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How to Perform HP Omen SSD Upgrade [Efficient Ways🔥]

This passage discusses valuable information about the HP Omen SSD upgrade, including compatibility, steps for the upgrade process, and more. And you can apply this tutorial to any HP Omen computers, including HP Omen 30L, HP Omen 13/15/16/17.

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Updated by Cici on Dec 22, 2023

HP Omen is a series of gaming laptops, including HP Omen 30L, HP Omen 13/15/16/17. This series of computers is powerful and perfect for smooth and quiet gaming. But It's easy to run out of internal storage capacity if the game files are too large.

If you want to extend your storage, or maybe you're using a SATA SSD and want to upgrade your HP Omen to an NVMe SSD for gaming performance, you are in the right place. Many models of HP Omen laptops come with user-upgradable SSD slots, allowing you to replace or add an SSD to enhance storage capacity or improve performance. EaseUS will explain the detailed procedure to perform HP Omen SSD Upgrade with no data loss. 

⏱️Duration About half an hour
💻Supported PC Suitable for all HP Omen, including HP Omen 30L, HP Omen 13/15/16/17
⛏️Required Software Clone tool - EaseUS Partition Master

1️⃣Replace the SSD with A Larger One to Perform HP Omen SSD Upgrade

2️⃣Add a Second SSD to Perform HP Omen SSD Upgrade

Many users have some questions about HP SSD upgrades. Here is a typical case study from the forum:

My HP OMEN 16 laptop has a 250 GB SSD, but I'm running out of space, and the speed is awful. I've decided to get a bigger SSD as an update. I want to know if I can upgrade my laptop to a 1TB SSD and if it can handle this upgrade. Before making the purchase, I want to be certain. Any advice or information would be much valued. - from Reddit

Don't worry about this problem. Keep reading to learn how to perform HP Omen SSD Upgrade.

How to Perform HP Omen SSD Upgrade 

This section will provide an overview of the two scenarios where upgrading the SSD in your HP Omen laptop may be necessary. After that, a comprehensive guide with step-by-step instructions for both possibilities will completely explain the HP Omen SSD upgrade process. Whichever option you choose, you can download EaseUS Partition Master to complete the best preparation before you start.

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Reason to Choose It:
Support for initializing and formatting SSD.
Allows users to upgrade to SSD via cloning without data loss.
Allows users to modify boot sequence with one click after cloning.

Situation 1. Replace the HP Omen SSD with A Larger One

In this situation, users want to replace the SSD with a larger one to enhance the speed and storage of their HP Omen laptop. It involves three stages, explained below:

  1. Stage 1. Add the New SSD on HP Omen
  2. Stage 2. Migrate OS to New SSD for Upgrade
  3. Stage 3. Move the Original SSD and Boot from the New

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Stage 1. Add the New SSD on HP Omen

Adding a new SSD to your HP Omen laptop involves many factors, such as performance, reliability, and compatibility. Check the size and type of SSD compatible with the HP Omen laptop. For example, the HP OMEN 16-B1009NL laptop has a Gen 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD slot. You can choose from various SSD options based on your demands and budget. Here is a recommendation of the three reliable HP Omen SSD Upgrade:

  • Samsung 4-Gen 1 TB (speed up to 7,000 MB/s)
  • Samsung 4-Gen 2 TB (speed up to 7,000 MB/s)
  • Crucial 4-Gen 1 TB

Once you get a new SSD for your laptop, externally connect it to the laptop using a data cable or adapter. Here is a brief step-by-step guide:

Step 1. Turn off the computer and unplug all power cords.

Step 2. Open the cover of the HP Omen computer or the HP Omen 30L, HP Omen 15/17.

Step 3. Locate the second SSD slot on the motherboard and connect the original SSD using the adapter.

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Next, you are required to migrate the operating system and data from the old drive. 

Stage 2. Migrate OS to New SSD for Upgrade

Migrating the OS from the old drive to the new SSD enables you to enjoy seamless operations. EaseUS Partition Master helps to migrate the operating system in one click. It offers an advanced "clone disk" functionality to help users automatically transfer data from one disk to another. Its user interface is straightforward to use. Even a newbie can move the data from the old drive to the new one. 

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Follow these steps to migrate OS to the new SSD upgrade with EaseUS Partition Master:

Steps to migrate OS to HDD/SSD:

  • Run EaseUS Partition Master, and select "Clone" from the left menu.
  • Check "Migrate OS" and click "Next".
  • Select the SSD or HDD as the destination disk and click "Next".
  • Check Warning: the data and partitions on the target disk will be deleted. Make sure that you've backed up important data in advance. If not, do it now.
  • Then click "Yes".
  • Preview the layout of your target disk. Then click "Start" to start migrating your OS to a new disk.

  • After this, click "Reboot Now" or "Done" to determine if you want to reboot the computer from the new disk immediately.

"Reboot Now" means to keep the changes instantly, while "Done" means you need to restart the computer later manually.

Select boot option after migrate OS to new disk

Note: The operation of migrating OS to SSD or HDD will delete and remove existing partitions and data on your target disk when there is not enough unallocated space on the target disk. If you saved important data there, back up them to an external hard drive in advance.

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Stage 3. Move the Original SSD and Boot from the New

Before moving the original SSD, make sure the data is migrated successfully. If yes, follow the procedure to move the original drive and boot the laptop from the new one. 

Step 1: Power off the laptop and remove all the wires and devices. 

Step 2: Remove the base panel and remove the battery. Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to remove all the screws. 

Remove the base panel to perform HP Omen SSD Upgrade

Step 3: Hold the "Power button: for a few seconds to drain the remaining charges in the system. 

Step 4: Find and unscrew the SSD slot from the system board. Please do not apply unnecessary force.

Step 5: Gently pull the drive from the edges and remove it. 

Remove the SSD from the slot and insert the new one

Step 6: Put the drive in a safe place.

Step 7: Insert the new SSD in the slot and screw it on the system board. 

Step 8: Place the battery and screw the base panel.

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Once the SSD is replaced, change the boot order from BIOS settings and make HP boot from the new SSD. Here are the steps to follow:

Step 1: Turn on the computer and press the "F9" key to open the BIOS configuration.

Step 2: Navigate the "Boot" or "Boot Order" option using arrow keys. 

change boot order

Step 3: Select the new SSD on the list and move it to the top using the "+ and -" keys.

Step 4: Choose the "Save and Exit" option.

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Situation 2. Add a Second SSD to Perform HP Omen SSD Upgrade

Most HP Omen laptop models have two NVME M.2 SSD slots, making it flexible to add a second SSD without changing the current one. You may easily add the extra SSD to your laptop when you find a slot. With this simple fix, you may increase storage without performing physical replacements.

If your primary objective with an HP Omen SSD upgrade is to increase storage capacity, you may slide the second SSD into the open slot. 

Pro tip* 

The alternative is to swap out the outdated SSD for a new one, then put the old SSD into the second slot if you want to improve your SSD for better performance and solve HP laptop running slow error.

Here are the steps to install the second SSD:

Step 1: Turn off the laptop and remove the base panel.

Step 2: Remove the battery and find an empty SSD slot on the motherboard.

Step 3: Hold the drive from the edge and plug it carefully. 

Step 4: Screw the drive, then place the battery and back panel.

If you want to know the detailed guide to install a second hard drive on PC, click the link:

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This article covered in great detail to perform an HP Omen SSD upgrade. The replacement of the SSD and the addition of a second SSD to your HP Omen laptop are the two scenarios covered in this article. Both scenarios are fully detailed, with step-by-step instructions that simplify the process. In any case, EaseUS Partition Master is the suggested program for copying data from one drive to another. Its user-friendly interface and advanced features provide an easy and reliable way to upgrade an SSD.

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FAQs About HP Omen SSD Upgrade

Please check this FAQ section for answers if you have further questions about How to HP Omen SSD Upgrade.

1. How many SSD slots does HP Omen have?

The majority of HP Omen laptops have two NVME M.2 SSD slots, allowing you to add a second SSD without having to remove the first one.

2. What SSD is compatible with HP Omen?

HP Omen laptops commonly support NVME M.2 SSDs. When searching for SSDs that work with your specific HP Omen model, ensure they have the correct integration and interface (often M.2 and NVME).

3. How to perform HP M.2 SSD upgrade?

Here is a brief step guide to performing HP M.2 SSD upgrade

Step 1: Turn off the laptop and remove the base panel.

Note* Use a Phillips-head screwdriver.

Step 2: Find the M.2 SSD and unscrew it.

Step 3: Hold the SSD from the corner and unplug it.

Step 4: Plug in the new SSD and screw it.

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Updated by Cici

Cici is the junior editor of the writing team of EaseUS. She accepted the systematic training on computers at EaseUS for over one year. Now, she wrote a lot of professional articles to help people resolve the issues of hard drive corruption, computer boot errors, and disk partition problems.

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