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Feb 13, 2019
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Buying a SSD for a Tiny

Please don't flame me for this one.

I am buying a Tiny computer - and want to swap out the SSD. I presume I can go to the YouTube to see how to do this.

Do I have to match a particular SSD to a particular computer, or do they fit any?

If I buy an SSD eg. 512GB does this replace the normal hard drive?

I know these are dumb questions - anyone who can advise; most grateful.
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Feb 13, 2017
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In general yes but some tiny systems have stuff soldiered to the board that makes it difficult to upgrade. need more info on the computer in question.
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starlamp wrote: Do I have to match a particular SSD to a particular computer, or do they fit any?
Short answer is yes. You need to match the form factor for your computer
[OP]
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Feb 13, 2019
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Thanks Guys. Thinking of a Thinkcenter M93/73 something like that. I'll ask Lenovo.
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I have a Tiny. Super easy to upgrade.
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starlamp wrote: I presume I can go to the YouTube to see how to do this.
Why presume, go to Youtube and get educated first, then ask questions.
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I was thinking about getting a tiny PC myself. Not to use as my main PC, but something small and dedicated to running my usenet setup 24/7 (sabnzbd/sonarr/radarr/plex media server, etc).
I was thinking about the Lenovo M720q myself. It's another tiny model they sell but seems more current. Comes with nvme and also a 2.5" drive slot as well.
Definitely want something with nvme m.2 slot as they are easily the fastest SSDs out there.

If you're going for a m93p, i believe those only take a single 2.5" drive, right? So yeah an SSD upgrade would be as simple as purchasing another 2.5" ssd drive. Then you could just use any hard drive cloning software to clone your current one to the larger one.

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