Installing internal SSD drive

Follow these steps to uninstall and install internal SSD drives in your Monument 2. To perform this process, you will need: 

  • A Philips screwdriver *
  • Internal SSD drive
⚠️ Wear an ESD wrist strap or take similar equivalent actions to prevent static damage to the SSD or other ESD-sensitive components. To protect your SSD module, avoid touching the gold pins or components. Hold the module by the side edges.
⚠️ * Use a PH1 tip size screwdriver to remove the screw holding the SSD module.
⚠️ If you are a first time installer, get professional assistance from a qualified IT technician.
Note: If you already plugged in an external USB Drive as the primary drive, the internal SSD Drive will not be initialized. Internal SSD Drive can only be configured and used as the primary drive. Suggested reading: Connecting hard drives.

Installing the SSD

⚠️ Warning: Monument 2 supports M2 2280 form factor SATA drives. NVMe and PCIe drives are not compatible with Monument 2. Here's the list of some of the compatible SSD drives.

Disconnect all connections from your Monument 2.

ℹ Let the unit cool down for 5 to 10 minutes before you touch the internal components, which may be hot.

Flip the unit upside down and peel the rubber bumpers off.


Using a screwdriver, remove four screws securing the top cover. 

Flip the unit upside down and gently slide through the small gap at the edges of the top cover and remove it.

Using a screwdriver, remove the screw that secures the internal SSD to the main board. 
⚠️ Do not use an impact driver/drill or an electric screwdriver to remove the screw. The screw should come easily, do not apply too much force to remove the screw as it could result in stripping the screw head.

Gently push and insert the SSD toward the connector with a 45-degree angle. Make sure the pins of the SSD are fully seated and covered.

⚠️ Notice that the SSD module is keyed (notched) and will only fit one way. Do not force plugging in an incompatible SSD or in the wrong orientation. This will damage the plastic notch separating the key pins and powering the unit in this condition will damage the main board. 

Firmly press and hold the SSD down so it stays in position. Align the notch on the SSD with the screw boss on the main board.


Tighten the screw to secure the SSD drive in its position. Double check the SSD pins are fully inserted and covered. 

Close the top cover and make sure it mates with the body. 

Flip the unit upside down and tighten four screws. Then place the rubber bumpers to cover the holes. 

If you notice any unusual behavior or problems after installing your new SSD, please contact our support team.

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