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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.hp model.JPG

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To the left of the red box there is no black plastic plugin port? Hard to see
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Hello, no there is not a port present. The little silver lines that you see are present where the port should be soldered.

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The Service Manual:

 

Manual

 

definitely says that all Intel models are supposed to have a space for a 32 gig flash cache mSSD. 

 

I will see if any explanation is available from HP. 

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Can you pm me the serial number and product number.

I am an HP employee.
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Hello,
Any news from HP team?
Thanks.
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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.

 

 

 

 

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Isn't the port in the other direction where the gold leads are? 

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