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My Acer Aspire 1-A114-31-C4HH - came with 30GB. How can I increase the storage capacity?

ElGrecoElGreco Posts: 5Member New User
edited August 2019 in Legacy Laptops and Netbooks
I have an Aspire 1 notebook. It came with 30 GB and I want to increase the storage capacity. How can I do it? (I think it has solid state storage only. No hard drive)

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  • MaClaneMaClane Posts: 16,048 Trailblazer
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FAQ & Answers

  • MaClaneMaClane Posts: 16,048ACE Trailblazer
    Good evening ElGreco !

    What EXACT model of your laptop?
    Some models do not support any type of disk installation, and only eMMC memory can be directed to Windows.


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  • ElGrecoElGreco Posts: 5Member New User
    Here is the information you requested.  Aspire 1-A114-31-C4HH,   MODEL # N17Q4.  The device has an under panel with several phillips screws. No indication of a hard drive. I am thinking of opening th panel and look for the SSD memory and replace it with a 64 GB chip. Is that possible?
  • MaClaneMaClane Posts: 16,048ACE Trailblazer
    The internal flash memory is eMMC and is integrated directly into the motherboard, and its replacement or replacement is not possible.
    Some models, depending on the region, have built-in support for HDD or M.2 2280 SSD.
    In that case, I suggest you open the back cover and check the availability of these slots in your device:

    HDD location:

    SSD location:

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  • ElGrecoElGreco Posts: 5Member New User
    MaClane, thank you for your response. I will take the back panel off and check to see if there is room for a HD or additional SSD memory. Your 2nd picture helps to guide me. If there is room, i will contact you again to ask for the part number of the device that I can use. Many thanks.
  • MaClaneMaClane Posts: 16,048ACE Trailblazer
    OK!
    I'm waiting!

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  • rdbeeerdbeee Posts: 2Member New User
    hello, so are  you saying that if i have acer laptop Aspire 1 A114-31 Model N17Q4 there is no possible way to install external hard drive?  I have no memory left for Window Updates and I don't know how to tinker inside or do complicated processes.  I just want to buy an external hard drive that I can stick in an open slot and have more memory.  Is this possible????
  • MaClaneMaClane Posts: 16,048ACE Trailblazer
    Good evening rdbeee !

    Please, to keep the forum organized, as directed by moderators, do not post to topics that are already open, inactive, or resolved.
    Always open a new topic.
    Put an @ in front of my name that I properly guide you there.

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  • rdbeeerdbeee Posts: 2Member New User
    @MaClane
    hi how do I post this question:

    hello, so are  you saying that if i have acer laptop Aspire 1 A114-31 Model N17Q4 there is no possible way to install external hard drive?  I have no memory left for Window Updates and I don't know how to tinker inside or do complicated processes.  I just want to buy an external hard drive that I can stick in an open slot and have more memory.  Is this possible????
  • MaClaneMaClane Posts: 16,048ACE Trailblazer
    rdbeee ,

    Ask the question by opening a new topic here:

    https://community.acer.com/en/post/question/en



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  • ElGrecoElGreco Posts: 5Member New User
    Just to close on this topic. I called ACER and they conformed that the model on notebook that I have is NOT upgradable for storage capacity. The SSD chip is hardwired on the PC board and it cannot be removed or replaced. This is my second computer and I can continue to use for limited work with the amount of storage that I have. I use thumbdrives for work that requires extended storage. Thank you for your help.


  • ElGrecoElGreco Posts: 5Member New User
    Just to close on this topic. I called ACER and they conformed that the model on notebook that I have is NOT upgradable for storage capacity. The SSD chip is hardwired on the PC board and it cannot be removed or replaced. This is my second computer and I can continue to use for limited work with the amount of storage that I have. I use thumbdrives for work that requires extended storage. Thank you for your help.

  • MaClaneMaClane Posts: 16,048ACE Trailblazer
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    Good Morning ElGreco !

    If it has been resolved, check accepting responses to close and be able to help others in the forum!

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    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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