Can I increase Surface PRO RAM
In Surface Pro, is it possible to upgrade the RAM? Say I want upgrade 4 GB to 8 GB RAM. Is it possible? If yes, what is the maximum limit?
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An upgraded version of the Microsoft Surface, the Microsoft Surface Pro (1514) Laptop/Tablet hybrid is very difficult to open and repair without further breaking the device.
John is right — the SSD is replaceable, but opening the Surface Pro is terrible.
Here is a shot of the actual SSD found in the Surface Pro:
From the teardown: "The Micron RealSSD C400 packs 64 GB of storage capacity. It can read 500MB/s and write 95 MB/s — all in a tiny 1.8" form factor."
I upgraded my ram and resolder the ram back in the exact way it came out and went from 8gig to 16gig in the i7 surface pro 6 do YESS IT IS DOABLE!! Just take your time and pay attention to what you are doing and don’t Solder the wrong thing or buy buy motherboard! So the answer to your question is YES IT IS POSSIBLE!
Since ReadyBoost caches your RAM to a NAND device, you're not going to need or want to use a USB drive. The storage on the Surface Pro is implemented with a 6Gb/s SSD already, meaning that if ReadyBoost is enabled, you can simply use the main storage device for caching.
If you are having space issues on your storage device, I would recommend a 256GB SD card. You can move some of the data from your SSD drive to the SD card, and then use the SSD for faster caching with ReadyBoost.
A regular consumer does not have the engineering or technician skills to do micro-soldering. For regular consumers soldering RAM onto a computer motherboard is risky, because they can damage the device, it voids the warranty.
"Modern Standy" as you call it is a flawed design design. It is really just part of planned obsolescence, which is a DESIGN FLAW. It screws consumers. What kind of consumer-ignorant profit-hungry @%^$$@$ product manager would make that product design? Consumers have to boycott such product manufacturers. It creates more eWaste, and !#^&@! off consumers.