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Installing 2nd HD for Swift 5 SF514-53T

Hi all. I had recently purchased the Swift 5 SF514-53T. I understand that it has a 2nd slot for M2 drive. But my questions are:
  1. Any document  / guideline on installing the 2nd drive. I have removed all the screws at the back. But I have no idea how to open the back cover. Feels like the back cover is still securely attached to the machine without the screws. (I don't wanna brutely open it and break anything)
  2. Any document on the requirement of the 2nd drive? Or basically any M2 (no matter NVMe or not) would work?
Thank you very much for your advise! 

Chris

Best Answers

  • MaClaneMaClane Posts: 10,363 Trailblazer
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    Good afternoon chrishui !

    The series in question is not yet listed on Acer dash.
    The next series that has basically the same characteristics, informs the following:

    PCIe Gen3x4, NVMe or SATA 6 Gb/s of 256gb
    PCIe Gen3x4, NVMe Capacity 512gb

    To remove the cover, follow the instructions:



    To verify the presence of 2 M.2 slots, check here:








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  • MaClaneMaClane Posts: 10,363 Trailblazer
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    It is not mandatory to be NVMe but rather that the device has support.
    I would really opt for a M.2 2280 Sata 3

    Se minha resposta foi útil, deixe um "Curtir", marque como "Solucionado" e clique em "Promover"!
    Caso contrario, fico a disposição para tentarmos sanar suas duvidas e resolver seus problemas!
    Atenciosamente:  J. MaClane™

    If my answer was helpful, leave a like, flag as "Fixed" and click "Promote"!
    Otherwise, I am willing to try to heal your doubts and solve your problems!
    Sincerely, J. MaClane ™

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FAQ & Answers

  • MaClaneMaClane Posts: 10,363ACE Trailblazer
    Accepted Answer
    Good afternoon chrishui !

    The series in question is not yet listed on Acer dash.
    The next series that has basically the same characteristics, informs the following:

    PCIe Gen3x4, NVMe or SATA 6 Gb/s of 256gb
    PCIe Gen3x4, NVMe Capacity 512gb

    To remove the cover, follow the instructions:



    To verify the presence of 2 M.2 slots, check here:








    Se minha resposta foi útil, deixe um "Curtir", marque como "Solucionado" e clique em "Promover"!
    Caso contrario, fico a disposição para tentarmos sanar suas duvidas e resolver seus problemas!
    Atenciosamente:  J. MaClane™

    If my answer was helpful, leave a like, flag as "Fixed" and click "Promote"!
    Otherwise, I am willing to try to heal your doubts and solve your problems!
    Sincerely, J. MaClane ™

    For users of the English, Spanish, French and German Community, I will be using Google Translate!

                              ACE Trailblazer 2014 - 2019                          



  • chrishuichrishui Posts: 2Member New User
    Thank you so much @MaClane

    The illustration pictures help. I will give try it later on.

    For the type of drive supported, does it mean if i wanna add a 512 (or 480GB), iy must be NVMe?

    I was thinking about the Western Digital Green (480G, M2 2280). Any idea if it might work?

    https://www.wd.com/products/internal-ssd/wd-green-ssd.html#WDS480G2G0B

    Thanks again for your help!

    Chris



  • MaClaneMaClane Posts: 10,363ACE Trailblazer
    Accepted Answer
    It is not mandatory to be NVMe but rather that the device has support.
    I would really opt for a M.2 2280 Sata 3

    Se minha resposta foi útil, deixe um "Curtir", marque como "Solucionado" e clique em "Promover"!
    Caso contrario, fico a disposição para tentarmos sanar suas duvidas e resolver seus problemas!
    Atenciosamente:  J. MaClane™

    If my answer was helpful, leave a like, flag as "Fixed" and click "Promote"!
    Otherwise, I am willing to try to heal your doubts and solve your problems!
    Sincerely, J. MaClane ™

    For users of the English, Spanish, French and German Community, I will be using Google Translate!

                              ACE Trailblazer 2014 - 2019                          



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