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Posted 21 March 2018 - 04:01 AM
Posted 21 March 2018 - 07:52 AM
HP has had a nasty habit of saving a few pennies by not adding the connectors for unused devices in many of their models so you should check before you buy an M.2 SSD.
Here is your support page:
And, from the User Guides link, here is the service manual:
You need to take the bottom off to access almost anything so do that and see if the M.2 (PCIE) connector is there or not.
If it isn't, buy a SATA SSD which will definitely work.
Posted 21 March 2018 - 08:20 AM
^ That is incredibly penny pinching if that is the case. Wow!
Information I found indicates the usual SSD on the HP Pavilion Power 15t was an SK Hynix SC308, which is an M.2 2280 form factor drive which uses the SATA protocol. As the Samsung 860 Evo M.2 is the same form factor, protocol etc. it should therefore just drop right in (assuming they haven't removed the M2 slot as a cost cutting measure!). It looks like some configurations were supplied with either that drive or a faster optional NVMe (PCIE) drive, plus a secondary 1 Tb HDD.
As these laptops look to be quite new, are you sure the HDD is not still under warranty?
Posted 21 March 2018 - 08:39 AM
Edited by Sentrill, 21 March 2018 - 08:40 AM.
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