02-06-2016 07:16 AM
I bought a HP 350 G1 laptop in order to use the mSATA slot. My surprise was when i wanted to install the SSD in the slot, I saw that the slot was not even soldered on the motherboard altought the mSATA "word" is there. I saw in the manual that the models with Intel processor have the support for mSATA and the ones with AMD processor don't support mSATA. I have Intel I5 processor but as I said the mSATA slot is missing. Please someone who has this model to take a look at the slot to see if is there, and please an HP moderator to help me with this problem. The model is in the picture attached. Thank you.
01-22-2018 01:11 AM - edited 01-22-2018 02:16 PM
The slot on my HP 350 G1 is missing, too. I now see the two holes where a slot would fit on the PCB, and then be soldered to those (silver, not gold) leads. Mine is also built on an Intel CPU, so it should have a slot for the mSATA SSD.
I am probably going to replace the hard drive (750Gb) at some point, and I have been looking at a "flash accelerated" Seagate Firecuda 1Tb drive, that is a hybrid drive. Part of the memory is flash (only 8Gb), so this may give me some of the capability I was seeking with the 32Gb mSATA SSD.