5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 19, 2017 11:03 AM by Intel Corporation

    Chipset Intel® Skylake BGA (2 in1 )

    Dome

      I bought ASUS UX303LB with 1tb spin disc Harddisk and would like to upgrade to 2tb Harddisk. So, I ask ASUS's staff and found out "Chipset Intel® Skylake BGA (2 in1 )" will do not know this size of Harddisk.

       

      Can anyone confirm me about above blocking reason? Many thanks.

        • 1. Re: Chipset Intel® Skylake BGA (2 in1 )
          Intel Corporation
          This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

          Hello Dome,

          Thank you for contacting Intel Communities.

          The PCH on the chipset installed on your laptop supports data volumes up to 256 TB, therefore; there isn't any restriction from the chipset side to upgrade to a 2 TB HDD.

          On the other hand, I would check with the manufacturer (Asus) for any restriction from their side.

          Please check this article for more information.

          Hope this information helps.

          Regards,
          JC

          • 2. Re: Chipset Intel® Skylake BGA (2 in1 )
            Intel Corporation
            This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

            Hello Dome,

            I was reviewing this thread and I wanted to know if you need further assistance?

            If so, please don't hesitate in replying to this post.

            Regards,
            JC

            • 3. Re: Chipset Intel® Skylake BGA (2 in1 )
              Dome

              Hi, JC

               

              Many thanks for your helping.

               

              I just receive some answer from ASUS's staff as follows:-

               

              1. They block the maximum of HD capacity (up to 1TB).

              2. Reason: Prevention from Heat, Notebook design limit (WD and Seagate have 2TB HD in 7mm size today), Chipset durability.

               

              If you can do some favor for me, Please tell me how to recheck it? Such as BISO check or only try to install 2TB HD. for compatibility or try to connect any size of > 1TB HD via USB3 port.

               

              Thanks again.

              Dome.

              • 4. Re: Chipset Intel® Skylake BGA (2 in1 )
                Dome

                HW Spec

                UX 303 LB

                CPU

                Intel® Core™ i7-5500U 1.8GHz

                Intel® Core™ i5-5200U 1.6GHz

                Graphics

                NV 940M + Intel® HD Graphics 4400

                Main Memory

                DDR3L 1600MHz 4GB  (on board) + 2G / 4G/ 8G Slot Dim

                Display

                13.3” 16:9  178 FHD (1920 x 1080)

                QHD+ (3200*1800)

                Card Reader

                SD

                Storage

                Pure 7mm HDD up to 1T

                Hybrid HDD: 500G HDD +8G SSD

                SSD: up to 256G

                Connectivity

                802.11 a /g/n & 802.11 ac

                External cable support 10/100 Mbps Ethernet

                Built-in Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR

                BT 4.0 support (on WLAN+ BT 4.0 combo card)

                Camera

                HD 720p CMOS module

                OS

                Windows® 8.1 Home Basic 64 bit

                Windows® 8.1 Home Premium 64 bit

                Windows® 8.1 Professional 64 bit

                Interface

                1 x mini Display port 

                3 x USB 3.0 port

                1 x HDMI 1.4 (1080p support)

                1 x audio jack combo

                1 x SD card reader

                Audio

                Built-in B & O ICE power® audio system

                Integrated microphone

                Battery Pack

                Li-Polymer 50WH

                AC Adapter

                Output 19V 65W

                Input: 100~240V AC, 50/60Hz universal

                Dimension & Weight

                323mm x 223mm x 20mm 1.45 Kg

                 

                • 5. Re: Chipset Intel® Skylake BGA (2 in1 )
                  Intel Corporation
                  This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                  Hi Dome,

                  Asus confirmed what I mentioned earlier; even though the chipset may support certain features/options, the OEM may restrict them.

                  You shouldn't have any issues connecting an external HDD via the USB3 port, however; you may run into some incompatibility with some drives (you will need to confirm compatibility with Asus).

                  Best Regards,
                  JC