The HP comes with a 1TB spinner so if he wanted to swap that out to an SSD he could.Be careful, M.2, if occupied, in known to disable some SATA ports. You need to make sure there's at least one SATA port enabled to install another internal storage. If it is not clarified on the link, perhaps contacting them for one is a good idea. OEM like to limit ports to close to what they need only to reduce prices. Oh, an also make sure the power supply has a free SATA power too. OEM upgrades surprised many before.