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Old 05-20-2019, 06:39 PM
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Default How to upgrade the NVMe drive in the i160?

I own a Corsair One i160 model and swapped out the internal 2 TB HDD by a Samsung 4 TB SSD without any problems. Is there any tutorial / information on how to upgrade the 480 GB NVMe drive that (as I have read) sits on the back of the mainboard? Has anyone done this already and can tell me how difficult it is? I understand that this procedure voids the warranty despite I do not really understand why My plan is to swap this by a Samsung 2 TB NVMe.
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:19 PM
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From what I've heard, the only way to access the M.2 SSD is to remove the GPU assembly. That's more major surgery than just replacing the HDD, and I expect that's why it affects the warranty. Here's an article with a tear-down that shows the layout:

As someone who has built my own computers for many years, I've had to realize that, at some point, you just have to accept that you bought a finely-engineered prebuilt system and resist the urge to tinker beyond a certain point. Could you build a great system yourself? Sure. Could you build a system like this one? No. So be happy with what you have. That's the trade-off for having a system as remarkable as this one.
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:12 PM
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Our upgrade instructions should be update pretty soon for the i-series systems. The M.2 is pretty difficult to get to, you might want to look at some of the teardown videos some Youtubers have done.
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