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09-16-2021 11:44 PM
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?
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?
09-17-2021 12:31 AM
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,
2. Ignore faulty HDD and install M.2 NVMe SSD using
3. Do both 1 & 2.
It is a good machine for normal day in day out work and study. Not for modern games.
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09-19-2021 06:15 AM
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.
09-19-2021 07:15 AM
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.
09-30-2021 06:44 AM
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.
Here is proof that a NVMe SSD does not work in the 15-bsXXX model series...
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.