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OMEN by HP 17-an100 Laptop PC SSD upgrade

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OMEN by HP - 17t-an100 CTO
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Hello!

 

I have the above laptop and I was wanting to replace the current hard drive (Intel Optane 932GBHDD) with a faster and larger one (SSD).  In addition, I wanted to see if there was a way to have a dual drive system, one smaller one for the boot drive and the larger one for data.  I've looked to see what drive would be a good upgrade, but have been unable to determine the best solution.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Thanks!

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@Getnoldfast 

 

Your machine is a CTO machine therefore we can't get its real specs. From your information, it has one of the following options

 

DDual Storage Configurations:

 

  • 2 TB 5400 RPM 9.5 mm/7.2 mm HDD + 256 GB PCIe NVMe TLC M.2 SSD
  • 2 TB 5400 RPM 9.5 mm/7.2 mm HDD + 128 GB PCIe NVMe TLC M.2 SSD
  • 1 TB 7200 RPM 9.5 mm/7.2 mm HDD + 512 GB PCIe NVMe TLC M.2 SSD
  • 1 TB 7200 RPM 9.5 mm/7.2 mm HDD + 256 GB PCIe NVMe TLC M.2 SSD
  • 1 TB 7200 RPM 9.5 mm/7.2 mm HDD + 128 GB PCIe NVMe TLC M.2 SSD
  • 1 TB 7200 RPM 9.5 mm/7.2 mm HDD + 16 GB Optane™ (3D Xpoint) PCIe Gen 3×2 M.2 SSD

You can

 

(a) Disable Optane (*)

(b) Replace it with a larger capacity M.2 NVMe SSD drive (**)

(c) Move Windows and all applications to new M.2 SSD  (***)

(d) Make old HDD as drive for user data/files.

 

(*) How to disable Optane:

        https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000024626/memory-and-storage.html

(**) You can use

                 https://www.samsung.com/au/memory-storage/970-evo-nvme-m2-ssd/MZ-V7E2T0BW/

                 https://www.crucial.com/products/ssd/crucial-p2-ssd

                 https://www.crucial.com/products/ssd/crucial-p5-ssd

           Or similar from reputable vendors.
                   One example (compatible drive, can use smaller/larger capacity)

                    https://www.crucial.com/ssd/p5/ct1000p5ssd8/ct18125569

(***)  You can use clone software to clone old HDD to new  M.2 SSD

 

I normally remove old HDD and keep it for backup for few days or few weeks and run on M.2 SSD only. After that, I format old HDD and put it back for user data/fles.

 

Regards.

BH
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Hello Banhien!

 

Thanks for taking the time to review my question.  Very detailed and I appreciate it.

 

Just out of curiosity, why are the real specs a mystery?  That seems a bit odd to me.  Regardless, device manager shows "Intel Optane+932GBHDD" as the hard drive.  Based on your recommendations, more specifically the blue highlighted option; the Optane option can only provide 16GB max along with a 1TB 7200 spindle drive?  

 

I am curious if there was an option to get both the Optane SSD and add a 2TB SSD instead?  I know you listed six options which are probably exhaustive.  Just had to ask 🙂

 

I will definitely keep the old drive for a while.  I've got a pretty decent backup process, but you can't beat having the original!

 

Thanks again Banhien!

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