This is an overview and guide on upgrading to a 2280 drive in the ally. There are now two different ways to fit a 2280 drive in the ally. The first requires you to cut the shell, as well as a secondary option that requires you to use a 90* adapter that you’ll have to purchase as featured below


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Materials needed


  • This likely won’t void your warranty. You can contact customer service for better clarification based on your country, laws, and whats allowed.
  • The Red “warranty void” sticker on the battery and heat pipe does not void your warranty provided you do not damage anything inside of the device and restore it to a factory original condition before the RMA
  • Be extremely careful when removing the back panel screws, battery, and SSD screws as they can strip!


  • Remove back panel
  • Unplug the battery cable
  • Unscrew the battery screws and remove the battery.
  • Remove existing 2230 NVME drive
  • Install 90* adapter and screw it into place
  • Install 3D printed brace to 2280 drive
  • Slide 2280 drive into the 90* adapter and screw it into the fan
  • Remove posts outlined in picture
  • Plug the battery back in.
  • Close the shell all the way (so the light sensor isn’t tripped)
  • Screw the case back together.
  • Plug in the OEM charger, press and hold the power button, and release it once the screen is on.
  • The Ally will not power on after the back cover has been opened unless you plug in the OEM charger.
  • Once on the Republic Of Gamers screen you must wait around 180 seconds for it to boot.