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Hi all, I'd like to expand an HP Pavilion 570-p033nl and I'm looking at WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD M.2 500 GB (WDS500G2B0B). Do you know if it will work?

 

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@frank-72,

 

Welcome to the HP Support Community!

 

I checked the specifications of your computer and see that your computer has two expansion slots.

  • One M.2 socket 1, key A
  • One M.2 socket 3, key M

Based on the specifications, the SSD should work fine with the computer. However, the SSD specified SSD is not tested by HP. You can try it at your own discretion.

 

Refer to the below link for the motherboard specifications.

 

https://support.hp.com/in-en/product/hp-pavilion-570-p000-desktop-pc-series/13823514/model/19988388/...

 

Hope that answers your question and you have a great day!

 

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Thanks a lot for your answer, I ordered the SSD and let you know if it works.

 

Cheers

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@frank-72,

 

Thank you for keeping me posted.

 

Please post your results, as I will be looking forward to hearing from you.

 

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Hi, I received the SSD but I don't understand how to install it...

I mean, I know where is the M.2 slot as the red shape in picture 1.

I can plug the disk, picture 2.

I can't fix the "final part" of the disk... or do I miss the correct screw? picture 3

 

1.pngpicture 12.pngpicture 23.pngpicture 3

Do you have any idea about what should I use to fix the M.2 SSD? is doen't seems to have a thread the object in picture 4

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Thanks for your support

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Hi again, I found a way to fix the SSD (I didn't take a picture because is a scary way...) and the PC don't see the SSD... picture 5.

I'm sorry the BIOS is in italian but I'm italian too, maybe you already understood cause my bad english :-)

I also found a weird menu the M.2 slots seem to but enabled but greyed out... picture 6. is this normal?

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Thanks again a lot for your support...

I think I should have bought a standard SATA SSD instead a M.2 :-(

 

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@frank-72,

 

I recommend you remove the SATA hard drive and connect only the SSD and check whether the computer is able to boot.

 

Let me know how it goes.

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thanks again for your support @

but I'm wondering why I should remove the SATA HD when I have an empty M.2 slot and I choosed a M.2 SSD to be able to have a fast drive for OS and a large drive for data...

Just to be sure I tested the same M.2 SSD on a 4 year old (maybe 5...) ASUS Motherboard and it worked like a charm... :-(

 

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@frank-72,

 

If you have the operating system installed on both the hard drives the computer will not detect the SSD most of the time. This is the reason why I asked you to check with one hard drive on the computer at a time.

 

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That's very curoius... when I installed the M.2 SSD on the second PC for test, the 4 years old Asus mainborad booted from a SATA SSD and the M.2 SSD was visible at the same time. Why the Willow2 mb should have this kind of limitations?

I choosed an M.2 SSD to be able to maintain the SATA HDD already installed into the 570-p033nl... Shouldn't I?

Anyway,  your suggestion remind me that I found "greyed out" some parts into the BIOS... and I wasn't able to enable them... did you have the chance to see the BIOS picture I posted? Ithink "picture 5" and "6"

 

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