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09-07-2016 03:42 PM
Hi HP technicians!
I am a HP Z230 Tower Workstation user from China! First please forgive my poor English. I am meeting the same issue you menthioned above. I have tried a Z turbo drive G1(Samsung XP941 MZHPU256HCGL-000H1) and Z turbo drive G2 AHCI(Samsung SM951 MZHPV256HDGL-000H1). Both of them could be detected on bios and bootable. Now i am eager to running a G2 256GB or 512GB Nvme version on my mechine. I have found it could not be detected on bios but could be seen in the windows installation steps or made as a secondary disk running in windows.
Here I wanna know how you could help me slove the problem in oder to i can use a Nvme Z turbo drive G2 SSD as a bootablb one for my primary disk. Need i change some configuration or settings for making it bootalbe or will HP give out the solution for this issue?
09-21-2016 07:36 AM
UNfortunately, the Z230 BIOS does not have the ability to see and communicate with NVME controllers so it will NOT be seen as bootable media. The Z230 only supports HP Z Turbo Drive G1 SSDs (PCI-e w/AHCI controller)
09-21-2016 10:10 AM
NO method. The BIOS will not be able to find an NVME controller to boot from. It does not have the NVME code to see such device as boot media. The Z240 has that feature with its BIOS
01-25-2018 06:29 PM
I have two Z230. One with i7-4790 and the other a E3-1245V3. Both run on Samung PM961 mounted on a generic PCIe NVME adapter.
Get a thumbdrive and follow the instruction here.
I did the same for my Z620.
You should be getting something similar to this:
01-26-2018 03:59 PM
not going to happen,...... the hp z420/620/820 systems do not support booting from nvme they only support boot from SATA SSD
they will however access the nvme ssd as a data drive (win 7 needs special drivers) win 8 and up have builtin driver support
some people have used a special boot loader method to force a load of the missing nvme driver code before then xfering control back to the windows bootloader
google boot nvme on ami bios win raid as keywords if you wish to try this method