Add a 2nd HDD HP Envy 17, 17t -n000, -n100 and m7 -n000, -n100

This hardware kit and installation guide is for the following laptops listed below. You willfind the exact model number of your laptop underneath the battery.

  • HP Envy 17, Envy 17t (-nxxx) Series
  • HP Envy TouchSmart 17 (-nxxx) Series
  • HP Envy m7 (-nxxx) Series

hardware kit and SATA ribbon cable for HP Envy 17 and M7

The abovementioned  laptops have two internal 2.5-inchhard drive bays.  If your laptop has only one hard drive installed, you can add a 2nd 2.5-inch hard drive or SSD. You will need a bracket / caddy and SATA ribbon cable connector as shown in the photo above.


We will first begin by attaching the HDD or SSD to the bracket caddy with the four drive screws.The drive you can install in the 2nd drive bay would be a SATA 2.5" hard drive or SSD with a maximum height of 9.5mm.

attach HDD SSD to caddy bracket with four screws - compare to hardware kit 813796-001


Attach SATA ribbon cable to the hard drive or SSD as shown in the photo below

Attach SATA ribbon cable connector to HDD or SSD  - compatible to 813795-001


Shut laptop down. Unplug the laptop power cord. Turn the laptop
over and remove the battery.

With the use of a screwdriver, remove the screw that is holding
the optical DVD drive. Then pull the DVD out.  See photo below

Remove DVD optical drive from HP Envy laptop

With a screw driver, remove the screws that are holding the
bottom cover in place. See arrows for location of screws

Remove bottom cover of laptop.  See blue arrows for location of screws

Remove the bottom cover of the laptop. To make removal easier, use an old "credit card" to help pry the bottom cover. Start at the optical DVD drive bay by holding the bottom edge upwards and inserting the credit card at the crevice as shown below.

Insert plastic card to help separate the bottom cover of HP laptop from the top

Slide the card to the right and around the corner to the next side until bottom cover comes off.

slide the plastic card to the right to separate the top and bottom of laptop

keep on sliding the plastic card until bottom cover comes off

Time to install the assembled HDD / SSD with caddy and SATA ribbon cable kit.

time to instal 2nd HDD SSD into HP Envy drive bay.


Insert the edge of the cable into the connector as shown in the photo below. Once inserted properly, close the "door" of the connector.

Insert edge of SATA ribbon cable into the 2nd HDD connector of HP Envy laptop


Secure the HDD SSD caddy / bracket to the laptop with the three screws provided.

Attach HDD or SSD hardware caddy bracket to HP laptop with 3 screws as shown with blue arrows


Installation Complete!
Re-attach the bottom cover and the battery.

If you installed a new drive, you will have to format and partition the drive under Windows Disk Management.

Warning! formatting and partitioning a drive will delete/erase all data.







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