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AdrianSch
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Not enough memory on my hp EliteBook 840 G2

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HP EliteBook 840 G2
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I don't have enough memory on my SSD drive and I'm looking for a solution. For sure, there is a solution to replace the existing SSD drive with a bigger one. But I've read that there is an existing M.2 interface available. My Notebook is a HP EliteBook 840 G2. What is my best option to enlarge the memory on my drive? If possible to add a M.2 memory card what are the requirements regarding interface (PCI or SATA), form factor (M.2 2242 or M.2280 or other), and protocol? What memory card would you recommend if I'm looking for 512GB or 1TB memory card? 

Thanks in advance for your support. 

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@AdrianSch 

 

Firstly I believe you are talking about Storage (hard drive) NOT Memory (RAM). The series does not have dual storage options, it only has Single storage options with 2.5" HDD or M.2 SSD, not both as mentioned on the following Guide

  

                  http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04560057.pdf

 

Except for some models which have "M.2 120GB Solid State Drive & 256GB PCIe Solid State Drive can be configured as primary storage or combined with a SATA drive for dual storage performance"

 

What does your machine have now ? You say SSD but 2.5" SSD or M.2 SSD ? If M.2 SSD, what is it (you can look at Device Manager to find out).

 

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Hi Banhien

You are right. I'm talking about storage and not memory. 

It looks like I do have a 2.5" SSD (see attachment) (Sorry it's in German language). Does it mean that my only possibility is to replace the existing drive with a bigger one? 

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I can't see attached image. Anyway, you can replace 2.5" drive with any standard 2.5" SATA SSD. For example

                     https://www.crucial.com/products/ssd/crucial-mx500-ssd

                     https://www.samsung.com/au/memory-storage/sata-ssd/ssd-870-qvo-sata-3-2-5-inch-1tb-mz-77q1t0bw/

        Or similar from reputable vendors.

 

If with luck, your machine does have M.2 slot, you can add M.2 SATA SSD drive to your machine using ABOVE links but for M.2 SSD drives.

 

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Thanks Banhien for your reply. The picture has been removed because there was a serial number visible. 

I do have a M.2 slot as you can see on the picture. It is named as DIMM2. Can I use this as a 2nd storage device or is it only for RAM? 

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There is another space with two wires available. Could this be something to connect with a storage device? 

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