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A few questions about the Swift 1 (SF114-32-p2pk)s internals

I recently picked one up for college and I've filled up the 64gb flash chip on here so I was wondering whats upgradable inside it, I would open it up myself but I don't have the correct sized bit for it. If possible, could someone tell me if it has a free m.2 or 2.5 inch slot and if the m.2 supports NMVe drives and if the RAM is soldered on or not.

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  • SharanjiSharanji Posts: 4,028 Pathfinder
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    Darkended 
    This model supports Solid state drive 
    256 GB, PCIe Gen3, 8 Gb/s up to 4 lanes, NVMe
    128 GB / 256 GB, SATA 6 Gb/s
    64 GB eMMC


    Secure the SSD module to the upper case using one screw.
    Some of the officially listed SSD's are listed below


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  • SharanjiSharanji Posts: 4,028 Pathfinder
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    Darkended said:
    Hey so one more question is the m.2 mounting screw included or would I have to purchase one?
    If the screw is not included, you may get the below mentioned screw from a technician at any local computer repair shop.


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  • SharanjiSharanji Posts: 4,028ACE Pathfinder
    Accepted Answer
    Darkended 
    This model supports Solid state drive 
    256 GB, PCIe Gen3, 8 Gb/s up to 4 lanes, NVMe
    128 GB / 256 GB, SATA 6 Gb/s
    64 GB eMMC


    Secure the SSD module to the upper case using one screw.
    Some of the officially listed SSD's are listed below


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    Click on 'Yes' if the comment answers your question!
  • DarkendedDarkended Posts: 10Member New User
    Hey so one more question is the m.2 mounting screw included or would I have to purchase one?
  • SharanjiSharanji Posts: 4,028ACE Pathfinder
    Accepted Answer
    Darkended said:
    Hey so one more question is the m.2 mounting screw included or would I have to purchase one?
    If the screw is not included, you may get the below mentioned screw from a technician at any local computer repair shop.


    Hit 'Like' if you find the answer helpful!   
    Click on 'Yes' if the comment answers your question!
  • DarkendedDarkended Posts: 10Member New User
    Ok thanks!
  • DarkendedDarkended Posts: 10Member New User
    Hey so I just got my NVMe drive today and it can't read it, it's not showing up in the BIOS nor windows drive manager so unless its a dead drive this laptop probably can't carry PCIe over the M.2 slot.
  • DarkendedDarkended Posts: 10Member New User
    Actually, It's probably a dead drive as it also didn't work on my z97 system.
  • WileECoyoteWileECoyote Posts: 22Member Troubleshooter
    edited September 2018
    I have a similar model and as per this thread I had issues with an NVME drive. Instead I had to get a SATA SSD which worked perfectly. Your experience may be different, best to rule out faulty drive first.
  • DarkendedDarkended Posts: 10Member New User
    Yeah, I got a ADATA SATA SSD to replace my NVMe one and it worked without issue. It's really annoying that Acer advertises it as PCIe 4x compatible and don't bother to include a simple PCIe M.2 enable/disable switch.
  • BellerophonBellerophon Posts: 1Member New User
    Here's a list taken off Acer Support today. I ordered the Micron 256 for my Swift 1. Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro pretty much wasted my 64GB and, despite adding the smaller Alduino SD card adapter, that SD card STILL sticks out too far for comfort (btw, though, that adapter DOES work just fine! By all means if you're using SD Card, replace that standard adapter!) BONUS: Micron 256 is on sale at Newegg for $60! 
  • mgriff73mgriff73 Posts: 1Member New User
    I purchased the micron SSD from the list on this Page .I haven't been able to get the laptop to recognize it .Any suggestions
  • DarkendedDarkended Posts: 10Member New User
    Hey op here. After a two week long back and forth with acer I found out that it only supports nvme when the intenal flash storage is disabled so you can either return your drive or disable the internal 64gig drive.

    If it's a SATA drive Tylenol check disk management to see if it's enabled from there.
  • JR2006JR2006 Posts: 2Member New User
    So, If the internal flash 64gig drive is disabled, does that mean an operating system (i.e. Windows 10) must be loaded on the newly installed SSD?  Also, if a SATA internal SSD is installed does the existing 64gig flash drive remain the booting drive (since Windows 10 was included already installed on it)?
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