Complete HP Pavilion G6 SSD Upgrade: In-Place Replacement

If you are searching for a full guide to completing HP Pavilion G6 SSD upgrade, you can refer to this tutorial. After SSD upgradation, your computer will operate faster and save more data.


By Maggie Updated on August 18, 2023

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I have an HP Pavilion g6 notebook. It is running on Windows 10. It has 4 GB RAM & 500 GB HDD. I want to upgrade it with SSD to increase the processing speed to use my laptop for computer aided drafting work. Wanted to know if SSD upgrade will help to speed up my laptop. And how to enable SSD upgradation easily? Please help.

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Upgrading the SSD on your HP Pavilion g6 can significantly improve computer performance. An SSD is faster than a traditional hard drive, which means that your laptop will boot up faster, applications will load more quickly, and files will transfer faster. Additionally, upgrading the SSD can increase the storage capacity of your laptop, allowing you to store more files, photos, and videos.

HP Pavilion G6 SSD Upgrade

What does HP Pavilion G6 SSD compatible with?

The HP Pavilion g6 has one hard drive bay, which means that it can accommodate only one SSD. However, you can replace the existing hard drive with an SSD to upgrade the storage and performance of your laptop.

If you want to enable HP Pavilion g6 notebook SSD upgrade, you will need to replace the 2.5" mechanical hard drive with a 2.5" SATA SSD. If you have a demand, you can follow the full guide in the following content to make HP Pavilion in place SSD upgradation.

Full guide to complete HP Pavilion g6 SSD upgrade

Before you perform an SSD upgrade task, you need to prepare some tools and items:

SSD connector. Since the HP Pavilion g6 laptop only has one slot, you cannot install SSD internally. So you can choose to clone HDD to SSD via USB to SATA Cable

A screwdriver. It helps to open laptop removable panel, take out old hard drive and install new SSD after cloning laptop HDD to SSD to perform in-place replacement.

A specialized disk cloning software. AOMEI Backupper can be your best choice to transfer all data from the old hard drive to the new SSD without losing data. It can clone HP laptop hard drive to SSD including everything, such as, operating system, system reserved partition or efi partition, installed programs, personal data, etc. And accelerate the reading & writing speed of SSD with 4k alignment technology.

Steps to enable HP Pavilion g6 notebook SSD upgrade:

Step 1. Physically connect the new SSD that suits your HP notebook. Put the SSD in the enclosure or connect it to the USB to SATA adapter. And then, connect the other side to your laptop via USB cable. 

Step 2. Download AOMEI Backupper Professional, install and launch it. In the main interface, select Clone and then Disk Clone in order.

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Disk Clone

Step 3. Select the HP laptop HDD as the source disk, then click Next.

Source Disk

Step 4. Select the new SSD as the destination disk, then click Next. You will be told the destination disk will be overwritten if there are important data on it. Be sure to backup laptop files in advance if it's a data disk. 

Destination Disk

Step 5. Check the operation summary and click "Start Clone" to clone hard drive to SSD in laptop with secure boot. Remember to tick "SSD Alignment" to increase the read and write speed of your SSD.  Then you can securely perform HP Pavilion G6 upgrade.

Start Clone

▷ "Sector by sector clone": This feature will clone all sectors of your old drive including the unused sectors to a larger SSD. If you clone laptop hard drive to smaller SSD with this feature, the cloning process will fail.  、
▶ "Edit Partitions": It allows you to make full use of disk space after cloning disk to larger disk, either manually add unused space to all partitions or let it fit on the target disk automatically. If the disk type of hard drive and SSD are different, you are able to convert MBR to GPT or vice versa. 

Enable in-place SSD replacement

1. Prepare your HP laptop for the SSD upgrade. Turn off your computer completely, disconnect the power cord and any other cables, and then remove the back cover of your computer with a screwdriver.

Back Cover

2. Locate the screws holding the hard drive in place and unscrew them.

3. Lift your hard drive up about 35 or 45 degrees and pull it out of the drive bay. Then install the new SSD in the drive bay and secure it with the screws you removed earlier.

Replace HDD

4. Now that the new SSD is on your laptop, you can try to boot your computer with it.

Since the SSD is now the only system boot disk in your computer after you have transferred all your data to it, you can boot up directly into Windows after restarting.

Final thoughts

This page explains how to enable HP Pavilion g6 SSD upgrade easily. By following the steps and cautions mentioned in this tutorial, you should be able to finish the SSD upgradation without any issues. This will improve the performance and storage capacity of your laptop, allowing you to enjoy a faster and more efficient computing experience.

Except cloning all data from the old HP Pavilion hard drive to a new larger SSD with AOMEI Backupper, you can also use it to move files in Windows 11 easily, create full backup of your Windows 11 PC without effort.

Maggie · Editor
Maggie is a technical editor from AOMEI and troubleshoots technical problems against data protection. She has received professional and systematic technical training. With a focus on user experience, security, and problem-solving, she always puts herself in the readers' shoes and provides them with valuable technical insights.