How to upgrade the SSD in the Cube i7 Stylus (Video and Pics)

How to upgrade the SSD in the Cube i7 Stylus (Video and Pics)

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  • #9312

    mrobi
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    Though that I could have utilized one spare Samsung SM841 mSata drive from work but it seems that is too large.

    #9340

    Erik WP
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    Great project, I’m certainly going to do that when my i7 arrives. Did you have a look at the battery? Would that be upgradeable too?

    #9349

    Andy Riley
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    Though that I could have utilized one spare Samsung SM841 mSata drive from work but it seems that is too large.

    The port inside the tablet is M.2 not mSATA.

    #9710

    Kris
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    I upgraded it with the Transcend 256GB because i didnt know the ZTC brand. Did a total w10 pro reinstall and everything works peachy.

    #9791

    Noel Yang
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    hey chris, after I upgrade my ssd, how do I put windows 8 back on it along with all the drivers?

    #9801

    Chris G
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    hey chris, after I upgrade my ssd, how do I put windows 8 back on it along with all the drivers?

    The easiest way is to create a backup image in File history to a HDD. And then create and use a Windows 8.1 USB media drive, boot to it and go to advanced and image recovery.

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    #10134

    Stroud
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    Chris, I just got my Kingspec 256gb NGFF SSD for Cube i7… i will try to pry it open tonight hopefully i wont break anything and then install Windows 8.1 pro on a USB.

    Question… I downloaded a 64bit Windows 10 ISO from microsoft… can I mount this ISO and use it to upgrade my existing Windows 8.1? Will my cd key (legit 8.1 pro) work?

    Thanks!

    #10137

    Will Maitner
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    I am really curious about a similar guide for the Onda v919 Core M.

    #10138

    Stroud
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    WOOOOOOO!!! Managed to upgrade mine!!! I used the fingernail method in opening the case and I didn’t break any pegs. The technique is to start from the volume area, and pry the top and the 2 sides… do the bottom part last. But push the connectors at the bottom of the case in so the case slides down properly.

    I’m using 256gb kingspec, running windows 8.1 pro and will be updating to windows 10 tonight.

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    #10145

    Chris G
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    WOOOOOOO!!! Managed to upgrade mine!!! I used the fingernail method in opening the case and I didn’t break any pegs. The technique is to start from the volume area, and pry the top and the 2 sides… do the bottom part last. But push the connectors at the bottom of the case in so the case slides down properly. I’m using 256gb kingspec, running windows 8.1 pro and will be updating to windows 10 tonight.

    Great! Can you please post a screenshot of the drives speed? This is the $90 one from Aliexpress right? My 128gb is already filling up using it as my main machine for everything but video editing and gaming.

    I am really curious about a similar guide for the Onda v919 Core M.

    Hi, it’s really the same. The Onda v919 Core M looks easy enough. Remove the top screws under the removable flap. Then move around the outside opening it up.

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    #10149

    Stroud
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    Great! Can you please post a screenshot of the drives speed? This is the $90 one from Aliexpress right? My 128gb is already filling up using it as my main machine for everything but video editing and gaming.

    How do I do that? Also how do I post pics here? I tried uploading a pic of the teardown but it doesnt work. Edit: It works!

    I just realized that my unit doesnt have a thermal pad on the back???

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    #10154

    Chris G
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    Hi, Download crystaldiskmark and please run it and post the results.

    Do you have a link for this Foresee 256gb where you got it?

    Missing the thermal pad isn’t the best, but is it running to hot? It will help transfer heat to the outer casing.

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    #10959

    JuALoM
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    Hi,

    what is the better ssd 256gb,

    1)kingSpec IC Controller:JMF670H or JMF667H (97$)

    2) Transcend (114$)

    3) Mydigital (99$)

    4)Other

    Thanks.

    Pd. Test Result

    Review Foresee of Tech Tablets

    I see this comparison between Foresee and Transcend SSD performance.

    Here see test of MyDigitalSSD

    Review kingspec 128Gb

    #10982

    Chris G
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    Kingspec one seems the best.

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    #11052

    JuALoM
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    Kingspec one seems the best.

    Thanks Chris,

    I have seen two shops where to buy Kingspec M.2 (NGFF) 256GB 2242

    They are reliable?

    1) amazon
    2) aliexpress

    What is your opinion?

    Thanks

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