I have some product/sales questions about the new Ratel Performance desktop regarding post-sales user upgrade.
How many empty RAM slots are there on the motherboard if I wanted to upgrade the memory later myself (when hopefully prices have come down for the 8 GB stick)? Or would I have to discard the installed RAM to upgrade?
Does the PC come with the bezel pictured for an optical drive even if I don't order a DVD drive? If Linux ever gets better Blue-Ray support, I would want to install a Blue-Ray drive. Since the PC also has an option for internal SD, maybe this PC comes with a different case depending on the option chosen?
For upgrading or adding drives, what are the internal bay sizes (3.5 in or 2.5 in) for the first drive and the second drive?
Will any of the above mentioned upgrades void the warranty: memory, optical drive, storage drive?
I know this is subjective, but is it difficult to upgrade any of the above-mentioned parts because of the small case size? I can imagine that perhaps quite a bit of dis-assembly is required to reach some of the parts.
I am not sure that my intended use has much effect on my general desire to have the flexibility of upgrading. Nevertheless, fyi my intended use for this system would be:
software development (java/android), web development (apache, php, ruby-on-rails), database server, source code repository, in addition to typical use for word processing, email, web browsing, image software (gimp).
BTW, I am posting in this forum so that other people have the benefit of a response on upgrading this model. Obviously, I could have just called the sales number.