Alternative to Macrium and Aomei Backupper - Free editions


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Macrium run fine
 

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That's pretty puzzling about Aomei, expecially when you've uninstalled it and reinstalled it. Note: The reason I noted using something like Revo Installer is because it will find and remove registry entries and files left behind which a normal uninstall will not.
 

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    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G 8-Core
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
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    Onboard ATI Radeon
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    Asus 28"
    Screen Resolution
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    Hard Drives
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    OCZ-TRION 150 500GB SSD

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That's pretty puzzling about Aomei, expecially when you've uninstalled it and reinstalled it. Note: The reason I noted using something like Revo Installer is because it will find and remove registry entries and files left behind which a normal uninstall will not.
yes thanks. Aomei was solving all my backup problems.
 

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    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    5900x
    Motherboard
    Asus tuf x570
    Memory
    32 GB G.Skill
    Graphics Card(s)
    RX 6800 XT
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Z
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer and AOC QHD 120Hz
    Screen Resolution
    QHD
    Hard Drives
    2TB Intel 660p and 2TB Sabrent Rokect 4 plus nvme, 4TB HDD HGST
    PSU
    Corsair RM750
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    Bloody rage
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    Water cooling gamdias 240
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William654

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The only change in my PC is the CPU become 5900x
 

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    Asus tuf x570
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    32 GB G.Skill
    Graphics Card(s)
    RX 6800 XT
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Z
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer and AOC QHD 120Hz
    Screen Resolution
    QHD
    Hard Drives
    2TB Intel 660p and 2TB Sabrent Rokect 4 plus nvme, 4TB HDD HGST
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    Corsair RM750
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I'm running it on a Ryzen 7 5700G processor here without issue. I'll bet if you do a fresh install of Win11 and then add it again it will fix the issue.
 

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    ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Onboard ATI Radeon
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus 28"
    Screen Resolution
    4K - 3840 X 2160
    Hard Drives
    PNY CS2140 500GB M.2 NVMe Gen4 x4
    Western Digital 500GB M.2 NVME Gen3
    OCZ-TRION 100 500GB SSD
    OCZ-TRION 150 500GB SSD

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Macrium works very well for me and I am not considering changing to anything else at this time.
 

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    HP/Envy-17T
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    Intel Core i7 @ 1.80GHz
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    HP - 8485 (U3E1)
    Memory
    16gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 620 and NVIDIA GeForce MX150
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    Realtek High Definition Audio / Intel Display Audio / NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM)
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    Generic PnP Monitor on Intel UHD Graphics 620
    Screen Resolution
    1536x864 pixels
    Hard Drives
    KBG30ZMV256G TOSHIBA (SSD)
    ST1000LM049-2GH172 (SSD)
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    HP Standard
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    HP CoolSense
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William654

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Macrium works very well for me and I am not considering changing to anything else at this time.
yes it get system backup good but it is lacking files and folder backup. I will try to use other tools.
 

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    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    5900x
    Motherboard
    Asus tuf x570
    Memory
    32 GB G.Skill
    Graphics Card(s)
    RX 6800 XT
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Z
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer and AOC QHD 120Hz
    Screen Resolution
    QHD
    Hard Drives
    2TB Intel 660p and 2TB Sabrent Rokect 4 plus nvme, 4TB HDD HGST
    PSU
    Corsair RM750
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    Bloody rage
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William654

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I'm running it on a Ryzen 7 5700G processor here without issue. I'll bet if you do a fresh install of Win11 and then add it again it will fix the issue.
I am making all this headache so I dont have to install windwos and apps ever again
 

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    5900x
    Motherboard
    Asus tuf x570
    Memory
    32 GB G.Skill
    Graphics Card(s)
    RX 6800 XT
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Z
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer and AOC QHD 120Hz
    Screen Resolution
    QHD
    Hard Drives
    2TB Intel 660p and 2TB Sabrent Rokect 4 plus nvme, 4TB HDD HGST
    PSU
    Corsair RM750
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    Bloody rage
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yes it get system backup good but it is lacking files and folder backup. I will try to use other tools.
The paid version has it and other great features. In Black Friday in November, it is usually 50% off.
 

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    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
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    N/A
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    1920x1080
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    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
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    Yep, got one
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there is very annoying problem. the app is not dpi aware. UI and font is too small
I agree with the tiny font (even on my 17" screen have to use magnifier app), What I do like is that TODO recovers to any drive including a VHDX that I just tried out and boots perfectly and that you get a detailed, step-by-step real time log (albeit cannot be saved) during backup and recovery of what volume has an issue and what is successful (you have to do a screen dump to save that log, Snipit will not work). The freeware also includes mounting images (AOMEI wants you to pay for that). Apparently AOMEI can also recover adi files to a VHDX disk but I have been unable to do that yet.
 
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    Intel Comet Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
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    8 GB 1333.3 MHz Dual channel
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    Intel UHD + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
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    RealTek ALC255 chipset
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    Full HD TN 16"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 220 NITS
    Hard Drives
    SATA mechanical 1TB TOSHIBA HDWL110 X1UGPHELT 5600 rpm
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William654

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Just Macrium free version in restore options the restore to new hardware is disabled which is bad because owner PC components change over time.
 

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    5900x
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    Asus tuf x570
    Memory
    32 GB G.Skill
    Graphics Card(s)
    RX 6800 XT
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Z
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer and AOC QHD 120Hz
    Screen Resolution
    QHD
    Hard Drives
    2TB Intel 660p and 2TB Sabrent Rokect 4 plus nvme, 4TB HDD HGST
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Macrium Reflect Free Product - End Of Life (EOL)​

 

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    4x 8GB ADATA XPG GAMMIX D10 DDR4 3200MHz CL16
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    MSI Radeon RX 580 ARMOR 8G OC @48FPS (08/19)
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    Creative Sound Blaster Z (11/16)
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    24" AOC G2460VQ6 (01/19)
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    1920×1080@75Hz + FreeSync (DisplayPort)
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    ADATA XPG GAMMIX S11 Pro SSD 512GB (07/19)
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    Seasonic M12II-520 80 Plus Bronze (11/16)
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    Lian Li PC-7NB + 3x Noctua NF-S12A FLX@700rpm (11/16)
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    CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12S@700rpm
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    HP Wired Desktop 320K Keyboard (04/22)
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    HP Wireless Silent 280M Mouse (05/21)
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    400/40 Mbps via RouterOS (05/21) + TCP Optimizer
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    Edge with Neeva (No FB/Google) + Brave for YouTube + LibreWolf for FB
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William654

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    5900x
    Motherboard
    Asus tuf x570
    Memory
    32 GB G.Skill
    Graphics Card(s)
    RX 6800 XT
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Z
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer and AOC QHD 120Hz
    Screen Resolution
    QHD
    Hard Drives
    2TB Intel 660p and 2TB Sabrent Rokect 4 plus nvme, 4TB HDD HGST
    PSU
    Corsair RM750
    Case
    Bloody rage
    Cooling
    Water cooling gamdias 240
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Macrium Reflect Free Product - End Of Life (EOL)​

I know it's not going to be a problem, but this just reminded me to see what devices are running the licensed version. I have three keys that I bought. I bought the three license to use on my two desktops and my laptop. I know for sure that my wife's laptop and my two mini pcs are using the free version. I'm not sure about my old desktop and laptop.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
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    Windows 11 Dev
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy x360 15-ds1083cl
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 4700U 2.0GHZ
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
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    PCIe NVMe M.2 512GB
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I know it's not going to be a problem, but this just reminded me to see what devices are running the licensed version. I have three keys that I bought. I bought the three license to use on my two desktops and my laptop. I know for sure that my wife's laptop and my two mini pcs are using the free version. I'm not sure about my old desktop and laptop.
Both of my desktops are running the licensed version. When I get a chance, I'll check my laptop.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Dev
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy x360 15-ds1083cl
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 4700U 2.0GHZ
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6"
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    1920x1080
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    PCIe NVMe M.2 512GB
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Both of my desktops are running the licensed version. When I get a chance, I'll check my laptop.
I just checked the text file for my Macrium keys and found that I did install a key on my laptop and that I still have one key left. I bought four keys and not three keys like I thought.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Dev
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy x360 15-ds1083cl
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 4700U 2.0GHZ
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
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    PCIe NVMe M.2 512GB
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    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security

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I just checked the text file for my Macrium keys and found that I did install a key on my laptop and that I still have one key left. I bought four keys and not three keys like I thought.
glad for you
 

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    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    5900x
    Motherboard
    Asus tuf x570
    Memory
    32 GB G.Skill
    Graphics Card(s)
    RX 6800 XT
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Z
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer and AOC QHD 120Hz
    Screen Resolution
    QHD
    Hard Drives
    2TB Intel 660p and 2TB Sabrent Rokect 4 plus nvme, 4TB HDD HGST
    PSU
    Corsair RM750
    Case
    Bloody rage
    Cooling
    Water cooling gamdias 240
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    FF and Chrome
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    Windows 11
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    PC/Desktop
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    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Dev
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy x360 15-ds1083cl
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 4700U 2.0GHZ
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    PCIe NVMe M.2 512GB
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security

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there is very annoying problem. the app is not dpi aware. UI and font is too small
Recently contacted Aomei about the dpi aware problem and I have to say that I'm not very impressed with the response which I just received:

Thank you so much for contacting us.
We will fix the issue, but we don't know the ETA, sorry.
If you have any other questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us back.
Stay healthy and take care!
Best Regard,

Fiona
 

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    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
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    Homemade
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G 8-Core
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Onboard ATI Radeon
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus 28"
    Screen Resolution
    4K - 3840 X 2160
    Hard Drives
    PNY CS2140 500GB M.2 NVMe Gen4 x4
    Western Digital 500GB M.2 NVME Gen3
    OCZ-TRION 100 500GB SSD
    OCZ-TRION 150 500GB SSD
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