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dablmc1
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HP Pavilion 690-0067C and want to upgrade to an SSD NVME M.2 500GB or 1 TB? is 1 TB too large?

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I recently purchased the HP Pavilion 690-0067C gaming desktop from Costco for my husband, he would like me to add an NVMe M.2 SSD drive to his computer and put the OS (Windows 10) on the new drive.  I'm wondering how large of a drive I can put into this system? Would a 1TB be okay to add? I'm thinking about the Samsung 970 evo.

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Hello @dablmc1

 

There is no limitation on the capacity of the NVMe M.2 drive you add. A 1 or 2 TB 970 Evo would work just fine for the OS drive.

I have added drives to that model with no issue. I would suggest you disconnect the HDD first, before installing the OS to the SSD. Once you confirm its working and updated, I would wipe the HDD and use it for a storage drive.

You should create your HP Recovery USB media as a backup for installing to either drive first.

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/forums/replypage/board-id/GamingDesktops/message-id/4708

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Thank you for your answer and suggestions.  

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Thinking about purchase of HP Pavilion 690-0067C  want to upgrade drive to ssd.  Thinking of a NVME  M.2 500GB card but from what I have read the slot only provide 2 lanes of communication that this motherboard has  vs 4 lanes that other mother boards provide.

This leads to a performance drop of that M.2 ssd.  Question is:  am i I better off just going with a SATA  drive  PCIe slot.  Would speeds be similar?   Sata drive would be a little less expensive but cost is not a big factor.  More for performance

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Maybe someone else in this thread has the answer or you might want to start a new thread with your question.  The HP Pavillion 690-0067C that I purchased for my husband is not being used as a gaming computer.  I don't have the level of knowledge you are seeking regarding the upgrade difference between a SATA and SSD.   The install for the SSD went great with no issues.  Good luck

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Thanks for your reply.  I am also not a gamer and I'm sure that no matter which way I go with this I'll be happy.  Just like to be as educated as possible regarding things of this nature as well.  Thanks, Len

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Thanks for your reply.  I am also not a gamer and I'm sure that no matter which way I go with this I'll be happy.  Just like to be as educated as possible regarding things of this nature as well.  Thanks, 

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