04-20-2019 01:34 PM
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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04-20-2019 03:20 PM
1. No, you have to use M.2 SATA 3 SSD's,
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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04-27-2019 12:49 PM
Thank you Banhien, I followed your advice.
I have now successfully upgraded my primary disk from 128GB to 500GB M.2 SATA 3 SSD
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...
if not to enable