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My HP Spectre RAM and Storage upgrade

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HP Spectre X360 - 13-Ae045tu
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I have HP Spectre 13" Notebook having 8GB RAM and 256GB Storage. Can I upgrade it to 16GB RAM and 500GB Storage?

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Hi:

 

You can't upgrade the memory because it is an integral part of the motherboard, but you can install a larger capacity NVMe drive.

 

The memory comes pre-configured in either 8 or 16 GB capacities.  Non-removable, non-upgradable.

 

Below is the link to the service manual...

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05811755

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The manual you shared contain te Storage specification as follows - 

256-GB, M.2 2280/DS, SATA-3, PCIe, NVMe, solid-state drive with TLC

 

I've found the following from my laptop's task manager -

Current SK hynix PC401 HFS256GD9TNG-62A0A

 

I searched this and found the following device in Amazon -

https://www.amazon.com/SK-Hynix-256GB-Solid-State/dp/B075QMZ1LC

(SK Hynix 256GB M.2 SSD (Solid State Drive) NVMe PCIe Model: HFS256GD9MND-5510A BA - OEM)

 

I'm not able to match the specification between these. A little bit confused to chose right spec for my upgraded SSD storage. 

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When I search the drive model number you posted, it shows up as a NVMe drive.

 

https://www.cpumedics.com/hynix-hfs256gd9tng-62a0a-256gb-m-2-pcie-nvme-2280-mlc-3d-nand-ssd-solid-st...

 

I was able to find a 512 GB model of what you have now...

 

https://www.cpumedics.com/hynix-hfs512gd9tng-62a0a-512gb-m-2-pcie-nvme-2280-mlc-3d-nand-ssd-solid-st...

 

 

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I've found this available locally. Hope it will be compatible with my Laptop. 

HP EX950 512GB M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe SSD #5MS22AA

 

Model
HP EX950
Type
M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe SSD
Storage
512GB SSD
Form Factor (Inch)
M.2 2280
Read Speed (Max.)
3500MBp/s
Write Speed (Max.)
2250MBp/s
Interface.
NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4
Dimensions
3.80 x 22.00 x 80.00mm
Others
Memory Components: 3D NAND, 4KB Random Read: Up to 390,000 IOPS, 4KB Random Write: Up to 370,000 IOPS, MTBF: 2,000,000 hours, Max Shock Resistance: 100G / 6 msec, Weight: 5.40gm
Warranty
3 year
Part No
5MS22AA
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I also got another one available locally at about the same price.  Warranty is 5 years (HP one is 3 years) 

 


Corsair Force Series MP510 NVMe 480GB M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3x4 SSD Drive #CSSD-F480GBMP510
Model
Corsair Force Series MP510
Type
NVMe PCIe Gen3x4 SSD Drive
Storage
480GB SSD
Form Factor (Inch)
M.2 2280
Read Speed (Max.)
3480MB/s
Write Speed (Max.)
2000MB/s
Interface.
PCIe Gen3x4 SSD
Flash Type
3D TLC NAND
Dimensions
80 x 22 x 3mm

 

Warranty
5 year
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Any NVMe drive should work just fine.

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