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what disk I need to buy? Helios 300 (G3-571)

DiuverDiuver Posts: 3Member New User
edited January 10 in Predator Laptops
Hi, I´m going to install an extra disk to my Helios 300 (G3-571) I have the provided caddy but I´m not sure what kind of disk to buy. I would like 2TB or 3TB.

Thanks in advance…..

Best Answer

  • xapimxapim Posts: 686 Seasoned Specialist
    edited January 10 Accepted Answer
    The max hdd 2.5" you can upgrade to it would be 2tb (9.5mm) only because the 3tb (15mm) and 5tb (15mm) drives will fit but you will not be able to close the compartment door as they are thicker it only supports 9.5mm drives, regarding the m.2 you can go up to 2tb sata and as far as i know it should also be the same on nvme i havne't tested it though so cannot confirm i use my 5tb 2.5" hdd as enternal drive attached to the back (front) cover of the Predator screen


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FAQ & Answers

  • I think it should work, even if the manual provides information on up to 1tb!
    However, it is necessary if the sata cable is present on your notebook:

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  • Jack22Jack22 Posts: 850Ally
    @Diuver
    Your laptop came with 1TB HDD and an empty slot for M.2 SSD.
    SSD you can upgrade upto 512GB

    Click on 'Yes' if the comment answers your question!
  • This depends on the @Jack22! Some come with ssd and without hd cable sata! He needs to tell you the exact model. Example an515-51-75kz!
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  • xapimxapim Posts: 686Member Seasoned Specialist
    edited January 10 Accepted Answer
    The max hdd 2.5" you can upgrade to it would be 2tb (9.5mm) only because the 3tb (15mm) and 5tb (15mm) drives will fit but you will not be able to close the compartment door as they are thicker it only supports 9.5mm drives, regarding the m.2 you can go up to 2tb sata and as far as i know it should also be the same on nvme i havne't tested it though so cannot confirm i use my 5tb 2.5" hdd as enternal drive attached to the back (front) cover of the Predator screen


    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/11532543

    UserBenchmarks: Game 43%, Desk 61%, Work 40%
    CPU: Intel Core i5-7300HQ - 63.5%
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti (Mobile) - 41.9%
    SSD: WDC WDS200T2B0B-00YS70 2TB - 71.4%
    HDD: WD WD10SPZX-00HKTT0 1TB - 93.7%
    RAM: Kingston HyperX DDR4 2666 C15 2x16GB - 76.8%
    MBD: Acer Predator G3-572

    I'm not an Acer employee. (just here to help in the best way i can)
    If my answer fixed you issue please accept it for any other users who search for it would find it quickly thanks :)
    If you want to learn more about undervolting/optimizing windows join/follow the H300 fb group and youtube channel:

    Owner/Admin (HOTEL HERO/Red-Sand/Opoka Opoka)
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1969145569968592/
    https//www.youtube.com/channel/UCNJwGUHxSJ8FKqAhnOqQuAw
    Acer support:
    https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/service-contact
    http://www.acer.com/worldwide/support/  


  • DiuverDiuver Posts: 3Member New User
    Hi, thank guys. As egydiocoelho said, mine came only whith a 256 GB SSD. And  with the package containing the Caddy.
    I´m asking because as I said before I want a 2TB or 3TB in it and mainly because I´m not the one who is going to buy it, it is someone else and have no experience nor knowledge about this (less than me :) )
    So I need the exact features or info to give the people in the store to buy it and not miss.
    For example I know it must be 2.5, is there any other info to provide?
    I was Reading somewhere I don´t remember where, about other important feature to take into account…
    is that correct?

    Thanks!

  • DiuverDiuver Posts: 3Member New User
    xapim said:
    The max hdd 2.5" you can upgrade to it would be 2tb (9.5mm) only because the 3tb (15mm) and 5tb (15mm) drives will fit but you will not be able to close the compartment door as they are thicker it only supports 9.5mm drives, regarding the m.2 you can go up to 2tb sata and as far as i know it should also be the same on nvme i havne't tested it though so cannot confirm i use my 5tb 2.5" hdd as enternal drive attached to the back (front) cover of the Predator screen


       !!!!WOW I´m sorry, I just saw this reply and this is what I was looking for, thanks a lot! Thanks xapim!
  • xapimxapim Posts: 686Member Seasoned Specialist
    Diuver said:
    xapim said:
    The max hdd 2.5" you can upgrade to it would be 2tb (9.5mm) only because the 3tb (15mm) and 5tb (15mm) drives will fit but you will not be able to close the compartment door as they are thicker it only supports 9.5mm drives, regarding the m.2 you can go up to 2tb sata and as far as i know it should also be the same on nvme i havne't tested it though so cannot confirm i use my 5tb 2.5" hdd as enternal drive attached to the back (front) cover of the Predator screen


       !!!!WOW I´m sorry, I just saw this reply and this is what I was looking for, thanks a lot! Thanks xapim!
    You are very welcome glad i could help :)


    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/11532543

    UserBenchmarks: Game 43%, Desk 61%, Work 40%
    CPU: Intel Core i5-7300HQ - 63.5%
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti (Mobile) - 41.9%
    SSD: WDC WDS200T2B0B-00YS70 2TB - 71.4%
    HDD: WD WD10SPZX-00HKTT0 1TB - 93.7%
    RAM: Kingston HyperX DDR4 2666 C15 2x16GB - 76.8%
    MBD: Acer Predator G3-572

    I'm not an Acer employee. (just here to help in the best way i can)
    If my answer fixed you issue please accept it for any other users who search for it would find it quickly thanks :)
    If you want to learn more about undervolting/optimizing windows join/follow the H300 fb group and youtube channel:

    Owner/Admin (HOTEL HERO/Red-Sand/Opoka Opoka)
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1969145569968592/
    https//www.youtube.com/channel/UCNJwGUHxSJ8FKqAhnOqQuAw
    Acer support:
    https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/service-contact
    http://www.acer.com/worldwide/support/  


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