Anyone try opening up their pro yet?

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  1. John566

    John566 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Well the Intel 525 worked great with no problems. Yea!!!!!!

    The first fully working 240GB Surface Pro as far as I know.

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  2. Deathangel

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    Not that this is an SSD thread, but...
    Intel, Crucial and Samsung have historically been the ones with the least issues and best performance. But no one of them is 100% issue free. Intel had the 8MB bug and the shoddy TRIM results with Sandforce based drives, which the 525 suffers as well. :)

    Congrats on getting it to work. John! :D I wonder for what this would go in ebay. ^^
     
  3. excalibur1814

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    Maybe John should buy a couple of 64Gb models, upgrade, then sell on?
     
  4. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    If you consider his hourly commitment, he would probably do better flipping burgers at Mickey-D's.:D
     
  5. NRoberts

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    Excellent that it's worked, John 566 :D. It looks like my little caveat came in handy (not that it did anyone any good)- even Linux can't deal with this particular Crucial SSD :-/; good thing my work's supplier couldn't source the Crucial SSD, I'll definitely go for the Intel 525 SSD.

    Congratulations on such an (eventually) successful mod :D.

    P.S. At what point, if any, are the T3 and T2 bits required? Those didn't end up being part of my MacFixit order (living in Melbourne, AU, so iFixit is a slow, expensive option here)- if they're mission-critical, I can order them ASAP.
     
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    Fantastic work, really glad it worked out. Incredible though that the biggest problem was dealing with a faulty SSD. Murphy's Law in full effect.
     
  7. e-schreiber

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    Congratulations, mate! :thumbsup: Two questions:

    1. After the upgrade is done, does the unit closes properly?
    2. If you tried it again, on a different unit, how long do you think it would take? A couple hours?
     
  8. dstrauss

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    Way to go John566 (some of us were beginning to worry if your handle was going to change to John666). Great job of perseverance - I would have cratered long ago on this project. Good luck going forward...

    Here's to hoping for news on 128gb SDXC cards so I don't get an itch to give it a try...nah, no way...nearly went to the cardiac care unit opening up the Samsung Series 7 Slate which is a walk in the park compared to what you just pulled off...
     
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    what did you use to re seal the screen do you just re heat it up?

    caus i might just be tempted to get a 64gb unit and give the upgrade a go
     
  10. shurik_1

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    Got my 64GB yesterday. My plan was to go with Axiom 480GB. Anyone foresees issues with Axiom? Other options I found for 480GB are two boards and I do not think will fit in Surface Pro.
     
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