Surface Studio upgraded HDD, SSD - massive improvements

Microsoft's all-in-one Surface Studio has its storage upgraded, with 4x improvements minimum.

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Published Tue, Dec 20 2016 4:10 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:57 AM CST

Microsoft launched its all-in-one Surface Studio a little while ago, but left users a little sour after soldiering the RAM onto the board, but they did leave the HDD and SSD available to upgrades - something that Father Robert Ballecer did, with some great results.

In the video, the 64GB M.2 SSD was upgraded to a new Samsung EVO 850 series 250GB drive - providing a huge 400% increase in performance - while the smaller mechanical HDD was upgraded to a much bigger model. It's too bad that Microsoft don't allow for the RAM upgrades, because 8GB of RAM in a machine like that just isn't enough these days - especially considering the cost of the Surface Studio.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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