I'm ready to replace my 128GB SSD with a 1TB SSD. Current drive identifies as "1M253138E-128GM-B" which makes me think the drive I need should have 2 cutouts on the connection end, but I'm not certain of that. Crucial's website says their
Looks like manual says it supports BOTH M.2 NVMe SSD's and M.2 SATA SSD's. But the existing drive is SATA therefore I would use M.2 SATA to be sure is to be sure. From that point, please use Crucial MX500, not P5.
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"Looks like manual says it supports BOTH M.2 NVMe SSD's and M.2 SATA SSD's. But the existing drive is SATA therefore I would use M.2 SATA to be sure is to be sure. From that point, please use Crucial MX500, not P5."
It was very helpful because I had not thought about the NVMe vs SATA issue and since my current drive is SATA your suggestion is perfect -- stick with what I have. I am concerned about secondary issues because no one who has done this project on my same model/series Envy laptop responded to my question and I have a couple of concerns that you may be able to help me with.
First, the Crucial install guide says I might see some messages about enabling and disabling shared bandwidth of SATA ports, and that I will be able to configure my hardware for optimal performance and avoid malfunctions by obtaining detailed information about your motherboard from the manufacturer. But I don't currently have that detailed information. Is that something you think I should be concerned about?
Second, the Crucial install guide says If my old storage drive is 128GB and I copy its contents to a larger SSD, the SSD may show up in my system as a 128GB drive, even though it’s actually the larger size. No need to fear, they say – I'll still be able to store more on it, but I’ll need to make some adjustments to the drive’s settings. Are they speaking of BIOS settings? Motherboard settings? Something else? Might you be able to point me to an article or two that provides more detailed information about settings changes when increasing a computer's primary/OS hard drive capacity?
Thanks for your patience with an old EE who studied tubes, but is striving to keep up with technology with his own hands involved.
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