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M.2 SSD slot - NVMe or SATA?

Product Name: Pavilion 24-b277na
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I'm looking to buy the Pavilion 24-b277na, and looking up the specs on the HP website, I can see the Palau 2GF motherboard supports an M.2 SSD (


Since the computer only comes with an HDD, I'd like to fit a small SSD into the M.2 slot. However, after a bit of reading it seems there's SATA M.2s and NVMe M.2s. I can't find out which type is supported by the computer. I'm also unclear on PCIe support - I looked up a review of a SATA Samsung 850 evo M.2, which states it doesn't support PCIe so many motherboards may not support it.


So, does the computer support NVMe M.2s, and do I have to worry about PCIe support if I get a SATA M.2?


Thanks in advance Smiley Happy

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Re: M.2 SSD slot - NVMe or SATA?

Dear customer,


i'll suggest using  Sandisk  M.2, 2242, Z400s, 128GB, SATA3 which is used in the same product but different model.



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In my device (a232ur) plastic slot for second M.2 card is not installed!palau.jpg

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Re: M.2 SSD slot - NVMe or SATA?

Hello Screenjam


I believe this PC only supports M.2 SATA transfer rates because the open slot on the connector is on the left.


PCIe 3x4 M.2  motherboard connectors have the open slot fives pins from the right side of the connector.


The BIOS would also have to have options to use the M.2 stick as a PCIe 3x4 data transefer rates.





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