Not happy with the 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 12GB, or 20GB of solid state memory that came with your Eee PC? It turns out that you can upgrade it — if you have a really steady hand, a lot of patience, and a soldering iron. Hoschi at Eee managed to upgrade his 4GB unit to 16GB.

And while Hoschi’s posted a bunch of pictures of the process, he has some advice: don’t try this at home. The SSD chips are expensive, and he’s pretty experienced with this kind of work. Or at least that’s what I think he’s saying, since my German isn’t so good, and neither is Google Translate’s. 

Update: As Tom points out in the comments, Hoschi’s colleage actually performed the upgrade, and he says the necessary software is hard to come by. He got it through his job.

[via jkkmobile]

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7 replies on “Upgrading the SSD on an Eee PC”

  1. Where can someone find SSD chips in order to upgrade from 4 GB to 64 GB?

  2. Soldiering in a new SSD seems to amazingly involved. What sort of problems would be anticipated if you just wanted to unplug a 16 Gb SSD from its mini-PCIe slot and plug in, say, a 32 Gb after the prices come down?

      1. When I click the link in the first paragraph, I get: “Google Error Bad Request
        Your client has issued a malformed or illegal request.”

        The jkkmobile link works.

  3. actually one of his colleagues did the actual work
    and he says it is impossible to get the necessary software (unless you have it for your work stuff as he does)

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