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04-01-2021 09:17 AM - edited 04-01-2021 09:18 AM
Good day to all.
In February I bough this laptop from staples and it comes with only a SSD 2.5 500gb. I wish to know if it is possible to add a 2nd SSD inside the laptop say 1 tb and transfer the system from 500 Gb t0 1Tb SSD.
Thanks for your coming responses.
Outer than that the PC is operating flawlessly. Happy with it.
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04-01-2021 09:33 AM
See how well the Maintenance and Service Guide linked to here matches up with your machine:
From browsing around the internet, it seems like the ##-LL portion of the model number is the important part for matching up the physical layout inside.
Looking at the physical layout in that manual, I don't see a place to put another internal drive. However, your actual computer may be different.
More importantly, if there is no additional drive socket on the motherboard, that would be a major obstacle too. On most of the pictures of newer HP laptops, and mine, the 8 pin motherboard socket for the SATA drive is labeled "JHDD"
Hope this helps.
04-01-2021 10:53 AM
If you get a Western Digital drive, WD has its own cloning software so you don't have to bother with third party drive cloning. You can get an extra cable, or even a whole housing to connect it through USB for the transfer. Then you can put the old drive in there and use it as an external drive.
04-01-2021 01:00 PM
The Western Digital cloning software is a free download available to anybody. I am not sure how well it works on anything besides Western Digital drives.
I *think* this is it, but snoop around and see if you find something better.
04-01-2021 01:41 PM
Thanks for the tips but I owned Easus TodoBackup Home edition which I bought. I can clone with it and Easus Partition Manager 15.8 can also do that. They both canrestore from USB key.
I did downloaded the Acronis for Western Digital and will test it out later on
Nevertheless Thank you very much for your input...well appreciated.