Asus Zenbook Prime: SSD & RAM Upgrade!




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airplanefreak27: Can I do this with my UX31A? I need more storage space...

sadadda: isnt there a 24gb ssd? wher is it located?

Chris P: I'm thinking about buying an asus N550JV, It's not and ultrabook and it only comes with a 1TB Hard Drive. Wanting to upgrade to an SSD, I was wondering how you loaded windows back on to the SSD after you upgraded the drive?

aXnMaN: do you know if it possible to do this with a Asus Zenbook UX31E

sadadda: can you turn the backlight keyboard off manually?

sadadda: it makes it lighter without the HDD right? about how much grams?

Campbell Sinclair: Hey Austin I threw a corsair 8GB 1600Mhz and put it in the UX32VD but it wont recognise the 8GB. Bios still showing 2042.

thecooooch: Hi. I just upgraded my Asus with a samsung SSD 840 and an 8gb ram Vengeance Corsair. When I started it, it says "reboot and select proper boot device..." I rebooted and pressed F2, ten chose the SSD a a main reboot option, but still it's doing the same error. Could you please help me with it. Thank you 

Thenbproductions: I'm going to upgrade the hard drive on my laptop but I don't know how to reinstall windows, help?

straq88: Just wanted to thank you for this video, and for your continued attention to the questions people have had below. Using your instructions my 18 month old UX32A now absolutely flies. Thanks Austin!

Ehsan Golkar: I have UX31A, it already have 128G SSD only, but i need more space, may I add or change my SSD hard drive and upgarde my RAM in UX31A? tnx for your help

nevarran: Had to open a friends Asus without leaving a trace in case it causes some warranty issues in the future. Helpful vid, mate, thanks.

Momento1337: Thanks easy to understad video. 

Mouna Kharouba: My UX31A is so slow and the CPU is usually over 80%. What would you recommend for me to do? Thanks!

Sebastian Contreras: Dear Austin. If i replace the hard drive in my UX32vd and install the 256 or 512 gb SSD, do i need to install windows again?.or the OS is in the built in 24gb SSD? many tks, very clear and useful your videos

ah rs: I installed a new ram in my UX32VD-DB71 but the system doesn't show that I have made changes it only shows that I have reduced the ram although that my ram doesn't require a installation or changing my bios ram (crosair 8gb DDR3) what should I do ?

alinna chen: will a Samsung 840 pro 256G SSD work ok on a 32A?

Nohemi AVENDAÑO: Hi The new ssd samsung model it is compatible? or cause latency? http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-EVO-Series-2-5-Inch-MZ-7TE500BW/dp/B00E3W19MO/ref=dp_ob_title_ce thanks.

Angela Liou: hi is the ux31a upgradeable as well for the ssd?

John Cummins: Great video. I upgraded the RAM to 10 GB in my UX32A (removed the 2GB stick and replaced with an 8GB one). Under the cover it looks the same as the UX32VD.

thesilencer23: AUSTIN ! Thanks, that was very cool. One question... Do you find the keyboard flexes a lot on the VD model ? I saw on one video it's like a trampoline.. And I hate it, makes it feel cheap. Is it the same with your unit ? Oh, and is the screen MATTE ? Thanks !

neeraj2608: thanks for this video, Austin. just as an update, 204-pin 8 gb SODIMM memory is going to cost at least $60 (PNY). Average cost is around $80 for Crucial or Kingston or other makes.

Sim Harbert: It is actually possible to replace the drive in a UX32A-DB51. I just put a Samsung 840 250GB in mine and the insides looked almost the same as the UX32VD shown in this video. Thanks for the video!

Juan Alvarez: Great vid. I'm new to this ultra books and I've notice there are no CD/DVD drives. So, if you have a bunch of old apps on disk how do you load them?

R. May: Any chance you could run geekbench on it or maybe even something like pcmark? The video was great. I am on the edge of taking my UX31A back and getting the UX32, but I was hoping to see some numbers before I do that. Thanks again for posting the video!

Austin Nwachukwu: I don't think so. Generally, replacing the GPU on any laptop is not really recommended.

Cristian Alexander: I like that you paid attention to match the RAM to the Bus latency.

712higuy: hey, great video! i was wondering if you have done any gaming on this machine with the ssd and upgraded ram, if so how does it do?

GTHCgthcGTHC: Please let me know if you have figured this out.

Austin Nwachukwu: Unfortunately, not much can be done to the UX31A. The price for the slimmer profile (in comparison to the 32VD) is the proprietary SSD and memory.

emkings235363: After you replace the hard drive how do you install windows on to it along with everything else that was on the old hard drive ?

Justin Rosaria: When you change the SSD do you have to clone your previous drive? or does the Hdd only had files and you just boot it up normally after?

blade: My UX32A originally had a quick start up ssd (24G) and an ordinary Hard disk (500G). Both were preloaded by Asus. Since I was replacing the 500G hard disk, it was necessary to clone all the files (hidden and viewable) from the 500G disk onto the new SSD (250G). I did this with Macrium Reflect (free trial 1 month) which allows you to clone from larger Hard disk to smaller SSD. Ensure your SSD is the right size ie. 7 mm (eg. Samsung and Crucial). Then install according to Austin's video

Shaan Bhambra: Do you know if the UX32A can be upgraded? I have 6GB RAM onboard, and I believe there is an open slot. I have an extra 2GB of RAM that I'd like to add.

SOSSENHEIM: have it SATA 6GB/s ?

ionvortex: very helpful, thanks man!

Mathias Bach Andersen: From a USB drive

notanumber: Good video, lighting needs work. :)

Austin Nwachukwu: Yeah.

Tim Dawg: Austin, great video. I have a UX31 (warranty expired) and need to replace the msata SSD because it's the crappy U100 that's stuttering and showing performance issues. I've looked into disassembling my UX31 which is very similar to the UX32 you show here. Do you think I would be able to put any msata SSD in my UX31? The port connector looks the same on it as any msata drive on NewEgg but I'm not sure how to secure it since none of retail drives are long with the screw hole at the end. Ideas?

Camilo Andrés Mena Silva: Hey Austin! Great video! I was wondering if the Kingston SODIMM 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 (p/n KVR1333D3S9/8G) could work in the Asus UX32VD? Would you recommend any alternative for the RAM? Thanks!

Michael Shnayderman: can i add 8gb as you did? because on the website they wrote up to 4gb... thanks:)

dave unknown: hey dude. Is this the IPS display model? I have checked with a few suppliers and they say that the specification does state it is a 1080P display but it is not a IPS. Can you check for me on the box there should be a white label that states the display. It should say "13.3 FHD SLIM WV / USB 3"

Greg Matas: Hello, I was thinking of getting the UX31A-DH71, it looks identical to your laptop. Do you know if the hard drive can be upgraded with this model? Thanks,

delwyn: Nice Video! I'm from Aus, I'm thinking of getting the UX32VD-R3001V for $900AUD here. It's the i5 model with the lower res screen. I don't play much games but I'd like to run CAD on here for engineering work. Do you think it's worth doing these upgrades on this model or should I try and get my hands on the DB71?

Kevin Ah Seng: has anyone had issues with the intel wireless chip it comes with? The centrino 6235 has connection issues :(

matthew goodlin: austin, great video, do you think same upgrade can be done on UX31?

EpicCinemaxx: If we upgrade the SSD, will we have to install a new OS?

Ville Holopainen: There's no way it would work on the Zenbook. It works 25 fps on my gaming laptop with an i7 processor and GTX 660M, so I doubt it would even start with a GT 620M.

susst11: No buy a 8gb card it fits. I fitted a 8gb card and with the other 2gb attached to motherboard takes total up to 10gb. very easy to do.

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Asus Zenbook Prime: SSD & RAM Upgrade! 5 out of 5

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