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I want to add SSD to my laptop. what type of SSD should i buy?

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HP Notebook - 15-ay516tx
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I want to what type of SSD(SATA,PCIe NVMe,M.2) supports to my laptop motherbord.

here is device Specification..

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Proccesor: i5 6 gen


Manufacturer HP
Model 81EC (U3E1)
Version 61.61
Brand Insyde
Version F.49

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@Sidbhokare , welcome back to the forum.


Here is the Maintenance and Service Guide:


On Page 65 and 66 is all of the information on the M.2, SSD's that are compatible with the motherboard.  Here is the 256 GB M.2 on HP PartSurfer:


As you can see, it is SATA-3.  I believe that you can install larger M.2's, but this is all that HP provides.


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