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HP Pavilion 15-au038ca (Touch)
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My hp pavilion 15 au038ca has 12gb ddr4 ram and 2TB HDD storage. The user manual states that it supports M.2 SATA Storage. I just want to verify if this is true because the manual is for general Hp pavilion notebooks. I want to install M.2 SATA-3 SSD for faster operations of the system and make it as my local disk C:   All this without removing my  HDD.  Is it possible?

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Hi,


Manual: Page 34
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05228250

FRU remove/replace: https://h20574.www2.hp.com/results.htm?SID=10862158&MEID=8BC6A844-F67A-49EE-B31C-F599C8D7DFED

There is dual drive support. You can put HDD and M.2 SSD. Clone HDD to M.2 SSD first. Remove HDD. Plug in M.2 SSD, make it as boot drive. Format HDD, then put in its bay for storage.


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Hi,

Can I install any M.2 SSD? If so, which do you recommend? Thank you sir 

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I suggest this: http://www.samsung.com/us/computing/memory-storage/solid-state-drives/ssd-850-evo-m-2-500gb-mz-n5e50...

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In the manual it says 128gb and 256gb ssd only, does that mean I cannot get the above product which you recommended because it's 500gb ssd?

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No it doesn't mean like that. You can for higher.

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Thank you so much for your help!

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You're very welcome Fahim!


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Hi Visruth,
I opened my laptop yesterday and even though the manual says there it supportd m.2 sata storage, I could not find any ssd connector board at all? Should I be worried about this?
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Did you see the video linked above in my first post? Is it not correlating?

You may need to buy solid state drive connector board.

Solid-state drive board 856210-001

See if any connection port is there to insert this board on the main board. Correlate with video of FRU remove/replace

See Page 50 in manual - label no. 10 - that is connection for connector board From what I can understand.
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