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06-20-2016 02:17 PM
Typically M.2 NVMe SSDs need Windows to be installed in UEFI mode to make them bootable. Be sure to disconnect other HDs etc. when doing so.
HP Envy 17", i7-8550u,16GB, 512GB NVMe, 4K screen, Windows 11 x64
Custom PC - Z690, i9-12900K, 32GB DDR5 5600, dual 512 GB NVMe, gen4 2 TB m.2 SSD, 4K screen, OC'd to 5 Ghz, NVIDIA 3080 10GB
06-23-2016 11:01 AM
I have been using the Samsung 950 drive as my boot drive for several months now, with the supplied HDD mounted as a folder within Win10 so I don't have extra drive letters (personal preference).
I did need to make a change within the BIOS to get the system to boot from the M.2 drive, but that has been explained here and a little experimentation will get you there if you poke around and understand what the BIOS settings are.
I love the little system and have been thinking about getting another to use as a VM server... just need to find a good deal on another i7. 🙂
06-23-2016 06:37 PM
Actually, to clarify, the ProDesk 600 G2 Desktop Mini does support both AHC and NVME-based PCI-e M.2 drives (i kjnow, a mouthfull). HP brands these drives as Turbo Drives. Here is an example of our versions (G2 is the NVME controller)
|256GB Turbo Drive G2 SSD- M.2 PCIe cd
|256GB Turbo Drive SSD - M.2 PCIe card
09-09-2016 11:54 AM - edited 09-09-2016 11:58 AM
atonous had the the answer to my problem! When I came back from vacation, I started the tedious work of backing up, turned off secure boot and then installed Windows without any problem at all!
Thank you, atonous, for your help! Thank you also to each and everyone that took the time to help me with this. I very grateful!
06-06-2019 07:52 AM
Since HP supported m.2 Turbo Drive G2 (nvme) SSDs on the 600 G2 mini, i suspect the WD SSD should work as well... obviously it won't be supported by HP but should be seen by the BIOS... Do make sure your BIOS is up to date
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