12-05-2019 09:57 AM
First post over here. 😊
I like to purchase a refurbished HP Z840 workstation to replace my current Mac Pro.
Is it possible to install 2 SSD drives in the external optical bays in front of the tower without installing any adapters?
Thank you very much for your answers and precious time!
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12-05-2019 05:59 PM
the z800/z820/840 all share the same basic case design and since almost all drives are nowadays either 3.5 or M.2 you will need adapters to mount either of them in a 5.25 bay or a PCI-E slot
these adapters do not cost that much, and are available from newegg/amazon/ebay to name a few sellers
what you want is either a 3.5/to 5.25 adapter or a PCI-E x4 M.2 card
12-06-2019 02:55 AM
Thank you very much for your answer.
I wasn't sure if could mount them directly into the front bay of the Z840 without any adapters. Now I know! 😀
Have a nice day!
12-06-2019 03:30 AM
I will put in two Samsung Enterprise 960GB SATA 6Gb/s PM863a SSD's.
12-06-2019 03:40 AM
a quick FYI i use the PM953 (previous model) and it is not compatible with the samsung consumer driver or samsung magician software
if you install the samsung ssd driver i suspect you will have the same issue i had, windows will no longer boot stay with the windows default ssd driver
12-06-2019 03:45 AM
Wow! Thanks again. 👍🏻
That's very good to know.