Can You Upgrade The Hard Drive In The Surface Pro?
In short, you can upgrade to a larger capacity SSD for Surface Pro. However, it is not advisable to replace it yourself unless you are prepare to sacrifice your LCD screen. Microsoft has made it very difficult to remove any parts as it involves removing the LCD screen in order to dismantle any parts.
Why upgrade the Surface Pro’s hard drive?
The Surface Pro comes with 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB hard drive options, depending on which option you purchased off the shelf. If you choose the wrong model with a smaller capacity when you first purchase it, you might encounter insufficient data storage.
One option is to move some of your data to Google Drive. The basic plan includes 100GB and 15GB of free storage. Although this seems quite cheap at S$2.79 per month, the subscription would cost you about $70 for a year or two. Not only is it more cumbersome to extract data from the cloud as you can only access the data within an internet connection, but you also cannot store applications as they only work when installed in the operating system.
Above all, the most obvious reason why you need to change your default SSD is failure to boot up due to corrupted files or bad sectors. One way to find out if the SSD is faulty is to notice that the Windows logo is stuck with a spinning circle underneath it when you turn on your Surface Pro.
The following are some common repairs and upgrades that we perform for Surface Pro, Surface Laptop and Surface Book users:
|Strip Down Fan and Heatsinks to clean+apply thermal paste
|Internet glitches, cannot connect to Wifi
|Wifi Card Replacement
|Cannot Read SSD Drive, corrupted files.
|Very laggy when running system apps.
Full Restore to default Windows 10 or 11 if supported.
|Supply and fit 256GB SSD
|Supply and fit 512GB SSD
|No display, stuck at Windows logo, cannot bootup keeps looping
|Microsoft Surface Motherboard Repair
|Dead Battery, cannot power on without charger, Bloated abnormally, Drain faster than usual.
|Surface Pro battery replacement
|Cracked Screen, Dead pixel, Flickering display, Touch not working
|Surface Pro LCD Screen Replacement
|Blinking or no charging light indicator
|Surface Pro Charging Port Replacement
|Water Damaged MacBook
|Water Damage Recovery