Storage Expansion Cards

We’ve edited the blog post to say “Fedora” instead of “Windows 10”. There are some detailed guides on how to install Windows 10 onto a Storage Expansion Card (A Guide to Installing Windows 10 Home to a Framework Storage Expansion Card for example), but given the complexity, we don’t want to oversell that use case.


@nrp, is there something that can be done at the firmware level to make installing Windows on an expansion card a seamless experience? For example, a bios switch that lets Windows think it is installed on internal storage.

What is the (expected) write life (TBW / TB Written) of the 250GB and 1TB Storage Expansion Modules?

Finalizing laptop order, & considering buying a pair to be able to (quickly) switch between a Windows install and Linux install, without having to muck with Dual-Boot on the internal M.2 SSD, or a VM.

Also, adding the expected write life to the store pages would be helpful, including for the WD 750/850 and any future SSDs, for those attempting to compare included or DIY on storage.



This is going to work so well with systemd-homed. systemd-homed allows for fully portable users between Linux systems. This card would be the perfect way to share a user between a laptop and a desktop for example. All of your preferences, keys, etc would just follow you.

Any plans (or room) for a larger storage expansion card?