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Question Which SSD for my Acer Nitro 5 Ryzen 5 Laptop (Nitro AN515-42)?

coldhart

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I have Acer Nitro 5 Ryzen 5 Laptop (Nitro AN515-42). It only Comes with HDD 1TB.

1.is it possible to add 1TB SSD on Laptop Extra ( Without making warranty void )?
2.What is the maximum capacity of SSD my Laptop Can support?
3.Is it possible to make that SSD Primary (Bootable) to install windows 10 Enterprise or Education?
4.is "Crucial MX500 2.5 1TB SATA III 3D NAND SSD CT1000MX500SSD1" is compatible with my Laptop?
5.Does my laptop Support nvme SSD as bootable drive?
6.is it possible to upgrade internal HDD to 2 or 4 TB Seagate Laptop HDD or will it void my laptops Warranty?
7.is it possible to use my laptop to render Maya Scenes?
 

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1) hard to say. It should be ok as long as no damage occurs as a result of the upgrade. Warranty information varies by region though.

2) there should be no ssd capacity restriction other than the storage limit implemented by windows which is currently 16TB based on the filesystem options provided in windows 10.

3) yes making it primary/boot is fine

4) no, if you are keeping a hdd disk drive, you need an m2 ssd. The nitro 5 is spec'd for m2 2280. For example the CT1000MX500SSD4

5) probably no on the nvme

6) yes, that would be fine, since the laptop supports both 7mm and 9.5mm thick drives

7) yes, you can render on it. It exceeds the minimum requirements and the cooling setup is adequate. 16GB of RAM is recommended, though.
 
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so can i install OS on m2 SSd & use 2 or 4 TB HDD Simultaneously? correct me if im wrong
Which m2 drive & which HDD should i Buy?
Laptop has 8 GB ram which brand & model ram should i use in laptop to upgrade ram to 16 gb( Acer Nitro 5 Ryzen 5 Laptop (Nitro AN515-42) )?

im thinking about adding ram which ram should i go?

after adding Ram, HDD & SSD can i update BIOs of laptop or it won't work since hardware is changed
 
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Updating the BIOS after changing hardware should be fine.

Yes installing windows on the ssd with a 2-4tb hdd is fine. As for which ssd, hdd, & ram that depends on pricing. If you live in the US:

500GB crucial mx500 $65
https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-MX500-500GB-2280SS-Internal/dp/B077SQ8J1V/

1TB crucial mx500 $135
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1378554-REG/crucial_ct1000mx500ssd4_mx500_1tb_m_2_ssd.html/

2 TB samsung 860 $300
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1382505-REG/samsung_mz_n6e2t0bw_860_evo_2tb_internal.html

There are no 4TB 2.5" laptop drives in the 9.5mm or 7mm form factor. Only 15mm one's which won't fit.
So for 3TB total, you could get the 2TB SSD and keep the 1TB that came with the laptop, or add in a 2 TB spinner if you want the extra TB.

2TB WD $79
https://m.newegg.com/products/N82E16822234339

2 TB seagate sshd $95
https://m.newegg.com/products/N82E16822179110

The seagate sshd might be a bit faster

As for RAM whatever DDR4 sodimm is cheap
https://m.newegg.com/products/N82E16820232153
 
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