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  1. apinunw's Avatar

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    Well. Look like SSD is upgradable.

    Microsoft Surface Pro Teardown - iFixit
  2. apinunw's Avatar

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    • Microsoft Surface Pro Repairability Score: 1 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair)
    • The battery is not soldered to the motherboard, so at least no soldering is required to replace it.
    • The SSD is removable — but you risk killing your tablet by trying to open it.
    • There are over 90 screws inside this device. We're proponents of mechanical fasteners, but this number is a tad crazy.
    • The display assembly (comprising of a fused glass and LCD) is extremely difficult to remove / replace.
    • Tons of adhesive hold everything in place, including the display and battery.
    • Unless you perform the opening procedure 100% correctly, chances are you'll shear one of the four cables surrounding the display perimeter.
  3. jmwhite19's Avatar

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    I don't think the word upgradable would be the best choice here, especially when a heat gun is required to even get into it.

    Either way though, it was an interesting tear down!
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    It certainly doesn't look like it's worth is to try to upgrade the SSD to me. I would think based on this teardown that if you get it put back together without tearing any ribbon cables and it works, you will be very happy and probably pretty darn lucky...

    Now, what the screen actually looks like would be anybody's guess with all that glue they indicated was around the screen.
  5. evilrobot's Avatar

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    Guess I'm back to hoping for a 128GB micro SDXC to come out.
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  6. justinm001's Avatar

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    Or buy 1tb USB 3.0 2.5" external. I plan to use with bunch of movies. Sdxc is very slow
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    Quote Originally Posted by justinm001 View Post
    Or buy 1tb USB 3.0 2.5" external. I plan to use with bunch of movies. Sdxc is very slow
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    SDXC is more than fine for movies...
  8. Talderon's Avatar

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    Quote Originally Posted by VagrantWade View Post
    SDXC is more than fine for movies...
    I agree, I have a regular SD Card and was able to stream movies off of it without any issues at all.

    I have a 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" portable and it's great for usage when you are sitting at a desk, but when you are on the bus trying to watch movies, not so practical (and a battery drain when USB Powered). Thumb Drive or inserting the card is more than enough for Movies and stuff to run from.

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    Ya know, I bit the bullet and got the 64 gig...and then got myself a 64 gig SD card.

    Not looking back. :) I'm just gonna have it so my more "business" stuff is installed on the tablet, and I'll have my games installed on the SD.

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