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I am having trouble upgrading my Hp15-bw032wm to a SSD from HDD. Clean install no OS. I purchased parts from HP Parts store(SDD Board, Bracket) and installed in my notebook. SSD shows up on USB enclosure confirming that it is not a DOA drive. I have downloaded all listed drivers from HP Support. I am wondering whether or not this upgrade would use a different driver/controller than listed under 15-bw032wm manuals due to this being and upgrade from original HDD to SSD with added board. I have updated the BIOS to see if this fixes the 3F0 error. It is a B-key 1TB drive in a B-key Board(OEM).  I have updated BIOS to the latest Rev to try to make certain it wasn't a firmware issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi:

 

When you mean a B-Key drive, do you mean NVMe?

 

Your notebook does not support NVMe drives, only SATA (B + M key).

 

See chapter 1 of the service manual for the supported drive types.

 

HP 15 Laptop PC (AMD)* Model numbers: 15-bw0xxHP 15g Laptop PC* Model numbers: 15g-bx0xxHP 15q Lapto...

 

The B + M key SATA M.2 SSD's will also fit in the slot.

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The drive in your screenshot is not supported.

 

You need this type...

 

Amazon.com: Western Digital 1TB WD Blue 3D NAND Internal PC SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s, M.2 2280, Up to 5...

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