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Acer Swift 1 (SF114-32-C4PZ) upgrade to m.2 SSD?

WileECoyoteWileECoyote Posts: 22Member Troubleshooter
Hey all. Does the Acer Swift 1 (SF114-32-C4PZ) have a slot to add an m.2 SSD?
Thanks.

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  • BalatekieBalatekie Posts: 954ACE Pioneer
    edited August 2018 Accepted Answer
    Hi @WileECoyote,
    Yes. Acer SF114-32 laptop has M.2 SSD slot. Complete Solid state drive spec for your laptop model is listen below:- 
    256 GB, PCIe Gen3, 8 Gb/s up to 4 lanes, NVMe
    128 GB / 256 GB, SATA 6 Gb/s
    64 GB eMMC

    You can install a M.2 NVMe SSD according to this link: https://laptopmedia.com/laptop-specs/acer-swift-1-sf114-32-3/
     :) If you think I've answered your question, please hit the Accept Answer:)

  • WileECoyoteWileECoyote Posts: 22Member Troubleshooter
    Brilliant, thanks Balatekie.

  • BalatekieBalatekie Posts: 954ACE Pioneer
    Brilliant, thanks Balatekie.

    You are Welcome & thank you :)
     :) If you think I've answered your question, please hit the Accept Answer:)

  • ICD58ICD58 Posts: 2Member New User
    Could you please be very specific with what Brand and model 256 GB, PCIe Gen3, 8 Gb/s up to 4 lanes, NVMe  will be compatible? Would an Intel 760p be compatible? Thanks.
  • WileECoyoteWileECoyote Posts: 22Member Troubleshooter
    ICD58 said:
    Could you please be very specific with what Brand and model 256 GB, PCIe Gen3, 8 Gb/s up to 4 lanes, NVMe  will be compatible? Would an Intel 760p be compatible? Thanks.
    Please see this thread here.
    I tried the Into 760p with my model and it would not detect. I did not try any other NVMe SSD, I ended up opting for the Western Digital Blue M.2 SATA which worked without any issues.
  • ICD58ICD58 Posts: 2Member New User
    I have done the same and changed over to the 250GB WD Blue M.2 SATA drive. I am still having issues with it not showing up in the BIOS, although windows can see it?? Also the WD Acronis image software keeps failing part way through the image. I must be missing something so I will try again from the start tomorrow.
  • WileECoyoteWileECoyote Posts: 22Member Troubleshooter
    ICD58 said:
    I have done the same and changed over to the 250GB WD Blue M.2 SATA drive. I am still having issues with it not showing up in the BIOS, although windows can see it?? Also the WD Acronis image software keeps failing part way through the image. I must be missing something so I will try again from the start tomorrow.
    I had the same issue with BIOS and ignored it. Windows was happy to see the drive and format it. I had issues with Acronis too and ended up using Macrium Reflect (https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree). After cloning it automatically set the SSD as the C: and the original C: as F:.
  • jp_d_cruzjp_d_cruz Posts: 7Member

    Tinkerer

    Hi! i have an SF114-32-P30S version of Swift 1. Attached is a photo of the uncovered back. I'm a newbie, and just followed a youtube tutorial on disassembling. Unfortunately, the one in the video has different layout that the model that i have. Can anyone recognize what port is the ones shown in the attached photo (labeled SSD1)? Thanks in advanced.
  • jp_d_cruzjp_d_cruz Posts: 7Member

    Tinkerer

    i figured since this section is talking about a different model than mine, i just created a new post for mine. https://community.acer.com/en/discussion/562575/swift-1-sf114-32-p30s#latest
  • MateyahoyMateyahoy Posts: 3Member New User
    The Western Digital Blue 1Terabyte is the best bang for the buck. I dropped one in and had it formatted and partitioned in less than 5 minutes.
  • SwoopSwoop Posts: 1Member New User
    Like Mateyahoy, I installed a WD Blue 1TB SSD successfully in the Swift 1 that I purchased on close-out at Walmart. The full SSD model number is WD BLUE 3D NAND SATA SSD M.2 2280, and it cost about $100 at Amazon. Tools required are a T6 Torx bit, a plastic spudger, a metal spudger to very carefully make enough space to insert the plastic one, and an inch of Scotch Magic tape. The tape was used to hold the memory card in place, because there is not a screw provided or available...I think it will hold.

    I purchased and used these two sets of tools at Amazon:
    • Kaisi Professional Electronics Opening Pry Tool Repair Kit with Metal Spudger Non-Abrasive Carbon Fiber Nylon Spudgers and Anti-Static Tweezers for Cellphone iPhone Laptops Tablets and More, 20 Piece (about $10, just for the spudgers)
    • JUMLEE 32 in 1 Screwdriver Tool Sets, Precision Screwdriver Set, Repair Tool Kit, Multi-function Magnetic Repair Tools, for PC/Laptop/Watches/iPhone/Ipad etc (Yellow) (about $5, just for the T6)
    I was careful to keep track of which screws came out of which holes in the back of the case, but actually they were all T6 and I think they were all the same length.

    The interior of my Swift 1 bore little resemblance to those in the available YouTube videos. There was one clear area about 1x3 inches, and closer inspection showed an appropriate socket for the SSD was located at one end. Inserting the SSD into the socket was easy. Having no suitable screw to hold down the other end of the SSD, I just taped it down to the chassis.

    Of course, the new SSD initially was not visible in This PC. It had to be initiated, formatted and a drive letter (D) selected...you can google how. What a pleasant surprise to see that 900+GB of new storage in This PC!

    I did not attempt to move the OS over from the 64GB to the 1TB drive.

    I've moved about 20GB of videos over into the new drive, and it all seems to be working properly.
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