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

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ElGreco
ElGreco Member Posts: 5 New User
edited October 2023 in 2020 Archives
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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  • MaClane
    MaClane ACE Posts: 35,598 Trailblazer
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  • MaClane
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    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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  • ElGreco
    ElGreco Member Posts: 5 New User
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    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?
  • MaClane
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    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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  • ElGreco
    ElGreco Member Posts: 5 New User
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    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.
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    OK!
    I'm waiting!

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  • rdbeee
    rdbeee Member Posts: 2 New User
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    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????
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    Good evening rdbeee !

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  • rdbeee
    rdbeee Member Posts: 2 New User
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    @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????
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    rdbeee ,

    Ask the question by opening a new topic here:

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



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  • ElGreco
    ElGreco Member Posts: 5 New User
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    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.


  • ElGreco
    ElGreco Member Posts: 5 New User
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    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.

  • MaClane
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    Good Morning ElGreco !

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  • Dissatisfied
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    Why would Acer sell a laptop with Windows 10 that is so low on storage you can't even update it? Seems like a scam.
  • billsey
    billsey ACE Posts: 32,024 Trailblazer
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    Heheh, because people want the cheapest they can get, and it's cheaper to build without those capabilities. Some of the A114 models have a 64GB eMMC drive instead of 32GB, and that has enough storage to not be an automatic problem.
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