SSD Upgrade Question regarding HP 255 G7 Laptop

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    W10 Tweaker said:
    As Compumind suggested, if you open the PC for a look, it won't take much effort to confirm an NVMe or sata interface.
    Correct. In times past, I've seen these low end SSD's actually soldered to the motherboard. It's rare now, but it does cut costs - no socket.

    FWIW.

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       #22

    I located a service manual for the HP 255 G7.


    http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c06208876


    There are several irregularities and conflicted items from my point of view, however; it clearly indicates an M2 connector with a bm key. The m key will accommodate an NVMe drive.

    In the chart below they mention an M2 PCIe SS drive spec that is obviously 4xPCIe or NVMe. The dimensional sizes on this chart are not the same as the previous M2 sata chart which clearly indicates an M2/2280 which is required for NVMe, as far as I know.

    It might just be I'm interpreting this wrong (I think it's just buggered) but bottom line is it has an M2 with a bm comb key and does spec NVMe read/write speeds. You should be good to go.

    I'd still pop the cover off first. You just can't trust even a manufacturers service manual these days.


    SSD Upgrade Question regarding HP 255 G7 Laptop-0608-pcie-ss-drive-spec.jpg
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       #23

    I ordered the one from Crucial. I am sure I will receive backlash about it but I don’t know much about NVMe plus I am sure it costs more. I paid $72 for it on my credit card at Crucial. The RAM for it has shipped.
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       #24

    Jesse Williams said:
    I ordered the one from Crucial. I am sure I will receive backlash about it but I don’t know much about NVMe plus I am sure it costs more. I paid $72 for it on my credit card at Crucial. The RAM for it has shipped.
    That's playing it safe. I hope that no one would criticize you for that.

    As others have pointed out, an NVME drive is faster than a SATA one, but the difference may be hard to see outside of benchmarks.

    I hope that the swap goes easily for you.
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    Jesse Williams said:
    I ordered the one from Crucial. I am sure I will receive backlash about it but I donít know much about NVMe plus I am sure it costs more. I paid $72 for it on my credit card at Crucial. The RAM for it has shipped.

    Nobody has any business giving you grief for personal choices, we all get to choose what works best for our own PCs.

    Please don't hesitate to ask for any assistance during your installation. We're all here to help, whatever the configuration may be.
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       #26

    Jesse Williams said:
    I ordered the one from Crucial. I am sure I will receive backlash about it but I don’t know much about NVMe plus I am sure it costs more. I paid $72 for it on my credit card at Crucial. The RAM for it has shipped.
    No worries at all. It's your decision.
    I just hope that you are not frustrated when you attempt installation.

    Let us know how it goes!

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       #27

    I thank you all for understanding. My only worry is that the HP 255 G7 Laptops have rubber feet at the bottom. You have to peel the rubber feet very carefully without damaging the adhesive tape so that it will stick again when re-assembly is in process. This has to be done to get to the screws to take the computer apart. That's going to be tricky part.
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  8. Posts : 1,806
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       #28

    Jesse Williams said:
    I thank you all for understanding. My only worry is that the HP 255 G7 Laptops have rubber feet at the bottom. You have to peel the rubber feet very carefully without damaging the adhesive tape so that it will stick again when re-assembly is in process. This has to be done to get to the screws to take the computer apart. That's going to be tricky part.
    The peeling is pretty simple with a small plastic scraper to start a corner.


    When I've had to peel rubber strips and feet I've found it usually works better to replace the double-sided tape entirely. Double-sided tape is available in different thicknesses and holding strength.


    Have you confirmed that's the process for disassembling the case?
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       #29

    W10 Tweaker said:
    When I've had to peel rubber strips and feet I've found it usually works better to replace the double-sided tape entirely. Have you confirmed that's the process for disassembling the case?
    That's the way my Wife's Asus laptop is.
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       #30

    W10 Tweaker said:
    When I've had to peel rubber strips and feet I've found it usually works better to replace the double-sided tape entirely. Have you confirmed that's the process for disassembling the case?
    Yes. When I looked at a video on disassembling it on YouTube! (I can't remember if it was Brue Computing or who it was), that was the case.

    - - - Updated - - -

    There are 3 screws at the bottom of the computer between the rubber feet, and supposedly there are screws beneath the rubber feet that hold the bottom on as well.

    - - - Updated - - -

    hp 255 g7 laptop disassembly - Bing video
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