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HP Pavilion Gaming - TG01-1056no
Microsoft Windows 11

Hi, in my specifications on the HP website it says, ---

Two M.2 expansion slots (1 x PCIe x16 and 1 x PCIe x1)

One M.2 socket 1, Key A

One M.2 socket 3, Key M, (2280/2242)

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I have looked everywhere on my pc but haven't seen the expansion slot. I may guess that it can be under the m.2 ssd like it'll be stacked or something...

20230204_140157.jpg

 

I want to install this SSD---

( https://www.amazon.se/dp/B0BBWH1R8H?cafId=56d85956-262d-4d33-9d47-788c61b439ce&cafASIN=B0BBWH1R8H&re...

)

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My only guess is that it is stacked because I haven't seen any slots except that one in the pictures. The SSD is very high from the motherboard so that's how I thought it was stacked.

20230204_135442.jpg

 

Please help is it stacked or is it somewhere else on the motherboard?

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Hi:

 

When you look at the 'expansion slot' specifications, you have to assume you are looking at a bare motherboard with nothing installed.

 

Your PC has no available M.2 slots to install additional equipment.

 

There is one Key M M.2 slot that supports a NVMe SSD which is already occupied by the 512 GB NVMe SSD it came with, and the Key A M.2 slot can only be used for a M.2 Wi-Fi adapter, and that slot is also filled by the Realtek RTL8821CE Wi-Fi adapter your PC comes with.

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HP Recommended

Hi:

 

When you look at the 'expansion slot' specifications, you have to assume you are looking at a bare motherboard with nothing installed.

 

Your PC has no available M.2 slots to install additional equipment.

 

There is one Key M M.2 slot that supports a NVMe SSD which is already occupied by the 512 GB NVMe SSD it came with, and the Key A M.2 slot can only be used for a M.2 Wi-Fi adapter, and that slot is also filled by the Realtek RTL8821CE Wi-Fi adapter your PC comes with.

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Thanks, but it is so dumb that it literally says Expansion slot. But yes, thanks anyways for the answer.

HP Recommended

You're very welcome.

 

Yes, I agree.

 

HP should have put an asterisk next to that info with a disclaimer that the slots are only available if Wi-Fi and M.2 SSD was not included with the PC when purchased.

 

I doubt they even sell that model series without NVMe SSD's and Wi-Fi adapters.

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