cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Note on archived topics.

This topic has been archived. Information and links in this thread may no longer be available or relevant.
If you have a question create a new topic by clicking here and select the appropriate board.
crice08 Honor Student
Honor Student
4 2 0 0
Message 1 of 4
168
Flag Post
HP Recommended

Want to upgrade Hard Drive to M.2 SSD. Is my motherboard compatible?

HP Envy 15 model E1P05AV
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

Hi, I have a 1TB Hard drive in my HP ENVY 15t-j100 Quad Edition CTO Notebook PC and I would like to upgrade to a M.2 SSD.  I looked at the service manual here:

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03943414

 

Can this really only support 24GB mSATA SSD? Do I have any better options? I checked and I have a hp 1963 (ue31) motherboard. I couldn't find documentation on the motherboard to see if it was compatiable. Can someone help me?

Thanks.

 

0 Kudos
3 REPLIES 3
Provost Provost
Provost
45,054 40,720 4,409 11,462
Message 2 of 4
166
Flag Post
HP Recommended

Want to upgrade Hard Drive to M.2 SSD. Is my motherboard compatible?

An M.2 SSD is not compatible with your notebook.

 

There is no M.2 slot on the systemboard to plug it into.




Post any other questions you have in your thread.
Please accept as solution if this is the info you needed.

Take a moment of your time, as we volunteers have given you some of ours in trying to help you resolve your issue, to return to your thread to let us know if we helped you or not.
0 Kudos
crice08 Honor Student
Honor Student
4 2 0 0
Message 3 of 4
151
Flag Post
HP Recommended

Want to upgrade Hard Drive to M.2 SSD. Is my motherboard compatible?

That's what I was afraid of. Can I use a 1TB mSata SSD? The manual says 24GB but that just seems ridiculously small.

0 Kudos
Provost Provost
Provost
41,668 40,104 6,277 10,914
Message 4 of 4
144
Flag Post
HP Recommended

Want to upgrade Hard Drive to M.2 SSD. Is my motherboard compatible?

No. Unless that is the only drive in the system. The mSATA mSSD is designed only to be used as an acceleration cache in conjunction with a regular hard drive. If a regular 2.5 inch hard drive is installed you cannot boot from the mSSD. You are better off to use a 2.5 inch SATA SSD in place of the hard drive. The performance speed of a 2.5 inch SATA SSD is the same as a SATA mSSD. And likely cheaper per gig. 

 

Post back with any more questions as this is a constant source of questions and I have done quite a bit of hands on with these sytems. 

Note on archived topics.

This topic has been archived. Information and links in this thread may no longer be available or relevant.
If you have a question create a new topic by clicking here and select the appropriate board.
† The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation