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HP Desktop M01-F0024

I have an HP desktop M01-F0024, S.N. x [personal info removed].  In the specs under expansion slots, it states 2 M.2 (occupied).   But looking at the inside of the PC, I only see one M.2 slot.  I have googled for a schematic image of the motherboard.  Just purchased this PC and I did follow some of the links that were mention.  Also, like to maybe insert a SATA M.2 into the empty 3.5 bay with an adapter.  I see an extra connector in there, but I believe that would be used for a 3.5 HDD.  Is this true?  Have to understand I am not knowledgeable when it comes to things like this.  Thanks in advance.

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Its specs



Motherboard has following slots



  • One PCIe x16 socket - for video card which is empty
  • One PCIe x1 socket
  • One M.2 socket 1, key A - occupied by  Realtek 802.11b/g/n/a/ac (1x1) and Bluetooth® 4.2 combo or wifi adapter
  • One M.2 socket 3, key M for SSD (PCIe x4) occupied by  256 GB PCIe® NVMe™ SSD storage drive


Now, you can add 3.5" HDD or 2.5" SSD to your machine. Looks like 2.5" SSD is the way you are willing to do.  You can simply use an adapter and you can connect 2.5" drive. There are many around




Adapter helps you to secure 2.5" HDD/SSD to the 3.5" bay. You would need a SATA cable to connect






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