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02-27-2021 09:32 AM
Can anyone tell me which SSD modules will work as a boot drive for the Z turbo G2 drive adaptor when installed in a Z440?
Seems impossible to find out which SSD modules are compatible and bootable.
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02-28-2021 08:27 AM
I see, so, (about 99.9% of current consumer nvme ssd's use 4 pci links) how do I know that a particular SSD has 4 pci links? I have never seen ( pci links) listed in any of SSD specs.
Thank you, for the information it is very much apricated.
03-09-2021 06:12 AM - edited 03-09-2021 06:38 AM
"99.9% of current consumer nvme ssd's that use 4 pci links" will work as a boot drive in the Z440. That's all the information I need to know? I'm thinking about picking up a Samsung 970 Pro has anyone used this drive as a boot drive in the Z turbo G2 with a Z440 running Windows 10? I read somewhere that only a Special SM961 PCIe AHCI SSD will run as a boot drive, has this changed with updates?
03-09-2021 07:13 AM
your HP z440 was released AFTER the z820 model line
all HP workstations AFTER the z820 support the NVME boot protocol only the z820 and earlier lack official nvme support
most SSD specs "DO" include the number of pci-e links in the mfgr spec sheet here's the Samsung 970 Pro one
go to page "5" Technical specifications, (second line) it states the PCI-E bus revision it supports (3.0), the number of links (x4)
the supported protocol (NVME) and it's revision (1.3)
Interface PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3