C24-865 All in One SSD upgrade

bg888bg888 Member Posts: 2 New User
Hi all!

Recently purchased the C24-865 with a 1TB SATA HDD.

Could anyone please confirm if I can add a 256gb M2 SDD to boot and run Windows 10 from, and keep the 1TB SATA HDD for my data?

Would this make it much faster?

Many thanks.

Ben.

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  • brummyfan2brummyfan2 ACE Posts: 21,099 Trailblazer
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    Hi Ben,
    Yes, you can use a M.2 SATA SSD as a boot drive and keep the HDD for storage, it will be much faster than the slow spinner drive.

  • MartinJohn00001MartinJohn00001 Ally Posts: 636
    @bg888
    Hi, kindly find the specifications of the unit below.
    The Hard Disk Drive specifications are listed below.

    The Solid State Drive specifications are listed below.

     I hope it is helpful to you! :)
    Also check the link below to find the upgrades to your unit.
    https://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Acer/aspire-c24-865

    Kindly click "YES" to "Did this answer the question" if my answer helped you!      
    Thank you and have a Blessed Day  :3
  • bg888bg888 Member Posts: 2 New User
    Many thanks!
  • EssexbEssexb Member Posts: 1 New User
    edited March 2020
    bg888 said:
    Hi all!

    Recently purchased the C24-865 with a 1TB SATA HDD.

    Could anyone please confirm if I can add a 256gb M2 SDD to boot and run Windows 10 from, and keep the 1TB SATA HDD for my data?

    Would this make it much faster?

    Many thanks.

    Ben.
    I upgraded mine with the below, and cloned my hard drive. Best £100 ever spent on a PC, boot time went from minutes to seconds.

    WD Blue SN550 1TB High-Performance M.2 Pcie NVMe SSD

    WD Blue SN550 1TB...XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    Hopes this helps others decide.

    [Post edited to remove inappropriate or personal content -Acer-Manny]

  • VicousVicous Member Posts: 2 New User
    Do I need to tweak something on the BIOS before installing windows 10 on my NVMe SSD? Or I would just install windows 10 as how I should install it on a Hdd or Ssd?
  • billseybillsey ACE Posts: 19,115 Trailblazer
    NVMe isn't officially supported, just the SATA mentioned above. As the previous posted said though, some owners are able to get an NVMe working (though I expect at SATA speeds since the M.2 bus is only PCIe 2.0). YMMV,  but it shouldn't involve any BIOS tweaks.
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  • VicousVicous Member Posts: 2 New User
    Oh thanks for the info
  • oldschool80oldschool80 Member Posts: 3 New User
    Hi Ben,
    Yes, you can use a M.2 SATA SSD as a boot drive and keep the HDD for storage, it will be much faster than the slow spinner drive.

    Hi, if you're still there. I got this PC second hand almost new. Trying to upgrade the drive, you say a SSD can be used for the OS and keep the HDD for storage. I see this PC has only one connector for a drive, so how could that be done? If so, is there some sort of splitter?
  • oldschool80oldschool80 Member Posts: 3 New User
    Hi Ben,
    Yes, you can use a M.2 SATA SSD as a boot drive and keep the HDD for storage, it will be much faster than the slow spinner drive.

    Hi, if you're still there. I got this PC second hand almost new. Trying to upgrade the drive, you say a SSD can be used for the OS and keep the HDD for storage. I see this PC has only one connector for a drive, so how could that be done? If so, is there some sort of splitter?
    Also, How many slots for RAM are there? I know it originally has 8GB, but is it in one slot? Let me say ACER sucks! On the info available, like specs, and support options... it's a win-win for them to have people deal with THEIR responsibility for support and options: using their own paying customers to solve the problems of their products for them... 
  • billseybillsey ACE Posts: 19,115 Trailblazer
    @oldschool80 if you look at the picture you can see an M.2 drive with the mounting screw highlighted. That's for the SSD. Adjacent to that on the edge of the motherboard is a SATA connector for a HDD/SSD that you would use for a data drive.
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  • oldschool80oldschool80 Member Posts: 3 New User
    billsey said:
    @oldschool80 if you look at the picture you can see an M.2 drive with the mounting screw highlighted. That's for the SSD. Adjacent to that on the edge of the motherboard is a SATA connector for a HDD/SSD that you would use for a data drive.
    Sorry, but the picture is not clear enough, and I haven't seen this motherboard yet. So the question comes, if you're able to install a M2 drive why don't use it as storage too, instead of "only for the OS"? Wouldn't using a SSD or HDD for data, slow everything to their speed defeating the purpose?
  • billseybillsey ACE Posts: 19,115 Trailblazer
    Normal usage is to have the system drive for both the OS and the user data. If you are adding a SSD to a system with a HDD installed already, you don't want to just toss the HDD. Use it for online storage of data that doesn't need fast access or for system backups.
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