Anyone try opening up their pro yet?

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  1. notphilip

    notphilip Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Has anyone tried to disassemble their surface pro and seen whether the ssd is replaceable?
     
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    rpo Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I am supposed to have mine delivered on Tuesday, and taking it apart is the first thing I will do. If nobody else has responded by then, I will report about the mSATA SSD and whether it is soldered or not.
     
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    e-schreiber ƒ(x) / fashion Senior Member

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    People will want to know whether replacing the battery, SSD and RAM is possible.
     
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    i hope ssd can be replaced so i can grab the 64 GB version and upgrade it to 256. Does anyone knows if a bigger ssd is affecting the battery life ?
     
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    notphilip Pen Pal - Newbie

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    That would be awesome! Thanks
     
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    excalibur1814 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I'm more concerned with the ram as changing to Vengeance ram WILL afford a nice increase in FPS :). It's 'the' update for anyone that has an Intel HD 4000 gpu.
     
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Given the size of these things (since I've been inside my Samsung Series 7 Slate, which is a little roomier than the Surface Pro) I highly doubt system RAM is upgradeable - most likely soldered - but if the part numbers are correct, the SSD should be mSATA, and I know Crucial and others already have 240-256GB mSATA drives. However, until iFixIt does one of its teardowns, I wouldn't go near to my Surface Pro with any tools. Frankly, it looks like one of the toughest opening yet.

    Might be better to send Panos Panay the 256GB stick and ask him to slip in the line next time he tweets he's headed to the factory...:D
     
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    Yea it certainly looks far more locked down than the RT. I don't see any screws visible. I think the only way in is to pry off the screen, but we will see =)
     
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    I'd bet iFixIt will do one of its teardowns this week - and I'm willing to bet it ain't going to be pretty - one of those new MacBook Pro type - "nearly un-repairable" type reviews.
     
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    I really hope not, but based on the surface rt teardown, it seems like that will be the case. The way to take it apart involved removing a bezel around the camera that does not exist on the SP. I can't even spot an alternative location for where these screws would be.
     
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