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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Taras49, Sep 5, 2019.

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  1. Taras49

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    I have ran out of room on my 256GB SSD on my HP Pavilion X360 convertible; I bought a new Samsung 860 EVO 2 1/2' 500GB SSD, I was able to clone the new SSD. I opened the back of the laptop and can't find
    the SSD. Did I buy the wrong size SSD; can anyone see the SSD on this picture?

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  2. Taras49

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    While I am at it; where is the RAM located?
     
  3. texasbullet

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    Have you seen this video.
     
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    Here is the manual of the machine: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04582314.pdf

    However the picture does not resemble what the manual has. Page 49 has the memory module location... which apparently you have to take out the system board to get to it? THat seems strange, usually it's easily located underneath the bottom cover.


    upload_2019-9-5_10-54-40.png

    seems that you have 2 different ones.

    Can you please confirm the Part No, Model Number, and Serial of the machine so i can confirm I have the right manual? That should be on the bottom of the machine on a label.
     
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    Model N 15-cr oo5500 8cg8528 kx2 I saw that video and when I opened my laptop I was expecting the SSD to be where you marked it. Is that longer skinnier thing below it a hard drive? Is that what I need to replace? Thanks so much
     
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    The blue outline on your picture is nothing =a blank space
     
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    That's not the drive I bought :( I scanned this laptop with "Crucial Memory" Scanner and it advised me to get a 2 1/2" SSD. Obviously not the right one.

    The manual you provided shows me that the component that you circled in red is my SSD

    Is this the SSD that I need?
    https://www.samsung.com/us/computin...VV8DICh0qiAssEAQYASABEgIf5_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

    I cloned it with Samsung's Data Migration software. It was super easy

    The manual is right on target

    All is not lost bc I have my daughters laptop that this drive will fit :)

    You have been extremely helpful; I can't thank you enough!!
     
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    So you bought a SSD that would fit the Blue side?
     
  10. Taras49

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    Yes Can I still install it?
     
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    Yes, though I believe that the issue is that since you cloned it, it will have infomation about the M2 drive that the computer will not see now it's on the SSD. You may need to change the boot sequence too.
     
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    I'll just order the correct one; mainly because I already told my daughter I would up grade hers. Is the link I posted above the correct drive I will need?
     
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    That looks correct. You may want to look at added the SSD as well for extra storage as a main storage in case that you need to format the NVMe one for any reason or if the NVMe fails.
     
  14. Taras49

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    I am extremely proud of myself; I successfully cloned and installed the 500GB SSD into my daughters laptop replacing her slower 500GB hard drive. I await delivery of my correct M.2 card. I'm changing mine because I have run out of space; I wonder if a larger m.2 card will speed up this PC?
     
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    Sure it will start a little faster. It also depends on how much RAM your computer has too.
    Don't forget to go to the manufactures website to download the latest update for your SSD.
     
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