Adding SSD to MSI GE-70

Mike Blutstein

Honorable
Dec 2, 2013
1
0
10,510
0
Hi guys! I just purchased the MSI GE-70 gaming computer from Tigerdirect on a Cybermonday sale.

This is the model: http://www.msi.com/product/nb/GE70-2OE.html#overview

I noticed this computer did not come with a SSD as I would have hoped. I am curious, is there any simple way for me to add an SSD to the laptop, or would this be impossible. I would prefer not to void my warranty, but if there is a special type of SSD that would maybe fit into the small port in the computer, that would be cool.

Also, I am curious what wifi card comes in the computer. I would like to be able to utilize my full FIOS download speed (100 Mbps) and my current computer had a garbage wifi card so it could not. Should I have upgraded my wifi card or will that one suffice? Thank you friends!!!
 

kaswyn

Distinguished
Dec 1, 2007
88
0
18,610
19
The GE70 20E has a regular 2.5 inch slot for the 7200 RPM regular hard drive. It should have 1 or 2 mSATA slots for SSDs that are made for mSATA specification. In other words, you cannot purchase a regular 2.5 inch SSD because the regular HHD is already taking up that slot. You will need to purchase an SSD that is designated mSATA. Newegg has a Mushkin 120GB one for sale for $79 right now.

As for trying not to void the warranty, I am getting my laptop in a few days and will try it myself. I might have to try putting shipping tape on one end to hold the warranty sticker in one piece. Although, I have heard that MSI allows you to upgrade as long as you don't mess with other components. Check with MSI on that. I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.

mSATA is used for caching so that your OS loads up faster and apps are faster. However, I'm going to install a fresh copy of Windows on my mSATA drive just because I can, which will make the "cache" SSD into a regular SSD of sort. Some peeps use 3rd party apps to clone the drive, but a fresh install is always best.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
catrose Laptop Tech Support 1
R Laptop Tech Support 1
Z Laptop Tech Support 1
N Laptop Tech Support 2
L Laptop Tech Support 4
aforce66 Laptop Tech Support 2
S Laptop Tech Support 1
D Laptop Tech Support 1
U Laptop Tech Support 3
A Laptop Tech Support 2
S Laptop Tech Support 3
jimmulvaney Laptop Tech Support 3
E Laptop Tech Support 2
P Laptop Tech Support 8
N Laptop Tech Support 5
U Laptop Tech Support 1
R Laptop Tech Support 6
T Laptop Tech Support 9
D Laptop Tech Support 1
T Laptop Tech Support 4

ASK THE COMMUNITY