I just opened my HDD slot bay out of curiousity and I'm surprise why is it not empty? It has a HDD installed in it I thought there is another inside that is not located in the slot bay? How can I add another drive if my slot bay is occupied? Im quite dissapointed
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  • brummyfan2brummyfan2 Posts: 12,133ACE Trailblazer
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    Hi,
    You have a M.2 slot for another drive, you can install a M.2 SATA or a NVMe SSD, transfer your OS to it and use the HDD for additional storage.
    Please don't click "Like" but click "Yes" for "Did this answer the question", if I resolve the problem.
  • xman1xman1 Posts: 38Member Die Hard
    edited March 2018
    I believe it it the G3-571-77QK that has the 256GB M.2 SATA drive.  Your model uses a SATA drive instead. 
  • ZielNazarethZielNazareth Posts: 67Member Devotee
    Hi,
    You have a M.2 slot for another drive, you can install a M.2 SATA or a NVMe SSD, transfer your OS to it and use the HDD for additional storage.
    Hi, how can I make my notebook use the m.2 slot as the booting default and if that is possible how can I transfer my o.s there? And isnt the m.2 nvme is much expensive than the hdd/ssd 2.5? 
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  • ZielNazarethZielNazareth Posts: 67Member Devotee
    Is that confirmed that either SATA or NVME will do?
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  • brummyfan2brummyfan2 Posts: 12,133ACE Trailblazer
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    Is that confirmed that either SATA or NVME will do?

    Hi,
    Yes, it supports NVMe SSD but in real life experience you won't see the difference between SATA M.2 drive and a NVMe drive, you can use a utility like Minitool Partition wizard to migrate your OS to M.2 SSD.
    https://community.acer.com/en/discussion/539101/predator-helios-g3-571-ssd-upgrade-questions
    https://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html
    Please don't click "Like" but click "Yes" for "Did this answer the question", if I resolve the problem.
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