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Can I add an additional nvme drive?

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I'm not very knowledgeable about computers, but I'm trying to learn. I was wondering if I could add an additional ssd, as it says there's 2 m.2 sockets, I just cant seem to find the second one. 

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The other M.2 slot is currently occupied by the wifi card and that is all it can be used for.

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It does have 3 M.2, and 2 of them are socket 3 key M.    http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c06592761

No one has confirmed its usefulness, you go ahead and report back. Strange unit.

 

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Thank you! That makes sense. I presently have a m.2 nvme 2 TB ssd, is there any way I can use it without removing the current one? Apologies for the stupid questions.

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@RtGriff 

read above, I was into an edit.

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You're very welcome.

 

No need to apologize.  Every question is important.

 

Unless there is some kind of adapter you can add into a PCIe x1 slot to use it, I doubt that you can.

 

See if your PC is supported by the HP cloud recovery tool, which you can use to make a bootable USB recovery drive that will reinstall W10, the drivers and the software that originally came with your PC.

 

Here is an info link for how to use that utility...

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c06162205

 

Then it would be a matter of removing the smaller NVMe drive and installing the 2 TB one.

 

That is an expensive piece of hardware to leave unused.

 

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Thank you for being so kind! I'm grasping at straws here, but is something like this what i need?

 https://www.amazon.com/YATENG-Controller-Expansion-Card-Support-Converter/dp/B07JJTVGZM/ref=asc_df_B...

I checked the cloud recovery and it said "not available please contact hp support"

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Anytime.

 

Yes, that would be exactly what you need...IF your PC had a PCIe x1 slot, which according to the specs it does not.

 

I just assumed it did.

 

So, I guess that option is out too.

 

The video card is in the PCIe x16 slot, so you can't even use that.

 

In a few weeks, your PC may show up on the list of supported PCs for the cloud recovery tool.

 

Since it is so new, HP may have not gotten around to uploading the recovery image.

 

I got a new HP notebook in July, and when I went to make the recovery media for it using the cloud recovery tool, it indicated the PC was not supported.  Then sometime in August it was, and I was able to make the USB recovery drive.

 

 

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I'm sorry, I didn't see your edit. The motherboard you posted looks a bit different than mine and I'm not sure what you mean by its usefulness? I'm sorry, I'm still learning.

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Ah, darn. I was almost proud of myself. I tried it again and realized missed a letter on the product number. It says it is supported, so maybe I'm not totally in the weeds here.

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