04-29-2019 09:22 AM
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?
04-29-2019 11:07 AM - edited 04-29-2019 11:19 AM
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.
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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