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Pavillion AIO 23-q116
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I am planning to add a few years of usable life to a Pavillion AIO 23-q116 by upgrading to 16GB of RAM. I would also like to replace the HDD with a SSD. However, I can't find a compatible SSD out of the box. Can I just get a 2.5" SATA-3 SSD and use an adapter?

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I am linking the Service Manual for you to read.

Not trying to re-invent the wheel,  I snatched a previous commentary that I made.

The original mechanical 3.5" 1.5TB hard drive is mounted in a tray that has 1 captive screw.  Once that is loosened, the tray slides (with some force) along its tracks, then can be pulled away.  This will disengage the hard drive.

Samsung offers a free data migration program (online doiwnload).  The Samsung EVO  850 or 860 is a good choice.

The SSD should be the same GB size, or else you will need data migration (cloning) software that would allow a smaller drive to be used. You will need a temporary external 2.5" drive enclosure.

Please read the link I will provide, and all the sub-links within.   Read now.

As you wander through all those links and sublinks you will understand the ease of the swapout.  All those contributions were dedicated to the solution. What I have not heard back (as yet) is whether the adapter tray fitted. I do believe it would, based on the explaination, but getting the respondents to follow-up is a coin-toss.

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