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  • So I opened up an HP and where’s the hard drive?

    Posted on January 19th, 2021 at 22:35 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    We just got two new workstations and opened one of them up and went… uh… where’s the hard drive?

    I had to call the vendor I bought them from and ask… okay I see that that’s probably the hard drive but how does one change it should it die (SSDs do die, plan on it)

    “It is a chip that comes out. That is a NVME SSD. Those are super-fast compared to the older SSD drives.  There is one screw holding it in. Take the screw out the chip then comes out”  (The screw location is circled in red above)

    The view of the entire motherboard is here.

    Who knew.

    I do know that one can’t image a “normal” SSD and restore it to this drive style.