I was quoted $100 to install an NVME drive.

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edited June 2021 in General Discussion

I just recently bought a Asus Strix Scar 17 laptop and a Samsung 2Tb NVME drive for it as a second drive. I don't need cloning services.

I did not want to install it myself because there are 2 flimsy LED cables attached to the cover and I did not want to void the warranty.

I looked on the Microcenter website and it stated that installing a hard drive would cost $79.99.

The when I physically went to the store, the representative told me that SSD's cost $100 to install?

Why does it cost more? It is less labor because its 1 screw as appose to a standard Hard Drive which requires 4 screws. As stated before I don't need cloning services. I just want someone to physically install it in my laptop. I can do the rest.

Can someone please tell me the reason and logic Microcenter is using for the cost difference?


  • TSTDavey

    Hello @Picorosan and thanks for posting on the Microcenter Community Forum. For a regular HDD or Sata HDD, its $79.99 to install. For SSD or NVME's, its $99.99 for installation. The reason the cost is higher is because its an NVME installation and not a regular HDD.

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