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Replacing intel optane with m.2 ssd disk without HDD sata disk

Hi guys,

my configuration of storage on my laptop is: HDD 1TB + 16GB intel optane. Today HDD stopped working, because the cable that connects it to motherboard was tore apart, and the system says "No booting device". Changing the cable didn't help.

So i am trying to replace it with SSD disk. I am wondering is it posible to replace 16GB intel optane which is placed in m2 slot with SSD disk and run the system on itself? Without any Sata disk? The next question i have is, i found on the internet step by step instructions how to replace SSD with intel optane. And there it says that intel optane must be disabled in Intel Optane Memory application or Intel Rapid Storage Technology application, but i can't even turn on my laptop. Would that be a problem? I am sending a picture of the intel optane memory, and if you have any ideas what ssd disk would fit in to that slot i would be thankful.

 

Thanks a lot guys.

 

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2 minutes ago, siegfried252 said:

but i can't even turn on my laptop. Would that be a problem?

The laptop should be able too boot to BIOS without any drives installed and that should allow you to configure that, but the SSD will probably work anyway.

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3 minutes ago, siegfried252 said:

So i am trying to replace it with SSD disk. I am wondering is it posible to replace 16GB intel optane which is placed in m2 slot with SSD disk and run the system on itself? Without any Sata disk?

Yes, but it sounds like you will have to reinstall your OS and start from scratch.

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When you go into your BIOS, do you actually see all your storage drives, specifically the one you installed windows on? Also 64 bit version of windows requires at least 20GB of free HDD space so its a no to optane.

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7 hours ago, RAM555789 said:

When you go into your BIOS, do you actually see all your storage drives, specifically the one you installed windows on? Also 64 bit version of windows requires at least 20GB of free HDD space so its a no to optane.

Didnt try to check it with bios yet. Anyhow the system was on HDD optane is only 16gb... It was pretty crap anyhow so i was thinking about replacing it with ssd... Now i dont have much options anyhow. Just like you said i ll start from scratch. 

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