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@atonous

 

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 6055, HP Deskjet 1112
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
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Previously it was asked if you can only use HP M.2 drives in this series. The answer is no. You can use any M.2 NVMe SSD that uses a PCIe interface. The drives that will not work are M.2 drives that utilize a SATA interface.

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. 🙂
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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)

 

N5F24AV256GB Turbo Drive G2 SSD- M.2 PCIe cd
N5F25AV256GB Turbo Drive SSD - M.2 PCIe card
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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! :OpenSmile:

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Hi Soccer_dan

Can you please tell me if this M.2 would be supported: https://www.wd.com/products/internal-ssd/wd-blue-sn500-nvme-ssd.html#WDS500G1B0C

 

Thank you so much...

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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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