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Add additional HDD to HP ENVY 6-1120sq

I just bought an HP ENVY 6-1120sq which has an 128GB SSD on it. Is it possible to add an additional normal HDD drive to it?

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They really do not want you messing around in there....the Envy 6 Ultra is a closed system. However, it is configured to use a 2.5 inch wide but thin 7 mm "standard" hard drive and has a slot for a smaller (physical size) mSSD, which is what you have. Here is the Service Manual:

 

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7 mm 500 gig hdd

 

Getting the mSSD and a regular hard drive to play nice together may not be too easy. In many systems the mSSD is used as a "cache" drive to speed up the main drive. In yours it is used as primary storage.

 

 

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In other words it will be better to use an external HDD. Right?

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Better, no. More feasible yes. If it is opened at all you lose the warranty. A 64 gig flash drive would make a big difference storage-wise and is easy to carry around.

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That flash drive will be slower than an external HDD?
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USB 3.0 flash drives are plenty fast but perhaps not as fast as an eSata external drive.

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