10-16-2020 04:43 AM
Hi I have a HP Z4 G4 Workstation with Intel i9.
I would like to buy an internal SSD (2 teras), SAMSUNG, (it will contain the boot op system and datas).
I have read that not all are bootables or compatible, what I have to search as model (and codes models) for the best fit to my workstation?
10-16-2020 10:27 AM
EARLY computers that are not a UEFI enabled bios (pre x99 chipsets) lack the necessary nvme boot code, and can only boot from SATA devices however these systems can still use a nvme device as a non booting (data) device
all intel systems designed/released after 2015 have support for nvme or sata as a boot device
ALL systems regardless of when made can boot from SATA based SSD'S
your Z4 G4 system being a very current model can use/boot from either NVME or SATA, and also there should be at least one NVME M.2 slot on your motherboard, please look at the HP "quickspecs" for details
10-16-2020 10:42 AM
Thank you for the answer,
Not sure but I think not all can boot with , I had problem with same and other users too.
For that I would like to be sure.
Not sure neither about NVME , can you help me about that?
All of thi can work without a doubt?
If yes..which is better in your opinion?
10-16-2020 11:01 AM
again,...............READ THE HP QUICKSPECS do you have a XEON or Core i7 Model?
the Z4 G4 supports both NVME/SATA
the Z4 G4 supports M.2 and 2.5 sized devices
neither of your drive choices are HP approved for business use as they are consumer drives using TLC or QLC nand
HP approved SSD's at this time are still based on MLC nand
while you can use consumer drives on the Z4 C4 this is not recommended in a business environment
10-16-2020 11:26 AM
the only guaranteed compatible ssd's are the ones HP has tested and certified, all others are on the should work but it's not guaranteed
it is because your not knowledgeable i strongly recommend you read the quickspecs
based on your replies i recommend you either pay a consultant, or pay a local HP authorised or skilled reputable shop to have a SSD selected and installed in your system