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HP Slimline Desktop - 290-p0043w
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I want to replace the hard drive included with this PC with 2 SSD (drives). I can't figure out how to get to the hard drive, sigh... I talked to a support person at HP and they were going to send the instructions to my email, but it never arrived. Also, what type of screwdriver do I need for the black screws on the "cage"?

 

I would really appreciate it if someone would tell me how. And thanks in advance.

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Hi:

 

Below is the link to the upgrading and servicing guide for your PC...

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05934593

 

The pictures are not detailed enough for me to let you know what kind of screw driver you need to use.

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@jumper77M,

While 3 screws remove the entire DVD and hard drive cage as a unit, you still have a problem. The unit has a Menlo motherboard,  having only 2 SATA headers.  That only allows the SATA DVD drive, and a single SATA hard drive

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Thank you very much for the link. I believe it will help me do what I need. 

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Thank you for the information about the SSDs. I just bought this PC and before I had a HP 6000 Pro SFF. My drives worked fine in it, but I believe you are saying this mobo might not deal with them too good. The drives I used were: SamSung 8650 EVO. The support person I talked to said something about are the drive(s) M2. 

 

I'm starting to search now to find out if the SSDs are compatible...

Again, thank you

 

Update: I found out that the SamSung drive is not compatible unless you use an adapter...

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You're very welcome.

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