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Federico1708
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Install upgrade SSD to HP 550-270st

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HI,

 

I have a Desktop with 

- 232 GB SSD

- 1 TB HDD

Can I upgrade to have a bigger SSD installed inside?

Thanks.

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Federico1708
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Sorry...

1.82 TB HDD

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Hi:

 

You should be able to upgrade to a 1 TB M.2 SSD.

 

Just make sure you get the same type as the one in there now (SATA or NVMe).

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Hello,
Thanks for your answer. You say "you should be able", is there any way to be absolutely shure about this? I don't want to buy one and then having problems of compatibility. Thanks.
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Hello,
Thanks for your answer. You say "you should be able", is there any way to be absolutely shure about this? I don't want to buy one and then having problems of compatibility. Thanks.

 

If this isn't a shure thing. What would be my best option? An M.2 interface? Maybe a pci-e card with an external USB-C port?

 

Thanks.

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If it is actually an M.2 , can it handle 2 TB?

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That I don't know.

 

Probably.

 

You need to remove the 250 GB M.2 SSD and make sure which type it is--SATA or NVMe.

 

SATA M.2 drives have two notches cut into the contacts and NVMe have one notch.

 

A 2 TB SSD will cost over a couple hundred USD, so make sure you get the right type.

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I have one more question please, documentation says I cannot upgrade more than 16 Gb RAM, is there a way around this?

 

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You're very welcome.

 

Even the Crucial memory report indicates the max memory is 2 x 8 GB, so I doubt you can go beyond that.

 

https://www.crucial.com/compatible-upgrade-for/hP---Compaq/pavilion-550-270st

 

The processor and chipset would support 2 x 16 GB of memory, but it would be a complete gamble on your part to try it, since HP and Crucial say no.

 

 

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