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HP Pavilion 590-a0311ng
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hello here,

My HP Pavilion 590-A0311NG is very slow, and I want to install an SSD.

There is an M.2 socket 3, 2280 type for SSD on the Clivia-9 Motherboard.

But nobody can definitively say, what kind it is. So please can anybody give me

this information: Is this socket for Sata or a PCIe (NVME)????

Thank you so much

 

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You're very welcome.

 

The way HP describes the expansion slot info is misleading.

 

The available expansion slots refer to if there is absolutely nothing currently installed in the motherboard.

 

For example: from the motherboard description...

 

  • Expansion Slots:
    • One M.2 socket 1, 2230 type for WLAN
    • One M.2 socket 3, 2280 type for SSD

     

    The PC comes with a M.2 NVMe SSD and a Wifi adapter, which means both of those 'available' slots are filled, and there are no available expansion slots.

     

     

     

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Hi:

 

Looking at the product specs for a similar model with the same motherboard, HP equipped this model with a 128 GB NVMe SSD.

 

HP Pavilion 590-a0312ng Desktop PC Product Specifications | HP® Customer Support

 

So, you should be able to install a NVMe SSD in your PC as well.

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Thank you, Paul😃! It seems logical, what you say...

HP-Support told me the exact opposite🥴. I'm confused about that.

The product specs of the 590-a0312ng say:

two hard drives (ssd nvme and hdd) and one expansion slot for m.2 ssd.

Is it possible, that there are two ssd-slots, one for nvme (occupied) and one

for an additional sata? 

Please don't be mad at me, but I'm still not sure, what to believe.

I'd appreciate some more information.

Thank you

HP Recommended

You're very welcome.

 

The way HP describes the expansion slot info is misleading.

 

The available expansion slots refer to if there is absolutely nothing currently installed in the motherboard.

 

For example: from the motherboard description...

 

  • Expansion Slots:
    • One M.2 socket 1, 2230 type for WLAN
    • One M.2 socket 3, 2280 type for SSD

     

    The PC comes with a M.2 NVMe SSD and a Wifi adapter, which means both of those 'available' slots are filled, and there are no available expansion slots.

     

     

     

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"" @Wolfi4 

Is it possible, that there are two ssd-slots, one for nvme (occupied) and one

for an additional sata?  ""

 

https://support.hp.com/th-en/document/c06044999

CliviaA9 motherboard top view

One M.2 socket 3, 2280 type for SSD  empty

HDD

Size: 1 TB Interface: SATA

DVD Writer ( sata )

Here you see two sata ports
they are occupied by the DVD player, and by the HDD disk
so either you replace the m2 SSD, better option
either you replace the HDD drive with a sata SSD drive...
either, you condemn the dvd reader, and it will be necessary to find a place for the SATA SSD

[edit] service guide may help

Upgrading & Servicing Guide

 

 

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Thank you again, Paul!

So I will believe, what you explained. It's logical again and convincing.

After I bought and installed a PCIe nvme SSD I will report my experience.

The plan is a Samsung SSD 980 1TB M.2, migrating OS to SSD, using HDD as Backup.

Hope it works!

Thank you and have a good time🙋🏻‍♂️

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Anytime.

 

Glad to have been of assistance.

 

Your choice of a NVMe SSD is a very good one.

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Hello Promethee!

Thank you for answering my post, although I did not understand everything.

Interesting was the picture on page 19 of the Upgrading & Survicing Guide:

It shows an SSD with two notches which indicates a PCIe SSD😏.

So thank you very much and have a good time

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Sorry Promethee, it's obviously confusing for me to get it.

I've seen these two notches before, and was worried because that indicates a sata ssd,

and not a PCIe one!!! So I hope it's just a symbol and does'nt mean anything.

I hop you can understand my confusion.

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sorry, the manuals are often, only for illustration
which can be used for different models, but it will not tell you most often, what type SSD m2 is possible
So, what I'm telling you is that the only option it seems for a SATA SSD, will be a "classic" sata SSD, like this, instead of the HDD

https://www.crucial.com/products/ssd/crucial-mx500-ssd

 

 

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