Date Joined: 09/15/04
Pros: Transformed a memory starved lemon of a laptop to a FTL drive marvel.
Cons: Removing the ten little screws on the bottom, and "popping" the bottom off of the laptop, voids the warranty, and is not for the inexperienced.
Overall Review: I bought an Lenovo Flex 14 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop, 14 Inch FHD, Touchscreen, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U Processor, Radeon Vega 8 Graphics, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB NVMe SSD, Win 10, during Prime Day(s), at a great price. However, 4GB of RAM goes to the graphics, leaving 4GB to the OS.
While violating my Lenovo warranty, I put this Crucial 16GB in after removing the 10 little screws on the bottom of the laptop (all 10 screws are visible). Pop the silver radiator in the center, and replace the 4GB with the Crucial 16GB, (the graphic 4GB is soldered).
I have this on Win10/Ubuntu dual-boot. I don't miss that ThinkPad mousey thing between the G & H keys, as the touchpad is the very first one I actually like?!?
I did a LOT of research picking this Crucial 16GB, and still it was a Monte Carlo assessment. This RAM took a memory starve lemon and transformed it into the most powerful platform I have personally owned.
Cons: Seemingly expensive
Overall Review: I went from 8 to 13 bays. Power off, plug the eSATA, included, plug in the power cord, which for me is the same UPS, power up your DS1817+, TURN ON THE EXPANSION UNIT, all done, forever. If you need the bays, absolutely worth it.