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Acer Nitro 5 AN515-52-59FT SSD update

Ciggy33Ciggy33 Member Posts: 2 New User

Hi

I have the above laptop. It came with a standard 2.5 1TB HDD but I would like to add a 1TB SSD. It is my understanding that this is supported but I have the following queries:-

- do I go for SATA or NVME? I have done some research on various forums including Acer's and it's not clear which one would be better for me. I wanted to go for the following SSD https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07J2Q4SWZ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&psc=1 but on perusal of the crucial website I was advised this would not be compatible. However, UserBenchmark shows that I can get an NVME.

- The laptop has 1x Link width so it appears the above would work but I have seen on the forums that people have managed it. Can you please advise that my choice from Crucial would be suitable and if not why not? Would the following be a viable alternative - https://www.amazon.co.uk/WD-Blue-NAND-Internal-SATA/dp/B073SB2MXT/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1550100713&sr=8-3&keywords=ssd+m.2+1tb


I would like to move my OS and some games onto the HDD so speed is crucial for me. I am grateful for any help

FAQ & Answers

  • BalatekieBalatekie ACE Posts: 1,305 Pioneer
    Hi @Ciggy33,

    You can install either a M.2 SATA SSD or a NVMe SSD, both are compatible, as for the warranty, please contact Acer Support center in your region to make sure that the installation doesn't void the warranty.
    http://www.acer.com/worldwide/support/
    https://www.userbenchmark.com/System/Acer-Nitro-AN515-52/83703
     :) If you think I've answered your question, please hit the Accept Answer:)

  • Ciggy33Ciggy33 Member Posts: 2 New User
    Hi 

    Thank you for your quick reply. What about the specific examples I provided? And what about the link width? Will that limit the speed my ssd will work at? 
    Many thanks. 
  • ven98ven98 ACE Posts: 4,074 Pathfinder
    In some cases HWiNFO doesn't show all available PCIe ports. If the PCIe port that HWiNFO shows is not occupied, then it is probably the M.2 port. When the PCIe port is x1, that means the SSD will work with NVMe SSDs, but at around SATA 3 speeds 600MB/s.
    Always post the following characterisitcs of the device:
    -Model number
    -Part number(not required, but helpful)
    -CPU
    -GPU
    -Operating system

    Helios 300 and Nitro 5 users DO NOT update the BIOS to version 1.22 if you don't want the keyboard's backlight to turn off after 30 seconds even when the device is plugged in.


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    Click on 'Yes' if the comment answers your question!

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