Hi John h II and list,
I have a 4-5 year old hp small form desktop with 6th gen I5 processor.
Haven’t spent any money on pcs in a couple years.
This device has a 500 gig sata drive.
I’m thinking about installing a s s d drive for the o s and programs.
You said newer ssd and such drives connect to the mainboard through
Pci-e 3 and 4 slots.
I tried getting the specs for my hp from the net. I got lots of info about cpu, ram slots, usb ports, video etc., but I could not fine the specs for unused pci slots.
There is a serial adapter plugged into one slot, there are 2 really short slots, and one long slot, long like a stick of ram.
Maybe these are pci—3 slots?
Just poking around in the dark.