How to Upgrade Chromebook Hard Drive, SSD, or M.2

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In this video we’ll look at How to Upgrade Chromebook Storage.

Upgrading Chromebook storage is easy, but there are some caveats:

  • Not all Chromebooks can be upgraded.
  • Not all Chromebooks use an M.2 drive.
  • Some Chromebooks may use SSDs.
  • Some Chromebooks may use other sizes (in dimensions) of drives.

When you do this, you’ll lose the data on your device, so make sure you have a bootable USB before you get started in order to get your operating system of choice installed once you’ve changed out your storage drive.

The process of changing the storage in the Acer C720 Chromebook is pretty easy. Remove all the fasteners from the bottom of the device.

  • Remove the bottom of the device.
  • Locate the M.2 drive.
  • Remove the retention fastener.
  • Remove the M.2 drive.
  • Install the new M.2 drive making sure that it is fully inserted.
  • Install the retention fasteners.
  • Replace the bottom of the Chromebook.
  • Replace the fasteners to secure the bottom of the Chromebook.

Install the operating system you’d like on your Chromebook. In most cases, you’ll just reinstall ChromeOS with a Chromebook Recovery USB. If you have a modified BIOS, you can install whatever operating system you’d like as long as it’s compatible.

If you’d like to pick up one of these M.2 drives, you can pick up the one I got (with relatively fast shipping) over at Banggood.com.

This is my affiliate link to get the M.2 drive.
https://dbte.ch/banggoodm2

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