Need to order a replacement hard drive for HP Envy 27
My HP Envy 27’s hard drive crashed and need to replace it. I need to order the correct drive so I can fix it. Would someone provide me the specs. Thanks so much.
This just uses a normal 3.5” drive in both the 2-3TB HD configurations, so anything will fit in place of the original drive. Refer to this guide to change the drive out. If you want to match the original drive, a replacement can be found here. You can also install an SSD, but you’ll need a 2.5>3.5” adapter since the caddy doesn’t look like it was designed with SSDs in mind on this machine. As far as the SSD goes, 256GB+ will suffice - pick the drive you want based on your budget.
If you want to install 2 drives and install your OS on an SSD, you will need to put a SSD in place of the optical drive, and then put the hard drive in the internal caddy - this computer doesn’t have the headroom in the form of a second internal SATA port dedicated to HD use, so you’ll need to choose between a large expensive SSD, or losing the optical drive and having large storage. You will need to transfer the OEM faceplate over unless the machine uses a “generic” one, or it won’t look right. With HP, it’s a wildcard situation with some doing it another way, or doing it externally where you have to move it.
There are different versions of the HP Envy 27, with different storage components, If you add the model number, then do a search on "HP Envy 27 [model number] Specs," you will find detailed specs for the system.