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12-02-2016 10:02 AM
I would like to purchase the 15t-bc000 CTO with just the 1 TB 7200 hard drive. I want to add the Smasung SM951 SSD and another stick of RAM myself. I am not worried about the warranty, only if it can be done.
1) Would the laptop still come with the M.2 slot for an SSD?
2) If it has the slot, is it PCIe 3.0 NVMe capable?
3) Would the BIOS of the machine allow me to install Windows 10 on it and make it the boot drive?
4) It comes with one 8GB stick of RAM, would I be able to add another 8GB stick.
I would appreciate any help you can give, thanks.
12-02-2016 11:34 AM
>>> 1) Would the laptop still come with the M.2 slot for an SSD?
You can search this forum, members bought option with HDD only and found out no M.2 slot when opening the case.
>>> 2) If it has the slot, is it PCIe 3.0 NVMe capable?
From manual page 2:
Single HDD configurations
1TB (7200) 9.5mm
2 TB (5400) 9.5mm
M.2 SATA configurations (TLC):
PCIe NVMe TLC M.2 SSD
1TB (7200) 9.5mm HDD + 256GB PCIe NVMe TLC M.2 SSD
1TB (7200) 9.5mm HDD + 128GB M.2 SATA-3 SSD (Value)
2TB (5400) 9.5mm HDD + 128 GB M.2 SATA-3 SSD (Value)
>>> 3) Would the BIOS of the machine allow me to install Windows 10 on it and make it the boot drive?
Machine has Windows 10 pre-installed and the key is in its BIOS. You have to install SAME Windows edition/version otherwise you have to buy new license.
>>> 4) It comes with one 8GB stick of RAM, would I be able to add another 8GB stick.
From page 1 of the manual:
MemoryTwo SODIMM slots - customer non-accessible/non-upgradeable
DDR4-2133 Dual Channel Support (DDR4-2400 bridge to DDR4-2133)Supports up to 16GB max system memory
4096MB (4096MB x 1)
6144MB (2048MB x 1 + 4096MB x 1)
8192MB (4096MB x 2)
8192MB (8192MB x 1)
12288MB (8192MB +4096MB)
16384MB (8192MB x 2)
>>> I am not worried about the warranty, only if it can be done.
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12-02-2016 12:51 PM - edited 12-02-2016 12:53 PM
Thanks for the reply I appreciate it even though it wasn't much help as most of the information you gave me I found in the manual also.
I was hoping for a more difinitve answer as I also saw a few post about not having the M.2 slot but none with the above part number. I'm surprised no one at HP knows for sure and we have to rely on people who have already purchased the product to find out what is does or does not include. Makes me leery about buying another HP when they don't know their product very well.
My 11 year old HP laptop is just getting to far behined and I liked the specs. of the 15t-bc000 CTO. But I guess I have to look elsewhere unless someone else has more difinitive answers. And as a user we can't upgrade the unit without voiding the warranty, wow HP has taken the fun out of owning a laptop and customizing for the users specific needs.
Thanks again for trying.