05-22-2019 02:05 AM - edited 05-22-2019 04:45 AM
I am planning to upgrade my Envy15-k201na with a m.2 ssd drive. I want to know whether my laptop support m.2 ssd drive and which Type of port is this? Is it an SATA or NVMe? Which one will be suitable for my laptop.
As per HP manual it is mentioned as mSATA. I don’t know the difference btw MSATA, SATA and NVMe.
Also is there any capacity limit for ssd drive with respect to this port?
05-22-2019 03:11 AM
Your PC supports M2 SATA3 drives such as the M2 Samsung 860 Evo or similar. There is no limit to capacity. No support for M2 PCIe NVMe drive.
You will need to install the OS on the SSD for performance gain.
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05-22-2019 04:41 AM
Thanks. The port in my laptop is having single notch at the end whereas the SATA ssd is having 2 notches at it end. Will it be compatible?
Do you have any idea about mSATA? How it differs from m.2 SATA OR NVMe?
05-22-2019 04:52 AM
Yes, the M2 SATA3 SSD has two notches and will fit right in. It is the only type of SSD you can use (M2 SATA3 formfactor2280)
mSata is still a SATA SSD, however, it has a different form factor and will not fit in your notebook.