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I'm a little anxious. Sometime soon, I plan to purchase the HP pavilion gaming laptop 15 - dk0096wm. This model has a 9th generation Intel core i5 processor and GTX 1650 gpu. Before I make the purchase, would someone help me with how to upgrade it's 8gb ram and 256 ssd storage? Im confused about the cord needed to add a hdd. Will laptop have everything I need to add the hdd or will I have to purchase extra things to install it? 

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 I just purchased one of these laptops from Walmart myself. So far an excellent machine. You can upgrade both the RAM and add an extra hard drive – you don’t need to buy any extra parts except for the memory stick.  There is a blank plastic filler piece in the space for the second hard drive all you have to do is follow the instructions in the manual below. I installed a 2TB Seagate HDD  -  works great. 

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@Graystormrising 

 

Manual:

 

           http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c06377664.pdf

 

1. RAM: Yes, you can upgrade RAM to 32GB (2 x 16GB) max,

2. SSD: Yes, you can upgrade 256GB to 1TB or 2TB,

3. HDD: No, you need more parts as mentioned on pages 37-38, but one part is N/A

 

My suggestion, upgrade SSD as mentioned on #2 above and forget HDD.

 

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BH
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Thank you very much. I wish I could upgrade the hdd (they’re cheap) but I’ll follow your advice.

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 I just purchased one of these laptops from Walmart myself. So far an excellent machine. You can upgrade both the RAM and add an extra hard drive – you don’t need to buy any extra parts except for the memory stick.  There is a blank plastic filler piece in the space for the second hard drive all you have to do is follow the instructions in the manual below. I installed a 2TB Seagate HDD  -  works great. 

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Very Helpful - can you confirm that it comes with the hard drive cable?  I have a 1 TB hard drive from a laptop that just died that I'd love to throw inside of it.

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Yes, mine had the cable

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