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Can I upgrade the M2 2280 ssd to a NMVE SSD, in an ENVY x360 15-aq100na

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I would like to replace the existing 128GB  M.2 2280 SSD drive with a NMVE 256 SSD on ENVY x360 15 -aq100na.

 

1. Is this possible ?  Is the new interface supported in terms of the connector and motherboard ?

2. Would I get the full benefit of the faster NMVE SSD ?

3. What is the procedure for doing this ?

 

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1. No, you have to use M.2 SATA 3 SSD's,

2. N/A

3. What I normally do (at least 6 times a year):

 

    (a) Clone old drive to new drive,

    (b) Swap them

 

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Thank you Banhien, I followed your advice.

I have now successfully upgraded my primary disk from 128GB to 500GB M.2 SATA 3 SSD

 

My notes...

 

1. I used an external M.2 SATA Caddy attached to my laptop via USB to house the target SDD.

2. I used the freeversion of EaseUS ToDo Backup to clone disk 0 (the SDD I wanted to upgrade)

3. Opened my laptop and replaced the old SSD card with the new.

 

The only complication I had was that initially I could not increase the size of my C: Windows partition because the Windows RE tools partition was between C:Windows partition and unallocated space. I overcame this problem by ...

 

1.Using the free version of EaseUs Partition Master to move the Windows RE partition to the end of the disk, so that the C:Windows partition and the unallocated space were next to each other.

 

2. I then used Windows Disk Manager to extend the C:Windows partition.

 

Problem solved !

 

Also note that the windows utility reagentc is useful to make sure that your recovery partition is enabled.

To check if the partition is enabled...

reagentc /info

if not to enable

reagentc /enable

 

 

 

 

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