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SSD Upgrade

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ENVY 15 w105wm OR as014wm
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Will be buying either the ENVY 15  w105wm  OR ENVY 15as014wm.

 

Both same price but prefer the as 014wm.

 

Are either units upgradable to an ssd? If so what style model for 480gb o greater

 

Thanks in Advance

 

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Hello;

Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!

 

As a matter of routine, ANY laptop that uses a SATA 3 2.5" notebook hard drive IS upgradable to an SSD.

 

Why?  Because the SSDs are much the samy physical dimensions as laptop drives and use the same hardware interface.

 

However ... CLONING the laptop HDD to an SSD is only a simple operation if the SSD is the same capacity as the HDD.  And, while 1TB SSDs are available, they are still very expensive.

 

You can "migrate" the HDD to a smaller SSD, but that involves considerable work, as you have to first shrink the set of partitions on the HDD to fit on the SSD with room to spare, and realize after that, the HP Recovery function will most likely NOT work anymore -- as it expects the drive to be the original size when  it goes to reformat it as the first part of the recovery process.

 

I replaced a 500GB HDD in a 5-year old HP laptop with a 500GB SSD -- and the performance is so good, it's like having a new laptop!

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