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Adding drives to HP Z240 SFF with a Z Turbo drive

Q: Adding drives to HP Z240 SFF with a Z Turbo drive

Hi, I had a look inside and the Z Turbo drive appears to be connected to the motherboard (location 23 on the motherboard map in the manual) and not using a SATA port or any of the four main PCIe3 slots. Only one of the PCIe3 slots is being used and that is for the NVIDIA graphics card, and only one of the SATA ports is being used and that is for the Slim BluRay drive (connected to SATA3). That means there are 3 x SATA ports available, and 2 x 3.5" and 1 x 2.5" bays available, by the looks of it. My question is, is it possible to put 3 x HDD/SSD drives in it, i.e. 2 x 3.5" and 1 x 2.5"?

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A: Adding drives to HP Z240 SFF with a Z Turbo drive

@jeffparker? Yes I believe you can add them. Check the quickspecs below: The following are supported.500GB SATA 7200 rpm 6Gb/s 3.5" HDD LQ036AA1TB SATA 7200 rpm 6Gb/s 3.5" HDD - LQ037AA2TB SATA 7200 rpm 6Gb/s 3.5" HDD - QB576AA3TB SATA 7200 rpm 6Gb/s 3.5" HDD - QF298AA500GB SATA 7.2K SED SFF HDD1TB SATA 7200 rpm 8GB 3.5" SSHD (hybrid) - M7S54AA And the following SSD'sA3D25AA 128 Gb sata 3A3D26AA 256 GB sata3D8F30AA 512Gb Sata3F3C96AA 1Tb Sata3G7U67AA 256 Gb Sata3 SED OPALT3U07AA 240 Gb Ent class 2T3U08AA 480 Gb Ent class 2
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A:Adding a SATA hard drive to a PC with two existing IDE drives?

If the drive is physically fine the drive should work fine plugged into the motherboard. Does the motherboard have RAID and standard SATA connectors? It may be that with the drive connected to the RAID connector that you need to do some type of configuration prior to having the drive seen in Windows.

Another option if you still can't get it to work would be to use one of the SATA > USB docking units like:
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A:Adding more drives

Adequacy of the PSU would depend on what you have as a video card. The Q6600 is fairly high draw, (125 watts), but the 2 additional drives would be only about 50 watt. Your Seasonic PSU will likely deliver all the power on the label.

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A:Adding IDE Drives

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A:Adding more hard-drives

SCSI devises are tricky. At the end of a SCSI string the end has to be terminated unless the controller is self terminating (Looped back and the end plugged back into the controller.) Also... the number of drives you plan on using has to be set either by jumpers or switches on the controller.

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A:HP Z Turbo Drive performance degradation in ZBook Studio G3

I am running Windows 10 and just did a test via Samsung Magician and its showing Read: 2065 and write:782 Edit: I have the 500gb version in my studio G3
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A:merging drives - adding folders to this pc.

How to Combine Multiple Hard Drives Into One Volume for Cheap, High-Capacity Storage Have a look at this it might help if not then I would suggest researching about RAID that might be a good solution.

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A:Adding newer drives to Windows XP and 8

Q1: XP won't have drivers for USB3. They will default to USB2
Q2: yes, a cop-out although I do sympathise with HP a little bit. The uncontrollable sort of things people will do that ultimately need a service call on a long warranty account for that.

For transmission of data and programs between XP and Win8 you will need to use the lowest common denominator, which would be USB2 pen drive/flash drives.

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A:Adding drives to a dynamic Disk

Some information about your PC is required... What Os are you running, and motherboard type?
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A:Adding/swapping hard drives

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A:BSOD when adding hard drives to 64-bit version

Quote: Originally Posted by madmartian

I can run Windows 7 64-bit just fine with drives C (boot), D (data), and H (DVD). If I add another drive, I can't boot - I get a flash of BSOD followed by a reboot. The BSOD flashes too fast to read, but just long enough to recognize it before it reboots. I have tried three additional drives at the same time and individually with the same results. I can plug the drives in while W7 is running and the drive is recognized and appears. It installed drivers upon the first plugin. But if I restart without changing anything, I get BSOD. I tried moving the DVD from E to H since that is how I had it setup in Vista and that did not change anything. The three drives should show up as E, F, and G. All are connected to the Intel SATA chipset on a Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 motherboard. There are no exclamation markes for the controller in Device Manager. I also tried turing off all autostart functions when new drives are inserted. Note that I am able to plug in a removable SATA drive via USB adapter (drive R) and leave it plugged in through a restart without trouble.

This setup ran fine in Vista 32. My Win7-64 install is on a clean formatted drive. This is the Release version of W7-64 (it was released to OEMs on Oct 12). All Windows 7 updates have been applied through Windows Update.


couple of things. could you go into c:\windows\minidumo, zip the dump file (*.dmp) and upload it to us. If its not there try searching for *.dmp

Second. Are you using the same cable when you plug the last drive in? (bad wire, socket,?)

can you tell us about your computer so we know what hardware you have


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Please post back a screenshot of your maximized full Disk Mgmt drive map and listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu.
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A:HP Z240 Workstation TPM PPI

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A:z240 boot issue with dual monitor setup

Same here.New Z240 workstation with Xeon E3-1245 v5 and two monitors HP Z24n, both attached on the motherboard's DisplayPorts.OS: Windows 7 Enterprise x64 Sp1 with latest patches and drivers (including monitors' one), BIOS (01.27 Rev.A)  I found two workarounds: power down and restart, or briefly attach another DVI monitor. I will try your trick to power off a monitor.  P.S. Initially I had the same problem using two Samsung DVI monitors and HP DisplayPort->DVI adapters. I thought it was a problem with the signal conversion and changed monitors. Probably this post is an instance of the same problem:
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A:PCI Serial Port Driver for HP Z240 VEN_8086 DEV_A13D

Hi: You need this driver...the AMT SOL driver is included. This package contains the latest Intel Management Engine Software for the supported Workstation models and operating systems, as well as utilities for updating and checking status.
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A:Adding another CD Drive

Check the jumpers. 1 has to be set to Master, the other has to be set to Slave. Alternatively you could set them both to Cable Select, but I've never been a fan of that idea.
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A:adding drive

I think I can answer my own post after doing a little thinking... I have the second hard drive on the primary ide channel... not the secondary with my cd player... Ill switch ribbon cables and see if thats the culprit...
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A:Adding a second drive

Windows Disk Management will allocate a new drive letter for the main partition on this second hard disk drive.  Accessing this drive letter in My Computer should reveal the contents of the drive.  Remember that you cannot run programmes that were installed on this old drive, but you should be able to view data.
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A:Adding J Drive

Well, creating a drive with the drive letter J: is the same as creating any other logical drive, use Disk Management.

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This page should be most helpful:
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A:Adding new second drive

start > run > diskmgmt.msc

Or right click on My Computer > select Manage > then select Disk Management.
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A:Adding another drive!! Help me please?

If it were me, I would use the 15gig as XP only with all operating system files. The 20gig can be used for storage. If you are worried about security, NTFS is the best option for both. NTFS also uses your disk space more efficiently. This link will help to remove the old win98 from dual booting after you save your files and settings of course!

Format the 20gig as NTFS so both drives can work together more efficiently. I hope this helps.