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usero1aTYSeEuB
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Samsung Notebook Spin 7 SSD & RAM

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Hi, 

 

I am struggling with the install or some new RAM and a M.2 SSD Drive.

 

Firstly I have got the M.2 SSD Drive installed and recognised but I can't figure out how to get the BIOS to boot from the SSD even though I have cloned the OS.

 

In terms of the RAM I have a lovely new 16GB SODIMM to install but I can't for the life of me find where to install it - anybody know where?

 

Many thanks...

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JoeySam
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Re: Samsung Notebook Spin 7 SSD & RAM

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I don't recall having to do anything special to have the laptop boot from the new M.2 SSD.  Are you saying it's booting from a second drive?

 

For the memory, I have the 15-inch Spin 7, and the memory is in the upper right-hand quadrant of the motherboard.  You have to remove a light metal enclosure to actually get to the memory.  The enclosure was about 3 inches by 3 inches, and held in place by about 4 screws.  

 

Just searched, and you can see the memory enclosure for a 13-inch Spin 7 in this youtube video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYbN3saLAUA&t=152s.  The video is about upgrading to an SSD drive in the lower right quadrant, but you can see the memory enclosure in the upper right quadrant, just above the hard drive.

 

Hope that helps!

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Re: Samsung Notebook Spin 7 SSD & RAM

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Hello usero1aTYSeEuB, please provide the full model code of the unit. 

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JoeySam
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Re: Samsung Notebook Spin 7 SSD & RAM

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I don't recall having to do anything special to have the laptop boot from the new M.2 SSD.  Are you saying it's booting from a second drive?

 

For the memory, I have the 15-inch Spin 7, and the memory is in the upper right-hand quadrant of the motherboard.  You have to remove a light metal enclosure to actually get to the memory.  The enclosure was about 3 inches by 3 inches, and held in place by about 4 screws.  

 

Just searched, and you can see the memory enclosure for a 13-inch Spin 7 in this youtube video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYbN3saLAUA&t=152s.  The video is about upgrading to an SSD drive in the lower right quadrant, but you can see the memory enclosure in the upper right quadrant, just above the hard drive.

 

Hope that helps!

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usero1aTYSeEuB
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Re: Samsung Notebook Spin 7 SSD & RAM

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Thanks for the location of the memory, i'm now happily rocking 24GB which is great, in the 15.6" version it is above the battery. 

 

In terms of booting from the SSD having spoken to Samsung support - you can't do it.  I'm annoyed but it spurred me on to get a 1TB SSD replacement for the main drive it wasn't cheap but the speed increase is immense!

 

Once again many thanks!

 

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JoeySam
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Congrats on the memory upgrade!

 

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userFEuYK4zE4p
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Re: Samsung Notebook Spin 7 SSD & RAM

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Wish I would have seen this about the M.2 I just bought a cheap 120gb and was going to use as a boot drive and spent a few days trying to figure out to no avail.  Well I Guess I have a really fast flash drive imbedded now.  I may get a regular 2.5 ssd sometime down the road 

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