Razer Blade Stealth - Upgradable SSD?

Discussion in 'Systems' started by RoyalTartToter, Jan 25, 2016.

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  1. CaptCalamity_no_id

    CaptCalamity_no_id New Member

    See this I don't understand. I have never in all my years working on PC's had my warranty voided for replacing a hard drive. And honestly, a warranty on a $999 computer would not stop me from putting in the lightning fast goodness that is the 950 EVO
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  2. My ship date was March 26th. Lucky me, it's on it's way and should be here Thursday.
  3. skelly1124

    skelly1124 New Member

    more then likely voids any kind of warranty
  4. AAcat

    AAcat Member

    Hmmm... I notice that people in the comments don't know what they are talking about, since I'm to lazy to read if someone has the answer, I'll say it. The m.2 ssd should never be soldered nor will it be. Secondly if you plan on upgrading, Only upgrade the $999 version for that one will pay off, while the other ones you would be paying the same price to upgrade and void your warranty, unless you plan on buying the 1tb version by sandisk that recently got released. Do know how clone a drive and install prior to you attempting to do such a thing. Here is a guide I found: http://www.thegeeksoffice.com/?p=2136
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  5. Why jump through hoops cloning a drive? Seriously, just fresh install the thing!
  6. AAcat

    AAcat Member

    There could be some drivers preinstalled, I'f not you could just do a fresh install or download the drivers afterwards, but I'm unsure about this.
  7. I've done it on several different machines. BTW, the drivers for the Stealth are on their support / drivers page. I'll let all know after a few days of using the machine with the standard configuration I ordered. It arrives Thursday. About mid next week I'll open it and do the swap.

    I'll let you know how it goes. BTW, I'm sticking with the 500GB Samsung, not a big Sandisk fan - even if it is 1TB.
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  8. JETcoolCoolBlack681

    JETcoolCoolBlack681 Active Member

    "Beside socketed modules, the M.2 standard also includes support for permanently soldered single-sided modules."


  9. RektInNation

    RektInNation Member

    You can upgrade the SSD, and the process isn't too difficult, however, you will have to remove a flex cable that connects the HDMI and USB port to the motherboard to upgrade it. Remember, you will void your warranty. [​IMG]
  10. Unfair

    Unfair Member

    Only if you live outside the United States. US warranty law explicitly states that service by unauthorized persons or using unapproved parts cannot invalidate the warranty unless said people or parts can be proven to have damaged the product and that all burden of that proof is on the warranter.

    As an example, I'll use the same example that the law(written in the first part of the 20th century) uses. Cars. You can get custom work done on your car without invalidating your warranty. You can go to the guy down the street and have him install a turbo-charger, you can cut into the frame yourself and install a ride-lowering kit and GM(or whoever) still has to honor the warranty. They just don't have to warranty the custom work you did.

    Also, as a note, Samsung has said that a 1tb M.2 950 Pro is coming in the first half of this year. In case anyone wants to wait for that.
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  11. Yes you can upgrade the SSD. it is covered by a connection but if carefully removed, you can swap it out.
  12. Masonj188

    Masonj188 Active Member

    Quick question everyone, I know a few of you have replaced your SSD with the 950 Pro, but will the 850 Evo also work? I noticed it has a notch on either side while the pro only has one notch. I understand you're taking a performance hit when you go with the 850 EVO since it uses SATA, but I'm still more interested in the extra storage for the price.
    850 Evo - http://goo.gl/UJNxTP
    950 Pro - http://goo.gl/vXnFni
    Thanks for the help guys.
  13. GameGH0ST

    GameGH0ST Active Member

    Great. All of the CES sale noobs/trolls have gone. This place is finally moderately sane again. Still fanboy central.

    Hit me up if anybody on here is smart and tryna get PAID.

    Sick of the nonsense.
  14. TrueLightbringer

    TrueLightbringer Active Member

    What the hell? Does that battery capacity really just read 3960mAh? That's like, not too much more than half of the battery found in the XPS 13 (quite a ways past 7000+). Hell, my 150 USD phone has a 4000mAh battery.
  15. soulreaver99

    soulreaver99 Member

    No it will NOT work. Evo uses SATA, the 950 PRO needs a PCIe M.2. If you're going to open up the Stealth, you might as well put in the best thing you can possibly get. Otherwise, don't even bother :smile_:
  16. JETcoolCoolBlack681

    JETcoolCoolBlack681 Active Member

    Comparable quantities are Wh, not Ah. mAh is marketing bullshit.
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  17. TrueLightbringer

    TrueLightbringer Active Member

    Oh that's interesting. I don't know this particular area very well; if you are willing, could you ELI5 for me?

    In any case, the RBS has a 45Wh battery while the XPS 13 with similar specs has a 56Wh battery. Currently wondering why they couldn't pack a larger battery into it like the XPS did, though size/thickness/price might have been a factor. Would certainly make the RBS an even more attractive choice.

    Come to think of it, could the battery be theoretically self-replaced by a higher capacity one? Again, I'm no expert on this, so please let me know if I'm being foolish here.
  18. JETcoolCoolBlack681

    JETcoolCoolBlack681 Active Member

    45 Wh / 3.96 Ah = 11.3 V battery. You can look on eBay for these. Unfortunately, they have different arrangement of screw holes, depending on the model the battery is intended for. If you really want to replace the battery you might be able to find solution but, for now, it is quite difficult. You may also search for "razer blade battery" to see if they offer larger capacities for the 14 blade. I doubt they do.

    Regarding your cell phone, it has a 3.7V = 11.3V / 3 battery. So its actual capacity is, say, 3 times smaller. Anyway, 4000mAh is a huge battery for a cell phone and if you put 3 of these into an ultrabook you are likely to fill all available space.
  19. Masonj188

    Masonj188 Active Member

    So the M.2 slot in the Stealth only supports PCIe, not Sata, right?
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  20. JETcoolCoolBlack681

    JETcoolCoolBlack681 Active Member

    The "M-key" edge connector should support both PCIe and SATA. Why do you claim the opposite? Do you know anything particular about the Stealth hardware?
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