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Zbook 15 G6 doesn't accomodate a 2.5 inch hard drive?

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I was under the impression the ZBOOK 15 G6 would fit a 2.5 inch SSD? But when I opened up the backcover part of the motherboard is preventing anything of 2.5 inch size to fit.

Also there's no connector to be found?

How is this possible?

 

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Hi

2 choices...

The 15 has a 

Storage and drives

Feature
Description
SATA 6.35 cm (2.5 in) Storage bay drives
2 TB 5400 rpm SATA
1 TB 7200 rpm SATA
500 GB 7200 rpm SATA
500 GB 5400 rpm SATA FIPS 140-2 SED Drive
256 GB SATA TLC SSD
1 TB SATA TLC SSD
HP Z Turbo Drive (NVMe PCIe SSD)
256 GB PCIe (NVMe) TLC Solid State Drive
512 GB PCIe (NVMe) MLC Solid State Drive
512 GB PCIe (NVMe) Self Encrypting Drive (SED)
1 TB PCIe (NVMe) MLC Solid State Drive
2 TB PCIe (NVMe) MLC Solid State Drive
512 GB PCIe (NVMe) TLC Opal 2 Solid State Drive
Hard drive controllers
2.5 in storage bays and M.2 storage bay (SATA)
SATA-3 for SSD
HP Z Turbo Drive
PCIe Gen 3 x4 NVMe Solid State Drive
 allocation.

 

 

15 U

Storage and drives
Feature
Description
Primary storage bay
M.2 SATA SSD
128 GB
512 GB FIPS-140-2
HP Z Turbo Drive (NVMe PCIe SSD)
256 GB PCIe (NVMe) TLC SED
512 GB PCIe (NVMe) TLC SED
256 GB PCIe (NVMe)
2 TB PCIe (NVMe)
Drive controllers
M.2 Storage Bay (SATA)
SATA-3 for SSD
HP Z Turbo Drive
PCIe Gen 3 x 4 lanes NVMe

 

So you could be correct, equally ..........

 

So with the SKU: it may be possible to differentiate.

 

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I have the 15 G6 (not the 15u). This is what surprises me even harder.

I ordered the Intel Core i9-9880H with 1TB PCIe (NVMe) MLC Solid State Drive, which leaves me with another free NVMe slot (as I expected by reading the specifications).

 

But the bay to add a 2.5inch drive is being occupied by part of the motherboard. So that 'slot' is completely useless.

What am I overlooking here?

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Perhaps the SKU:

and a photo?

 

 

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Should have posted that right away, sorry

SKU: 6VD99AV

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http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?searchText=6VD99AV

Description : HP ZBOOK 15 G6 BASE MODEL MOBILE WORKSTATION

 

And I don't have a clue.

 

All the evidence suggests you are correct, but that is no real help.

 

Sorry.

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SKU: 6VD99AV

Two photos to show the motherboard taking up space in the 2.5 inch bay

No SATA connector to be found...

 

Not enough space to fit a bracketNot enough space to fit a bracketNo connector for SATA driveNo connector for SATA drive

 

 

 

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Just faced exactly the same unpleasant surprise when opening mine (Zbook 15 G6, 6TU91EA#ABB) to mount a brand new 2.5 inch 2TB SSD. Money well spent 😞 The irony is that the laptop did come with a separate 2.5 inch storage drive holder, which is supposed to fit into that bay. So, unless a model is explicitly fitted with a 2.5 inch HDD drive, how on earth can one figure out whether it has a functional SATA bay o not? No specs sheet seems clear about this issue.

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