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NEED TO INSTALL M2.SSD PCIE

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HP ENVY - PRODUCT#W0Q62AV
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Hi, 

I currently have HDD on my HP Envy laptop which is extremely slow. I am planning on upgrading the HDD to SSD based, preferably m2.ssd pcie for better performance, but I am not sure if the mother board supports this, as I cannot find the specifications anywhere. In addition I am wondering if the memory could be upgraded to 16 GB as well. The product# is W0Q62AV. Appreciate if anyone could throw some light on the install process, and the windows upgrade process itself. In addition, what makes/models of SSD, and Memory works best?

 

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Hi:

 

Below is the link to the service manual for your notebook's model series.

 

Chapter 1 has the supported drive types.

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05219344

 

It supports either SATA or NVMe M.2 SSD's.

 

Below is the link to the Crucial memory/SSD report for your notebook's model series.

 

They offer compatible memory and SSD's.

 

https://www.crucial.com/compatible-upgrade-for/hP-Compaq/envy-15-(models-15-as100-through-15-as199)

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Hi Paul,

I don't see a slot to install install M2.SSD PCIE though. I do see the slot for adding the memory.IMG_2325.jpg

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Hi:

 

If you look at your screenshot, above the right half of the battery, you will see the slot.

 

Right above that funky looking 'E' in CE.

 

A couple inches to the right of the slot, you can see the standoff in the black rectangle where you batten down the SSD after you insert it into the slot.

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Thank you. I installed into the indicated spot, there were no screw to fasten it, so I left it as is. Is that ok? How do I verify it uses PCIE not SATA?

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Hi:

 

The screw holds it down to make for a secure connection in the slot.

 

I don't know if it is a good idea to not have the screw securing the drive down but if it's working, I guess it is OK.

 

If you installed a NVMe M.2 SSD then it is not SATA.

 

You can install some free utility to measure the read/write speed.

 

SATA would be around a max of 650 Read and 630 write.

 

NVMe would be much faster read...probably at least 3x faster.

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