12-29-2015 09:31 AM - edited 12-29-2015 10:14 AM
I have this HP ENVY x360 - 15-u111dx and I would like to add a SSD to this laptop for the OS to reside on. According to the HP Support Assistant, it is a product number J9H90UA#ABA.
HP Support page for this laptop provides me a link to this maintenance and service guide, http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04513489. It seems to indicate that it does have the ability to take an SSD in the form factor of "M.2 2280-S3-B-M" And in the product description, it says in the Internal Expansion section that it has this, "One 2280 M.2 daughter board - optional support for SSD"
Used space on the C: drive is 90GB. The D: (recovery) uses about 30GB.
This leaves me with a few questions.
1. Can a SSD be added while keeping the factory 1TB drive installed?
2. Can I migrate the OS (and recovery partition) to that SSD, boot to that SSD, all the while not messing the up the ability to do a system restore/recovery of the OEM Windows 8.1 software provided by HP?
I think step 2 will be the trickiest. If someone knows of a free product to do this, I would welcome that recommendation. I'll also take recommendations for paid software if no free exists.
Edit: Sorry, I also have a video problem, and must have had that on my mind when I sellected where to post this. Could a mod move this to the correct forum please?
12-30-2015 07:57 PM
Welcome to the HP Support Forums! This is a great place to find solutions and help from our community!
I understand you have some inquiries about upgrading your HP Envy x360. I'd be happy to help with that.
From what I could find in the service manual, it looks like your Notebook only supports single drive configuration. It does support up to a 256 GB SSD however, I'm not see a way to add an extra drive for booting.
Hope this helps.
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05-24-2016 11:19 AM
Are you serious about the limitations of a 256GB SSD in this system? I can't believe that HP would limit the controller to only 256GB and let the machine have a 1TB HDD.
Please explain. I am about to purchase a 500GB SSD for this unit.