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Razer Blade 15 Advanced 2021 2nd NVMe SSD installation

So I got a 2nd NVMe drive for the open slot on my new Blade 15. But I'm not sure I have the bracket on right after installing it. Is there a video somewhere of doing this upgrade (or even an official Razer doc?

Thanks in advance!

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thank you for all this information.
again thank you bro for this information.
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im shocked about cutting of nmve drive cover to fit ssd. just shocked was this only 2020 crazy after company been around so long. did not like video.
I appreciate that a number of people put photos and walk throughs on how to install the second HD in the Razer Blade 15 2021 Advanced. I just purchased a 2021 15 advanced and received it yesterday. For me, it was critical that I be able to add a 4tb drive for home video and photos. Last night, I was able to install 64GB RAM and the Sabrent 4TB Rocket NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 Internal SSD High Performance Solid State Drive (SB-ROCKET-4TB) HD. It cannot be installed with the full metal plate that goes over the factory installed HD. The problem is a chip on the 4tb HD hits the plate near where the SSD connects to the MB.

The way I did it was that I unscrewed and removed the metal plate over the 1st HD, then I cut the metal plate so that the 2 screws that hold the main and second HD were intact plus about a quarter inch of buffer past the screw hole that holds the top HD, so an inch or an inch and a half. What you end up with is a short version of the original metal plate. This worked perfectly to screw in both the first and second HDs. The HD is slightly higher than the battery, but the lid fits fine and there is a small air gap between the two drives due to the metal plate.

I show the 64GB of RAM and the 4 TB hd in Windows and they appear to be working fine.
I've made video on how to install NVME :)

Actually copied from original AD

so good method for showing . georgeus.

each slots have 4tb pci-gen4 maximum limit on blade 15 advance with 11th gen itel cpu models it is intel s data for 11th gen cpus.
Thanks! I think i am referring to that foam backed sticker, was a bit worrried that adding an additional SSD would void the warranty as i would have to remove the foam backed sticker to install the additional ssd. I have been looking everywhere for a video on installing the second ssd but have not had any luck! Thank you!

Just an FYI... that doesn't void the warranty (at least in the US). That hasn't been the law in 50 years.
I'm not able to remove the screw on the plate to secure the second ssd. Does anyone know what size philips head should work? Is is possible to buy a replacement plate?

I need to buy a replacement plate too, please let me know if you found one!
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