▷Asus TUF FX505DT Storage Upgrade Tutorial Step-by-Step

If there are two things gamers need in a laptop - beyond a solid CPU and GPU - is enough RAM and storage. However, while it's true that manufacturers know this, many opt to ship a gaming laptop with just enough RAM and storage to get you by while giving you the option to later upgrade these features in order to keep costs low. Such is the case with the incredibly popular Asus TUF FX505DT

We've talked recently about how to upgrade the RAM on the Asus TUF 505DT and today we're going to tackle the storage. Specifically, we're going to go through the step-by-step process you need to embark on to upgrade the storage on the Asus TUF FX505DT.

BTW: If you're going to go ahead and increase the storage then we would seriously advise you to also go ahead and upgrade the RAM. This particular notebook takes up to 32 GB of RAM using DDR4 PC4-19200 2666mHZ Non-ECC SODIMM memory. We've got the step-by-step tutorial here.


How to upgrade the storage on the Asus TUF FX505DT


First off, you need to decide upon how much storage you want. The 505DT has an empty 2.5-inch SATA bay which means you can buy any 2.5-inch compatible SSD. We recommend either going with this 1 TB Samsung SSD with read/write speeds in the 550 range or opting for a more modest Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB SSD storage unit. 

Of course, if you really want to go all the way you could go as far as getting a 2 TB, 4 TB, and even up to 8 TB of storage! If you consider the fact that when you swap out computers you can simply go ahead and remove the inserted SSD unit it's definitely something to bear in mind. 

How to proceed with the storage upgrade

First off you're going to need a screwdriver and a pinch or plastic knife of some sort. You should also get 4 M3 screws.




Step 1: Turn off your laptop. Unscrew the 11 screws located at the bottom of the laptop. There are 6 long screws and 5 short screws so we recommend doing a diagram to remember where each screw went. After removing the screws you want to grab the plastic pinch or plastic knife and gently remove the back cover of the laptop.



Step 2: Once you've removed the lower casing you should be able to see an empty tray on top of the battery for your 2.5-inch SSD unit.

Step 3: Remove the tray that's screwed to the laptop. Grab the SSD and place it within the trey. The laptop comes with a few screws here that you should use to fix the storage unit nice and tight. If you don't have them handy you can always get them in the link we've provided above or head over to the hardware store.



Step 4: Insert the SSD in its place and screw it back onto its location within the laptop. You might need to give the SSD a little push to make sure it's properly inserted.

Step 5: Close the laptop back up and turn it on. Now you're going to need to format the new drive or it won't work within your system. 

Head over to "Administrative tools" and click on "Computer management". On the left side, under "Storage" click on "Disk management", you should right-click on the new hard drive which should now be visible and appear as "Unallocated" with the name "Disk 0". Right-click on it and select "New simple volume", select a letter for your drive, click "next" a couple of times over, and AFTER A FEW SECONDS you're done!