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M.2 SSD Upgrade & Replacment


I need to upgrade the 512GB M.2 SSD of my Acer Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-71NX with 2TB SSD but don't know how to open the back cover.

Many are asking about this and hope you release a guide to describe how this can be done.

Thank you.

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Your systems specs: Switch Alpha 12


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mmm... I don't think you'll be able to use the M.2 SSD.

From what I'm finding this system uses a 1.8" mSATA SSD, similar to this one: Kingston SSDNow KC380 1.8" 240GB Micro-SATA 6Gb/s Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SKC380S3/240G. They so far don't offer anything larger than 256 GB.

Sorry I can't find how this exact system is opened but I did find this one: Acer Aspire Switch 10 Keyboard HDD Upgrade. it might give you a clue. If you can please help us! let us know how once you figure it out. Good Luck!

Reference: Acer Aspire Switch 12 Alpha SA5-271-56HM Convertible Review "StorageKingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2, 256 GB or 128 GB SATA 3"

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Good news! The Acer Community now has description of how to open up the casing of the Aspire Switch Alpha 12 (SA5-271) and upgrade the SSD. See < >.

Good luck! I plan to upgrade mine to a 500GB Samsung 850 EVO when I can afford it ;-)

Cheers, Canadaloon

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I also own acer aspire switch alpha 12 and I'm interested in ssd upgrade. I found this post in acer forum:

It's look like m.2 SSD. There is no room for 1,8" disk.

So the question is how open the back cover?:-).

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I noticed that there are 2 small screws covered by a small plastic cover. One on each side of tablet underneath the kickstand. I don't know go that allows the screen and back to separate, but I don't see any other options. Perhaps using a spudger to separate the back after taking the screws out. I saw some replacement back covers for sale online and it looks like the back housing is one piece and not 2 .


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