HP Envy 17 1090eo: upgrade HDD to SSD on a HP ENVY 17 "1090eo

Hello support HP and forums users,.

Please clarify for me if its is possible for me to improve and replace my aging HP Envy 1090eo HHD main with an SSD.

As the:

Samsung 850 EVO MZ-75E500 500 GB or the Kingston SSDNow V300 480 GB or the MX200 essential 500 GB ?

is this possible or some restrictions apply such as size (GB) or limited to SATA 2... I know that the SDS is the SATA 3.

At the moment I have 2 x Hitachi 7K 500-500 (the factory installed ones) but I'd like to get some more speed on the start and daily work with this laptop...  In regards to Hitachi storage is good but far too slow to work.

Looking forward to your advice.


Cloning will require 3rd party software. I use Acronis True Image Home. Some SSD Samsung come with a migration kit which includes a software disc (a version of Acronis I understand) and a usb to SATA adapter. There is a post sticky at the top of the updates Board that goes into the cloning procedure.

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