By Ailsa / Last Updated April 24, 2017

Why Upgrade Microsoft Surface SSD?

Microsoft Surface (also known as Surface) is a tablet series designed and developed by Microsoft, which is famous for its interactive design and diverse application scenarios. And it’s easy to carry, so that many users are enjoying it. The most representative product includes Microsoft Surface, Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, Surface Studio, and many more.

As everyone knows, the Microsoft Surface series comes with a small SSD drive typically 128GB or 256GB, with times goes by, you’ll find the small SSD drive can’t meet your demands any more. You may get a "low disk space" notification when the SSD is almost full. Besides, you’ll probably get a slow response and software crash in your system.

Thus, the best way to avoid these problems is replacing Microsoft Surface SSD drive.

Before You Do

If you decide to do Microsoft Surface SSD upgrade, there is something you should know.

  • Find a suitable larger SSD drive. If you have problems with Microsoft Surface change SSD drive, you can consult your computer’s manufacturer.
  • External hard drive. Use it to save your backup image of Microsoft Surface or Surface Pro original SSD.
  • A Bootable USB flash drive. The flash drive will be a bootable media to boot your Microsoft Surface or Surface Pro.
  • SSD upgrade software. AOMEI Backupper Professional as a powerful backup and restore software in Windows 7/8/10, which allows you to backup Surface laptops such as Surface Pro 4 and Surface Pro 3 to external hard drive, then restore it to the new larger SSD drive to do Surface Pro SSD upgrade.
  • Your current Microsoft Surface laptop.

How to Do Microsoft Surface SSD Upgrade?

Before you upgrade, backup system or disk for your Microsoft Surface original smaller SSD drive. The detailed steps listed below:

1. Connect external hard drive with your laptop. Download AOMEI Backupper Professional, install and launch the installer. On the main console, select "Backup">”Disk Backup” in turn.

Disk Backup

2. Type a name into "Task Name" box, and select Microsoft Surface or Surface Pro original smaller SSD drive as the source disk in the "Step1".

Task Name

3. Choose the external hard drive as destination to save the backup image from that smaller SSD drive.


4. Click "Start Backup" to image Microsoft Surface or Surface Pro smaller SSD.

After you backed up, shut down your laptop, take out the original smaller SSD drive and put the new larger SSD drive into the slot. Then boot the laptop from the bootable media created by AOMEI Backupper Pro. Then restore data to the larger SSD drive, here is how.

1. Put the external hard drive with the image file into your Surface or Surface Pro laptop. Run AOMEI Backupper Pro, on the main console, at the "Home" tab, find the disk backup task and choose "Restore".


2. Select a backup point to restore and press "Next".

Backup Point

3. Choose a disk or partition from the disk image to restore. Then click "Next".

Image Information

4. Select the new larger SSD drive to restore image file. Hit "Next" to go on.

Restore Destination

5. Preview the result and click "Start Restore" to upgrade Microsoft Surface or Surface Pro SSD.

Start Restore

The Microsoft Surface SSD upgrade has been completed by far. Besides, if your computer is a desktop, it’s recommended to clone SSD to larger SSD drive to upgrade SSD. AOMEI Backupper Pro allows you to comment, compress, split, encrypt the image file, and even merge image files into one. You can also restore image file to dissimilar hardware. And the program offers schedule backup, incremental and differential backup, and many more.