Can I install Two Sabrent 8TB M.2 Nvme SSD onto the 2021 15" Advanced Edition Razer Laptop

Discussion in 'Systems' started by mpkwgwbgates, Feb 4, 2021.

  1. mpkwgwbgates

    mpkwgwbgates New Member

    Can I install Two Sabrent 8TB M.2 Nvme SSD onto the 2021 15" Advanced Edition Razer Laptop

    Will the 2021 Razer 15" Advanced Edition Laptop accepts the Sabrent 8TB M.2 Nvme SSD

    This Laptop edition also comes with the Core i7 8 Core Intel CPU

    This Laptop edition also comes with the Nvidia RTX3080 GPU

    It has 2 M.2 Nvme SSD Slots
     
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  2. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    You can try that and tell us the result, since no one test it yet I believe. Because one of that cost same as base blade 15 and two is around same with blade 15 advanced 3080.
     
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  3. Sye_The-Vie

    Sye_The-Vie Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    I do think it is possible, after the BIOS is set to UEFI~~~
    Some of the Microsoft forums state it can go from 12 - 16 TB

    I do not know how much is true.

    Most importantly, I think as long as the motherboard and psu can handle the magnitude of the capacity and the power consumption of the M.2 drive~~~

    The Blade 15 comes with a 3080 GPU, and a 230 W power adapter thinking it has good enough power capacity to handle 8 TB drive, but that is just my assumption.
     
  4. BOMBPHONICS

    BOMBPHONICS New Member

    If anyone tries this or even 2x4tb drives please update as I just picked up the 2021 model with the 3080 and am curious myself how much storage it can handle. Razer says upgradable to 4tb but are not clear if that’s 2tb per slot or 4tb per slot. I’m guessing they mean 2tb per slot at a max of 4tb total
     
  5. BOMBPHONICS

    BOMBPHONICS New Member

    I have read that the 8tb wil fit in previous models
     
  6. ha1o2surfer96

    ha1o2surfer96 New Member

    you can only fit 1 8TB drive in the 2021 model. The "bottom" slot doesn't allow for double sided M.2s. The top slot doesn't either but with some tape it'll fit.
     
  7. BOMBPHONICS

    BOMBPHONICS New Member

    So eventhough they're both nvme slots only the top can accept the 8tb? Why would this be the case? Have you tested? I have the 3080 2021 model and plan to throw in the max I can fit. Also with tape? Please be as specific as possible.
     
  8. ha1o2surfer96

    ha1o2surfer96 New Member

    The bottom slot is flush mounted with the motherboard. Therefore, when you install an M.2 SSD above 2TB, there are NAND chips that populate both sides of the SSD. The flush mounted connecter means you can't physically get the SSD to sit flat and if you force it, it will break the M.2 connector off the motherboard or snap the SSD connector off.

    The top slot will allow for a double sided SSD but you wont be able to use their included metal bracket. Or else the same problem as described above will happen. I used a piece of doube sided tape to secure the SSD's together so they wont come loose. I feel comfortable with that solution and it's been working great for a week.

    The max storage at this time is 10TB (I have 6 though). 2TB in slot 1 (bottom) and 8TB in slot 2 (top). That means both can be populated if you want with the max sizes listed above.
     
  9. BOMBPHONICS

    BOMBPHONICS New Member

    This is promising news! I ordered the 8tb xtrm-q external nvme from sabrent as a failsafe but was curious what I can fit in the actual system itself. I'm still not clear on what you mean by metal bracket or why you would need tape to secure the ssds together. I've not opened my laptop yet so I may understand more when i do.
     
  10. BOMBPHONICS

    BOMBPHONICS New Member

    thank you so much for your input
     
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  11. ha1o2surfer96

    ha1o2surfer96 New Member

    I would open my laptop but it's been open 5 times and those screws scare me.. I'm sorry. You'll see when you install it. The way the M.2 connectors are laid out is the SSD's overlap each other so the "top" slot has no screw to keep the top SSD held into place. That's where the bracket comes in. I have the bracket removed as that's the only way to install the 2 drives. I'll take a pic when I am home tomorrow. Maybe that will help visualize.

    You're welcome! I sure hope I helped. But let me just say this for anyone else finding this, this is kinda hacky and I don't recommend it, although it works fine for me! :)
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2021
  12. BOMBPHONICS

    BOMBPHONICS New Member

    I totally understand, this is the 3rd razer blade i've had and all the screws are janky as hell. Hence why i'm in no hurry to dig into them until I had a better idea of if i should. I'm guessing 2 4tb drives would be compatible in this model.
     
  13. BOMBPHONICS

    BOMBPHONICS New Member

    I payed way too much for the sabrent xtrm-q 8tb usb-c external drive but i know it will work atleast for now. 1,600 is a shitload.
     
  14. ha1o2surfer96

    ha1o2surfer96 New Member


    Sorry, I got banned from posting for a bit. As stated above 2x 4TB wont fit..
     
  15. BOMBPHONICS

    BOMBPHONICS New Member

    thank you for the heads up!
     
  16. BOMBPHONICS

    BOMBPHONICS New Member

    my best bet would probably just be to wait until i see what a few more people come up with before i decide what to go with. I still need to open it up and see what you mean about the bracket.
     
  17. BOMBPHONICS

    BOMBPHONICS New Member

    So just to be clear a 4tb and a 2tb would fit fine right? Would a 4tb be he same thickness as an 8tb? With a 4tb would I run in to the same problem fitting the 4tb as with the 8tb and the connector?
     
  18. BOMBPHONICS

    BOMBPHONICS New Member

    I ask because if I have to rig it anyway may aswell go with the 8
     
  19. Exotic_Seal

    Exotic_Seal New Member

    As in the description of the advanced model "Maximum: Expandable up to 4TB SSD (M.2 2280)"
    I believe that it would not be expandible further than 4TB so you might have bough too big of a SSD.
     
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