March 25, 2019 at 7:54 pm #150943
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Has anyone successfully upgraded the SSD? Is it SATA3 or does it take faster storage like NVMe?
What type of SSD does it take?
Thanks.June 8, 2019 at 1:21 pm #152145
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I’ve been considering it, but not done so far. The device manager says its SATA so not NVMe. Albeit being SATA in the M.2 form factor. It appears the maximum upgrade currently is 2TB in this form factor, which would be a nice size for the i35. But it does cost almost 40-50% of the full cost of the machine itself. 🙂
Of course if you do decide to upgrade it. Make sure you clone the new drive in full including the hidden partitions containing the OS provided by the i35. I’ve managed to extract those hidden partitions to put separately onto a thumb drive in case of a catastrophic drive failure. In theory this should allow me to recover the i35 setup and OS to a new drive. But I would probably recommend cloning wherever possible as it’s a faster and more efficient way to upgrade the SSD drive.July 29, 2019 at 10:53 am #181418
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I’m trying to help a friend who is having trouble upgrading M.2 SSD in his i35. He bought the WD Blue M.2 SATA SSD but it’s not being recognized. Basically all he did was create a Windows USB install/boot drive and replaced his existing SSD with the WD SSD. Is there some setting in the BIOS that needs to be changed? (eg. change boot drive setting from RAID to AHCI) or something like that? I cannot find anyone who has upgraded the SSD and what the installation procedure is.
Or if it’s just something strange and specific to the WD Blue SSD? Ie, other drives like Samsung, Crucial, etc. are recognized fine out of the box?August 3, 2019 at 5:15 pm #181453
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It has to be a SATA3 M.2 The WD Blue comes in both SATA and NVMe versions, so maybe your friend got the Nvme version.
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