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HP Gaming Pavilion 15-cx0056wm
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hi, does anyone know if the 15-cx0056wm configuration of the HP Gaming Pavilion model has an M.2 PCIe slot that supports an SSD / Intel Optane module? Thanks, Dan.

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Inside with back removed:

 

15cx.jpgM.2 red HDD green

 

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See p. 2. The M.2 slot can handle an NVME M.2 or an Optane module. However, since this is a Wal-Mart Black Friday model please do not buy upgrade parts unless you first open it and check to be sure the slot is present. Often it is not on WalMart models with model number ending xxwm.

 

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Thank you very much! But I will wait a little bit more for a definite answer about the M.2 PCIe slot in the particular HP 15-cx0056wm model. 

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You ain't getting anything more definite from HP. You have to open it to check.If you are needing this information to decide whether to buy it then I would say don't.  

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Mine had the slot. Very accessible but doesn't have a screw for holding down the drives. I installed a NVME and the cover has a ridge that presses it in place. Got it to be accessible using Easus but haven't been able to use it as my boot drive yet which is the only reason to buy an NVME IMHO. Capture.JPG

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I would urge you to put a screw in there. Why can't you get the system to boot from it? Take out the other drive and see if the system will boot to it. I see you have some data on it so I presume you cloned the system to it. 

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That's my next move. I was waiting for my USB/SATA adapter so I could try to boot from the USB and then run the clone with my latest config. Then hopefully I can reboot after removing the USB and It will see the NVME and then I can scrub the HDD and put it back in as storage. Just haven't been motivated since I got the adapter on Friday. As far as the screw goes, not sure what size nor did I see a thread in the plastic and I certainly don't want to force it to self thread. 

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Screws on the way, NVME is now my boot drive. just had to pull HDD. Noticeable speed increase! Formatted old HDD as storage and I'm off and running.Capture.JPG

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