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05-15-2020 05:38 PM
I am using 1TB HDD sata and a 128GB LITEON CA3-8D128-hp, if i replace the M.2 with a new 1TB NVMe will i get the best performance of the NVMe new ssd ?
05-15-2020 05:52 PM - edited 05-15-2020 05:56 PM
In the future, please post the Product Number so we know exactly what you have.
If you press the Control/Alt/S keys together, an info window will appear and give you this info.
Considering now days that the NVMe SSD's are within the same price range as the Sata SSD's, it would only make sense to install the NVMe drive. I would not invest in a Samsung Pro due to the cost. But a Standard NVMe like an EVO 970 or other name brand will work fine.
And NOTE: You do not have to purchase the exact part number in the HP Maintenance Manual. Any good name brand will work.
Here is your manual... http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05985643
05-15-2020 09:06 PM
Sorry for not including the product number. Here it is: 4PK78EA#ABV
thanks a lot for your answer, another question please, Do I need to remove the 7200 HDD to get the best performance from the M.2 NVMe (3x4) ? or I can use them together with best performance of them both ?
05-16-2020 08:14 PM
I appreciate your answer, but I didn't get the answer I need.
depending on your comment here: https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Gaming-Notebooks/Does-the-HP-Pavilion-Gaming-15-use-an-NVMe-slot/td-p/... . my laptop will lose half of the NVMe Gen3x4 speed due to some PCIe lanes being used for Sata. I'm asking if there is any posible solution to get the best speed the M.2 SSD does support, like by removing the Sata HDD and use only the M.2 NVMe. Or it is just not possible because of how the motherboard works ?
05-16-2020 09:03 PM
OK got ya.
Because I don't have access to one of those systems, I cannot tell you honestly.
When NVMe first came out and makers were making the M.2 ports bi-compatible, the PCIe lanes were shared for Sata and thus the speed was cut in half. There was nothing you could do to trick the system otherwise.
But based on others answers on the subject, HP systems have been designed differently to bypass the old way that originally worked. I have had many users state their M.2 bi-compatible ports have not decreased NVMe performance at all with any of the HP Laptops.
Ergo, I'm confident you will be fine as I stated above.