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10-04-2018 10:26 AM
I have been over and over the specs brochure and could not find an answer to this:
There is a slot for a M.2 SSD
Can this M.2 SSD be used as a boot drive?
10-04-2018 01:06 PM - edited 10-04-2018 01:12 PM
Welcome back to the forum.
I am not a HP employee.
You can use a NVME drive as a bootable drive if the motherboard (MB) has an M.2 slot dedicated to storage devices.
Measure from the M.2 socket to the MB mounting points. Common M.2 drives are 2280 drives, 22 mm wide, 80 mm long.
HP specs don't identify what size drives are supported. I would guess you can do either a 2260 or a 2280 drive.
10-04-2018 03:39 PM
That was not my question.
You said " if the motherboard (MB) has an M.2 slot dedicated to storage devices."
Is my M.2 slot dedicated to storage devices?
I do not want to get a stick and it is storage only, not a bootable slot.
And, I know it is a 2280 .
I have the same slot & demension on my home made computer's motherboard.
I just do not know if the HP is bootable for my model.
05-14-2019 05:44 PM - edited 05-14-2019 05:45 PM
What does not see the new drive?
Did you check to see if the BIOS recognizes this drive?
You have to initialize and format the SSD in Windows Disk Management for File Explorer to see the SSD.
05-14-2019 08:06 PM
Well the BIOS does not see it is all I can say.
And I have thrown everything I know at it and it will not recognize.
Just going to go with a standard SSD and be done with it.