06-18-2019 05:31 AM
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06-18-2019 04:33 PM
Welcome to the forum.
I am not a HP employee.
Your PC can use a M.2 PCIe 3.0x4 NVME drive such as a Samsung 970. Capacity should be only limited to the dimensions of the drive. A 2280 drive is most common now.
You have to uninstall Intel Rapid Storage Technology in Control Panel, Programs and Features. (Link) to instructions.
Now you can remove the Optane drive. Install the M.2 SSD.
You can save some time by cloning the current operating system to the new M.2 SSD.
Instructions on cloning the existing HDD can be reviewed at this (Link) using the free Macrium Reflect disk imaging and cloning software.
The current OS is on the platter HDD.