Getting the back off the hard way


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It's a 500gb drive with that optane thing attached. I think I'll just buy another drive for it - I had enough faffing about with optane before! The 27GB will be the 30gb optane part of the drive. The computer probably won't recognise the 500gb without the IRST drivers and I'm not sure I want to go that route. So have ordered another 500gb drive. At least the computer is working now (I think!).

This optane drive came out of my nearly new computer earlier this year. Replaced it with a 1tb Samsung Nvme instead. It runs a bit warmer than before but it's fine.

I just thought - unused 500gb M2 drive sitting there! But even if I installed the IRST drivers it will be nothing but hassle when coming to do system images etc (as I found before). They can just fail as well. More trouble than it's worth!
 

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    HP Pavilion 14-ce3514sa
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    Core i5
    Memory
    8gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 evo plus 1TB
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    Could be better
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    Dismal
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    Firefox
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    Originally installed with a 500gb H10 Optane ssd
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
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    Asus Eee PC 1015PX 10" netbook
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    Intel Atom N570
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    2gb
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    Samsung Evo 860 250gb ssd
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So have just spent £25 on a new charger and £70 on a new ssd drive for this 7 year old laptop - hope it was worth it! I might just sell it on actually as stepson will want something newer with windows 11 on it now. But probably wouldn't get much more than £100 for it with it's slightly damaged back now!

Thing is - it's a really fast laptop! Core i7 HP Spectre X360 - lovely screen. So no I'll keep it :)
 

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    Core i5
    Memory
    8gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 evo plus 1TB
    Cooling
    Could be better
    Internet Speed
    Dismal
    Browser
    Firefox
    Other Info
    Originally installed with a 500gb H10 Optane ssd
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
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    Asus Eee PC 1015PX 10" netbook
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    Intel Atom N570
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    2gb
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It's a 500gb drive with that optane thing attached. I think I'll just buy another drive for it - I had enough faffing about with optane before! The 27GB will be the 30gb optane part of the drive. The computer probably won't recognise the 500gb without the IRST drivers and I'm not sure I want to go that route. So have ordered another 500gb drive. At least the computer is working now (I think!).

This optane drive came out of my nearly new computer earlier this year. Replaced it with a 1tb Samsung Nvme instead. It runs a bit warmer than before but it's fine.

I just thought - unused 500gb M2 drive sitting there! But even if I installed the IRST drivers it will be nothing but hassle when coming to do system images etc (as I found before). They can just fail as well. More trouble than it's worth!
Hybrid drive, then.
I've never had the dubious pleasure of dealing with one.
 

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    Intel I9-13900K
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    Asus RoG Strix Z690-E
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    64GB G.Skill DDR5-6000
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    none (USB to speakers), Realtek
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    WB Black SN850 1TB M.2 NVME SSD
    Samsung 970 Evo 4TB
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    eVGA SuperNOVA 1300 GT
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    Corsair 5000D AIrflow
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    Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX Liquid CPU Cooler
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    Logitech K120 (wired)
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    Logitech M500s (wired)
    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps
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    windows 11 22621.898
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
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    homebuilt
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 5950X
    Motherboard
    Asus Tuf Gaming X570-Plus
    Memory
    64GB DDR4 3800 (@ 3600)
    Graphics card(s)
    Gigabyte RTX 3090 ti
    Sound Card
    built in Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA329C
    Screen Resolution
    3840 X 2160
    Hard Drives
    Sabrent 1 TB PCI-E 4.0 X4 NVME M.2
    8 TB Seagate Ironwolf
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    eVGA SuperNOVA 850 G6
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    Phanteks ENTHOO Pro M
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You're lucky! Not sure what posessed me to even try it. (Except it was an unused M2 ssd drive).
 

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    Windows 10 Pro
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    HP Pavilion 14-ce3514sa
    CPU
    Core i5
    Memory
    8gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 evo plus 1TB
    Cooling
    Could be better
    Internet Speed
    Dismal
    Browser
    Firefox
    Other Info
    Originally installed with a 500gb H10 Optane ssd
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Eee PC 1015PX 10" netbook
    CPU
    Intel Atom N570
    Memory
    2gb
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    Samsung Evo 860 250gb ssd
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Having one of those days when things aren't going as they should! The new SSD arrived. Swapped it over, went to install Windows and it loaded to the install screen but no drive showing. No drive showing in bios. Pressed F2 (to test drive) and it says no hard drive installed. Now I am sure I properly seated it. And although it's possible the new drive is dud, it seems unlikely. I could test it in another computer but somehow I think it's not that.

It's a Samsung Evo 970 plus - never had any problems with installing one before. But googling tells me this is a common problem with HP Spectre X360s when you change the ssd.

Yesterday it didn't find the Optane drive (but it did find the 27GB optane part of the drive), so it can't just be a fault with the ssd connector or it wouldn't have found that. I would expect it not to find the Optane drive as that needs a driver. But should be able to find a Samsung SSD! Never had this issue before.

Tomorrow is another day.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 14-ce3514sa
    CPU
    Core i5
    Memory
    8gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 evo plus 1TB
    Cooling
    Could be better
    Internet Speed
    Dismal
    Browser
    Firefox
    Other Info
    Originally installed with a 500gb H10 Optane ssd
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Eee PC 1015PX 10" netbook
    CPU
    Intel Atom N570
    Memory
    2gb
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    Samsung Evo 860 250gb ssd
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    Dismal
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Did a hard reset, reset bios. No different. I was thinking I might need to install a driver. But tried reseating the ssd first and that did the trick. I was absolutely sure I had it in right the first time. But there you go.

Nicely loading Windows 11 now. Battery is totally flat - it used to have good battery life so hope it's still able to keep charge.
 

My Computers

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  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 14-ce3514sa
    CPU
    Core i5
    Memory
    8gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 evo plus 1TB
    Cooling
    Could be better
    Internet Speed
    Dismal
    Browser
    Firefox
    Other Info
    Originally installed with a 500gb H10 Optane ssd
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Eee PC 1015PX 10" netbook
    CPU
    Intel Atom N570
    Memory
    2gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung Evo 860 250gb ssd
    Internet Speed
    Dismal
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    Firefox
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Thankfully it's ok :) It's fully charged up and holding it's charge. Strangely in Windows 11 it only goes up to 80% but in Windows 10 it shows 100%. I installed 11 on it and all was good except the screen was a bit dim. So put 10 on it. Just to check what was what with drivers. Might leave 10 on it. It's only a 5th generation processor so not Windows 11 ready but installed it anyway - it had it on before. Don't remember a dim screen last time though. Will see how that is with 10 on (when it's finished all the updates) - it might be a driver thing.

Anyway - everything working- new charger socket and charger, new hard drive, good battery. Hope the screen isn't going!

All that because somebody tripped over the cable and it got yanked a few months ago. Although hard drive would probably have failed anyway. Is that about the life of NVME SSD's? 7 years? Might have been older though if someone had put an old one in before I bought it (ie taken their own hard drive out, which I suspect, as the back had been off before - hence the stripped screws).
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 14-ce3514sa
    CPU
    Core i5
    Memory
    8gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 evo plus 1TB
    Cooling
    Could be better
    Internet Speed
    Dismal
    Browser
    Firefox
    Other Info
    Originally installed with a 500gb H10 Optane ssd
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Eee PC 1015PX 10" netbook
    CPU
    Intel Atom N570
    Memory
    2gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung Evo 860 250gb ssd
    Internet Speed
    Dismal
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender

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