Examples: Monday, today, last week, Mar 26, 3/26/04

Swift 1 SF114-32-P30S

I want to upgrade the storage of my laptop. I followed instructions in Youtube about opening the back cover but their's seems to be of different layout that mine. In the tutorials they also used an M.2 SSD with the two notch or cuts/spacing through the pins that separates them in three groups.
The SSD slot in mine looks like there's only one divider that separates a group of 29 pins to the left, and 4 pins to the right (please see attached pictures).
I wish to be enlightened as to what SSD should i buy for this model. I'm a little bit newbee on tinkering laptops. I only relied on watching Youtube instructions and lots of courage to do it. Thank you for any assistance.

Best Answer

  • IVAN_PCIVAN_PC Posts: 5,226 Pathfinder
    Accepted Answer

    If accurate, you can place with B and M keys, but most of these are SATA3 technology, better buy a M key, which are PCIe.

    I understand that the capacity must be respected to 256 GB.

    Regards.

    #Quedateencasa
    If this is "the answer," click "Accept Solution" to help others find it.




FAQ & Answers

  • Jack22Jack22 ACE Posts: 2,303 Pathfinder
    @jp_d_cruz
    In order to install M.2 please check the below link:
    https://us.answers.acer.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/61148

    Click on 'Yes' if the comment answers your question!
    Click on 'Yes' if the comment answers your question!
  • IVAN_PCIVAN_PC ACE Posts: 5,226 Pathfinder
    edited February 2019
    Hi.

    Your team has a socket, for a PCIe key M, here is a compatible link.
    Storage Subsystem0
    Solid state drive
    256 GB, PCIe Gen3, 8 Gb/s up to 4 lanes, NVMe
    128 GB / 256 GB, SATA 6 Gb/s
    64 GB eMMC

    These ssd m2 are detailed in the manual, with B and M also compatible.

    Regards.
    #Quedateencasa
    If this is "the answer," click "Accept Solution" to help others find it.




  • jp_d_cruzjp_d_cruz Member Posts: 7

    Tinkerer

    Jack22 said:
    @jp_d_cruz
    In order to install M.2 please check the below link:
    https://us.answers.acer.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/61148

    Click on 'Yes' if the comment answers your question!
    Thank you. This instruction, i might need for later but it's not the answer i'm looking for at this time.
  • jp_d_cruzjp_d_cruz Member Posts: 7

    Tinkerer

    IVAN_PC said:
    Hi.

    Your team has a socket, for a PCIe key M, here is a compatible link.
    Storage Subsystem0
    Solid state drive
    256 GB, PCIe Gen3, 8 Gb/s up to 4 lanes, NVMe
    128 GB / 256 GB, SATA 6 Gb/s
    64 GB eMMC

    These ssd m2 are detailed in the manual, with B and M also compatible.

    Regards.
    Thank you IVAN_PC. Does that mean i can also install the SSD with two cut-out/spacing in the port shown in the picture i posted? Can i only install maximum of 256GB or can i put 1TB also? 
  • IVAN_PCIVAN_PC ACE Posts: 5,226 Pathfinder
    Accepted Answer

    If accurate, you can place with B and M keys, but most of these are SATA3 technology, better buy a M key, which are PCIe.

    I understand that the capacity must be respected to 256 GB.

    Regards.

    #Quedateencasa
    If this is "the answer," click "Accept Solution" to help others find it.




  • jp_d_cruzjp_d_cruz Member Posts: 7

    Tinkerer

    IVAN_PC said:

    If accurate, you can place with B and M keys, but most of these are SATA3 technology, better buy a M key, which are PCIe.

    I understand that the capacity must be respected to 256 GB.

    Regards.

    Ok Thank you. I'll try to research what those terms means. They are still jargon to me.
  • IVAN_PCIVAN_PC ACE Posts: 5,226 Pathfinder

    Here is a small information.


    #Quedateencasa
    If this is "the answer," click "Accept Solution" to help others find it.




  • jp_d_cruzjp_d_cruz Member Posts: 7

    Tinkerer

    Thanks to IVAN_PC, although he suggested 256GB,  I decided to purchase a WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD M.2 2280, 1TB. It is detected instantly by Swift 1.



    Note: Fastened it up by tape, because i don't have screw for it.

    I also followed Jack22's post in the migration of windows from the original drive. It worked and booted but some of my programs didn't work. And i encountered some crash with blue screen. So, with the help of youtube tutorials, i purchased windows 10 and did a fresh installation.


    Just finished installing windows 10. 

    I can close this thread now.
  • MateyahoyMateyahoy Member Posts: 3 New User
    I have the same laptop and was thinking of adding a 1tb drive also. I'm just wondering if the 256 recommendation was because of heat. Would a 1tb be much hotter than a 256. The Western Digital Blue are noted to run a little cooler.
  • MateyahoyMateyahoy Member Posts: 3 New User
    edited May 2019
    I went ahead and installed the 1 Terabyte it works great. I did go down to the local computer repair place. They gave me a screw to hold the SSD in place, so I didn't have to use tape.

    I've formatted the drive to 300 and 700 gigs, I'll load the operating system on the 300 and she'll be an awesome machine. Thanks for the idea JP.
Sign In or Register to comment.

Who's Online221

AILBangalore
AILBangalore
auto4455
auto4455
brummyfan2
brummyfan2
GAMING6698
GAMING6698
MarkC07
MarkC07
Ninjakitty844
Ninjakitty844
poojan2305
poojan2305
ralppp
ralppp
SaschaL
SaschaL
StevenGen
StevenGen
VeganCzech
VeganCzech
+210 Guests

Join in, share your experience!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Assistance by Acer


Drivers &
Manuals

Acer
Answers

Get Product Information
( only)

Acer Support
Videos

Member Highlight

We want to recognize GAMING6698's dedicated efforts in the Acer Community. GAMING6698 has become one of the main collaborators since joining the Community in November of 2019.
On behalf of all our users and the Acer Team, we thank you for your dedication!

Total Posts and Comments: 2951

Total Points:5087

Total Accepted Answers: 254

GAMING6698 Mainframe Wrangler