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dpl4
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HP Z Turbo Drive G2 SSD drive replacement

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Hi, I've got HP Z820 and HP Z Turbo Drive G2 with Samsung SM951 NVMe M.2 PCIe, as far as I know, I cannot boot with this SSD, so I want to buy Samsung 950 PRO, but I would like to know if I can use HP Z Turbo Drive G2 as a M.2 to PCIe adapter for 950 PRO

Thanks a lot in advance!

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the same HP pci-e m.2 board is used for both models of the turbo drive only the ssd itself is different

 

if you can't find a 950 pro, or the price is to high

 

you can also use mid 2013-2016 apple ssd's (Gen 3/Gen 4) in the z820 as a bootable ssd using a a pci-e card with the apple weirdware m.2 lookalike connector (see previous posts by me on this)

 

there also exists a software solution (REFIND/DUET) that allows the missing nvme code to be loaded during the bios startup so that any nvme ssd will boot (again see previous posts on this subject)

 

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/What-is-the-best-c...

 

i do have some HP turbo drives available for sale (PM me) but as you have the pci-e card, it should be cheaper for you to just buy a SSD

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then I'll try to buy 950 PRO if I can find one and use it with G2 adapter

Thank you very much!

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Sorry if it's a dupe, couldn't find it on the forum.

Is there any info whether Samsung 960/970 PRO, is bootable on HP Z820, like Samsung 950 PRO?
Thanks!

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actually you can boot from nvme drives on the z800/z820 systems using nvme drives

 

https://www.win-raid.com/t3286f50-Guide-NVMe-boot-for-systems-with-legacy-BIOS-and-UEFI-board-DUET-R...

 

download the 2020 release

 

pm me if you have any questions, i recommend you search this forum for previous posts on z800 and z820 nvme boot as i've posted previously on this subject ( i own both z workstations 800/820 and have booted from nvme on both)

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