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HP Z1 All-in-One G2 Workstation

I've been watching and reading the issues posted and solutions that surface and have found  this to be a remarkable forum.  Well done!

Since I don't venture much further than an occasional drive or memory upgrade, I rarely have created a problem I couldn't solve.  That ended this week.  

I purchased this preowned Z1 G2 and really like it as a secondary PC.  It has been sitting idle for the most part until the past few weeks, when I decided to use it as a dedicated workstation to process aerial imagery and maps.  My first project with this concept was a 14 acre cemetery, about 670 images for 15GB in files.  Ran the job starting Friday morning - the only use of the PC.  It ran straight through until Tuesday the following week. 24 hours/day.  With a decent processing app, it should complete in about 8 hours.

Long story short, I thought it might be a great idea to upgrade a few things - RAM, SSD's and with the guidance of those experienced in such matters - a CPU upgrade, provided it's practical.

Started with the SSD.  It already had 500GB and 1TB Crucial SSDs.  I had a few 2TB SSD's laying around and decided to put one to work.  Cloned it twice with Crucial's Acronis cloning app, both times I get no disk or no system disk error. 

I've checked and tried to change the boot order, but as soon as I'd select the drive it would display the same error. 

 

I believe once I get this issue resolved the next one to tackle will be RAM.  It's 16GB non-ECC now, planning on 32GB of ECC.

 

I think I've covered the issue, if not, let me know what additional information is needed.

Thanks and regards,

Dennis

DMF
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After a couple of days of troubleshooting and re-cloning the system drive, I installed the system drive only, booted and it came right to windows just like it always did.  No problem at all.  I connected the second drive to my primary workstation, it connected fin, no problems.

I have not been able to figure out what I may or may not be missing when it comes to the correct assembly and parts for the drive carrier.  It needs to support 2 2.5" SSD's.  Currently both drives are shored up with spacers to take the strain off the chassis connector.  A cheesy way to do it, but it worked.  Now I need to find the drive carrier parts for this unit and reinstall it correctly.

All guidance is appreciated.

Dennis

 

DMF

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After a couple of days of troubleshooting and re-cloning the system drive, I installed the system drive only, booted and it came right to windows just like it always did.  No problem at all.  I connected the second drive to my primary workstation, it connected fin, no problems.

I have not been able to figure out what I may or may not be missing when it comes to the correct assembly and parts for the drive carrier.  It needs to support 2 2.5" SSD's.  Currently both drives are shored up with spacers to take the strain off the chassis connector.  A cheesy way to do it, but it worked.  Now I need to find the drive carrier parts for this unit and reinstall it correctly.

All guidance is appreciated.

Dennis

 

DMF
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