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So, I am just messing with my Pro and thought it would be a fun to play with a theory.

There is already a Surface RT teardown out there, was wondering how long a Surface Pro one would take.

I am not brave enough to attempt a teardown without looking at directions or something.

What I would LOVE to know is, would it be possible to swap out the mSATA drive in there with a larger one?

Like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148613

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I don't know how the Secure Boot would handle that or any other internal system config checker or whatever.

Hrm...
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So, I am just messing with my Pro and thought it would be a fun to play with a theory.

I don't know how the Secure Boot would handle that or any other internal system config checker or whatever.

Hrm...
I have read that you can install other OS onto the Surface Pro, because SecureBoot can be disabled on the Surface Pro. With that I believe it should be possible to upgrade the hard drive to a higher capacity without a problem.
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So, I am just messing with my Pro and thought it would be a fun to play with a theory.

There is already a Surface RT teardown out there, was wondering how long a Surface Pro one would take.

I am not brave enough to attempt a teardown without looking at directions or something.

What I would LOVE to know is, would it be possible to swap out the mSATA drive in there with a larger one?

Like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148613

Thoughts?

I don't know how the Secure Boot would handle that or any other internal system config checker or whatever.

Hrm...
Where did you read that the SSD is replaceable? I thought everythingw as soldered on to the motherboard? If it is replaceable, I'd buy the 64GB model and then replace it with the Intel 520 series SSD.
 
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Where did you read that the SSD is replaceable? I thought everythingw as soldered on to the motherboard? If it is replaceable, I'd buy the 64GB model and then replace it with the Intel 520 series SSD.
I didn't state is was replaceable, I asked if anyone knew and if so, thoughts on upgrades. Until there is a teardown of the Pro, I don't know for sure.

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Crap. The SSD is removable, not sure about upgradeability.

The issue is, the thing may be too much trouble than it's worth to get too:

http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Micro...ardown/12842/1

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That will be funny if I can install MAC OS on the surface pro
 
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That will be funny if I can install MAC OS on the surface pro
We need a "reach through the monitor and smack you" button...

You know.. what would be funnier is if someone does and it runs better than a MacBook pro... LOL!
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if there is a button like you said, i died since the first day of internet
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LOL!

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