Microsoft Surface
SSD Upgrade

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which microsoft surface model sSD can be upgraded?

Most Microsoft Surface devices do not have user-upgradable SSDs (Solid State Drives), as they are often soldered directly onto the motherboard. However, there are a few models that DO ALLOW for SSD upgrades, such as:

  • Surface Pro 3 
  • Surface Pro 4 
  • Surface Pro 8
  • Surface Pro 9
  • Surface Laptop 3 (Yes Upgradable – M.2 2230 SSD)
  • Surface Laptop 4 (Yes Upgradable – M.2 2230 SSD)
  • Surface Book 1 
  • Surface Book 2 
  • Surface Book 3 
  • Surface Studio 1 
  • Surface Studio 2

non Upgradable microsoft surface model

  • Surface Pro 5 (Non User Upgradable)
  • Surface Pro 6 (Non User Upgradable)
  • Surface Pro 7 (Non User Upgradable)
  • Surface Laptop 1 (Non User Upgradable)
  • Surface Laptop 2 (Non User Upgradable)

Steps to upgrade microsoft surface sSD

Upgrading the SSD (Solid State Drive) on Microsoft Surface Device can be a difficult and potentially risky process. The SSD is not designed to be user-upgradable and requires a significant amount of technical knowledge and skill to replace.

To replace the SSD in a Microsoft Surface Device, you will need to:

  1. Open the device: The Surface Pro 4 is held together with adhesive and requires special tools to open. You will need to use a heat gun and plastic opening tools to carefully pry the device open by removing the screen.

  2. Removing Of Cables: Once the device is open, you will need to remove the LCD Screen cable that is attached to the motherboard. This may requires disconnecting several ribbon cables and screws.

  3. Replace the SSD: The SSD is located on the motherboard. You will need to carefully remove the old SSD and install the new one.

  4. Reassemble the device: After replacing the SSD, you will need to reassemble the device, being careful to reconnect all the ribbon cables and screws in the correct order.

  5. Windows installation: The new SSD now inside your Surface Device will be empty. You would need to format the SSD and reinstall a new windows. After installation of windows, you will need to install back all windows drivers in-order for all functions of your Microsoft surface device to work properly. 

Due to the complexity of the process, it is recommended that you engage Esmond Service Centre professional help to upgrade your Microsoft Surface Device if you are not confident in your technical abilities. Additionally, most users cracked the LCD Screen Display when attempting to upgrade the SSD and end up spending alot more to fixed up the device.

Where to upgrade Microsoft Surface SSD?

Upgrading the SSD (Solid State Drive) in your Microsoft Surface device can be an effective way to boost performance and increase storage capacity. However, it’s important to note that upgrading the SSD is not a simple process and requires a significant amount of technical expertise.

Esmond Service Centre is a reputable service repair and upgrade service provider that specializes in Microsoft Surface devices. Their team of technicians has years of experience working with Surface devices and can provide SSD upgrade services for a range of Microsoft Surface models, including the Surface Pro, Surface Book, and Surface Laptop.

The process of upgrading your Microsoft Surface device SSD with Esmond Service Centre is simple and straightforward. First, you’ll need to contact their customer support team to request a quote for the upgrade service. They’ll provide you with a detailed breakdown of the cost and the estimated turnaround time.

Once you’ve agreed to the quote, you can send your Microsoft Surface device to their repair centre. The technicians will then inspect your device to ensure that it’s in good working condition before proceeding with the SSD upgrade. If any issues are detected, they’ll contact you to discuss potential solutions.


How long does it takes to upgrade sSD?

The SSD upgrade process typically takes a 4 to 5 hours to 2 working days, depending on the specific model of your Microsoft Surface device, queue ahead of you and if you need them to clone or transfer your existing data to the new SSD. During this time, the technicians will carefully remove the existing SSD and replace it with a new one. They’ll also ensure that the new SSD is properly installed and configured to work seamlessly with your device.After the upgrade is complete, the technicians will thoroughly test your Microsoft Surface device to ensure that everything is functioning properly. 


In conclusion, upgrading your Microsoft Surface device SSD with Esmond Service Centre is a reliable and cost-effective way to boost performance and increase storage capacity. With their experienced technicians and genuine parts, you can trust that your device will be in good hands. Contact them today to get started on your SSD upgrade journey.

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