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Pavilion HPE H8-1234
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hi, I am looking to add SSD to my existing computer and was wondering if my Pavilion HPE H8-1234 will support NVMe. I know the is no M.2 slot but I see there is and PCI/M.2 adapter. Thanks

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Greetings,

Welcome to the forum.

I am not a HP employee.

 

You are correct. No M.2 socket on the mainboard.

 

You can do an PCIe adapter but the storage device will not be a bootable device.

 

No point in this upgrade if you cannot install the operating system on the drive.

 

Regards

 

 

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Hi,

 

Should have added this:

 

You can do a 2.5 inch SATA SSD. This upgrade will provide great performance improvements.

 

There is not much user perceptible performance improvements when comparing a SATA SSD to a M.2 SSD unless you are doing disk intensive tasks.

 

Regards

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Hi Grzwacz,

Thanks for the replies and info...I was hoping to add SSD to the PCI slot (via an adapter) so I could free up an additional HD bay. But what I don't know for sure if my PC will recognize it as my new boot drive. -thx

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Hi,

 

I have addressed the boot option in previous post.

 

A PCIe NVME adapter installed in a non NVME supported system board will probably not be bootable.

 

Regards

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