03-07-2019 12:59 PM
I just purchased a HP OMEN 15 (15-dc0010nr, Black), Metal and it will arrive tomorrow feom amazon
It comes with a 128 M.2, why is the world they would even bother with a 128 is beyond me. I have 2 extra M.2 drives, one is the 256 gb Samsung 970 and the other is a Kingston Digital SA1000M8/240G A1000 240GB PCIe NVMe https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BMXS6SH/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
According to HP's tech support both will work however The Kingston had a M&B key whicjh the HP tech said would be the one he would use, while the Samsung has the the M key. Does anyone know if this is correct?
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03-07-2019 01:22 PM
Both of those are excellent NVME M.2 drives. The M.2 slot handles either an M.2 "M" or "B + M" key SSD so as far as I can see it is six of one half dozen of the other...pick one and install and enjoy. I would fire it up with the 128 gig in place, make the HP recovery USB thumb drive from the HP Backup and Recovery app, remove the 128, pop in one of the larger capacity M.2 SSDs and run the HP recovery booting off the usb drive you just made and you wind up with an out of the box software load on the larger M.2.
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03-07-2019 01:28 PM
Don't lose the thumb drive. The app only lets you make it once although there is a registry hack that will let you reset the meter to zero. Let us know how it works so we can keep the base of knowledge growing and help others better.
03-12-2019 05:57 PM
The Kingston M.2 Nmve Pcie ssd worked perfectly as you said it would. I added the 1 TB ssd for storage and another stick of 8 gb ram. I’m so impressed with this laptop, it's so responsive and the build quality is awesome. I'm not a gamer, just wanted a machine that could handle anything I throw at it. My son is an avid gamer and is dying that his father has a Mean Machine gaming laptop hahahaha. Thanks again for all your knowledge, I truly appreciate you taking the time to assist all of us. Cheer!