Huawei MateBook D15 RAM and SSD Upgrade?
Wonder how to open Your Huawei MateBook and install additional memory or hard drive!
Huawei MateBook D 15 (2020) model is definitely laptop with good design features and some excellent specs, depending of the model You decide to purchase as they do come in several different configurations.
Personally have to say that i'm pretty pleased with every aspect of this machine, except upgrade options and missed backlit keyboard but Full HD screen is full of vibrant colors and best feature what i have not seen before: Webcam is placed inside of the keyboard, you will have to push F7 button to enable camera on this laptop, that's the feature i have not seen on any other laptop, very impressive as fas as design and functionality goes.
Going back to upgrading, for most of us doesn't really matter, as long as websites open in good time and we can browse FaceBook and YouTube but there's always some room for improvement. Maybe 3 years from now You want to add more memory or upgrade to faster hard drive, follow these steps below to see is it possible to upgrade Huawei MateBook D15 Ram or SSD.
How to open Huawei MateBook D15!
Im pretty sure everyone has some sort of screwdriver available to use in their household but to open up Your MateBook you will need Torx T5 screwdriver, see picture below:
These screwdrivers are widely available to purchase online but before wasting any of your hard earned money please go and see maybe you already have one.
Once you have the required screwdriver then please remove 10 x T5 screws on the bottom panel. See image below:
Once screws removed, you can remove pack panel, i don't recommend using anything made out of metal, try to use something made of plastic to remove pack panel of this laptop, even old credit card will do.
Below is look of inside of the MateBook D15 once opened:
Inside of Huawei MateBook D 15
As You can see from the picture above: Upgrade options are really limited for this laptop..
Looks like Huawei have used shell of older laptop model where upgrading of the 2.5" hard drive was possible as you can see on the picture above there's a space for additional hard drive but there's no connection to the motherboard from it.
Good news: SSD M.2 is totally upgradable, recommended solid state upgrade for this laptop: Samsung 980 500GB.
RAM upgrade also is not possible with this model, all memory is soldered to the MB, as you can see from picture there's no upgrade slots for memory.
Now... this information applies to Huawei MateBook D 15 2020 Model, if you have older or newer version of this laptop then maybe you are lucky enough and are able to upgrade.
Really a sham not having that port for that extra HDD space, its literally useless as it no longer serves any purpose.
Hi, Thank you for this. I have a similar laptop with no facility for a second drive as no connector is soldered to the motherboard. I was thinking of upgrading the M.2 SSD. Is there a practical capacity limit to the size of SSD ? I hoped to fit 1 TB. Will it work or should I just stick to 500GB ? Many thanks for a superb resource. Jolyon
Hi, 1TB ssd will work without any issues!