Replace HDD in Sony HAP Z1ES with an SSD

I'd like to replace the (original) HDD in my HAP Z1ES with a solid state drive of perhaps 2.5 TB capacity. I'd appreciate any advice/caveats/taboos?
Easy job.  I replaced the internal drive on my HAPZ1 with a 2TB SSD Micron drive ($297.00 on Amazon). Once the drive is replaced, power up the HAPZ1 and you will be prompted to format the SSD.  Follow the instructions and let the drive finish formatting.  When the formatting is done copy your music onto the new SSD.  Done!

There are step-by-step instructions online to swap out the drive if you need them.  Just use google.
One note, the HAPZ1 will only recognize an internal drive up to 2TB.  My understanding is a USB drive can be larger, but I haven't tried that.
Thanks for your help. As it turned out, I had the work done by Modwright with their upgrades. I can barely bring myself to turn it off! 
Very easy to do with the instruction on the web sfseay mentioned . Takes about 15 minutes . I did it as well .


Have you tried SSD over 2TB? I was hoping to make it 3-4TB, but it seems it is not an option.

I had to speak to a colleague who's an engineer (I teach Liberal Arts, meaning I'm clueless). He said firmware likely limits the amount of real estate the HAP Z1ES will recognize - though that is a generality, not specific to any particular app. He also mentioned that a NAS (RAID 6/4 disks) can be connected via USB. I have done this, and I can hear no degradation of performance through Audible Illusions m3a Pre/MC 275 VI monoblock/Harbeth 40.1/REL Britannia.
That makes capacity a non-issue - 4 3tb disks in RAID 6 yields 9+ TBs, or about 10,000 cds. If you have more than that, please invite. I'll bring Macallan 18!

Thanks. I am as clueless as you so I thought I would ask. Especially because my car instructions say it takes only up to 128GB SD card and I am using 512 with no problem. I do not have 10000 CDs, though. However, I may multiply them on a hard drive to apply for that Macallan 18.


Nice system. Another +vote for acquiring 10000 CDs.  Macallan 18 or Johnnie Walker Blue Label?

Happy Listening!

Or Lagavulin 16? So much scotch, so little time.

How do you connect the RAID setup. I might get a Sony HAP Z1 if I am able to do that. I sold mines because I ran out of HD space.