How to Upgrade SSD on Razer Blade Laptop?

Written byChristinaUpdated on Jun 16, 2024
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Changing the SSD in a Razer Blade laptop is a good way to make it run faster and hold more data. The Razer Blade is one of the thinnest and most powerful game laptops, so a faster and bigger SSD would be very helpful. This guide gives you a detailed, step-by-step plan for upgrading your SSD on Razer Blade laptop that will make the process go smoothly and with little trouble.

upgrade Razer Blade laptop SSD

We go over every step of the process, from getting the right tools and backing up your data to taking apart your laptop and putting in the new SSD, so even people who have never upgraded hardware can handle it.

This guide will improve your laptop's speed, responsiveness, and performance. That will also make it last longer and give you a better computing experience.

Understanding Compatibility

Different SSDs are not the same. When picking out a new SSD for your Razer Blade, here are some important things to keep in mind:

  • Form Factor: SSDs in the M.2 form factor are often used in Razer Blade computers. Ensure you have the exact size your model needs (M.2 2280 is typical).
  • Storage Capacity: Think about how much space you need. 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB are all common sizes. If you upgrade to a bigger size, you'll have more room for games, apps, and files.
  • Interface: Ensure the SSD works with the NVMe PCIe interface, which most current high-performance laptops, like the Razer Blade, use. SATA III SSDs don't work with each other.
  • Read/Write Speeds: Find SSDs that can read and write quickly. These speeds will have a direct effect on how well your system works. In general, you should look for SSDs that can read sequentially faster than 2000 MB/s and write sequentially faster than 1000 MB/s.

Here are some places you can look to find SSDs that work with your Razer Blade model:

  • Razer Support Website: Go to the Razer support page and look for the Blade model you have. The product details or user guides may list the specifications of compatible SSDs.
  • Online Communities: Razer laptop user groups and communities can be a great way to get advice and determine if your laptop will work with other devices.
  • SSD Manufacturer Websites: Many SSD makers have detailed specification sheets showing devices that can work with their drives.

How to Upgrade SSD on Razer Blade Laptop?

Tools and Materials Required:

  • New M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD that works with your Razer Blade model
  • Antistatic wrist strap (strongly suggested to avoid damage from electrical discharge)
  • Small screwdriver with a Phillips head
  • Optional: Using thermal paste when replacing the original SSD's thermal pad.
  • Tool for prying (a plastic spudger is suggested to keep the chassis from getting damaged)
  • Use compressed air to clean up dust
  • Workspace that is clean and well-lit

1. Data Backup:

To upgrade to an SSD, you must delete the old drive. Before you proceed, you must make a copy of all your important files.

Donemax Disk Clone to make a copy of a hard drive:

Step 1. Download, install, and run Donemax Disk Clone.

You can copy or clone a hard drive by clicking "Disk Clone" and selecting the source disk and destination disk. Click Next.

selecting the source disk and destination disk

Step 2. Review and make changes to the disk layout. If the destination disk is a SSD, tick Check the option if the destination is SSD.

Review and make changes to the disk layout

Step 3. Click on Clone button to clone everything from the source disk to the destination disk.

Click on Clone button to clone everything

It will securely and completely clone all data including Windows operating system, settings, programs, user files from the old drive to the new SSD.

2. Disassembling the Laptop

Safety First

  • Power Off: Ensure the laptop is completely off and not plugged into any power source.
  • Ground Yourself: Wear a wrist strap to keep sensitive parts from getting damaged by static electricity.

Removing the Bottom Panel

  • Locate the Screws: Find the screws that hold the bottom panel in place by turning the laptop over on its side.
  • Unscrew: To take out the screws, use the Phillips head tool. Keep them somewhere safe.
  • Pry Open: A Fork or plastic spudger can slowly pry open the bottom panel. Start in one spot and slowly move your way around the room.

3. Removing the Old SSD

  • Locate the SSD: Most of the time, the SSD is near the middle of the processor.
  • Remove the Screw: Take out the one screw that's keeping the SSD in place.
  • Slide Out the SSD: Slide the SSD out of its slot slowly.

4. Installing the New SSD

  • Insert the New SSD: Place the new SSD carefully into the M.2 slot at an angle.
  • Secure the SSD: After putting it in, press down on it and tighten it with the screw you took out earlier.

5. Reassembling the Laptop

  • Reattach the bottom panel: Carefully put the bottom panel back on the laptop.
  • Screw It In. Replace and tighten the screws to hold the panel in place.

6. Restoring Your Data

Restoring Methods

  • Cloud Storage: Get the things you stored in the cloud.
  • External Storage: Get the files back from the USB drive.
  • Cloning Software: If you made a copy of your old SSD, use the program to finish the restoration.

7. Installing the Operating System

  • Create a Bootable USB: Make a working USB drive with the operating system you want on another computer.
  • Insert the USB: The USB drive should be plugged into your Razer Blade laptop.
  • Boot from USB: To reach the boot screen, turn on the laptop and press the right key (often F12, F2, or Del). Choose to boot from the USB drive.
  • Install the OS: To set up the operating system on your new SSD, follow the steps on the screen.

8. Testing the New SSD

Performance Testing

  • Benchmarking Software: You can test how well your new SSD works with tools like CrystalDiskMark or AS SSD Benchmark.
  • Check for Errors: Test the new SSD to ensure it works properly.

9. Troubleshooting

Common Issues

  • SSD Not Recognized: Make sure the SSD is in the right place and the screw is tight. Make sure the SSD is found by checking the BIOS or UEFI settings.
  • Slow Performance: Keep drivers and software up to date. Please make sure that the SSD is in the right slot. Some computers have slots that work at different speeds.
  • System Instability: Make sure that all of the parts are firmly attached and that there are no screws or cables that are hanging off.


It's easy to upgrade the SSD on your Razer Blade laptop, making it run faster and hold more data. If you follow this complete guide, you can confidently update your SSD. That will ensure your Razer Blade keeps running at its best for years.

Always be careful when handling parts, make a copy of your data, and make sure the change will work before you proceed. Once you install your new SSD, your computer will start up faster, apps will open faster, and your general computing experience will be smoother.

Contributing Writer


Christina is the senior editor of Donemax software who has worked in the company for 4+ years. She mainly writes the guides and solutions about data erasure, data transferring, data recovery and disk cloning to help users get the most out of their Windows and Mac. She likes to travel, enjoy country music and play games in her spare time.

Gerhard Chou
Editor in chief

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