Modders Equip Asus’s ROG Ally with 4 TB M.2 2280 SSD

The Asus ROG Ally sport console comes with a tiny M.2-2230 SSD that includes a 512 GB capability, which generally is a bit tight for contemporary video games. However fans from Reddit discovered a approach to slot in a bigger and extra capacious M.2-2280 drive, albeit by modifying the case utilizing pliers and voiding the hand held’s guarantee.

Like each different moveable sport console, the Asus ROG Ally is a tightly packed system with virtually no spare area inside, as its teardown by iFixit reveals. The SSD is put in perpendicular to the size of the system and the console’s plastic stiffening ribs and antenna don’t enable to put in a big M.2-2280 drive. Whereas the M.2-2230 form-factor formally supported by the ROG Ally at the moment allows capacities of as much as 2 TB lately and one can get an expensive UHS-II microSDXC card (or playing cards), some fans imagine that that is nonetheless not sufficient for his or her video games.

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Because it seems, it’s nonetheless doable to unencumber some area contained in the console for a higher-capacity M.2-2280 SSD by destroying eradicating stiffening ribs, shifting antenna out of the best way, and isolating the drive. This can get you as much as 4 TB of space for storing utilizing a single-sided M.2-2280 SSD, however will void the guarantee as elimination of stiffening ribs is an irreversible change.

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One other facet of the mod is that high-performance high-capacity M.2-2280 SSDs have a tendency to supply extra warmth than a few of their M.2-2230 counterparts and the set up of a bigger drive will inevitably have an effect on inner airflows and cooling efficiency. Whereas for now modders at Reddit declare that they haven’t skilled any points relating to overheating, this doesn’t imply that they aren’t going to occur.

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Because the Asus ROG Ally is a quite new system one would possibly need to have the guarantee if one thing occurs to different (non-SSD, non-antenna) components of the console. However when you badly want extra capability and might put up with dangers, this mod is a option to get 4 TB of space for storing into your Asus ROG Ally console. After all, it might probably break the system, will certainly void guarantee, and would possibly trigger overheating.

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