05-01-2016 07:57 AM
What type of M.2 SSD is supported in the HP Notebook 15-ay013nr? Can this unit support the Samsung 950 Pro 512GB NVMe SSD as an upgrade?
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05-01-2016 09:06 AM
This model can have either a hard drive or an M.2 mSSD but not both. There is a Solid State Drive board that adapts the mSSD to the same space in the laptop as a hard drive or full sized SSD. Since a SATA hard drive and the M.2 plug into the same connector I would say that you have to use a SATA M.2 mSSD and not a PCI-e version as you ask about. This is a brand new model with a Skylake processor so not easy to find information but here is the Service Manual:
See p. 56.
So if you want the mSSD and you order the laptop with either a hard drive or 2.5 inch SSD you will also somehow have to locate the SSD board. I would just install a 2.5 inch SSD since I think the board will be hard to locate.
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05-02-2016 03:27 PM
I indicated the wrong WLAN card. This unit has the Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 1x1 card. Anyone know if the Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 2x2 will work? Both of these were released by Intel in Q1 2016 with the same form factor. I'm not sure if the 15-ay013nr unit will whitelist the 8265.