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want to use both hdd and ssd

SIAM123SIAM123 Member Posts: 9 New User
edited May 23 in Nitro and Aspire Gaming
hello there,can i use both ssd and hdd in my acer a515 51g 59ux laptop.if i can what kind of ssd i should buy and how much capacity.and can i upgrade my ram 8gb to 12 gb?

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  • brummyfan2brummyfan2 ACE Posts: 15,342 Trailblazer
    Hi,
    You can use a M.2 NVMe SSD up to a recommended 512GB capacity, as for the memory, yes, you can upgrade to 12GB, please read these threads.
    https://community.acer.com/en/discussion/532374/acer-aspire-5-a515-51g-5631-ram-upgrade
    https://community.acer.com/en/discussion/573453/best-ssd-for-acer-aspire-a515-51g-59ux
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  • SIAM123SIAM123 Member Posts: 9 New User
    CAN I USE BOTH HDD AND SSD
  • brummyfan2brummyfan2 ACE Posts: 15,342 Trailblazer
    edited May 23
    Yes, you can use M.2 SSD as a boot drive and HDD for storage, please read my post in this thread about cloning:https://community.acer.com/en/discussion/601362/how-can-i-change-my-disk-c-to-disk-d#latest

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  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho ACE Posts: 47,837 Trailblazer
    Just complementing here in the topic, this model accepts sata 3, nvme gen3x2 and optane memory. You can install windows like this:
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  • SIAM123SIAM123 Member Posts: 9 New User
    if i add a ssd is there all my c drive and other drive file and all installed software will gone?
  • brummyfan2brummyfan2 ACE Posts: 15,342 Trailblazer
    Hi,
    No, when you clone all will be transferred, could you please post the disk management snip of the current HDD drive, just to see how much disk space you are currently using.
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  • SIAM123SIAM123 Member Posts: 9 New User
  • SIAM123SIAM123 Member Posts: 9 New User
    this is a snap
  • batmalinbatmalin Member Posts: 1,230 Valued Contributor
    edited May 23
    Nope, he asked for a disk management screenshot.
    Please click "Yes" if I have answered your question.
    Userbench: https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/26691174

  • brummyfan2brummyfan2 ACE Posts: 15,342 Trailblazer
    Yes, I think you may have to clone only the OS and necessary partitions to boot with the M.2 SSD or you have to backup all your important documents to an external HDD and leave only the OS files in the HDD and clone.
    Disk Management looks like this:

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  • SIAM123SIAM123 Member Posts: 9 New User
    here is disk management snap
  • brummyfan2brummyfan2 ACE Posts: 15,342 Trailblazer
    Hi,
    You have a 2TB HDD and you can not clone it to a M.2 NVMe SSD, you have to clone marked partitions to NVMe SSD(4Partitions), remove the HDD and boot only with the SSD, once you are happy with your cloning, you have to delete those 4 partitions from the HDD and use it as a storage drive, you may have to get a larger external HDD for your storage.

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  • SIAM123SIAM123 Member Posts: 9 New User
    i want to add 256ssd and want to use it as c drive
  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho ACE Posts: 47,837 Trailblazer
    But have you cloned windows?
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  • SIAM123SIAM123 Member Posts: 9 New User
    no .how will i do it

  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho ACE Posts: 47,837 Trailblazer
    I figured you had already cloned windows. Did you check my suggestion?
    Just complementing here in the topic, this model accepts sata 3, nvme gen3x2 and optane memory. You can install windows like this:

    Oi! Eu não sou sou a cortana! Mas estou aqui para ajudar! Hi! I'm not the cortana! But I'm here to help!
    Se você gostou da minha resposta, marque como solução clicando em sim! If you liked my answer, mark it as a solution by clicking on yes!
    Aceite somente a resposta que ajudou a solucionar o seu problema! Please accept only the response that helped to solve your problem!
    Detection tool click here to find the serial number or partnumber of your model!                                                          

               
      egydiocoelho Trailblazer
     
    ProductKey clique aqui para descobrir o serial do windows! click here to discover the windows serial!
    Para usuários da comunidade inglesa, espanhola, francesa e alemã, usarei o google tradutor! :)
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  • SIAM123SIAM123 Member Posts: 9 New User
    i will add ssd.didnt do it
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