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Windows 7: Laptop computer with 4 hard drives?

10 Feb 2014   #1
gwatts

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Laptop computer with 4 hard drives?

I need to purchase a computer. Below is pasted from a vendorís shopping cart.
Does this laptop computer have 4 hard drives? 2 mSATA SSDs, and 2 mechanical hard drives?
If this is possible is there any disadvantage other than cost to using a computer with 4 hard drives?
Would there be any difficulty in assigning and booting a Linux operating system to one of the hard drives? Thank you.


mSATA SSD Drive
3.6mm Samsung MSATA 840 EVO series SSD 120GB
1
$140.00
$140.00
mSATA SSD 2nd Drive
3.6mm Samsung MSATA 840 EVO series SSD 1,000GB
1
$640.00
$640.00
Hard Drive
1,000GB (1TB) 7200RPM (Serial-ATA III 6GB/s)
1
$20.00
$20.00
2nd Hard Drive
500GB/5400rpm 8MB Cache Buffer (Serial-ATA II 3GB/s)
1
$50.00
$50.00
RAID
RAID - None Enabled
Operating System
Windows 8.1 64-bit
1
$80.00
$80.00
Microsoft Office
No Microsoft Office
Optical Drive
8X Max. DVDĪR/RW Writer/Reader / 4X Max. +DL Super-Multi Drive
2nd Optical Drive
N/A
Battery
Li-ION Battery Pack




My System SpecsSystem Spec
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10 Feb 2014   #2
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Gwatts, What make/model of laptop has 4 drives? I have seen a lot of laptops with 2 drives, in fact my Toshiba Qosmio has
two SSD drives.

Rich
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10 Feb 2014   #3
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

You should put up a link to the product page you are looking at.
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10 Feb 2014   #4
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

I think you're seeing a build menu - what CAN be in the machine and how much each option costs. When you answer Rich's question, we'll know more.

If you could point to the vendor's page for the machine you're interested in buying, that would be helpful.
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10 Feb 2014   #5
gwatts

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the responses. This is from Prostar - a Clevo P158SM-S device.
After more carefully looking at the shopping cart I need to rephrase my question. While 4 drives are listed in the shopping cart after I selected all 4, there are only 3 with prices. Each of the 4 drives had +/-10 options. So would there be any disadvantages to a laptop with 3 drives? Put the operating systems on separate SSDs and use a large mechanical drive for storage? Would there be booting problems?

This is pasted from the shopping cart.

mSATA SSD Drive 3.6mm Crucial MSATA M500 series SSD 240GB 1 $185.00 $185.00 mSATA SSD 2nd Drive 3.6mm Samsung MSATA 840 EVO series SSD 1,000GB 1 $640.00 $640.00 Hard Drive 1,000GB (1TB) 5400RPM (Serial-ATA II 3GB/s) 2nd Hard Drive 1,000GB Samsung 840 EVO Series Solid State Drive (Up to Sequential Read 540MB/s - Write 520MB/s Serial-ATA III)1 $615.00 $615.0
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10 Feb 2014   #6
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Product: Clevo P158SM-S Laptop - Prostar can Custom Built Clevo Laptop
Configure: Clevo P158SM-S Laptop - Prostar can Custom Built Clevo Laptop
Cart: Best Gaming Computer | Best Gaming Laptop | Cheap Gaming Laptop Computers | Gaming Notebook | Pro-Star.com

I just picked drives at random - the config/cart is not a suggestion or recommended configuration.

Technology! This is amazing........

There might be power and or heat considerations with four drives.

Linux on one of the drives? - I don't think there would be any problem.

That's all I can add to this, so I'll step out.

Bill
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11 Feb 2014   #7
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

After looking at the site, I am still not sure how they get 3 hard disks in that laptop. I configured a $4500 one with all the max and it got confusing with talking about hard disks and ssd's. Not sure what they are really saying.

But I do recommend upgrading to 16gigs ram for only $19usd..

Rich
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11 Feb 2014   #8
gwatts

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Prostars answer.

"The P158SM-S has two regular bays for a standard-sized HDD or SSD and room for two of the smaller mSATA drives. Those mSATAs are much reduced dimensionally from the others."
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