Can I upgrade RAM and HDD for Aspire A315-57G?

AaronKhooAaronKhoo Member Posts: 2 New User
Need guidance whether I can upgrade RAM and HDD for Aspire A315-57G:
1) Can I add additional SSD HDD with the provided HDD upgrade kits?
2) Can I add additional 16GB RAM (1 piece) to Aspire A315-57G?

Thanks.

Best Answer

  • aphanicaphanic Member Posts: 959 Seasoned Specialist
    edited August 6 Accepted Answer
    If there's a kit, with a rectangular shape thingy and a ribbon or flex cable yep, it's for a SATA drive, but there are SATA SSDs, you could put one of those inside instead of a mechanical, traditional, HDD.

    It may mean that the disk it comes with by default is popped in an M.2 slot (if you see inside the laptop, its shape is an elongated rectangular, I'm not good at descriptions but a Google search ought to give you a picture of what they are haha).

    As for the kind of RAM that is suitable, I wrote a guide that could be helpful to you. Read through it and let us know if there's anything you didn't understand, or you're unsure of: https://community.acer.com/en/discussion/608352/guide-how-to-find-out-if-you-can-upgrade-the-ram-and-which-one-you-need

FAQ & Answers

  • aphanicaphanic Member Posts: 959 Seasoned Specialist
    I'm not sure about the RAM for that model, being new there isn't many info on it around the Internet and with the current trend of RAM being soldered onto the motherboard it could very well ship without an extra socket. @egydiocoelho should be able to shed some light on the matter. but tell us your full model number, the thing that goes after the 57G, e.g. mine is an A515-54G-70Y9.

    As for the SSD, that you can do for sure, if they have provided you with an upgrade kit in the box it means you can add an extra one (SATA probably) to what you have there already. You will have to open the laptop by unscrewing all of the screws that you see underneath and take the back cover away.

    By the way, if you do, you can already see if there are any RAM slots ;)
  • AaronKhooAaronKhoo Member Posts: 2 New User
    aphanic said:
    I'm not sure about the RAM for that model, being new there isn't many info on it around the Internet and with the current trend of RAM being soldered onto the motherboard it could very well ship without an extra socket. @egydiocoelho should be able to shed some light on the matter. but tell us your full model number, the thing that goes after the 57G, e.g. mine is an A515-54G-70Y9.

    As for the SSD, that you can do for sure, if they have provided you with an upgrade kit in the box it means you can add an extra one (SATA probably) to what you have there already. You will have to open the laptop by unscrewing all of the screws that you see underneath and take the back cover away.

    By the way, if you do, you can already see if there are any RAM slots ;)
    Thanks for your prompt reply, for the RAM it does have 1 extra slot, but not sure what is the suitable RAM to be added. 
    Full model number is A315-57G-57L2, which come with 4GB RAM and 512 SSD hard drive. 
    So, the upgrade kit is for SATA, right?  Not for SSD? If want to add 1 more SSD, is that possible?

  • aphanicaphanic Member Posts: 959 Seasoned Specialist
    edited August 6 Accepted Answer
    If there's a kit, with a rectangular shape thingy and a ribbon or flex cable yep, it's for a SATA drive, but there are SATA SSDs, you could put one of those inside instead of a mechanical, traditional, HDD.

    It may mean that the disk it comes with by default is popped in an M.2 slot (if you see inside the laptop, its shape is an elongated rectangular, I'm not good at descriptions but a Google search ought to give you a picture of what they are haha).

    As for the kind of RAM that is suitable, I wrote a guide that could be helpful to you. Read through it and let us know if there's anything you didn't understand, or you're unsure of: https://community.acer.com/en/discussion/608352/guide-how-to-find-out-if-you-can-upgrade-the-ram-and-which-one-you-need
  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho ACE Posts: 63,179 Trailblazer
    edited August 6
    I am not able to download the service guide for this model. but as soon as I can download it, I'll post some information about ssd and ram.
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  • hazieqfarhannhazieqfarhann Member Posts: 1 New User
    I want to upgrade my RAM and SSD but for me to do that i have to open the back of the laptop and on top of one of the screws there's a seal which said "void warranty if open".So does that means i can't upgrade my laptop?Not until my warranty expires of course 
  • @hazieqfarhann In that case, you will breach the hardware warranty.
    Oi! Eu não sou sou a cortana! Mas estou aqui para ajudar! Hi! I'm not the cortana! But I'm here to help!
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    Aceite somente a resposta que ajudou a solucionar o seu problema! Please accept only the response that helped to solve your problem!
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    ProductKey clique aqui para descobrir o serial do windows! click here to discover the windows serial!
    Para usuários da comunidade inglesa, espanhola, francesa e alemã, usarei o google tradutor! :)
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