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Dougg19
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Can I add an SSD to 570-P094

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I see the motherboard has an M2.SSD. Does that mean I can purchase and install an SSD without additional hardware?

 

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Grzwacz
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Hi

 

Have you tried HP Support?

 

Some HP motherboard's M.2 slots only support PCIe 3x4 drives. Your M.2 socket is a key M slot.

 

Please see this article on M.2 drives which has a pretty good explanation. Key M slots only support PCIe 3x4.

 

So a SATA SSD may not work.

 

Tom

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@Dougg19

 

You need a 2280 m.2 NVMe PCIe SSD.  I suggest a 512 GB capacity model.

HP ENVY 6055, HP Deskjet 1112
HP Envy 17", i7-8550u,16GB, 512GB NVMe, 4K screen, Windows 10 x64
Custom PC - Z390, i7-9700K, 32GB, dual 512 GB NVMe, dual 512 SSDs, 4K screen, OC'd to 5 Ghz, NVIDIA 2080TI 11GB
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Thank you. Can the drive be configured as a boot drive?

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Hi,

 

The short answer is yes.

HP ENVY 6055, HP Deskjet 1112
HP Envy 17", i7-8550u,16GB, 512GB NVMe, 4K screen, Windows 10 x64
Custom PC - Z390, i7-9700K, 32GB, dual 512 GB NVMe, dual 512 SSDs, 4K screen, OC'd to 5 Ghz, NVIDIA 2080TI 11GB
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Thanks for ur help. Reading materials on web is very confusing, seems things have changed over the last couple of years and one needs to be careful and pay attention to the dates.
Thanks again
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I just installed a Samsung EVO 960 into my 570-p094, cloned boot drive onto the SSD using the Samsung cloning tools (I have both the HP and system image backups) and booted onto the SSD (unplugged the existing HD and selected the SSD as the boot drive) without any problems. So far the most difficult problem has been screwing the SSD board onto the motherboard (small screw fat fingers). Due to budget constraints, I went with the 225 gb drive, so I’ll move my pictures (static storage), and music (mostly static storage) to the old HD to free up space on the SSD. 

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