Hardware I have learned that the internal storage is using an M.2 2230 Western Digital SN530 SSD

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From https://www.ifixit.com/News/46508/can-diy-storage-save-you-money-on-the-series-x-probably-not, via https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Xbox+Series+X+Teardown/138451?vgo_ee=VtJ79grfqv26ndtk9UYjHL35hO7C/F3J/gQB9Uu3XAY=#s275577:
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Despite actually using M.2 storage internally, software locks complicate the replacement, and the 2230 size is hard to find online.
 

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Do we have confirmation if there is the possibility of just replacing the ssd with another one, or are there any locks in place?
 
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Considering the SSD is just a standard one and not a locking one, I think it's safe to make a 1:1 clone to a larger SSD.
it might have some sort of signature though to detect wether it's been replaced, like the disc drive on an xbox one, causing problems
or like the old IDE hard drives on the xbox where it was locked with the serial number or whatever
 

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it might have some sort of signature though to detect wether it's been replaced, like the disc drive on an xbox one, causing problems
or like the old IDE hard drives on the xbox where it was locked with the serial number or whatever
I'm sure youtubers have covered the drive replacement by now.
 

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It's strange that out of microsoft and sony, it isn't microsoft that went with standard m.2 expansion and slots
it's like a twilight zone type of thing

yes i realize what i said is not true, it is standard m.2 but I meant a slot that supports all lengths of m.2
 
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With some scripts found at https://github.com/JW0914/Wikis/tree/master/XboxOne, it is already possible to replace the HDD for the Xbox One. They will likely have to be adapted to work on the Series X|S, but the partitioning is similar to that of the Xbox One.
It's strange that out of microsoft and sony, it isn't microsoft that went with standard m.2 expansion and slots
it's like a twilight zone type of thing
The thing is (from https://www.ifixit.com/News/46580/playstation-5-vs-xbox-series-x-a-heated-teardown-showdown):
  • Despite not being mentioned in marketing, the Xbox Series X|S does make use of M.2 storage, but only for the internal storage. This is not yet for the storage expansion slots. This internal usage does make it possible to replace the internal storage should it ever die, or if it is ever desired to increase it. Max speed of 2.4 GB/s
  • The Playstation 5 internal storage of 825 GB is soldered onto the motherboard, and the chips aren't easy to replace in case they die. However, external expansion can be done with M.2 storage, but it currently is disabled, and will be enabled in a future update. Max speed of 5.5 GB/s
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