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HP Pavilion 15 (15-ec0098ax)
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I have been using my laptop as mentioned, the HP Pavilion 15 (15-ec0098ax) model which I purchased around the early to mid 2020. Everything has been working fine up until around May-June of 2022, my laptop starting to slow down in many ways and sometimes would hang as well, but was very minimal. At the time, I was running Windows 10. Proceed to the end of November, I finally updated my system to Windows 11. Eventually, I decided to buy an SSD for my laptop but there seems to be an issue regarding this, that it is not compatible. I brought me an m.2 Nvme 512gb version but it wasn't accepting the drive according to laptop technician. 
So, is there any way to fix this. Please? It would mean the world to me if this is rectified.

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Hi:

 

Your notebook definitely supports NVMe SSD's.

 

Many forum members have installed NVMe SSD's in their 15-ec0xxx notebooks.

 

If you look at chapter 1 of the service manual, NVMe SSD's are the only type that are supported in the model series.

 

Maintenance and Service Guide HP Pavilion Gaming 15 Laptop PC

 

 

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TravisMenezes, not only is Paul_Tikkanen EXPERT Level 21 correct that these laptops can be upgraded to PCIe m.2 storage, but they were also sold with the pcie disks already installed by HP as well (with an otherwise identical  configuration to yours):

15-ec0000 256 GB PCIe® 

15-ec0000 512 GB PCIe® 

15-ec0000 1 TB PCIe® 

The problem must lie somewhere else, for example in the disk that you're trying to install.... You or your technician need to do some testing with another disk. Since your laptop supports only gen3.0 SSDs, avoid the newer faster gen4.0 ones for better compatibility.

 

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