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Hi, I'm new to HP and this community. I saw a good deal on a 14-DF0023CL but it only has 4gb memory, a 128gb M.2 SSD, and runs Windows 10 on S mode. I believe the memory can be added and there's a option to do a one way switch to Windows 10 Home. But what I'm concerned about is the lack of storage space. Would I be able to add another SSD, possibly a 500gb? I was planning to boot off the faster 128gb M.2 SSD and use the additional SSD for data. Is this possible?

 

Another option I was thinking of is to use the M.2 slot for a 16gb Optane memory and add a 1TB HDD. If that's possible.

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@Homer742

 

Please check the following manual

 

  1. For RAM: page 2,
  2. For 2.5" HDD/SSD: Page 3. Basically you can add HDD or SSD to its HDD bay. But you need more parts as shown on page 36.

With 128GB SSD as primary storage and 1TB SDD as secondary storage. I don't think you need Optane. Therefore I was planning to boot off the faster 128gb M.2 SSD and use the additional SSD for data is a good option and it is possible.

 

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Bahnhien:

 

Am I missing something? You reference page 2 of a manual for which I do not see a link.

 

I believe that there is only one memory slot currently occupied by the 4GB of DDR4 RAM.  The question is can that single slot accept more than 4GB (and how much?) ???

 

Thank you!

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Here is the Manual:

 

Service manual

 

14df.jpggreen = hard drive and red circle = M.2 slot

 

You have 2 memory slots and specs say the 4 gb memory is one module so there will be an open slot. Start on p. 33 for instructions to remove back cover. The 14-df0023cl has only a 128 gig M.2. There is a space for a hard drive (see p. 36) BUT and this a big BUT, you will not be provided with these parts:

 

Hard drive cable L23187-001 Hard drive bracket L24490-001

 

These parts starting with "L" have proven very elusive. HP does not make them readily available in the parts shops. 

 

https://parts.hp.com/hpparts/Search_Results.aspx?mscssid=493FEBFDDB3A4BEC8D28714FA14976AB&SearchIn=P...

 

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Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I can't believe it's so difficult to find basic/important information so that you can make an informed decision.  If this unit was fixed at only 4GB RAM, not really interested.  8GB Ram?  That's a respectable machine at an attractive price/performance point.

 for my intended usuage.

 

Thanks, Huffer!  Happy holidays to you.

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Sadly, the window to pickup at COSTCO for $299 has passed and it's back at it's normal $399 cost.  Bummer.....

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Yeah its that old snoozin' and losin' thing. Laptops are being deeply discounted this holiday season so keep your eyes peeled and you will find a deal I am sure. 

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