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Beau L.

Q. visitor asked, My plan is to replace the internal HD with the SSD. I plan on replacing it myself, as I couldn't find the machine configured with a SSD. Are you able to recommend which Samsung 2.5 SSD 850 EVO 256GB drive to purchase, or is their only 1 version for all laptops that use a SATA 2.5 HD?

Alexander H.
Hello there, Can I help you pick out a laptop?
I recently purchased Item#: N82E16834232848 as a gift. I would like to purchase the right Samsung SSD 850 EVO 256GB and upgrade the machine to 16GB ram. I also read somewhere that the ASUS 551 has some type of SSD slot available in the laptop.
Alexander H.
Sure, Id love to take a look into this
If there is no available slot in the laptop for a system SSD, I would then need to purchase a exterlan case to put the original HD in.
Alexander H.
Yeah doesnt look like there is a slot for an ssd. You could always purchase an external SSD and hook it up to it via USB
My plan is to replace the internal HD with the SSD
Alexander H.
I see and i dont blame you. SSD is much faster then regular hard drives
In this case Im not seeing an option to replace the HD inside of the laptop
I plan on replacing it myself, as I couldn't find the machine configured with a SSD
Alexander H.
I see. Im just doing some research now wheather or not you can upgrade it from inside
Yes so you can replace it
Are you able to recommend which Samsung 2.5 SSD 850 EVO 256GB drive to purchase, or is their only 1 version for all laptops that use a SATA 2.5 HD?
Alexander H.
You should be able to fit the 2.5 in the HDD bay
Is there only 1 version of the Samsung SSD that I inquired about?
Alexander H.
there are numerous versions
Are there numerous versions of the 256GB Samsung 850 EVO in the 2.5" SATA formfactor?
Alexander H.
yes take a look at this
Would I be better of talking to one of the Newegg sale reps?
Alexander H.
Its up to you, But If I were to make a reccomendation Id go with this one...
9SIA2W01V61639
its like 136 dollars, very good for the money
Great! Now, what ram comes configured in the ASUS ROG GL551JW-WH71(WX)? does it come with 2 4GB chips, or 1 8GB chip, as I want to upgrade the machine to 16GB
Alexander H.
Has 1 stick of 1 8GB and 1 Open slot : )
so if you were to upgrade, you just need to purchase One stick of 1 8GB
What would I then need to purchase to get to 16GB
Alexander H.
looking right now for you
so it looks like this laptop takes DDR3L ram
I think is is a 204 pin model. can you find out what brand is installed in the machine, or doesn't it matter?
Alexander H.
It doesnt really matter honestly.
Is there a specific reason you recommended the G.SKILL brand over any others?
Iseither Samsung Item #: N82E16820147372 or Item #: N82E16820147410 OK to install as a SSD
Are you still there?
Alexander, are you still with me?
Alexander H.
Yes so sorry about that
My computer got unplugged accidentally
That's ok, I accidentally closed the page too!
Alexander H.
its no problem!
Is the ram you recommended buffered or non-buffered, and does it matter with the ASUS ROG GL551JW-WH71?
And... is there a reason you recommemded G.SKILL?
Alexander H.
looks like its non-buffered
"buffered/registered ram has a control chip built into the ram chip help the memory controller deal with large quantities of ram. you want to avoid buffered ram for a gaming computer (the extra controller chip adds latency). as stated it is for servers and workstations"
Great to know.
Alexander H.
yeah no problem, and I pretty much reccomended it because its at a great price and had ddr3l memory type.
I was looking to install the Samsung EVO series SSD not the PRO series which is more expensive. Will either Item #: N82E16820147372 or Item #: N82E16820147410 work in this machine?
Alexander H.
Looks like the first one should work, the 2nd one im not too sure on
Great!
Finally, what enclosure can you reccomend for the uninstalled !GB 2.5" SATA HD that can be used for external storage as the computer has multiple USB ports?
Alexander H.
for the regular hard drive that originally came with the laptop?
Yes
Alexander H.
you need more than 1 Usb?
No, I don't think so.
Alexander H.
that looks like it could do the trick
Wouldn't a USB 3.0 enclosure be better?
Alexander H.
It has the option to use USB 3.0
the little upgrade boxes next to the picture
Would Item#: 9SIA72538R5661 be OK? It comes with the USB cable for a budk more.
Alexander H.
yeah that looks like it would work too
Great, now I know what additional items to get my son to make the ASUS ROG GL551JW-WH71(WX) a kick but gaming machine!
Alexander H.
Yeah for sure! Im glad I could help!
Thanks for all your help, have a great holiday season. Signing off now, good by.
Alexander H.
Have a great Holiday season also! take care ! : )
Alexander H.
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