M.2 and SATA slots on the AN515-57 - None of the new Nitro 5s seem to come with two drives

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Justfortheforum
Justfortheforum Member Posts: 3 New User
edited June 21 in Nitro Gaming

First of all, sorry for the long intro.

I'm currently in Latam and have a AN515-54. It came with 128GB SSD and 1TB HDD.

I've been looking to upgrade it but none of the new Nitro 5s seem to come with two drives . I've seen only one model with two drives (The Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-742P has a 512GB SSD and a 1TB HDD)) but unfortunately that retailer can't deliver to my current location.

I, however, have seen other options for the AN515-57, the AN515-57-709J-5 and the  AN515-57-709J-2 but both of them only come with a 512GB SSD.

Now, I assume that all three models being AN515-57 must have similar hardware specifications. As in, probably the same motherboard. So do all AN515-57 have the same amount of M.2 and sata slots? If I purchase either the AN515-57-709J-5 or the  AN515-57-709J-2, will I be able to add drives?

Thanks in advance to anyone that can help me get some clarity on this.

[Edited the thread to add issue details]

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  • StevenGen
    StevenGen ACE Posts: 10,657 Trailblazer
    edited June 25 Answer ✓
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    This is the 2021/04/20 released Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57 ALL MODELS M.2 DRIVE AND SATA HDD specifications, which support 2x M.2 SSD drives and comes oem equipped with a 1x PCIe4x4 M.2 SSD drive and the second M.2 drive is empty as is the 2.5" SATA 3 6GB/s slot which this laptop come with the SATA 2.5" drive kit (bracket, SATA cable and two different screw sets consisting of 4 screws for securing the HDD to the bracket and 4 screws to secure the bracket to the laptop base) so you can also add a 2.5" HDD if you wish.

    Explained to you in more detail and more precisely, these are the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57 laptop storage specifications as this laptops M.2 SSD 1 and SSD2 slots vary by what gpu they have fitted oem from Acer, Good luck😁

    1. The below 1st chart of the gpu models of the N18PG1-A which is the GTX1650 / GN20-P0 which is the RTX 3050 / GN20P1 which is the RTX3050Ti have all SSD1 Gen 4 x4 type M.2 SSD drives as their boot drive and SSD2 have M.2 Gen 3 x4 slave drives and a 1x 2.5" SATA 3 6Gb/s
    2. The below 2nd chart of the gpu models GN20-E3 is the RTX 3060 Max-Q / RTX 3070 Max-Q have all their SSD1 boot M.2 slot and SSD2 slave M.2 slot as a Gen 4 x4 type speed slot. That is the difference in the M.2 slots
    3. The 1x SATA HDD is for the 2.5" HDD and its a slot of a SATA 3 6GB/s speed for a 2.5" spinner or an SSD drive if you wish to add more storage to this laptop.

    If this answers your question and solved your query please "Click on Yes" or "Click on Like" if you find my answer useful👍

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  • Puraw
    Puraw ACE, Member Posts: 10,273 Trailblazer
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    The AN515-54 laptop supports 3 drives, two M.2 PCIe slots for SSDs and a 2.5" Sata-3 bay for either an HDD or SSD like the Samsung 870 Evo V-NAND SSD up to 2TB (see picture)

  • Justfortheforum
    Justfortheforum Member Posts: 3 New User
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    Thank you for your reply.

    I apologize if I wasn't clear.. My question was regarding how many drives are supported by the AN515-57.

    I have seen information where it mentions two M.2 slots and information where 2 M.2 slots and a sata 2.5 slot is mentioned, so I'm confused.

  • StevenGen
    StevenGen ACE Posts: 10,657 Trailblazer
    edited June 25 Answer ✓
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    This is the 2021/04/20 released Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57 ALL MODELS M.2 DRIVE AND SATA HDD specifications, which support 2x M.2 SSD drives and comes oem equipped with a 1x PCIe4x4 M.2 SSD drive and the second M.2 drive is empty as is the 2.5" SATA 3 6GB/s slot which this laptop come with the SATA 2.5" drive kit (bracket, SATA cable and two different screw sets consisting of 4 screws for securing the HDD to the bracket and 4 screws to secure the bracket to the laptop base) so you can also add a 2.5" HDD if you wish.

    Explained to you in more detail and more precisely, these are the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57 laptop storage specifications as this laptops M.2 SSD 1 and SSD2 slots vary by what gpu they have fitted oem from Acer, Good luck😁

    1. The below 1st chart of the gpu models of the N18PG1-A which is the GTX1650 / GN20-P0 which is the RTX 3050 / GN20P1 which is the RTX3050Ti have all SSD1 Gen 4 x4 type M.2 SSD drives as their boot drive and SSD2 have M.2 Gen 3 x4 slave drives and a 1x 2.5" SATA 3 6Gb/s
    2. The below 2nd chart of the gpu models GN20-E3 is the RTX 3060 Max-Q / RTX 3070 Max-Q have all their SSD1 boot M.2 slot and SSD2 slave M.2 slot as a Gen 4 x4 type speed slot. That is the difference in the M.2 slots
    3. The 1x SATA HDD is for the 2.5" HDD and its a slot of a SATA 3 6GB/s speed for a 2.5" spinner or an SSD drive if you wish to add more storage to this laptop.

    If this answers your question and solved your query please "Click on Yes" or "Click on Like" if you find my answer useful👍

  • Justfortheforum
    Justfortheforum Member Posts: 3 New User
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    Thank you!

    This is exactly the information I was looking for. I knew That at least some AN515-57 wwere able to have more than one drive, but I wanted to be absolutely sure before buying one.

    Now , I can buy one that fits my needs, knowing that I can just add more storage.

    Thank you again!