03-17-2017 07:55 PM - edited 03-17-2017 10:11 PM
The manual was worthless on the upgrade issue, as was HP. I got one of these computers because the owner was unsatisfied with the performance. The main problem was the very slow 1TB mechanincal hard drive. I found some post online that said the M.2 slot was M.2 NVME so I took the computer apart (two screws, many turns, on the bottom edge under rubber plugs) and verified the connector. I then purchased and installed an 500GB M.2 NVME Samsung 960 EVO into the 4 lane PCIe M.2 internal slot and had some problems getting my Acronis 2015 image onto the new drive, and the drive did need a hold down screw that I finally found in my box of screws, but still don't know the size or TPI of the screw. I finally used the Samsung Magician software to clone the drive and it worked perfectly and quickly. This is an incredible drive and works beautifully on this computer. It is extremely fast, even with only 8GB of ram. It takes 7 seconds to boot and only six minutes to make an Acronis 2015 image of the entire system (only 50GB). Acronis told me to use the PE version of the bootable media to solve the problem of restoring the image, but I have not tried that yet. The 1TB internal slow mechanical SATA drive is just sitting there disconnected, someday I will use it somewhere. Anyway, I love the system. The NVME Samsung drive is better than any SSD I have currently tried, and I've installed quite a few as upgrades. No more mechanical drives for me, or even standard SSDs. If you have problems with Acronis and imaging to a smaller drive shrink the drive before you make the image or use clone manually...you MAY have to temporarily kill the pagefile and system restore and defrag once or twice and reboot to shrink your drive, but it works. I have been using the system for several months and am very happy with it.
03-17-2017 08:35 PM
Excellent write up!
BTW--I have eight (8) 2.5" hard drives sitting on the shelf for the same reason that you have stated. My newest PC build doesn't have any mechanical hard drives. Check out my signature information.
HP Photosmart 6520 and HP Deskjet 1112
Custom 1151 socket Z270 Intel i7-7700k @4,600 Mhz, 16GB Corsair 3000 Mhz dimms
Corsair H75 water cooler, Corsair CS 650M power supply
RAID 0 (dual Samsung 960 EVO m.2 240GB) boot system
Dual Samsung 840 EVO SSDs 500GB data storage, Intel 750 PCIe SSD 400GB
MSI NVIDIA GTX 980TI 6GB
ASUS ROG PG279q @144 MHz
Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 Pro x64 in UEFI mode
03-17-2017 08:46 PM - edited 03-17-2017 08:50 PM
@Insulyn, welcome to the forum.
Boy, did you have me fooled! I read the title and first sentence of your write-up and thought I was going to read a complaint post. However, as @Big_Dave said, it is very good and appreciated. I couldn't agree more with your sentiments on SSD's. I will never have another boot drive that isn't SSD and I am only using a standard Samsung EVO 840 500 GB SSD. I haven't used M.2 drives at this point, but all I have read is extremely positive.
HP TouchPad - 1.2 GHz; 1 GB memory; 32 GB storage; WebOS/CyanogenMod 11(Kit Kat)
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HP Photosmart 7520 AIO
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03-19-2017 05:43 PM
NEED driver for the above Printer I cannot locate Installation CD Can you send me a link or I would be happy to buy the CD Please and Thanks
03-20-2017 03:45 PM - edited 03-20-2017 03:46 PM
Thank you for showing your interest in HP Support Forums. It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel. I understand you have an HP 2175 All in one printer and you want the drivers or installation disc for your Windows. Don't worry I'll try my best to help you with this,
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03-20-2017 08:22 PM
Thanks so much I am running an older version of Windows XP Professional 32 Bit Had it for ever
All of a sudden, I was messing around with this computer and somehow I deleted my HP Psc 2175 All In One
from my printer guide. I cannot locate the original CD and I cannot find any support anywhere I would be indebted
for any assistance you can provide. MY direct e.mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org My Mailing address is:
P. O. Box 543 Clayton, CA (USA) 94517
I have another printer in there, but I only use that HP 8500A for Scanning e.mail I would like to stay with my
HP 2175 for Hard Wired Printing, which use to be defaulted. (NO More) Hmmmm Frustrating I don't know
what I did to delete and create this monster
03-21-2017 10:46 AM
Thank you for replying,
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I did check the product details and found that there are drivers available for your HP PSC 2175 running on Windows XP (32bit), please click on the below link to download the full feature software and driver for your PC.
Should you find any difficulty, please follow this procedure, log on to http://support.hp.com/ - On this page - Click on Get Software and drivers - Please enter the product number or the Model number of the printer - Choose the Operating System and Version and then click on Change. Now click on the download file.
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