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Would you still buy the M18x if the prices remain the same?  

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  1. 1. Would you still buy the M18x if the prices remain the same?

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Xotic Pc offers to do that when you order...

Yeah but the optical drive is not a SATA 2 connection, you automatically downgrade the speed of the RAID to that of the slowest drive...

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Wait, you removed the optical drive and replaced it with an SSD and RAIDed it with the other SSD on slot 2 or did you use an external eSATA enclosure?

I removed the optical drive and used an adapter. One of the slower drives sits in the ODD caddy adapter.

Im using windows software raid, as well so that I can transfer the drives if need be.

-Ash

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Yeah but the optical drive is not a SATA 2 connection, you automatically downgrade the speed of the RAID to that of the slowest drive...

You're sure? I thought only the optical drive was SATA I, not the port itself... if I remember correctly it's a SATA II port, at least that's the case in the M15x if I remember correctly, and they have similar chipsets, right? I've once seen some CDM benching of someone who had a SSD in the optical drive, and if I'm not mistaken it worked with SATA II speeds...

I could be wrong though...

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There are 4 hardware ports in the m17x r2, and all of them have the same host controller.

Only 3 ports are wired up, however.

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Pretty bare details - no mention of GPU config.

-Ash

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Hopefully it's coming out today I want to place my order so badly. If I was putting a drive in optical drive bay I'd do 2 ssd in raid0 and a 1 terabyte hardrive for storage.

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You're sure? I thought only the optical drive was SATA I, not the port itself... if I remember correctly it's a SATA II port, at least that's the case in the M15x if I remember correctly, and they have similar chipsets, right? I've once seen some CDM benching of someone who had a SSD in the optical drive, and if I'm not mistaken it worked with SATA II speeds...

I could be wrong though...

Have to check that, what you say sounds more reasonable, I have a spare HDD so I will give it a shot next time I will open the laptop

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I removed the optical drive and used an adapter.

-Ash

Is there enough space for 2 disks side by side? or possibly remove the card reader and have them on top of each other?

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4 drives that would be awesome.

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There are 4 hardware ports in the m17x r2, and all of them have the same host controller.

Only 3 ports are wired up, however.

I removed the optical drive and used an adapter. One of the slower drives sits in the ODD caddy adapter.

Im using windows software raid, as well so that I can transfer the drives if need be.

-Ash

Is there enough space for 2 disks side by side? or possibly remove the card reader and have them on top of each other?
4 drives that would be awesome.

Hi all sorry for my bad enlgish in advance, I am french QC ;). I am very very interested by all that reply, I have a M18X and would put a Crucial C300 in HDD Cady because I already have 2*750GB in raid 0.

Questions:

1) What is the SATA connection II or III at DVD Reader spot ? ( I hope for my SSD it SATA III)

2) It possible with adapter to put 4 HDD in M17X R2 if I have read good !!! ? If yes what is this adapter where we can buy it and can I do the same in M18X ?

Thx for answer in advance

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You can have 3 for sure, I really doubt you can fit a 4th in there... when I opened mine to repaste my CPU I couldn't locate a SATA connector for the 4th disk anyways

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I have to reopen the laptop to check but I doubt you can use the card reader to tell you exactly what is needed (I won't have access to that laptop until the end of September cause I am on vacations)

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Dont know if you are still wanting an answer, but I no longer have the m18x, so I can't check. There are only 3 ports anyway, however.

-Ash

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Dont know if you are still wanting an answer, but I no longer have the m18x, so I can't check. There are only 3 ports anyway, however.

-Ash

what system do you have and use now... a nice desktop or shuttle pc?

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Just got myself an m14x last night, as I only play LoL nowadays.

To be honest, I am extremely impressed with it. It is an incredible little machine, and the GPU OC's like a beast.

I will be doing a review of it when I get the time, in a week or two.

-Ash

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Just got myself an m14x last night, as I only play LoL nowadays.

To be honest, I am extremely impressed with it. It is an incredible little machine, and the GPU OC's like a beast.

I will be doing a review of it when I get the time, in a week or two.

-Ash

Great to hear Ash that's awesome. Looking forward to it. Good to see your back don't always get to catch you around. I've worked on a small mod to my heat sinks in the m18x as its something you mentioned in an M18x cooling thread... and I figured I'd mention i tried it.. Seems like a good idea to add extra metal to the heat sinks and I also tried a single copper wire from my secondary gpu heatsink to the back end of the cpu heatsink by the fins... temps don't skyrocket as fast... did this after repasting... well during... i have one or two pics I can write a few more words on it in the M18x cooling thread if anyone wants. Its allowed me to run intel burn very high @ 8thread at a range of 3.2-3.4 max before without overheating and got to 94ish and now 89C on IBT with settings running it at 3.5-3.8ghz i was so happy... if it pushes to 3.8 more I can probably have about same 94C max and enoy the higher performance. Anyway thats IBT in other apps I can do 4.8ghz constant no prob been using 4.8ghz with core states disabled... needs close to 150mv close... enjoy the M14x looking forward to hearing about it.

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