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Hello there I have HP ENVY 17 Leap Motion SE NB PC(), Model description is HP ENVY 17-J161EA,

The processor is Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4702MQ CPU @ 2.20GHz

RAM is 12GB

and hard disk is 1 tera byte

 

i want to add SSD addtonally to improve the performance, could you please recomend me the compatible combinations for that or any direct links to which i can buy?

 

secondly is it possible to boot from SSD? I am using windows 10. Any links will be helpful.

 

 

Thanks for your continous help.

 

regards

 

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Here is the Manual:

 

Service Manual

 

See p. 40-42. There are two hard drive bays. You have a 1 TB 5400 rpm drive in one and the other is empty. 

 

All you need to do is get an SSD. I recommend the Samsung Evo 850:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-75E500B-AM/dp/B00OBRE5UE/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&...

 

You need this second bay adapter:

 

http://www.newmodeus.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_5&products_id=577

 

Move the old primary hard drive into the second bay and the SSD into the primary bay. This will allow booting from the SSD. You can make a Windows recovery disk and use it to install Windows on the SSD. Post back if any of this is unclear. 

 

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Thank you sir for the simple yet elegent answer. Just awesome. I will order SSd right away and will come back to you how its panned out.

 

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Hi,

Thanks so much for helping out the community here. My model (HP ENVY 17-j006ea) came with two hard-drives. I use the primary for windows and programs only and I'd like to replace this with an SSD. I guess the guidelines are the same? Do I need the secondary bay adaptar - or can I use the same parts that are currently used for my main drive?

Thanks very much for your help.

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