11-27-2018 03:55 PM
I would like to add an SSD to my Pavilion 590-p0066 desktop. I would especially like to know if there is an M.2 2280 slot available to do this. I did open up my desktop but could see if there was an available slot for this. If it helps, the Product number for this desktop is 3LA87AA#ABA.
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11-27-2018 04:31 PM - edited 11-27-2018 04:33 PM
Welcome to the forum.
I am not a HP employee.
Your PC does have a M.2 socket that will accept a 2280 PCIe 3.0x4 NVME drive. A SATA M.2 drive will not work.
This socket is located on the MB directly underneath the DVD drive.
Here is a (Link) to the Service guide for your PC. Look at page 18.
11-27-2018 06:40 PM
Thank for your reply Grzwacz. I had looked at page 18 of the document for which you sent the link, and when I looked at the MB, I did not see the M.2 socket. Do you know of a relevant video, or of an annotated picture or drawing that would show the location on the MB? Again, thanks for your reply.
11-27-2018 06:54 PM
You're very welcome.
I cannot find better instructions.
The M.2 socket is below the optical drive.
This image shows the location of the socket. It is near the RAM slots and the SATA ports.
12-03-2018 11:04 AM
Many thanks Grzwacz for your solution--you told me the type of SSD drive I needed, and showed me specifically where the M.2 slot was located on the motherboard. After installing the SSD drive, my computer's performance almost tripled! My restart (reboot) time went from 62 seconds to 23 seconds.
06-01-2019 03:59 PM
is the slot mentioned here the same on that has the 16GB Optane Chip installed? Since i am not usng the Optane chip at all, i presume replacing it would not be a problem. I am looking at the Samsung 970EVO for the replacement. Is there any reason why this would not work?
On the same topic of upgrades:
Would changing the single Kingston 8GB /2666 mhz ram for 2 sticks of 16GB 3000mhz Ram be Ok?
12-07-2019 04:36 AM - edited 12-07-2019 04:38 AM
Your PC is probably doing Intel Optane if you have a small 16 GB M.2 drive. This drive is a cache drive only.
The operating system image is on the slow platter HDD.
Are you upgrading the slow HDD to a 2.5 inch SATA SSD? Or are you planning on replacing the 16 GB Optane drive with a larger, bootable, operating system image NVME M.2 drive?
Cloning tips using Macrium Reflect can be reviewed at this site (Link).
Macrium Reflect disk imaging software is free.