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Internal Components - Part 2

Figure 14 shows the Wi-Fi card of the MSI GS70 STEALTH. It is an Atheros Killer N1202, compatible with IEEE 802.11b/g/n standards and capable of operating at both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands (“dual band”), supporting up to 300 Mbps transfer rate.

MSI GS70 StealthFigure 14: Wi-Fi card

The hard disk drive that comes with the MSI GS70 STEALTH is a Western Digital 1 TB unit, model WD10JPVX (5,400 rpm, 8 MiB cache).

MSI GS70 StealthFigure 15: hard disk drive

Nowadays, high-end laptops come with one SSD unit, and high-end gamer laptops usually come with one SSD unit as a boot drive and a big hard disk drive as a secondary storage unit. But MSI went one step further on the GS70 stealth: is comes with two mSATA 128 GiB SSDs, in RAID 0 configuration, as a 256 GiB boot drive, achiveing twice the speed of a single SSD, at least theoretically.

MSI GS70 StealthFigure 16: SSDs

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Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master’s degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.