mSata SSD Support on Laptop

Joel Tyrrell

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Hey Guys,

So I had to take the back off my laptop today as the hinge had snapped and needed replacing, while I was in there I happened to notice a mSATA port hidden down near the Sata ports. Now my laptop is the HP ENVY 17-j108tx, but I cant find any information on it at all.

So I'd like to put this in it: (https://www.pccasegear.com/products/31358/samsung-850-evo-series-msata-250gb-ssd) but I'm not sure if it will be compatible? Should i be okay or am i on shaky ground.

There is nothing in the bios, at the moment although I have not checked for a bios update from HP.

I was also thinking about buying extender rf leads to move the wifi card down into the hidden slot, so that the available slot where the wifi card was, could be used for a eGPU, but at the moment having a ssd would be awsome, what do you guys think.

Also not that this Laptop already has 2 2.5" Drirves which currently have 2 1TB HD's, so maybe i should just replace one of thoses, would that reduce battery consumption? I'd hope so.


Anyway all help much appreciated :),


Cheers Joel
 

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do you use your optical drive? you could remove that and add an ssd in a cd-tray adapter. example only not a recommendation.
http://www.amazon.com/Protronix-Optical-Drive-Universal-12-7mm/dp/B004XIU4T2
then put the optical in a usb enclosure so you have it when needed.
from the manual:
"Only configured with system memory up to 8 GB:
32-GB mSATA (select models only)
24-GB mSATA (select models only"
Did your system ship with 8GB RAM? the systems that did also shipped with a mSATA SSD. if yours is empty then I think you can add one in. that ssd is backwards compatible should you should not have an issue there
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04091762
 

Joel Tyrrell

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Thanks Dude, Mine Came with 16GB of Ram but thats awsome that i can put an ssd in there, $100AUS will get me a 120gb ssd and i can keep both my HD's. I also thought about the ssd in the optical drive but i think this is a cheaper and easier option :) Thanks Dude
 

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