I got two of the HP 290-p0043w (“HP”) and was hoping to use up two SATA m.2 drives I had lying around - a Kingston 120 GB and a WD Green 240 GB - by putting one in each HP. The HPs both have m.2 2280 slots, and while the manual doesn’t have much to say about it other than mentioning the slot, I assumed that they’d be wired for both SATA and NVMe SSDs.
I tested both SATA m.2 drives in each HP, and neither was recognized in either HP. I then tested the SSDs in a known good computer and they’re both totally fine. Additionally, I tested a known good NVMe SSD in an HP and it was also fine.
There aren’t many settings in the BIOS at all, I tried disabling Secure Boot but there was no change in drive recognition.
Are the HP 290-p0043w just not SATA m.2 compatible? If I only had one HP I’d still be wondering, but it does seem like more than coincidence for two to behave identically. Hoping to get word of how others are fairing.
Note: I tested and could not see the m.2 SATA drives with: bios, Windows 10 Installer on USB, Ubuntu 19.04 Server on USB. Also, the m.2 SATA drives had existing known good Windows 10 installations on them.