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Help on notebook upgrade

Hi, My name is Lucas and i just bought the "Acer - Nitro 5 15.6" Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti - 256GB Solid State Drive - Black". I would like to upgrade it to 16GB RAM and buy a 1TB HDD, but i dont know how to choose the correct model for the RAM and HDD. Can someone help me with links to the correct models on Thanks in advance!
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Re: Help on notebook upgrade

Check your user manual to see if you can upgrade components and which models are suitable

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Re: Help on notebook upgrade

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From what I'm seeing on Newegg, it comes with 2 slots for memory and only 1 is taken up by an 8GB stick of RAM. You need DDR4 2400 8gb like this (removed per forum guidelines)

For the hard drive, you currently have an Solid State Drive (SSD) which is really fast, but storage is somewhat expensive. If you swap this for a standard spinning 1TB hard drive, you'll have a lot of storage space, but your computer will be super slow.

It's really hard to get the specs on these things, but it looks like you have an M.2 port for a hard drive (SSD) and a regular 2.5 inch SATA slot. It seems like you could have 2 hard drives if you wanted to. Leave the SSD for your programs and Windows 10 -- and then use the other drive for storage. You'd want a standard 2.5inch hard drive for the 1TB.

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Re: Help on notebook upgrade

Are the newer SSD computers actually M2 cards now? I would think that SSD cards were enclosures inside cases, but I've just seen to see these small card ports that look like PCI-e slots.
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