09-28-2013 01:58 AM
I have a HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15 with the following product information,
Product Name : HP Pavillion Sleekbook 15 PC
Product Number : C6K58EA
Will it be possible for me to upgrade my Hard Drive with a SSD drive? If so what are the limits of the SSD that I can use?
Thanks in Advance,
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09-28-2013 04:15 AM
I found the service manuals for your unit
If you click on the mSATA Solid state drive.. you'll find out that your unit will not support SSD for storage bit it does as a cache drive of 24 and 32 GB
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12-11-2013 10:43 AM
Yes you should be able to upgrade your Sleekbook. An SSD just replaces the existing HDD so if it can take a standard HDD it can take an SSD. You will find an amazing improvement in performance. SSDs get rather expensive for larger capacities. I have used quite a few Samsung SSDs and never had a problem. You will need to clone the existing HDD on to the SSD. It does not need to be the same capacity as the existing drive. I have used Acronis True Image for this but the last drive that I got (A Samsung 840) came with a disk with software to do this - I haven't tried it out. The drive installed in your Sleekbook will probably have a 300MBs date transfer rate using SATA Revision 2 protocol. When I replaced the disk in my Pavilion 15 notebook I found that although it was fitted with an SATA 2 disk, it was capable of using the SATA Revision 3 protocol which gives a data transfer rate of 600MBs to my SATA 3 capable SSD.
12-12-2013 07:21 AM
I have not tried an SSD in a Sleekbook but if the sleekbook drive is a standard 2.5 inch SATA drive (you should be able to remove a cover to physically check this) then a 2.5 inch SSD will fit and will look to the operating system like any other hard disk.
03-11-2014 04:25 PM
However it isn't considered a user replaceable part according to the manual, so you should have it replaced by a HP help center.
04-14-2014 06:24 AM - edited 04-14-2014 06:31 AM
Yes. You can upgrade the hard disk to a mobile (notebook) SSD. The SSD must conform to the following specifications.
Hard Drive Hardware Kit, not illustrated, (includes hard drive bracket and bracket
screws, cable, and 2 bumpers) HP p/n 701945-001
If your notebook also has a 32 GB mSATA SSD present, it can sill be used as a cache drive via the Intel IRST software.
The downside is that doing this is that it will violate the warranty as the hard disk is not deemed by HP to be an enduser replaceable part. Upgrading a notebook of this type does involve some disassembly.
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