The surface pro 2 SSD upgrade is a process by which you can improve the performance of your surface pro 2 by replacing the stock hard drive with a Solid State Drive. This process is not for the faint of heart, but if you’re up for it, the rewards are significant. Not only will your surface pro 2 boot and load programs faster, but it will also run more smoothly and efficiently overall. In short, it’s well worth the effort!
What You Need
Before you begin, here’s what you’ll need: -A Philips head screwdriver -A small putty knife or spudger -A clean work surface -An anti-static wrist strap (optional but recommended) surface pro 2 ssd upgrade kit, which includes the following: -Replacement SSD -SSD mounting bracket with screws -drive bay insert with rubber feet
You will need the following tools: -Phillips screwdriver -T5 Torx screwdriver -Spudger -Putty knife or flathead screwdriver (optional)
The Upgrade Process
Upgrading the storage on your Surface Pro 2 is a pretty simple process, but there are a few things you’ll need to keep in mind. First, you’ll need to have a compatible SSD. The Surface Pro 2 uses a standard mSATA slot, so any mSATA SSD should work. We recommend choosing an SSD with a capacity of at least 128GB for the best results.
Once you have your SSD, the next step is to back up your data. Make sure to copy over any important files or photos that you don’t want to lose before proceeding with the upgrade.
Once you have everything backed up, the next step is to physically install the SSD in your Surface Pro 2. To do this, you’ll need to remove the back panel of your device. This is accomplished by removing the two screws on the back and then gently prying off the panel. With the panel removed, you should see the mSATA slot near the center of the device.
Gently insert your SSD into the slot and make sure it’s firmly seated. Once it’s in, replace the back panel and screw it into place. Now that your SSD is installed, it’s time to get it set up and working properly.
After the Upgrade
Your computer will now boot faster, applications will load more quickly, and files will transfer at a higher speed.