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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


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


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


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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