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DeeJin
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What is the compitible SSD for my "hp 15-bs115dx"?

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What kind of SSD is compitible for my "hp 15-bs115dx"?

Need to buy a right kind of SSD to replace dead HDD ( with code 303). Some said 860 EVO, some said M.2 SSD.

 

If it is SATA, what version?

 

Finally,

How good is hp 15-bs115dx?

Would it be wealthy to fix this dead hard drive problem (and with more other problems to come) or to buy a new laptop?

 

Thanks.

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@DeeJin 

 

Its specs

 

          https://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c05915970

 

It has  1 TB 5400 rpm SATA now. You have few options

 

1. Replace the faulty HDD with a 2.5" SSD  or 2.5" HDD,

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

2. Ignore faulty HDD and install M.2 NVMe SSD  using

          https://www.samsung.com/au/memory-storage/nvme-ssd/970-evo-nvme-m-2-ssd-500gb-mz-v7e500bw/

3. Do both 1 & 2.

 

It is a good machine for normal day in day out work and study. Not for modern games.

 

Regards.

BH
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Thank you for the answer and ref. links.

 

I read the manual suggested. Based on Chapter 10, I just realize that 15-bs115dx has both HDD & SDD options.

 

About the adapter bracket & connector board.

 

Since my laptop came only with HDD.Based on youtube disassembly video, it already included its adapter bracket.

 

If I choose to install M.2 SSD, should I also need to purchase the required "the solid-state drive adapter bracket and connector board" which add more $$ in this fix-up?

 

About the Interface;

 

The interface of M.2 is ATA-7. I am lost, what kind of SSD comes with ATA-7? Most of SSD is now SATA III.

 

The interface of HDD is SATA, however, some argue that is SATA I ( is it?),  once replace the dead HDD with a SATA III SSD, even it is backward compatible with SATA 1, but the new SSD will NOT last long, is it true?

 

Any clarification and suggestions are deeply appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

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Please help more;

 

NVMe is over kill for my normal needs (emailing, internet search / read, youtubing, Doc. & spreadsheet read / write) and costs half of the HP 15 bs-115dx.

 

Hp 15 bsXXX is not on the upgradeable list of Window 11, pretty soon, I have to buy a new laptop with Window 11, therefore, could you suggest some SSD cheaper than NVMe SSD for M.2?   Thanks.

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Hi, @DeeJin 

 

The M.2 slot in any 15-bsXXX notebook only supports SATA SSD's only, not NVMe.

 

See chapter 1 of the service manual for the supported drive types.

 

HP 15 Laptop PC (Intel)HP 15g Laptop PCHP 15q Laptop PC Maintenance and Service Guide

 

Here is proof that a NVMe SSD does not work in the 15-bsXXX model series...

 

Solved: Samsung 970 PRO NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD not working in HP Laptop - HP Support Community - 7248414

 

I recommend you replace the 2.5" mechanical hard drive with a 2.5" SSD.

 

Or you can install a SATA M.2 SSD.  They are the same price as a SATA SSD.

 

Also I see very little price difference between a SATA M.2 SSD and a NVMe M.2 SSD, but that is a moot point regarding your model notebook.

 

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