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bsmgirl
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M.2 compatibility

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Does the motherboard on the Pavilion dv5-2129wm laptop have a spare M.2 port or a spare PCIe slot for an adapter?  I was interested in adding an NVMe M.2 SSD.  Does anyone know?  Thanks.

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

No, it does not have those features.

 

You would not be able to install a NVMe drive in your PC.

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Thank you for your quick response.  It is a very old computer but I upgraded the memory a while back and upgraded to Windows 10, but it is very slow.  Was hoping to speed her up, but I guess there are some tricks you just can't teach old dogs!!!!  

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You're very welcome.

 

You could replace the 2.5" mechanical hard drive with a 2.5" SATA SSD if you have not done so already,

 

That would help considerably.

 

I checked to see if there were 2.5" SATA to NVMe adapters, but there aren't any.

 

There was one that looked promising but apparently it won't work in a notebook PC.

 

Amazon.com: StarTech.com M.2 to U.2 Adapter - For M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDs - PCIe M.2 Drive to U.2 (SFF-86...

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No, I have not done that. Thank you. I may give that a try.

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Anytime.

 

Glad to have been of assistance.

 

I put one of these cheap 240 GB SSD's in an old HP business class notebook around the same age as your model.

 

Worked great!  I gave the notebook away to a friend.

 

Amazon.com: PNY CS900 240GB 3D NAND 2.5" SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - (SSD7CS900-240-...

 

I can't say with 100% certainty that it would work in yours, but for that price it is worth the gamble.

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