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tosca1
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kleine sata ssd vevangen naar grotere nvmi ssd

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Hallo ik zou willen weten of ik mijn kleine 128gb sata ssd kan vervangen naar een 500gb samsung 960 evo ?                                 Al vaker gelezen dat bios dat niet accepteerd ? Mijn desktop pc Hp z230 tower i5 16 gb  bj 2014 

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BambiBoomZ
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tosca1 wrote:

 

"Hi, I would like to know if I can replace my small 128GB SATA SSD with a 500GB Samsung 960 Evo? Have you ever read that the BIOS does not accept that?  My desktop is:  HP z230 tower i5 / 16GB, year built: 2014."

 

tosca1,

 

As far as I know, in a z230, a 960 Evo NVMe may be used as a data drive,  but not as a boot drive C: .  The z230 can use an AHCI M.2 such as the Samsung SM951.  I use an HP Z Turbo Drive M.2 256GB G1 (Samsung SM951 AHCI) in an HP z620 with very good results: fast. 

 

There is one M.2 NVMe drive that may used as a boot drive in a z230, which is the Samsung 950 Pro.  That drive has a "legacy BIOS" that installs an NVMe BIOS module. On Passmark Performance Test results, there are two z230's using the 950 Pro NVMe 256GB with Disk scores of 10415 and 10170.  However, the Samsung 951 AHCI can be faster in a z230: 12732.  The highest disk score for the z230 uses Samsung 840 Evo 250GB: 25605 !  That may well be a quad RAID 0.

 

There are also methods to edit an earlier BIOS so that the system controller can "see" the NVMe and perhaps now that is easier to do.  There was a series of posts on using NVMe in earlier systems on this Forum.

 

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Simplified-Install...

 

I hope others will comment if the situation has changed.

 

BambiBoomZ

 

 

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