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11-04-2021 06:02 AM
I'm trying to upgrade my HP slimline 260-a116nl from an HDD to an SSD.
I have tried this:
- Samsung SSD 850 Evo 120GB (not seen by the system)
- Samsung SSD 870 Evo 240GB (not seen by the system)
- Kingston SSD Now SV300S37A 240GB (seen by the system and successfully installed Windows 10)
- Kingston SSD SKC600 256GB (not seen by the system)
The problem is that i can't use the Kingston SV300 because the dekstop is not mine.
When i mount this ssd, computer don't boot and bios freeze when pc start. If i mount the SSD via sata-usb adapter it is successfully seen by the computer (and i cloned the drive from another one).
I have installed the latest BIOS version available.
What can i do? Thanks!
11-04-2021 01:59 PM
@Bu_di96 -- is this your computer: HP Desktop - 260-a116nl PC Product Specifications | HP® Customer Support
It dates from March 2017, and was only sold in Italy.
I did a search for any BIOS update for "260-A116", but found nothing. I was hoping that there is a BIOS update to add support for more SSD devices.
11-04-2021 02:15 PM
Yes, the computer is correct. I tried to update the BIOS, but the problem was not solved. The strange thing is that a Kingston SSD works like a charm! I can't understand why that specific disk works, and another one no. Can it be a limited controller compatibility?
Does anyone found this problem on another desktop and solved it?
11-04-2021 02:42 PM
Unfortunately no, because this motherboard doens't support pci-e cards.
I checked the differences from the Kingston SV300 and the others SSD. The first one uses a LSI Sandforce controller, Samsung uses a Samsung MKX Controller and Kingston SC600 uses a Silicon Motion.
I found this SSD https://www.amazon.it/dp/B071WXK4GK/?coliid=I2ALD68SIXK47W&colid=1JT3EIPD33MWW&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it&... and it mount a HP controller. I hope that this one is compatible... What do you think about it?
11-06-2021 01:03 PM
Hey, I understand that you're trying to upgrade someone else's PC -- I do this all the time.
What I don't understand -- is since the Kingston worked, why did you not simply CLONE the HDD to the SSD and swap the drives, instead of installing Win10 afresh?
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11-06-2021 01:07 PM
@Bu_di96 -- The problem is that i can't use the Kingston SV300 because the desktop is not mine.
Why is that a problem?
Is the owner willing to purchase the Kingston SSD from you, or to purchase a brand-new Kingston SSD, and let you "clone" from their HDD to the Kingston SSD?
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