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Can Pavilion 15-cs2073cl boot from M.2 SSD?

Pavilion 15-cs2073cl
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hello, I purchased the HP Pavilion 15-cs2073cl on sale at Costco. It's a pretty good laptop but that HDD is brutal. I haven't opened the case yet, but I can see similar models opened in YouTube videos and it appears that there is an M.2 SSD NVMe slot right above the HDD.

 

But while looking around I also found a forum response that someone went through all the trouble and expense of buying an M.2 SSD drive, opening the laptop, and plugging it in, only to find that there's no BIOS option to boot from it.

 

If that's the case I'll probably try replacing the HDD with a standard SATA SSD. But if I can keep and slave the HDD I'd prefer it.

 

Can anyone state with certainty:

- If this model of the Pavilion laptop has the M.2 SSD slot, and if it's NVME or another type

- If the BIOS of this model can boot from that drive if mounted

- Failing that, if it is possible to just replace the HDD with a 2.5" SATA SSD

 

Thanks!

 

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