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Acer Aspire Nitro vn7-592g hdd upgrade advice

JamesinEdinburghJamesinEdinburgh Posts: 4Member New User
I've run out of space on my acer aspire nitro vn7-592g's Hard Drive because I got a GoPro!

Can anyone advise me whether I can upgrade the 1T HDD to a larger size, maybe 3T and what spec should I look for?

Many thanks

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  • andylbandylb Posts: 3,092 Pathfinder
    edited January 23 Accepted Answer
    I've run out of space on my acer aspire nitro vn7-592g's Hard Drive because I got a GoPro!

    Can anyone advise me whether I can upgrade the 1T HDD to a larger size, maybe 3T and what spec should I look for?

    Many thanks

    James

    Your model supports and has been Acer tested up to 2Tb HDD and 250gb SSD but many users have installed 500gb SSD's and above with no problem
    Below link is to Userbenchmark for your exact model and lists the most popular user tested upgrades from a database of over 2000 users
    https://www.userbenchmark.com/System/Acer-Aspire-VN7-592G/20168

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  • andylbandylb Posts: 3,092ACE Pathfinder
    edited January 23 Accepted Answer
    I've run out of space on my acer aspire nitro vn7-592g's Hard Drive because I got a GoPro!

    Can anyone advise me whether I can upgrade the 1T HDD to a larger size, maybe 3T and what spec should I look for?

    Many thanks

    James

    Your model supports and has been Acer tested up to 2Tb HDD and 250gb SSD but many users have installed 500gb SSD's and above with no problem
    Below link is to Userbenchmark for your exact model and lists the most popular user tested upgrades from a database of over 2000 users
    https://www.userbenchmark.com/System/Acer-Aspire-VN7-592G/20168

    Please click Yes if I answered your question

    The screenshot below shows Acer tested HDD's for your model





    Please click YES if I answered your question

    I am not an ACER employee
    Thank you and have a blessed day  B)

    ★★ ACE Pathfinder 2019★★

  • JamesinEdinburghJamesinEdinburgh Posts: 4Member New User
    Thank you very much.

    I guess I'll go shopping on Amazon for a 2TB unless people have better ideas?
  • andylbandylb Posts: 3,092ACE Pathfinder
    You can also add an M2 SATA SSD drive, users have reported success up to 1Tb

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  • JamesinEdinburghJamesinEdinburgh Posts: 4Member New User
    edited January 28
    andylb said:
    You can also add an M2 SATA SSD drive, users have reported success up to 1Tb
    Thanks @andylb

    Can I add an 1TB M2 SATA SSD as a third drive into the laptop or am I limited to replacing the 1TB HDD?

    I'm ideally interested in increasing my storage capacity for video files synced to Microsoft Live so would likely get a 2TB HDD for that.

    I would be interested in increasing my C: SSD as it is 95% full (128MB) and I've struggled to clean out redundant files.

    How much effort is it to swap all the operating files onto a new 1TB C: SSD?

    Best wishes
  • andylbandylb Posts: 3,092ACE Pathfinder
    edited January 28
    Your model will only take 2 drives, one HDD up to 2 Tb and one M2 SATA up to 250 Gb. Those sizes are the sizes Acer tested but as I said users have reported success with 1 Tb M2 SATA drives. You could always use an external SSD as a third drive. As for cloning your drive to an SSD, I will get my colleague @brummyfan2 involved, he is our resident expert on this


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  • JamesinEdinburghJamesinEdinburgh Posts: 4Member New User
    Thanks for your help @andylb

    I managed to fit a 2TB HDD after copying my 1TB files onto it first.

    I am unable to change the disk title to D: as I got the message "Device not migrated due to partial or ambiguous match." and my whole system has slowed down significantly. 

    I also noticed that the 2TB HDD is FAT32 whereas the other drives are NTFS. Is this causing the error message above and my slow performance?

    I couldn't find much info on how to install the new 2T HDD so maybe made a mistake in preparing it?

    What do you think?

    Best wishes, James
  • andylbandylb Posts: 3,092ACE Pathfinder
    edited February 14
    @brummyfan2 and @egydiocoelho

    Thanks for your help @andylb

    I managed to fit a 2TB HDD after copying my 1TB files onto it first.

    I am unable to change the disk title to D: as I got the message "Device not migrated due to partial or ambiguous match." and my whole system has slowed down significantly. 

    I also noticed that the 2TB HDD is FAT32 whereas the other drives are NTFS. Is this causing the error message above and my slow performance?

    I couldn't find much info on how to install the new 2T HDD so maybe made a mistake in preparing it?

    What do you think?

    Best wishes, James

    Please click YES if I answered your question

    I am not an ACER employee
    Thank you and have a blessed day  B)

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  • Hi @JamesinEdinburgh,
    I would suggest you to use a third party tool to migrate the 1TB to 2TB, BTW, copying is not proper way to migrate, so install the 1TB drive, download and install Minitool Partition wizard, then connect the 2TB to the laptop with a SATA to USB cable, format the 2TB HDD give it a drive letter, run Minitool partition wizard and use Migrate feature to transfer everything from 1TB to 2TB HDD, replace 1TB with the 2TB and try booting.
    https://www.minitool.com/partition-manager/partition-wizard-home.html
    https://www.partitionwizard.com/help/migrate-os-to-ssd-hd.html
    Please click "Yes" for "Did this answer the question", if I resolve the problem.
    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/22060540
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