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Z2 Mini 2.5-inch Bay

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Looking at getting a Z2 Mini that ships with a 256GB Z Turbo Drive in the M.2 slot.  

 

This means that the 2.5-inch drive bay is empty.  I'd like to mount an additional SSD in that bay, but I'm having a hard time determining if the necessary mounting hardware is included with the Z2.

 

From the service manual, it looks like I'd need a drive tray and a power/data cable.  Does anyone know if the tray and cable are included on systems that ship with an M.2 drive?

 

Spent some time on Partsurfer and I can't find the tray and cable available to order, so I'm kind of thinking they are included, but if anyone could tell me for sure, I'd really appreciate it.

 

Thanks!

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@ThankYouDoor

 

Please check page 51 of the following manual

 

   http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05350570.pdf

 

My understanding is HP won't have part for hard drive (HDD/SSD) cable, only hope it's already there. No option for dual storage.

 

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@ThankYouDoor

 

Please check page 51 of the following manual

 

   http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05350570.pdf

 

My understanding is HP won't have part for hard drive (HDD/SSD) cable, only hope it's already there. No option for dual storage.

 

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You know, I've looked at that service manual before, but I missed a very important bullet point on Page 51:

 

No cable adapters are required for any hard drives. The cables necessary for all hard drive conƭgurations
are included in the base system and automatically "blind mate" or "direct connect" to the drive(s) when
installed.

 

So the answer to my question was right there in front of me.  Thanks for pointing it out!

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Hi thankyoudoor, I am glad that your problem was solved. How did you manage to mount it? With those HP special screws?

I have a Z2 Mini 4G and I would like to add the Seagate Barracuda 5TB. Would that be possible as well? Maybe a question to Banhien. 

Thanks a lot! 

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