cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
dja1980
New member
4 2 0 0
Message 1 of 4
325
Flag Post
HP Recommended

Upgrade Optical Drive to Blu-Ray

Slim 290-p0014
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I'm looking to purchase this model, but I'd like to upgrade the slim optical drive to Blu-Ray.  Unfortunately, I was told by a retailer that the optical drive that comes standard with this tower cannot be swapped because the OEM slim drive was designed for this tower specifically.  Is this true?

 

Thanks in advance... Dave

3 REPLIES 3
Level 15
Level 15
21,820 21,446 2,472 8,225
Message 2 of 4
311
Flag Post
HP Recommended

Upgrade Optical Drive to Blu-Ray

@dja1980 , welcome to the forum.

 

HP does have their components made to their specifications.  They use their cases and motherboards in many different models.  Therefore, each model only comes with the the OEM components; unless it is a Configure To Order (CTO) model.  Then, they offer other options.

 

Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

-----------------------------------------
Signature:

HP TouchPad - 1.2 GHz; 1 GB memory; 32 GB storage; WebOS/CyanogenMod 11(Kit Kat)

Custom build: Corsair 750D Airflow (Full Tower); MSI MEG z390 ACE; i9-9900K processor (OC'd 5.025); Corsair H150i cooler; 32 GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 3200 memory; MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio video card; Samsung 970 Pro 512 GB; Samsung 860 EVO 1 TB

HP Spectre 360 Convertible; i7-7560U; 16 GB memory; Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640; 512 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD; 13.3" diagonal 4K UHD UWVA eDP BrightView WLED-backlit multitouch-enabled edge-to-edge glass (3840 x 2160); Windows 10 Pro 64 with Windows Ink

HP Photosmart 7520 AIO

++++++++++++++++++
**Click the Thumbs Up+ to say 'Thanks' and the 'Accept as Solution' if I have solved your problem.**

Intelligence is God given; Wisdom is the sum of our mistakes!

___________________________
I am not an HP employee.
Reply
0 Kudos
dja1980
New member
4 2 0 0
Message 3 of 4
298
Flag Post
HP Recommended

Upgrade Optical Drive to Blu-Ray

I checked the HP Partsurfer website, and it lists the OEM drive as "DVD - GNRC, ODD DVDSM 9.5 Slim Tray RAZR".  Can I not simply replace that drive with a slim 9.5mm internal drive such as this... https://www.newegg.com/p/1FV-0041-00002?  I guess I'm a little confused, especially after looking at the pictures.  It appears that there is nothing special about the standard drive it comes with... https://www.newegg.com/p/1VK-01TE-00005.  However, if there is something I'm missing, I want to know about it before I spend the money on this PC.

 

Thanks again... Dave

Reply
0 Kudos
Level 15
Level 15
21,820 21,446 2,472 8,225
Message 4 of 4
279
Flag Post
HP Recommended

Upgrade Optical Drive to Blu-Ray

@dja1980, I can't guaranty you that a retail drive will have the same connectors as the HP drive.  As I stated in my previous post, HP has their components made to their specs.  I suggest that you contact the manufacturer's Tech Support to see if they can tell you if their drive will work in the HP computer.  They are the experts on their products.

-----------------------------------------
Signature:

HP TouchPad - 1.2 GHz; 1 GB memory; 32 GB storage; WebOS/CyanogenMod 11(Kit Kat)

Custom build: Corsair 750D Airflow (Full Tower); MSI MEG z390 ACE; i9-9900K processor (OC'd 5.025); Corsair H150i cooler; 32 GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 3200 memory; MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio video card; Samsung 970 Pro 512 GB; Samsung 860 EVO 1 TB

HP Spectre 360 Convertible; i7-7560U; 16 GB memory; Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640; 512 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD; 13.3" diagonal 4K UHD UWVA eDP BrightView WLED-backlit multitouch-enabled edge-to-edge glass (3840 x 2160); Windows 10 Pro 64 with Windows Ink

HP Photosmart 7520 AIO

++++++++++++++++++
**Click the Thumbs Up+ to say 'Thanks' and the 'Accept as Solution' if I have solved your problem.**

Intelligence is God given; Wisdom is the sum of our mistakes!

___________________________
I am not an HP employee.
Reply
0 Kudos
† The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation