06-19-2018 06:13 AM
The model is actually not on the support page of HP, but is is sold in my country on this website. I'm worried how this could play out since you have to select your model when trying to reach support...
06-19-2018 06:39 AM
Yes this model comes with a "gumstick" PCIe/NVME M.2 disk but also will have an empty 2.5 inch bay for a SATA hard drive or SSD 7mm thick.
See pages 27-31 of the Service manual here:
However, the laptop would not include mounting hardware so in addition to a drive you would need:
(5b) Hard drive rubber sleeve L21894-001 (5c) Hard drive cable L20103-001
It might not be easy to find these parts in some markets so let us know where you live (country)(Netherlands?) and we can see if the parts are available there.
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06-19-2018 06:50 AM
Thank you, I could not find that service manual!
I'm in The Netherlands. As for what I would like to use the slot for: I have a Sandisk 960 GB SSD that I want to use in my next laptop.
Do you think it would be viable to do such an upgrade?
06-19-2018 06:50 AM
There is a support page for your model, here is link:
It should be possible to install a 2.5" hard drive or SSD, however you will need to buy the rubber bracket and hard drive cable:
Hard drive rubber sleeve part number L21894-001
Hard drive cable part number L20103-001
These parts are real difficult to find and not yet available in HP parts store.
You can see on page 30 of service manual
Here are also HP videos for your model which can help with any upgrade you want to perform.
Hope it helps,
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06-19-2018 06:57 AM
Thank you for your reply!
Bummer that the extra hardware is needed, they are indeed very hard to find, and if found very expensive. Looks like I'll have to look somewhere else with my budget
06-19-2018 07:06 AM
I was wondering if you know if these zif connectors are someway standardized. I mean the zif connector in that model looks a lot like the zif connector in my loan Envy. Would it be possible to use a cable from a different model (even if longer) to connect a hard drive.
06-19-2018 07:31 AM - edited 06-19-2018 07:31 AM
The key thing is the number of pins and width. We had someone report here recently that they used a cable from a Dell computer. You can just count the number of leads in the connection end of the zif cable and as long as the cable is the same number of pins and the same width it should work. Problem is you have to have the unit in hand to ascertain this.
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