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pmshop_4
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HP Pavilion 590-p0020 SSD Upgrade

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HP Pavilion 590-p0020
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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?

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Grzwacz
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Greetings,

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.

 

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That is what I need to know then...if the motherboard supports this for my model

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Hi,

 

Yes, you have a M.2 slot on the board.

 

That is why I had stated in the previous reply that you should measure to see what size drive (2260 or 2280) you can install in the MB.

 

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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.

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Hi,

 

Yes, it will be a bootable storage device supported by the M.2 socket you stated was on the motherboard.

 

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Hi Pmshop_4,

 

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.

 

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Hi,

 

Have helped other folks get M.2 PCIe SSDs working on the new HP PCs.

 

Your PC should be no different unless you have a motherboard problem with the M.2 slot or a BIOS setting.

 

But the BIOS should auto detect this device.

 

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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.

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