Microsoft Surfaces have user-replaceable SSDs, but hard to find in the right size. DIY upgrades save money.
Microsoft’s Surface devices have come a long way in terms of repairability and upgradability, but it has been difficult to find the right size of SSDs for many of these devices. However, smaller SSD makers such as Sabrent and Inland are now offering 30-mm-long drives in retail packaging with standard warranties, allowing users to upgrade their Surface devices for a fraction of the cost of buying from Microsoft directly. These drives are also becoming more prevalent in other devices such as the Xbox Series X and S, the Surface Pro 9, and the Steam Deck. Upgrading to an SSD in these devices can save users a lot of money, while also giving them more storage than they would be able to purchase directly from the manufacturer.