Confused over SSD types

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    Windows 10 Pro on all on various machines version 21H2 and running Window 11 on one desktop without

    Confused over SSD types

    I have a Hynix H5512gd9NG-62A0A BB SSD inserted into my main laptop and I want to replace it with a new drive but am unsure of what configuration SSD I should get.

    The original one looks like the one in the pic - a Samsung EVO M2 is this a standard fitting for this type of hard drive as I have Googled to see the different types but am getting more confused than ever.
    The machine has bay for a "normal" SSD (SATA) and I am wondering if I am not better off just using it instead

    Any help greatly appreciated
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    Win 11 Pro 22000.652

    The SSD you pictured is a PCE-E/NVME type. Is your Hynix SSD the same? (A web search on the part number that you provided returns nothing. Is it correct?)

    What laptop is it? (One of the two in your "my computer" list?)
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    Thread Starter

    Hello Bob the laptop is my main one (I have about four) that I use with 10 on it the others have 7. It is an HP 470 G5 ProBook the 17" screen model.

    Yes the pin arrangement looks just the same as my pic however I found that there are so many different types I was just wondering if I bought a new one ie the one in the pic is that size a standard one for all of that type. I am just curious after using a regular SATA SSD and knowing that they are all the same size basically.

    There is a bay to take a regular SATA SSD and I am wondering if I were to remove the one that is installed I could use that slot with a new regular drive I have now.
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    I believe the OP has the HFS512GD9TNG-62A0A, which is an M.2 NVMe drive. So the 970 EVO pictured would work.

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    That said, do you want to replace the drive with one with higher capacity or one with higher performance? Removing the NVMe drive and using a standard 2.5" SATA SSD will be fine - though you will lose the performance of the NVMe drive.
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    Thread Starter

    In answer to Bob mate the laptop being worked on in this YouTube is just about identical it is only a very short video if you wish to see what I have got

    Install M.2 SSD on HP Probook 450 G5 - YouTube

    Polar No mate I just want to reinstall 10 using a stick to avoid the HP bloatware and as it has build 1804 I think it is it will not support finding the WEI for example.

    The machine boots and runs fairly fast and the capacity can either 250GB or 500GB as I don't game I don't need the higher capacities - it is basically my run about workhorse machine so 250GB would be fine.
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    Windows 11 Pro

    You don't need to replace an SSD just to do a clean install of Windows.
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    Windows 10

    SSDs are just an upgraded version of a hard drive , if you plug an SSD stick in NvMe slot you are giving it fastest speed/bandwidth a mother board may offer, if you replace the HDD plugged in SATA 3 plug by a SATA 3 SSD module you get an average bandwidth , if you place it in a caddy and tried to replace your Optical Drive (DVD) you get a low speed/bandwidth SATA 2 .

    Yes all NvMes plug in same socket , and the SATA 3 versions would plug in SATA 3 plug & also SATA 2 Caddy as well .

    If you believe you are still running slow while you are on NvMe then you should inquire about performance tweaks not wonder if replacing an SSD may help .
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    Win 11 Pro 22000.652

    I checked specs on the 470 G5. It indeed has an M.2 slot that supports a PCI-E/NVME drive. Those are the highest performance M.2 drives available. (Actually, the Intel Optane drives have faster write times than regular flash drives.)

    I'm confused as to what you're trying to do. Yes, you could use a 2.5" from factor SSD. Its performance won't be as good as a PCI-E one, but I'm not sure that you'd be able to tell outside of benchmarks.
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    Thread Starter

    Well in short I am trying to get rid of the HP bloatware but after trying a clean install on a "normal" SSD from an ISO on a stick I made using the tutorial on creating a media for installing 10 think I shall stick with the M2 it is pretty quick to boot and run and in any case a clean install onto the new SSD didn't go through the activation screen and it is so much fiddling around to get it set up again.
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    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 21H2

    Good choice, now you can get a standard 2.5" SSD or HDD to put in the standard SATA connector to add a DATA drive for backup etc.
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