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Replace missing drive & install fresh OS

I want to buy this system, but it has had the drive taken out and I want to figure out if I can still make it work for me for the least expense. :)

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Do you have a friend who has an external bootable drive you can borrow which you can boot your system up with to check it out. That way you can decide if its a good system to buy.

Here's the Transcend info: JetDrive 820 SSD

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Thank you. No I don't have access to an external bootable drive, but I will definitely ask about.. Where does one buy a JetDrive 820 SSD

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found a place, shall check out prices to see if its a goer

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Actually, I can't find a stockist. any idea for where to get one?

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Click on the blue 'JetDrive 820 SSD' above to get to Transcend web site you should be able to order it online or find a nearby dealer.

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The cheapest way you could get a bootable drive on this laptop is to put a transcend jetdrive in it and use that as your startup disk. It wont be as fast as a pcie SSD, and if you press on it too hard it will disconnect but it's the cheapest. I personally would go with an OWC or used PCIE SSD.

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Thanks for that. I agree that would be the best thing. I guess my problem will be if it has any other problems once I install it. Will it have other issues? I'm not very knowledgable in this area. Will I still be able to check everything else without the hard drive? To make sure I'm not buying a lemon!

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