How to Upgrade Razer Blade SSD on Windows Without Losing Anything

Are you looking for ways to upgrade the SSD on your Razer Blade? This post guides you about the compatible SSD for your Razer Blade model, the necessary & optional preparations, and steps on how to upgrade Razer Blade SSD on Windows without any data loss!

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Updated on Mar 07, 2024

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Key Takeaways

  • ✅Upgrading Razer Blade SSD is valuable to not only improve the speed of your Windows system but also increase its storage capacity.
  • EaseUS Disk Copy is a secure and efficient disk cloning tool to move your old disk's data & operating system to a new SSD. Thus, you don't have to reinstall everything from scratch post-SSD upgrade.
  • ✅Always check the number of SSD slots on your laptop before replacing the SSD because it may result in adopting a different method.

Multiple situations demand users to upgrade their Razer Blade SSD on Windows. For example, you may need to maximize the performance of your Razer Blade laptop, improve the boot speed, change a failing drive, or enhance its storage space to handle extensive data, like games, files, videos, and software.

In this article, you will learn how to upgrade the Razer Blade SSD successfully, with a recommendation for the best disk cloning software to move your data to a new SSD.

Is Razer Balde SSD Upgradable?

Yes, a Razer Blade laptop is the best solution to enhance your gaming and work experience. What makes it stand out is the high-quality build, advanced hardware technology, and fantastic features.

Regarding the Razer Blade SSD upgrade, yes, this is possible. It allows users to extend the storage capacity and enhance the laptop's responsiveness for quick read and write speed, thus improving the overall system's performance. But depending on the Razer Blade model, the maximum storage and the memory SSD can be upgraded to differ.

Compatible SSD for Razer Balde 14/15/17

Before upgrading your Razer Blade SSD, you must consider this chart to check which SSD type is compatible with your laptop:

💻Laptop Models 💾SSD
Razer Blade 17" (2022) PCIe SSDs, dual-sided M.2 only for Open Slot
Razer Blade 17" (2021) PCIe 4.0 NVMeM.2 Slot available with dual-sided NVMe

Razer Blade Pro 17" (2020)

Razer Blade Pro 17" (2021)

M.2 NVMeM.2 Slot available with PCIe & SATA
Razer Blade 15" (2023) Two single-sided M.2 PCIe Slots
Razer Blade 15" (2022) PCIe Gen 4 NVMeOpen M.2 Slot

Razer Blade 15" Advanced (2021), Razer Blade 15" Base (2021) 

'Razer Blade 15" (2020)

Razer Blade 15" Base (2020)

Razer Blade 15" (2021)

M.2 NVMe PCIeOpen M.2 PCIe
Razer Blade 15" Advanced (2020) M.2 NVMe PCIe
Razer Blade 15" Studio Edition (2020) M.2 2280

Razer Blade 14" (2023)

Razer Blade 14" (2024)

NVMe/SATA-III, dual-sided, M.2 2280
Razer Blade 14" (2022) M.2 NVMe, dual-sided
Razer Blade 14" (2021) M.2 NVMe/SATA-III, single-sided

📖Further reading: Upgrade Acer Nitro 5 SSD | Upgrade Laptop HDD with an SSD

What to Prepare Before Upgrading Razer Balde SSD

To upgrade the Razer Blade SSD, you should make some preparations first. These are categorized into two: Must-do and optional.


  • Choose an SSD (SN850 drive, SN770 drive) compatible with your Razer Blade 15 device (2022) model that has enough storage to accommodate your old disk
  • Select the compatible RAM like the ones already installed on your system (two 32GB DDr5 48 mHz RAM)
  • Arrange a T5 screwdriver to open and close the back side of your laptop, a pry tool to pry up the laptop base cover & battery, a RAM stick to pull the RAM out
  • Get a disk cloning software, like EaseUS Disk Copy, which can clone your old disk to the new SSD to prevent data loss and reinstall OS

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🎨Optional Tips:

  • Back up both source and target disks
  • Get rid of unnecessary, temporary, and junk files & applications
  • Format your new SSD for a clean start

Step Guide to Upgrading Razer Balde Laptop SSD

After doing all the preparations, comply with the given tutorial on how to upgrade your 2022 Razer Blade 15 SSD on Windows: 

Action 1. Open the cover back of your laptop.

The first step involves shutting the Razer Blade off, turning it down, and taking the t5 screws out. Now, pry up its cover plate easily.

take the screws out

Action 2. Unplug the battery.

Try the pry tool to unplug the battery so you don't damage anything while working inside the Razer Blade.

unplug the battery

Action 3. Install the new SSD to the slot.

Now, you will install the SN850 faster drive to the M.2 slot for cloning to move your OS and other data to the new SSD. Quickly remove the first screw that holds the SSDs and insert your SSD gently into the top slot.

install the drive

Action 4. Put the cover back and prepare to clone old SSD to the new one.

Next, you need to screw it back down and put the base plate on. Now, perform the cloning task using efficient software like EaseUS Disk Copy.

screw it back

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Here are the steps to clone a hard drive with EaseUS Disk Copy.

Step 1. Download, install and run EaseUS Disk Copy on your PC.

Click "Disk Mode" and select the hard drive that you want to copy or clone. Click "Next" to continue.

select the hard drive that you want to clone

Step 2. Select the destination disk.

Note: The destination disk should be at least the same big or even larger than the source disk if you want to copy or clone the source hard disk.

select the destination disk

Step 3. Check and edit the disk layout.

If your destination disk is an SSD drive, do remember to Check the option if the target is SSD.

confirm the message

Step 4. Click "OK" to confirm if the program asks to erase data on the destination disk.

check the diak layout

Step 5. Click "Proceed" to start the hard drive cloning process.

click proceed to start the cloning process

Action 5. Remove the old disk.

Once done, power down the laptop, remove the base plate, remove the SN850, and keep it aside. Remove the heat sink from the original drive and take out the 1 TB Gen 4 SSD. Insert the SN850 in that original drive slot, put the heat sink back, and screw it down.

remove the old hard drive

Action 6. Screw the new ssd.

Take your SN770 to install it into the top slot and screw it down. The purpose of using two SSDs is that this Razer Blade supports single-sided SSDs.

install the new disk

Action 7. Insert the new RAM.

While upgrading the RAM from 16 GB to 64 GB, be careful of the cable that runs across the slots. Unclip the first one by pulling apart the two little tabs using the RAM stick. Insert the new RAM exactly at a 45-degree angle as it was before. Repeat the process for the second RAM.

insert the new ram

Action 8. Connect the battery and boot Windows from the new SSD.

Lastly, clip your battery connector back in place and screw the base cover back in place. When you turn it on, the laptop will take a minute to boot back into Windows as a fresh device.

enter bios

Action 9. Initialize new SSD in Disk Management.

Open "Disk Management" and you will see a pop-up to initialize the new SSD. Click "OK."open disk management

Choose "New Simple Volume," tap "Next" > "Next," and then "Finish." You will see the new SSD in the "File Explorer." That's all!

new simple volume

Move OS Everything to the New SSD Without Reinstallation

As mentioned above, reliable disk cloning software is crucial to moving Windows OS and other programs to a new SSD. So you don't have to reinstall everything from scratch or lose it anyway after upgrading SSDs. In this scenario, EaseUS Disk Copy should be your way to go.

It helps you clone everything to the new SSD, like the settings, call logs, games, user profiles, operating system, installed apps, and more. With its intuitive interface and advanced features, you can fulfill your cloning tasks in minutes without hassle. Since it supports various HDDs and SSDs, you can effortlessly clone HDD to SSD, clone a larger SSD to a smaller one, move OS to SSD, clone NVMe to SATA SSD, etc., sector-by-sector cloning to copy only the used space; you can even clone the hard drivers with bad sectors.

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Sum Up

This is all about how to upgrade Razer Blade SSD on Windows. So, you can successfully swap to the new SSD with the given steps. But to save yourself from the hassle of reinstalling the Windows OS and other apps, EaseUS Disk Copy is an excellent solution. It provides an easy yet quick cloning of your data from a Razer Blade hard drive to a new SSD. Download it now; you won't regret trying!

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FAQs About Razer Balde SSD Upgrade

1. Does Razer Blade 15 have an extra SSD slot?

Most Razer Blade 15 models, like Basic ones, offer an extra SSD slot. However, others don't. You can contact the Razer Blade support team or remove the laptop's back cover to check for additional slots.

2. Can I swap SSD between slots?

You may or may not swap SSD between slots, depending on the Razer Blade model. However, creating a recovery drive for your data and OS is necessary before changing SSDs.

3. How big is the SSD in the Razer Blade 14?

The SSD size in the Razer Blade 14 varies with the specific configurations, ranging from 1-2 TB in 2021 & 2022 while 2 TB to 4 TB in the 2023 and 2024 versions.

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EaseUS Disk Copy is a well designed and very easy-to-use HDD/SSD cloning and migration tool, a tool which should be ideal for anyone wanting to quickly and easily migrate an existing system disk to a new disk (or newly installed SSD drive) with the minimal of configuration required.

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