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i want to add one m.2 ssd drive in my laptop, is there is any m slot available in my laptop board? If it is possible share a mother board picture of this model. thanks in advance.

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From the service manual (found at hp.com via google search) the computer does have a M.2 slot :

 

"256 GB solid-state drive (SSD), M.2, TLC"

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How can we confirm M.2/PCE 3.0 available on mother board?

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Thanks for the wrong information, there is no m.2 port in my laptop mother board,

 

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That’s unfortunate, perhaps someone from HP can comment on why the manual is incorrect?

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It is not incorrect you are just not reading it right. On this model M.2 can only be used with an adapter sled and connector cable in place of the hard drive. There are several model like this and it is a common error to read the Manual, see an M.2 mentioned and assume that means there is an M.2 "slot". Understandable but still wrong. Look for an actual image of an M.2 slot or a statement that "dual storage" is possible meaning a 2.5 inch disk and an M.2 SSD. 

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 Is that possible to add an m.2 hdd on the above mother board, if it is possible please share part details/part no to add m.2 ssd. I will purchase it from hp add to my mother board. As per the service manual there is an m.2 port is available on the mother board but i couldn't  find out any m.2 slot on my laptop mother board.

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install uefi diagnostic tool to initialize what devices you have installed and also you can view the empty slots you have.then upgrade as you need.

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Any update?

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Update to what? There is no M.2 slot and the Manual does not even list the parts you would need to adapt an M.2 into the 2.5 inch bay. So understand the only way to have an M.2 would be in lieu of the hard drive. And it would be SATA M.2 anyway which is no faster than a 2.5 inch SATA SSD. And for that you need no adapter. So M.2 on this machine is not really a good idea. Sorry you got steered the wrong way at the outset. 

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