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Can I install SSD without removing HDD on HP Pavilion 15 aw-017ca?

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Pavilion 15-aw017ca
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hello, I am trying to upgrade my laptop, and I wonder if it is possible to add SSD memory to it without removing the HDD.

I bought a Samsung 970EVO NVMe M.2, but it seems that I am missing the connector, am I right?

Is there any adaptor that I could use and keep both HDD and SSD?


Thank you for all your help.PXL_20210317_161335395.jpg 

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Yes, the hardware to mount a M.2 SSD is missing.


However, even if the slot was there, a NVMe SSD wouldn't work because notebooks with a M.2 slot support SATA SSD's only, not NVMe.


See chapter 1 of the service manual for the supported drive types.


HP Pavilion Notebook PC Maintenance and Service Guide

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