06-13-2018 09:42 AM
Hello I just bought this SSD (http://www.crucial.fr/ProductDisplay?displayCompatibleLogo=1&urlRequestType=Base&catalogId=10154&pro...) wich is compatible with my MSI GT70 BUT I dont know wich cable to buy ? I a complete novice in hardware
Here is a picture of the bay (this msi doesnt have msata connector, and I dont know what that mean haha)
06-13-2018 10:37 AM
You shouldn't need a cable for a laptop. It looks to me like it'll just plug into the slot on the left of the bay with the numbers (121031) on it.
06-13-2018 03:14 PM
whats the bottom big empty bay for ? another HDD ?
and why this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8vw5GHpo-o is speaking about adding a super raid0 card for installing ssd ?
Sorry I am confused I ask so many questions haha I feel like I am trying to build a plane
06-14-2018 01:12 AM - edited 06-14-2018 01:14 AM
It looks like he's removed an existing single 2.5" hard drive then added some kind of converter card to fit three msata drives?
But you've bought the 2.5" model so it will just go straight in the 2.5" slot.
It's unclear from the picture what the bottom thing is.
06-14-2018 03:47 AM
06-14-2018 03:53 AM
There generally aren't that many BIOS settings on laptops since they tend to know what hardware is in them and don't need to provide options for compatiblity with legacy hardware.
The only setting that really matters (if you even have the choice) is to make sure the ATA transfer mode is AHCI rather than IDE/ATA. If you don't have the option, I'd imagine it'll be AHCI anyway these days. This setting affects drive performance.
Other than that - it's just the boot orders to play with so you can boot from that USB and then switch back to the drive afterwards.
06-16-2018 05:02 PM
06-17-2018 01:55 AM
Glad you got it sorted. That's around the right read speed for a 5400 RPM hard drive.