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04-27-2019 06:11 AM
Product: Z230 SFF
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
I would like to install a PCIe drive in a Z230 SFF. I found 2 part numbers on the quick spec document G3G88AA and M1F74AA. Sometimes I can be dumb as a box of rocks , I can't figure out what the difference is.
1.) What model/Part number is correct for the 512GB SSD that will fit in the SFF ?
2.) Does it install in slot 4 ?
3.) If one of these is installed and the primary operating system loaded on it, can the blue sata interface on the board be used for a sata SSD with an alternate operating system that can be booted to ?
4.) if so on the above, how do I set up to be able to select which os ? ( Intention is to have windows 10 on the PCIe drive, and Linux Mint 19 on the SSD in the blue inteface. and probably an additional HDD as storage device.)
I appreciate any help and suggestions offered
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04-27-2019 08:45 AM
First of all The Z230 workstation does not support NVME SSDs as a boot device. The Z230 was released before NVME technology became available to most consumer/workstation systems. The Z230 can use the NVME SSD as a data drive, but you will not be able to use it as a boot device.
The next generation Z240 has the ability for booting from NVME SSDs
so you are limited to SATA/AHCI SSD's and the only commonly available pci-e based SSD that uses SATA is the samsung SM951
however you must be carefull if buying this ssd as it is available in both SATA and NVME models you should be able to use the HP Turbo Z card/SSD as it is SATA based.
the HP Turbo Z G1 replaces the SATA ssd with the NVME model and as stated above is not bootable on the z230
as for multibooting aseveral OS's please readup on how to use the "Grub" bootloader that is part of linux
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