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TE02 Desktop
Microsoft Windows 11

I have an HP Envy TE02 desktop (just purchased) it came with a 2TB drive and I want to add another internal HDD drive - but I can't find any info on how to do this or if possible with this model. Other pcs normally have a cage for adding another hard drive and a SATA/power cable. I can't seem to locate where I can install the HDD drive and if there is another SATA cable to use - tried HP Support and they told me to call the shopping number - lol - I asked for a manual and was sent to hp.support - lol again.

 

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hi

sorry i was away
I would need the exact model, see, there are several models

https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-envy-desktop-pc-te02-0000i/2100828663/product-info

 

Motherboard Specifications

but probably this motherboard

Two M.2 socket 3, Key M (one for SSD card PCIe Gen 3.0 x4)

https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-envy-desktop-pc-te02-0000i/2100828663/document/c08204367

however, you have models with HDD
some items may be missing, but it should be possible to add an HDD
the best will be to open

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVSveCM-Sds&themeRefresh=1

04:22 - Hard Drive 06:48 - Hard Drive Holder

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Hi

see these few examples
it will depend on the exact model, but eventually you may be able to add an m2 SSD

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/expansion-slots-add-extra-SSD/m...

 

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For additional help additional info is needed.  The HP Envy TE02 desktop is a model line.  There are many different models in the HP Envy TE02 desktop line.  To find out more info about you specific model, go here

https://support.hp.com/us-en

Allow HP to detect the product info and clicking on the Let HP detect your product and it will then direct you to the support site for that model.


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thanks @TheOldMan 

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Thanks. So I assume that the additional m.2 ssd slot can handle a 2TB ssd as from - from the post/picture it was hard to figure out where it goes, but they succeeded so I will follow along with that. 

 

I was looking to add a bigger (cheaper) HDD drive to bring over "stuff" (aka year of pictures...) from the old computer to this and also use it for Windows backups. It sounds like I may need to change my strategy, and possible add 2TB SSD to copy over current used photos and add a USB external drive for backups...

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Thanks, I have the  - HP ENVY Desktop PC TE02-0000i - when I go to search for "Replace upgrade hardware" it keeps showing a laptop model info. I was chatting with support and they told me to go to shop.hp and shop.hp told me to go to support so I may just assume no 2nd HDD SATA option as there are no bays/cages and change my strategy to adding more "space" and deal with possibly slower usb speeds for older info.

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hi

sorry i was away
I would need the exact model, see, there are several models

https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-envy-desktop-pc-te02-0000i/2100828663/product-info

 

Motherboard Specifications

but probably this motherboard

Two M.2 socket 3, Key M (one for SSD card PCIe Gen 3.0 x4)

https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-envy-desktop-pc-te02-0000i/2100828663/document/c08204367

however, you have models with HDD
some items may be missing, but it should be possible to add an HDD
the best will be to open

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVSveCM-Sds&themeRefresh=1

04:22 - Hard Drive 06:48 - Hard Drive Holder

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Thanks so much. If I go with the m.2 ssd would you recommend one with a heatsink? 

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Sorry, I couldn't recommend what I haven't tested.
You should also check if it doesn't take up too much space, it might not fit..
Just in case, see if this hasn't already been requested in the community

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/forums/searchpage/tab/message?advanced=false&allow_punctuation=false&q...

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