SSD Upgrade Question regarding HP 255 G7 Laptop

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  1. Posts : 1,806
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    Using a scanner is an option, provided you know it's safe (like the Crucial scanner), others are not always safe.
    That's why I still trust my own verification more than allowing my PC to be scanned. Here's another method for you to get the disk info.

    System Information.
    From the search area of the taskbar, type 'system information' and navigate to storage/disks. Scroll down to 'Model'.


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       #12

    Okay. This screenshot is directly from Crucial. It says the driver interface is a SATA/M.2 SATA.

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    Here is the link to the SSD on Crucial's website that they say is compatibile according to the System Scanner.

    Crucial MX500 500GB 3D NAND M.2 Type 2280 Internal SSD | CT500MX500SSD4 | Crucial.com

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       #13

    @Jesse Williams -

    If you feel very comfortable opening the case, you will have a definitive answer as to SATA or NVMe.
    OEM's like HP tend to do tricky things.

    Once identified, it's just a matter of ordering.

    FWIW.

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       #14

    It said a SATA will work. So is this yes to go ahead and order it or a no not to order it?
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    Jesse Williams said:
    It said a SATA will work. So is this yes to go ahead and order it or a no not to order it?
    Oh for goodness sake. The easy answer to your question is yes, it will work.
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    Jesse Williams said:
    It said a SATA will work. So is this yes to go ahead and order it or a no not to order it?

    As Navy mentioned, the easy answer is yes, a sata drive would work. Why you would want to compromise with a sata drive if your laptop is capable of using an NVMe, I have no idea.

    Read this article on NVMe versus sata and please, ask questions if it's not clear.

    NVMe SSDs: Everything you need to know about this insanely fast storage | PCWorld


    As Compumind suggested, if you open the PC for a look, it won't take much effort to confirm an NVMe or sata interface.
    Look at it this way, if you have any intention of installing an SSD yourself, you have to open the case anyways. The M2 key type should be quite apparent by looking at the card edge of the SSD. You might have to pop the screw out on the SSD and pull it out a bit but not likely. If the card edge has a notch or key on both the right and left side, it will accept sata or NVMe.


    If you plan to have a shop perform the installatiion, do yourself a favor and confirm it will accept an NVMe SSD first and you won't be disappointed.


    Regardless, this link discusses the differences with M2 interfaces. Scroll down and check the section on form factors and keying. The upper-most pics are the edge connector or socket in the PC. Notice the key or notch on the left side is known as a B key, typically used for a sata interface. The key or notch on the right side is known as an M key and is used for an NVMe aka 4xPCIe.

    The lower 3 pics are the card edge, on the SSD side.

    M.2 - Wikipedia
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       #17

    Is it known that this laptop will BOOT from NVMe?
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  8. Posts : 1,909
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    I will check on the NVMe and SATA SSD's tomorrow when I go to order. I have already ordered the RAM. I might have to ask my cousin-in-law or stepfather to help me with taking the computer apart to install these items. Then again I might could do it on my own. It just takes patience. I will keep everyone posted.
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    ignatzatsonic said:
    Is it known that this laptop will BOOT from NVMe?

    This spec is from Rich's post #2 and indicates an NVMe capability.

    HP 255 G7

    And from the comments section below this YouTube, it is suggested that if it has an OEM SSD, it will have an M2 slot that accepts a sata or NVMe SSD.

    YouTube
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  10. Posts : 1,806
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    Jesse Williams said:
    I will check on the NVMe and SATA SSD's tomorrow when I go to order. I have already ordered the RAM. I might have to ask my cousin-in-law or stepfather to help me with taking the computer apart to install these items. Then again I might could do it on my own. It just takes patience. I will keep everyone posted.

    With YouTube videos and guidance from members here, it shouldn't be that difficult.

    The following link is for a thread started by a member of Ten Forums a few days ago and his adventures swapping an NVMe SSD in his laptop. The disassembly fun starts at page 2.

    He's very happy about completing the work himself.

    How to clone NVMe M2 to Nvme M2 (with single slot in computer) ?
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