My current laptop is only a few years old but its been having issues. I’m thinking of a new laptop, but I want one with a SSD.
I’ve seen ones with 128GB or 256GB SSDs, which is ok but I also like to do some gaming on my laptop and I have several hundred GB of steam games as well as another hundred or so GB in media. My graphics aren’t too intensive, and I think integrated graphics would work fine at this point (most games I play are several years old).
So if I did get a new laptop I was wanting to add a 500GB or 1TB M.2 drive. But how hard is it to install one, should I go to a shop and have them install it? I have added ram to desktops before, but not really done anything with laptops.
Do most laptops offer an open M.2 slot nowadays? Is it just going to create a second drive, so I can have my OS and important files on the main 128/256GB hard drive, then all my steam games and videos on the M.2 drive?
A long long time ago, around 20 years ago, I tried to install 2 hard drives on a desktop. one had to be set up as master and the other as slave. is stuff like that necessary nowadays or does adding an M.2 drive just integrate it into the system and create an additional drive I can put my games and videos on?