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Internal Components - Part 2

Figure 14 shows the optical unit, which is a Blu-Ray burner model SN-506 from Toshiba/Samsung. It reads and writes CDs at 24x, reads and writes DVDs at 8x, and reads an writes Blu-Ray discs at 6x speed.

MSI GT70 Dominator Pro
Figure 14:
Blu-ray writer

The hard disk drive that comes with the MSI GT70 2PE Dominator Pro is a Western Digital HGST Travelstar 7K1000 1 TB unit (7,200 rpm, 32 MiB cache).

MSI GT70 Dominator Pro
Figure 15:
 hard disk drive

We were amazed with the MSI GS70 Stealth because it comes with two mSATA SSDs in RAID, but the GT70 2PE Dominator Pro goes one step further: it comes with three 128 GiB mSATA SSDs in RAID 0 configuration. This means it the laptop has a 384 GiB primary drive, with a theoretical speed of about 1,500 MiB/s.

MSI GT70 Dominator Pro
Figure 16:
SSDs

The MSI GT70 2PE Dominator Pro has four memory sockets, populated with four ADATA DDR3-1600 8 GiB modules, for a total of 32 GiB, which is the maximum amount of memory this laptop supports. Figure 17 shows two of the memory modules that come with the laptop.

MSI GT70 Dominator Pro
Figure 17:
two of the four memory modules

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