How To Upgrade The DroiX Proteus G4 – A Device Teardown

Last updated: 23 March 2022
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If you are looking to upgrade your DroiX Proteus G4, we at DroiX have put together a short guide to help you disassemble the unit and upgrade your device as soon as possible.

Step 1 – Remove the rear panel

To access the Proteus G4, you first need to remove the rear of the unit.

To do so, remove the screws in the rear side. You will then be able to pry the lid off the unit. You may need to gently tap the base of the Proteus G4 in order to loosen it.

Step 2 – Replacing Components

You will now be at the heart of the DroiX Proteus G4. From here, you can upgrade and replace the components as you wish.

Unlike some other models, the Proteus G4 and G7 have interfaceson both sides of the PCB. Both the lid and the rear panel detach, and the Wi-Fi antennae are connected to the lid, so be careful when opening the device.

To remove the RAM, lightly pull the securing clips (circled in yellow) outward until the stick springs up by itself. You can then pull it out without resistance. There is one stick of RAM on both sides of the circuit board.

To replace the M.2 SSD (circled in red), loosen the screw at the end of the socket, and you can then insert/remove the M.2 SSD as you please.

The green circle is the Wi-Fi chip. Without this, the device will not be able to connect to networks wirelessly. The wires trailing off from it are antennae, and are essential for a good wireless connection.

The light blue circles indicates an mSATA port which can be used to connect an mSATA SSD.

The pink circle indicates a SATA cable port. However, the Proteus G4 has no space inside for an additional 2-5-inch drive, so it is not very useful.

Afterword

With the above in mind, you should now be able to upgrade or strip your DroiX Proteus G4 to your preferred configuration.

Thanks for reading our guide on how to upgrade the DroiX Proteus G4’s RAM and SSD.

We hope that you’ve found this guide to be of use. If you’re looking to purchase a DroiX Proteus G4 of your own, you can buy a Proteus G4 from DroiX — with top-class customer support, affordable prices, and fast shipping, there’s no better seller of mini PC’s around!

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