Tutorial Guide: Samsung Notebook 9 Pro SSD Upgrade

With enough preparation and access to the best PCIe NVM SSD cloning software, Samsung Notebook 9 Pro SSD Upgrade will be easy. Even novices can complete it quickly.


By Ivy Updated on February 17, 2023

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User Case: Samsung Notebook 9 Pro SSD Upgrade (256GB)

“I just recently purchased a 15" Notebook 9 Pro and I absolutely love it. However, my only gripes are the lack of a numeric keyboard and the small size of the SSD. I was wondering if it were possible to potentially upgrade the 256GB SSD to something larger in the future.

I took the bottom off the laptop to peek inside and it seems like the SSD is removable, and I've heard people have done this before with the older models, but I haven't heard anything for the new ones.”

Samsung Notebook 9 Pro SSD Upgrade

About Samsung Notebook 9 Pro and SSD Upgrade

Samsung Notebook 9 Pro is a slim and lightweight two-in-one laptop and the latest version 13.3-inch (2019 version) equipped with 256GB or 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, active pen, high-capacity battery, fast charging, 360-degree hinge to switch between notebook and tablet modes, etc.

Suppose you are using the 2019 version, which is four years old as of now. You may feel a significant drop in its performance, for example, longer boot times than ever, applications sometimes crashing, browsers frequently lagging, etc. At this time,  cloning NVMe to larger NVMe Samsung with one powerful cloning software is the best way to boost performance and get more storage space.

Best PCIe NVMe SSD Cloning Software

PCIe NVMe SSD cloning software is necessary for Samsung Notebook 9 Pro SSD upgrade, which helps you migrate all the data including OS, programs, user data, etc to a new one and make the cloned SSD bootable. We recommend you using powerful cloning software - AOMEI Backupper Professional.

It offers you a “Disk Clone” feature to clone PCIe NVMe SSD in Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, XP and Vista. To clone OS only, try “System Clone” feature.
Meanwhile, it is able to handle disk space and partition style issues well. Its “Edit Partitions” feature supports resizing partitions to fit the destination disk and convert MBR disk to GPT or vice versa during the cloning process.
Besides, it still can improve SSD disk performance with the help of its “SSD Alignment” to maintain ultra-fast speeds.

Prepare for PCIe NVMe SSD and Installation

Before you start upgrading SSD in Samsung Notebook 9 Pro, you need to double-check or prepare the following items:

1. SSD disk type - SATA, M.2 or PCIe. You need to open your laptop and find your SSD, it will mark the disk interface. Just remember it and get an available SSD.

If it is indeed PCIe NVMe SSD, you could consider using Samsung 970 EVO Plus. It's the most cost-effective NVMe SSD with high performance. Samsung 980 Pro or 990 Pro is also worth trying if you have more budget.

Samsung 970 EVO Plus

2. M.2 connector. If you are not sure, communicate the SSD manufacturer.

3. Install NVMe drivers. To be sure PCIe NVMe SSDworks well, you need to download NVMe drivers from Samsung website.

4. Screwdriver. Since Samsung Notebook 9 Pro only has one SSD slot, you need to switch out both NVMe SSD to complete SSD upgrade.

5. Anti-static wrist strap (optional). It helps reduce the electrostatic damage risk to the system, and it’s cheap.

6. External hard drive. The cloning process will delete all the data on the destination disk. So you’d better backup files to external hard drive if there are any important data.

How to Upgrade SSD in Samsung Notebook 9 Pro

Samsung Notebook 9 Pro SSD upgrade is divided into three parts, namely, clone PCIe NVMe SSD, install the new SSD and boot from it. If you have any problem with this process, follow the steps below carefully.

Part 1: Clone PCIe SSD to Larger One with Cloning Software

Step 1. Connect PCIe NVMe SSD with prepared M.2 connector. If its a brand new one, you need to initialize SSD and partition it for use.

  • Press Win + R and type diskmgmt.msc in the Run window to open Disk Management.
  • Right-click the Samsung NVMe SSD and select Initialize Disk.
  • Select the disk number (eg: Disk 1) and partition style (MBR/GPT). Then, click OK.


  • Right-click the SSD disk unallocated space and select New Simple Volume. Then, follow the on-screen instructions.

New Simple Volume

Step 2. Download and install this powerful PCIe NVMe SSD cloning software - AOMEI Backupper Professional. Open it, click Clone and Disk Clone in order.

Download DemoWin 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP
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Disk Clone

Note: The Professional version supports cloning both system disks (MBR/GPT) and data disks in Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, XP and Vista. For server users, try AOMEI Backuper Server.

Step 2. Choose the old PCIe NVMe SSD as the source disk and click Next.

Source Disk

Step 3. Choose the larger PCIe NVMe SSD as the destination disk. Then, click Next.

Destination Samsung SSD

Step 4. Check SSD Alignment to improve SSD disk performance and click Edit Partitions to resize partition size on the larger PCIe NVMe SSD. Then, click Start Clone to clone PCIe NVMe SSD.

Start Clone


  • Edit Partitions: This feature offers you 3 options, namely “Copy without resizing partition”, “Add unused space to all partitions”, “Adjust the partition size manually”. You may also see the “Convert the destination disk from MBR to GPT” option or vice versa.
  • Sector By Sector Clone: It is a cloning mode that will clone all sectors of an SSD disk. It will take a lot of time and more space on the target disk. Thus, you can use this feature but it’s not suggested.

Part 2: Install New SSD on Samsung Notebook 9 Pro

Step 1. Put on the anti-static wrist strap and set the laptop flat on the desktop with the back side facing up.

Step 2. Open the back panel and find the M.2 PCIe slot. Unscrew the motherboard standoff screws.

Step 3. Slide the NVMe SSD into the motherboard, starting at a 30-degree angle. It’s slightly notched.


Step 4. Push this SSD from the back, and then down flush with the motherboard. Afterward, screw the NVMe SSD tightly.

Tight 970 EVO Plus

Step 5. Put the back panel back.

Part 3: Boot Samsung Notebook 9 Pro from New SSD

Step 1. Connect your laptop to a power supply. Restart your computer and press 10 or F2 to enter into BIOS.

Step 2. Select Boot and Boot Device Priority to view all the boot options. Set the new SSD as the first one.


Step 3. Press F10 to save changes and boot up the new SSD.

FAQs about Samsung Notebook 9 Pro

✍ Can I add additional storage space?

Since Samsung Notebook 9 Pro only has one PCIe NVMe SSD slot, you cannot add additional storage space unless you replace the old SSD disk.

✍ Can I perform Samsung Notebook 9 Pro RAM upgrade?

Sorry, you cannot upgrade RAM in Samsung Notebook 9 Pro, because it is soldered directly to the motherboard.

✍ Can I upgrade the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro’s battery?

You cannot safely upgrade the battery unless you send it to a Samsung Service Center. Because there is an internal battery in Samsung Notebook 9 Pro is not user-serviceable or user-replaceable. And you will be charged for this service.


Samsung Notebook 9 Pro SSD upgrade is necessary to improve computer performance and gain more storage space, especially when you obviously feel your computer is not as smooth as as it used to be.

The best PCIe NVMe SSD cloning software - AOMEI Backupper Professional help you a lot in SSD upgrade, for example, migrate the entire disk and make sure it’s bootable, align SSD for better performance, etc. You can download this software to enjoy the cloning feature.

Ivy · Editor
Ivy is an editor of AOMEI Technology, she covers backup & restore,hard disk & partitions management and cloud files transfer and so on for AOMEI. She is an outgoing girl and enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, eating, reading and so on. She usually hangs out with friends at her leisure time.