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If you skip this step, your Acer might not recognize the drive and might not even boot normally (some unreadable comments will be displayed – barely visible).
If this happens, it has been suggested that a BIOS update might be needed. Formatting the 128GB My Digital SSD instead of making an image (MBR) did not make a difference.
Follow these instructions to install Lazarus and then compile the Hydro Buddy project from source.
How do I upgrade the SSD (Solid State Disk) of my Acer Iconia Tab W500 Windows based tablet? The Acer Iconia Tab W500 standard comes with a minuscule 32Gb harddrive, actually it’s an SSD.
In this article, I’ll show you how to open your Acer Iconia Tab W500 and how to replace the SSD with a larger one … Shutdown your Acer, Remove the power cord, NEVER use excessive force, work in an ESD safe envirmonment (straps, etc), and ALWAYS make a backup of your disk!
Before even trying to open your Acer Iconia Tab W500 I strongly recommend doing your homework on finding a compatible replacement SSD.
I used Paragon Disk Manager Suite to clone the drives by plugging the 128GB My Digital SSD in the m SATA to USB adapter and connecting the USB connector to the Acer Iconia W500.
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Time to close the Acer Iconia Tab W500 back up before trying to boot it …
(if you’re like me and first want to make sure it all works before closing the casing up – so we don’t have to open it again – make you know what you’re doing! Gently put the back in place and press the sides back together by putting a slight pressure on the edges, moving around, possibly more than once, until there is no clear opening left between the two sides.
In my case, I didn’t want to go overboard on spending money so I did stick with the well performing and very fair priced 128Gb My Digital SSD, at the time in the 0 range for 128 Gb.
Some resellers: Amazon, My Digital Discount, and My Digital SSD – there are more stores online selling this SSD.