How many SSD and HDD slots are available in Alienware 17 R5?

Discussion in 'Laptop Hardware' started by Selva Kumar A, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. Selva Kumar A

    Selva Kumar A

    Jan 8, 2018
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    I have purchased an Alienware 17 R5 laptop. I was planning to buy additional SSD to install in my laptop. But I got conflicting information throughout the internet including Dell sale representative. I am completely take aback with this amount of confusion.

    I have bought a laptop with "512GB PCIe M.2 Class 50 SSD + 1TB 7200RPM HDD".

    On checking the Alienware 17 R5 Specification document(Alienware 17 R5 Spec Doc) I confirmed to myself that there are 2 SSD slot, 1 HDD slot and 1 Intel Optane slot. Is this right???

    Please help
    Selva Kumar A, Jun 28, 2018
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  2. Selva Kumar A

    Ian Administrator

    Apr 18, 2012
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    If that's the correct spec pdf for your laptop, then these are the drives it can handle:


    That's 1 x 2.5" SATA drive (the 1TB drive you have), then the 3 x M.2 slots (one of these is your SSD). Of the 3 x M.2 slots, one of those is Optane.
    Ian, Jul 3, 2018
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