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mSATA as a primary drive on a Ultra Slim HP EliteDesk 800


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#1 GusGF

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 06:17 AM

What I'm upgrading: HP EliteDesk 800 G1 Ultra Slim (Intel Core i5-4570S) 

 

Not sure if anyone on here can help me with this. I have posted on the HP hosted forums but have gotten no reply. On the motherboard there is a mSATA connector to which I'm hoping to connect an 250GB mSATA SSD as a primary drive. The computer already comes with a 500GB HDD.

 

The thing is it does say in one of the supporting PDFs for the computer....

 

 When installing drives, follow these guidelines:

● The primary Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive must be connected to the dark blue primary SATA
connector on the system board labeled SATA0.
● Connect secondary hard drives and optical drives to one of the light blue SATA connectors on the
system board.
 
But it makes no mention of the mSATA connector and how that should be used. I'm wondering if the mSATA connectors are used for some kind of supporting cache for the primary HDD.
 
Any help would be appreciated


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#2 TheJokerz

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 06:50 AM

I would imagine that you could put a msata ssd in that slot and use it as your primary drive.  That is what I did, how ever I have a msi laptop.  I could also be completely incorrect.  


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Posted 17 August 2015 - 07:06 AM

Thats what I was thinking but the HP documentation is not very forthcoming.



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Posted 17 August 2015 - 07:58 AM

It's possible that HP does not support booting from mSATA. See this thread although it is not your model it may be helpful.

 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Hardware-Upgrades-Replacements/set-msata-as-boot-drive-in-bios/td-p/2815185

 

Edit: You may get an answer contacting HP techsupport.


Edited by JohnC_21, 17 August 2015 - 08:02 AM.


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Posted 17 August 2015 - 08:21 AM

Yes this seems to be the way forward, thanks

 

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/281826-hp-envy-6-msata-ssd-only-boots-when-hdd-physically-removed.html






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