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Z440Roger
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Z Turbo - Replace the M.2 SSD?

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I bought a HP Z440 (G1X59EA) one year ago and it came with a HP Z Turbo 256Gb card installed as the OS drive.

 

Now i want to replace the 256 GB M.2 stick on the Z Turbo PCIe card to a 512GB M.2 stick and wonder if i can simply buy a standard Samsung MZ-V5P512BW and just replace the original M.2 stick on my HP Z Turbo card. (The original M.2 stick is from Samsung.)

 

Buying a new Z Turbo 512GB PCIe card is too expensive, that´s why i just want to buy a new M.2 stick and replace the old one. I am aware that i need to re-install my OS.

 

Or to simplify, are the M.2 cards on the Z Turbo a standard M.2 card?

 

/Roger 🙂

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erico
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Use Crystal disk info to find out what is installed and then you will know what you need when replacing the 256 GB . Crystal disk will tell you which interface is used. 

 

http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-e.html

 

 

The Samsung PCIE unit  that you mentioned is not viable as a direct replacement in the HP Turbo Z adapter card.

It uses an NVMe interface instead of the MLC  nand that the Turbo Z M.2 SSD uses.

 

Here is an article that will give you sone insight on what I am talking about.

http://www.computerweekly.com/feature/MLC-vs-SLC-Which-flash-SSD-is-right-for-you

 




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Use Crystal disk info to find out what is installed and then you will know what you need when replacing the 256 GB . Crystal disk will tell you which interface is used. 

 

http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-e.html

 

 

The Samsung PCIE unit  that you mentioned is not viable as a direct replacement in the HP Turbo Z adapter card.

It uses an NVMe interface instead of the MLC  nand that the Turbo Z M.2 SSD uses.

 

Here is an article that will give you sone insight on what I am talking about.

http://www.computerweekly.com/feature/MLC-vs-SLC-Which-flash-SSD-is-right-for-you

 




I am not an HP Employee.

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Z440Roger
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Thank you Provost! 🙂

 

I noticed that read/write speed of the MLC sticks are not as good as the NVMe ones. So now i have my eyes on the Z Turbo G2 card instead, such as the M1F74AA.

 

BTW, in your answer there is a link for "Turbo Z M.2 SSD" and that link first took me to a page that gave me a loud "You have been selected to win the bla bla phone, etc, etc.". If i click the link now i am taken to a page for Chrome extensions.

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