07-09-2016 09:32 AM
Does the Pavilion 17t-ab000 support a nvme ssd interface? I have the machine (product V2Z45AV) and SANDRA shows a pcie 3x1 inteface but the manual (http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05123465) shows a faster drive (512 GB 2280 M2 PCIe 3x4SS NVMe TLC PA, for use with non-touch screen products, part 847110-004) is available implying to me that nvme is available. The BIOS does not indicate one way or another.
07-10-2016 09:09 AM
Thanks for becoming a member of the HP Support Forums. I understand you have questions about SSD. I will be glad to help you.
I would stay with the 512 GB 2280 M2 PCIe 3x4SS NVMe TLC PA part number 847110-004. As the part has been tested for compatible with this computer.
For all other SSD they may or may not work, see HP Notebook Hard Drives & Solid State Drives.
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07-17-2016 08:05 PM
My current drive is an M.2 SATA drive (2280) with B and M keys. HP cannot tell me about their nvme drive keys. The Samsung, etc. nvme drives I've looked at all appear to be M keyed. HP also cannot give me any info on pcie 3x1, 3x2 or 3x4. Right now, I have too many unanswered questions and will probably return the computer.
05-20-2017 04:04 PM
the manual says that a 17t-AB000 can use only a 128 gb SSD if it has a touchscreen, but can use a larger one without a touchscreen. does the touchscreen really matter? The 128 my son has is so small it is useless with engineering software.
i'd really like to know if i can upgrade this to something useful, or if this was a waste of $1k
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