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need z600 bios to see intell ssd pcie hard drive

Ain't no such thing.  I even tried the HP generation 1 Z Turbo Drive in the Z600 and no joy.

 

The closest I got, and it was successful, was to buy a Kingston Predator SATA type controller M.2 drive and their PCIe card that allowed the drive to be seen in the BIOS bootable drive listing, and to be functional and quite fast.  But, that was only after much work that led to a breakthrough.... there is one of the two Intel storage controller drivers currently listed on the HP Z600 drivers site that would allow that Predator to work in the Z600.  Kingston did not even know that.  The other driver resulted in an instant blue screen crash as soon as boot progressed out of BIOS and into the OS stage of booting.

 

Kingston no longer makes those.  Some are still available used or new, but rare to come by.  You can read my posts in here about how I pulled that off and the driver to use by using the search bar above and searching for "Kingston Predator".  There is a newer generation  of Kingston M.2 drives but they have NVMe type controllers and thus won't work in the Z600.

 

My advice:  it may be time to move on......  As you know, the Z600 runs its SATA ports at SATA II speeds, and thus a SATA III drive will give you no benefit in the Z600.  The Z620/Z420 workstations, version 2, are excellent workstations that can now be gotten off eBay used for excellent prices.  We run almost all our Z620s with only one processor and and in that situation the Z620 and Z420 version 2 workstations are functionally equivalent.  But the Z420 v2 prices have come way down.

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