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Mobile Workstation Upgrade
« on: 21-June-17, 13:44:52 »

Hello fellow forum members,
I am the owner of a MSI WT72 6QL-400US 17.3" Workstation Xeon E3-1505M w/ nVIDIA Quadro M4000M laptop. I am considering upgrading my M.2 SSD drive by adding a Samsung 960 PRO Series - 512GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V6P512BW) to the NVMe slot. I have the following questions;

1. Would I be able to set up a RAID 0 configuration with the existing M.2 SSD and the newly added NVMe SSD drive or would there be a compatability issue due to the different controller types?
2. Some specifications listings lead me to believe that there are multiple NVMe slots on my Laptop, if so I am unable to locate them other that the M.2 and NVMe slots on the SSD Board can someone tell me exactly how many SSD slot is in this laptop?

3. Why is motherboard information so difficult to find for this laptop? Especially information that diplays the components layout?

4. is 32GB the maximum amount of memory possible for this model? (I am just asking, because I was unable to answer when asked). 

5. My current confuguration is listed below. I appreciate any information that can be provided.

System Information
Serial Number:                9S7178212400ZG2000002
Product Name:                 WT72 6QL
OS:                           Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Windows Product Key:          QGPKC
HDI Build:                    ZS7-1782TM4-CW1   3.TC4.A13.13.0.1  
BIOS Version:                 E1782IWS.113
BIOS Release Date:            2016/01/08
EC Version:                   1782EWS1.1031106201514:51:42
CPU:                          Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1505M v5 @ 2.80GHz
Memory:                       32 GB @ 1066 MHz
                               - 8192 MB, DDR4-2133, SK Hynix HMA41GS7AFR8N-TF    
                               - 8192 MB, DDR4-2133, SK Hynix HMA41GS7AFR8N-TF    
                               - 8192 MB, DDR4-2133, SK Hynix HMA41GS7AFR8N-TF    
                               - 8192 MB, DDR4-2133, SK Hynix HMA41GS7AFR8N-TF    
Graphics:                     NVIDIA Quadro M4000M, 4096 MB
VBIOS Version:      ,4194304
Drive:                        SSD, Samsung SSD 850 EVO M.2 500GB, 465.76 GB
Drive:                        HDD, HGST HTS721010A9E630, 931.51 GB
Drive:                        HDD, Realtek PCIE Card Reader, 119.08 GB
Drive:                        HDD, PNY USB 2.0 FD      , 15 GB
Network:                      Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Network:                      Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Network:                      Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
Marked as best answer by mobone51 on 24-June-17, 20:23:56


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Re: Mobile Workstation Upgrade
« Reply #1 on: 22-June-17, 07:06:17 »

From MSI specs page for that rig:

1TB 2.5” HDD 7200rpm + up to Super Raid 4 (2*M.2 NVMe PCI-e Gen3 x4 SSD in Raid 0 option or 4* M.2 SATA SSD in Raid 0/5 options)

4 slots, up to 64GB (ECC Memory support only for WT72 with Xeon processors Series)
Z77A-GD65/BIOS 10.5, i7 2700K
CPU cooler ~ Zalman CNPS9900ALED
Corsair Vengeance Pro 1600 4x4Gb
W 7 Home Premium x64/SP1
Corsair TX650W
300GB WD VelociRaptor 3000HLHX
600GB WD VelociRaptor 6000HLHX
Lite-On CD/DVD combo burner
MSI 560 HAWK, Drv. 368.82
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium
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