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Does A315-41-R3RF have an M.2 slot?

autolycusautolycus Posts: 1Member New User
I've seen a few indications that A315-41-R3RF has an M.2 slot, but can't find any information in the specs online.

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  • DentaliciousDentalicious Posts: 1Member New User
    I have the A315-41-R8UU and it has an M.2 slot. I would imagine that the R3RF is no different. However, I have two important notes. You must remove the entire bottom shell to access it and it only runs in SATA. I tried a PCI M.2 and it would not work.

    The image attached is the inside of mine (the 2.5" drive is removed to get the shell off) notice the white spot for the M.2 on the left of the RAM.
  • BalatekieBalatekie Posts: 881ACE Pioneer
    autolycus

    Yep. Your computer Acer A315-41-R3RF has an M.2 2280 SATA for SSD. The maximum capacity (GB) of SSD module which you can use in your laptop is 256GB. 

    Remove the screws for service doors(HDD and RAM), take out the memory modules and HDD, remove 17 screws from the back cover, use a guitar pick or an old card to release the tabs(slowly without breaking the tabs), separate the bottom cover slowly, insert the M.2 SSD at an angle and secure with the screw, reverse the procedure to reassemble.





    Below is the list of compatible M.2 SSD, recommended by ACER:-

    1. Manufacturer: KINGSTON
        Model Name : RBU-SNS8180S3/128GJ
        Capacity: 128GB
        Bytes per sector: 512
        Interface: SATA
        Fast data transfer rate (Mbits / sec, max): 6.0Gbits/s
        Media data transfer rate: 540MB/s
        Voltage tolerance: 3.3V ±5%

    2. Manufacturer: HYNIX
        Model Name : HFS128G39TND-N210A
        Capacity: 128GB
        Bytes per sector: 512
        Interface: SATA
        Fast data transfer rate (Mbits / sec, max): 6.0Gbits/s 
        Media data transfer rate: 540MB/s
        Voltage tolerance: 3.3V ±5%

    3. Manufacturer: HYNIX
        Model Name : HFS256G39TND-N210A
        Capacity: 256GB
        Bytes per sector: 512
        Interface: SATA
        Fast data transfer rate (Mbits / sec, max): 6.0Gbits/s 
        Media data transfer rate: 540MB/s
        Voltage tolerance: 3.3V ±5%
     :) If you think I've answered your question, please hit the Accept Answer:)

  • Kdela8Kdela8 Posts: 1Member New User
    Are these the only SSDs supported in the m.2 slot?  Can't find the Kingston drive for sale.  Not familiar with Hynix brand, would prefer Samsung/Crucial/etc, more common trusted brand.  Just curious if this is the list of drives they've installed upon initial build, or if these truly are the only drives supported and only drives that will work with this model?  Seems to me that "generally" any standard m.2 SATA III SSD should work.
  • BobtheGuardianBobtheGuardian Posts: 1Member New User

    I am curious about the Aspire 3 A315-41-R2W5. I have read and been told that it has an M.2 slot, but I cannot find any specifics about it and would like to know more. Do you know if this is true, and what are the recommended M.2 SSD's for it?

    I would like to be able to install one and use it as a Linux alternative to the existing HDD that has Windows on it. Do you know anything/have experience regarding this?

    Thanks!
  • BalatekieBalatekie Posts: 881ACE Pioneer

    I am curious about the Aspire 3 A315-41-R2W5. I have read and been told that it has an M.2 slot, but I cannot find any specifics about it and would like to know more. Do you know if this is true, and what are the recommended M.2 SSD's for it?

    I would like to be able to install one and use it as a Linux alternative to the existing HDD that has Windows on it. Do you know anything/have experience regarding this?

    Thanks!
    As posted earlier, the unit has M.2 SSD slot. Moreover, you can install Linux on the SSD and run the computer with Dual OS. 
     :) If you think I've answered your question, please hit the Accept Answer:)

  • GILZGILZ Posts: 5Member New User
    Hi, I purchased the sk hynix 256gb model and tried to install it and my system will not boot. it will only stay in a loop with the acer logo. I still have the 1tb hdd connect and no luck.
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