Hi, I'm wanting to install 2 x 3.5" HDDs in my new Z240 SFF Workstation. There is a bay that already came with an insert and one of the new drives slots into that just fine. However it looks like some sort of insert/caddy is needed for the "External/internal shared 3.5" bay", as it is too big for the drive itselt to slot in. It looks like this bay is sized for some sort of optical disk. I've called HP and their spare parts people here in Australia, but no one can find the part needed. Can some one please help?http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Z240-SFF-caddy-insert-for-3-5-quot-HDD-in/td-p/5778715
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How to obtain the four screws that secure the caddy to the laptop body?
(Not the screws that keep the HDD inside the caddy.)
Does anyone know the specification for these screws, and where I can buy them?
Thanks in advance.
I'm using Excel 2010 and when I right-click on a row or column, the Insert/Insert cut/copied context specific options are greyed out. The options work when I open excel in safe mode.
This happens in all workbooks, including brand new ones. I've looked through the Excel Options but can't find anything.
Hi Team, We are trying to install win7 on Z240 but due to some issue the SSD does not gets detected we have also tried installing Win7 via CD/USB but still no luck can someone help me regarding this issue.
If secure boot is enabled in BIOS, try disabling it and enable legacy boot.Also in case you are using NVME SSD, then you may need to inject the corresponding driverhttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Video-Display-and-Touch/Z240/td-p/5529208
I have a brand new HP Z240. I have installed the SSD in the M2 slot on the board and updated the BIOS 1.27. The board or the BIOS will still not see the SSD. it is a Crucial 500GB SSD. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Z240-can-not-see-my-M2-SSD/td-p/5769871
Hello We are going to be purchasing a lot of HP Z Tower Workstations from our supplier in the future and I have been given one to QA in our environment nbsp We currently use HP BCU to make available and enable the TPM on our current HP systems We are using version of HPBCU Today Workstation HP TPM PPI Z240 I have downloaded version of the HPBCU to begin creating a configuration file for the new Z workstations nbsp The problem I have is that the TPM PPI physical presence settings are nowhere to be found in the UEFI BIOS firmware user interface What we want to do is suppress the prompt that would allow users to deny HP Z240 Workstation TPM PPI modifications This is was possible in previous incarnations of HPBCU on different models of workstation in the form of the following setting nbsp Embedded Security Activation Policy nbsp nbsp F to Boot nbsp nbsp Allow user to reject nbsp nbsp No prompts nbsp Unfortunately this is not in the file created using on the Z and as I said nothing appears in the user interface I have checked under Security gt TPM Embedded Security but the only options I see there are TPM Device and TPM State nbsp Is it possible to configure the physical presence settings on this model of workstation using HPBCU If not then I will need to reccommend an appropriate alternative make HP Z240 Workstation TPM PPI model where it is possible nbsp We deploy scripts that run HPBCU through configmgr SCCM and can't have this prompt annoying our users and potentially allowing them to deny the change nbsp We also can't have technicians HP Z240 Workstation TPM PPI visit every Z to configure this manually Our I T estate is fairly large at computers so automatic management is crucial to us nbsp Any help would be massively appreciated nbsp Many ThanksC Solved View Solution
Updating the System BIOS/Firmware seemed to solve this issuehttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/HP-Z240-Workstation-TPM-PPI/td-p/5597459
I need to upgrade from a Z220 to a Z240 using the same drives and o/s and software. Will those drives run on the 240 without crashing? If not, what drivers would I have to supply to use a program like Acronis Snap Deploy (set to restore to different hardware)?http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/z240-z220/td-p/5590254
Hello, i just bought an hp z240 workstation (tower format).I'm trying to configure a transcend m.2 30GB drive. After installing it on the dedicate m.2 slot on the motherboard i can't see it in the bios and even in windows 7.the first drive is connected on sata0 (original 1tb hdd with win 7 installed on it)On bios settings the m.2 slot is enabled. any suggestion? Thank youhttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Boot-and-Lockup/m-2-ssd-on-hp-z240-tower/td-p/5639374
Dear Support Team,I want to procure HP Z240 workstation for one of my project. The online datasheet shows that it comes up with only Windows 7 or Windows 10. But my system requirement is with Windows 8.1. Can HP Z240 haedware allows me to use it with Windows 8.1, if I purchase windows seperatley.RegardsWaqas Khalidhttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Windows-8-1-for-HP-Z240/td-p/5767910
Bios ver. N51 1.27 Does anyone know where the option is to turn on Num Lock for the HP Z240? I have looked throguh the service manual and there was no listing for turning on num lock like other models.Example: the z210 Bios does offer this. z240 https://cdn.cnetcontent.com/87/f7/87f7c232-7b8b-4ce0-b452-5de5da0d9e9b.pdfz210 http://h20566.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c02787107 Note: I am not interested in setting the forInitialKeyboardIndicators option in the Windows registy. I'm looking for an option similar to was is shown here. http://support.hp.com/doc-images/512/c02683746.jpghttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Z240-Num-lock/td-p/5738846
Hi,I would like to know the MTBF of Z240 workstations.In one site I found MTBF as 2 million hours with SSD. Is it correct?http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/MTBF-z240/td-p/5744704
I am trying to find out why I am blocked from install WIndows 7 Pro 32-bit. Please advise.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/Z240-Stopped-from-installing-WIn-7-32-bit/td-p/5672460
nbsp HP Z Tower WorkstationProduct number L T AVTo update the Firmware I was provided this link by customer support http h www hp com hpsc swd public detail sp ts oid amp swItemId wk amp swEnvOid Using the link I was able Updating Firmware for Z240 to download and run sp exe nbsp Then Updating Firmware for Z240 a set of instructions appear as follows nbsp Another FWUpdLcl exe utility in the ME Flash Local-Win directory is designed to update the ME firmware within a -bit or -bit Windows environment from the Run box or a command prompt The ME can be updated by executing the following command FWUpdLcl exe -f BIN -generic Alternatively when running a -bit Windows environment use the command FWUpdLcl exe -f BIN nbsp nbsp -generic The ME Flash folder contains the binary update image to be used with the utility nbsp The update binary image and the Local-Win folder contents can be copied to any storage volume available within the Windows operating system nbsp nbsp Since I am using -bit Windows I assume I need to run the command nbsp FWUpdLcl exe -f BIN nbsp nbsp -generic nbsp My question is how do I complete this command i e how do I tell it which folder to look in to find the files nbsp Much thanks for any guidance nbsp nbsp
When you run HP service packs, they will expand and place their contents under an own directory within C:\swsetup.Specifically in your case, if you run sp74202.exe, you should see a new directory C:\swsetup\SP74202 has been created with the contents of the service pack within. Alternatively you can use 7-zip to peek inside the service pack exe without running it since the exe is a self extracting zip file that runs the installer once decompressed In any case, a newer ME update exists here but i'd first apply the latest system firmware update available here. When looking at the HP service pack links above, it's good practice to selectively click each "Description", "Enhancements", "Installation Instructions" "Release Notes" "Fixes" and "Revision History" tabs and read the information (some of it is repetative but you'll soon learn where to focus your attension). The contents of these tabs contain important and relevant information on what has been improved, fixed, which system it's for, how to install the update, etc. And if a previously installed SP is not listed in the "revision history" tab, that release may have been pulled by HP due to some fauly behaviour or other issue! Pay particular attension to the prerequisits as in some instances firmware updates have to be stepped (that is you can't always simply apply the latest). And if you read such boaring stuff, the system firmware (BIOS) Installation Instructions tab would have given you a clue where the sp files are expanded to Have you tried simply enter the command (as specified) via a command prompt window but changing directories to where the FWUpdLcl.exe file is located? Just keep in mind that sp74202 is the initial ME firmware release so nothing sould update So best to apply the latest system firmware (BIOS), then the ME firmware, then maybe the latest ME software (under chipset drivers). Best to bookmark this page which lists all the downloads for your z240 Windows 10 64bit tower system so check it out periodically.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Updating-Firmware-for-Z240/td-p/5575077
Hello, I am working on installing windows 7 enterprise 64, on a z240 SFF. I am missing the USB drivers for it. I have the driver disk that came with it and I have installed every driver that is on there, along with going to HP support software and drivers web link and downloading everyone from there. There has not been one driver that has solved this problem, so I was looking for some sort of help on finidning one.l I tried a few other drivers for different model of towers but no luck. please help
Hi: Please post the hardware ID for the USB controller that needs the driver. To find the hardware ID, go to the device manager and click on the device needing the driver. Then click on the Details tab at the top of the device window. Now you will see a Property drop down list, and it will be set to Device Description. Drop down on that list, and select the 2nd item (Hardware ID's). Post the top string of characters that you see in the window.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/z240-sff-USB-driver-missing/td-p/5746056
Have a new Z240 Workstation with a Samsung 950 Pro 256GB M.2 nVMe SSD.Windows 10 will install to the SSD from USB no problem but the machine fails to find the OS post install.The Samsung 950 Pro SSD does not show up in the UEFI section of the BIOS, but it does show up under Legacy devices.Secure Boot is not enabled. If I add a SATA HDD, Windows Boot Manager gets installed on the SATA device and the machine will then boot Windows 10 from SSD. How do I get the machine to boot from SSD without having to have a SATA HDD installed? I've updated the BIOS from 01.11 to 01.21 with no change in the above.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Z240-wont-boot-from-M-2/td-p/5587319
HP sent a 16gb 2Rx4 PC$-2133P-Ra0-10 seperately with the new PC (HP Z240 SZh3). It came with 8gb RAM. I replaced the 8gb RAM with 16gb RAM but it wont boot. Blinking RED power light which turns to white blinking light. HELP!http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Boot-and-Lockup/HP-Z240-cannot-boot-with-16gb-RAM/td-p/5621704
HP sent a 16gb 2Rx4 PC$-2133P-Ra0-10 seperately with the new PC (HP Z240 SZh3). It came with 8gb RAM. I replaced the 8gb RAM with 16gb RAM but it wont boot. Blinking RED power light which turns to white blinking light. HELP!http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/HP-Z240-cannot-boot-with-16gb-RAM/td-p/5621704
Hello, I have some problem to open a ticket in warranty for an HP Z240. I'm registered on HP Support and also HP Enterprise Support, but when I try to open a ticket after the serial number check the site platform give me an error: this is not the right site for this serial number. I get this error on HP Support and also HP Enterprise support. What is the procedure to open a warranty ticket for this workstation?????If I call the telephone support number is always busy......it is crazy Thanks,Alessandrohttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Warranty-HP-workstation-Z240/td-p/5840120
I have a z with a i - CPU on my desk that refuses to recognize the attached monitor properly nbsp In the Xorg log file there is no mention of EDID data nbsp The result is that the HD display connected is set to x rather than x nbsp I'm running Debian and have updated the system BIOS to the latest N EDID Linux and z240, Ver nbsp I've also built the latest driver available from Intel for linux nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp z240, Linux and EDID nbsp nbsp LoadModule intel nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp Loading usr lib xorg modules drivers intel drv so nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp Module intel vendor X Org Foundation nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp compiled for module version nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp Module class X Org Video Driver nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp ABI class X Org Video Driver version nbsp Using an old PCIe x video card I have let me connect all of the ports on the monitors HDMI DVI and VGA and Debian correctly set the resolution each time and Xorg log showed all of the expected EDID data nbsp A different z system here is working fine using the onboard video nbsp Since I need to have up to RAID adapters in the system at once I can't just add a different video card nbsp I have not tried Windows to see if it works there though I am going to try to do that on Friday nbsp Is there a video BIOS update that might fix this problem nbsp or is the hardware broken nbsp thanksedc
I would guess you would have better driver support through windows vs linux for drivers.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Video-Display-and-Touch/z240-Linux-and-EDID/td-p/5697112
My system came with a Nvidia PCIe card. I would like to remove this card and use the integrated graphics. Whenever I remove the PCIe the system will just beep, and the integrated wouldn't work. I went in the bios but cannot find anything to enable the integrated. Thankshttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Video-Display-and-Touch/Z240-Integrted-graphics/td-p/5628346
I am trying to setup my new HP Z240 workstation, but cannot get the graphics card to operate at any resolution above 1024 X 768. The graphics card is an NVIDIA QUADRO K620. It is connected to the monitor with a DVI-D Dual link cable. The monitor is an HP w2408. The monitor has two inputs (DVI and VGA). I have the VGA input connected to another HP computer with a NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 card (this computer/card/monitor displays at 1920 x1200). When I checked the adapter modes (using the list modes option), the best mode listed is 1024 x 768. The NVIDIA spec sheet lists the max resolution with DVI-I as 2560 x 1600 or 1920 x 1200. What can I do to get the max resolution from my monitor (1920 x 1200)?
Update. Problem solved. When I realized that the monitor in DVI mode was not being recognized as PNP, it pointed to the monitor as the problem. Installed new monitor, everythng works as it should. Evidently the VGA input to the old monitor functioned properly while the DVI portion was defective (card or cable connection). Dave6666http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Video-Display-and-Touch/Graphics-resolution-on-Z240/td-p/5601923
When I download graphics card driver 15.20.1045 (sp73511.exe) from the HP site and install this, the properties display 15.200.1045.So I'm now not sure if the corect driver is installed, because I'm still getting graphics card errors. Our software supplier PTC recommends the certified 15.20.1045-version so how do I get this right?http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Graphics-Card-driver-Z240/td-p/5847833
Hello, My company recently purchased some Z240 SFF workstations and put in aftermarket multi-media card readers in the 3.5" slot. The card reader uses the internal USB 3.0 header, so I had to unplug the USB 3.0 cable for the for the front usb ports in order to get it to work. The media card reader works just fine in Windows, however, I get a POST error message on startup: "Cable detection Error 41A- Front USB2 Not Connected. Front USB cable has been detached or unseatted from the motherboard. Press Enter to continue." Is there anyway to disable POST messages? I can't seem to find anything in the UEFI/BIOS to do this.
One of the HP engineers who has been very helpful to us here has recently posted on a related question, and he has access to the schematics and the internal design details of these workstations. His post is on this thread, HERE : http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/HP-Z420-USB3-0-Head... Dan tells how to jumper the header to make it believe the cable is still connected, and it would not matter whether you jumpered at the motherboard end or the far plug end, as long as you got the correct pins/plug holes jumpered. Note his caution.... that seems to suggest that the pins on the motherboard are not as stout as the ones we are used to seeing. A proper sized insulated wire jumper with a short segment of wire exposed at each end can be used as a jumper at the far plug end of a cable, rather than the little plastic jumpers we use at the motherboard pin end of thins. If you carefully figure out the wire colors this should work. The wiring of such headers/cables within a HP workstation family are usually the same, and things can stay the same from one generation to another, in my experience.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Z240-POST-Message-disable/td-p/5761989
Hello, does the HP Z240 and Z230 have the Same Power Suplly?http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/HP-Z230-Z240-Power-Supply/td-p/5738621
HiI have bought a z240 tower which runs really well with win 7 pro. Recently, I wanted to add an SATA extension card, but without any success. I am looking for a simple SATA controller without RAID functionality (which unnecessary slows down the boot procedure). Unfortunately, HP does not offer any SATA boards as accessories - Is there any recommendation for such a card from your side? I've bought a LogiLink PC0059A card, unfortunately, the system does no longer startup when connecting drives to it. The hp BIOS screen appears as usual, then the card shows the attached drives, after that the hp bios screen appears again and reamains without any reaction (reboot required). Thanks for any hints Tomhttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/z240-add-SATA-card-no-working/td-p/5725275
Greetings nbsp We've purchased Dells for years but recently started (Graphics) 3.3 Beep Z240 SFF Code giving HP a look The first unit I received just stopped working during deployment testing and gives me long beeps red LED with short beeps white LED According to the manual this translates to The embedded controller has timed out waiting for BIOS to return from nbsp graphics initialization I couldn't Z240 SFF Beep Code 3.3 (Graphics) find any specific troubleshooting steps for this error so I did the following based on the testing I was doing nbsp - Cleared CMOSThe system wouldn't boot after applying BIOS settings using the HP BIOS Configuration Utility so maybe something went wrong there That said I applied settings with this tool multiple times before on the same system without issue nbsp but thought it was worth a start Here's my config file nbsp BIOSConfig Legacy Boot Options Disable Enable Legacy Boot Order HDD USB CDROM SATA HDD SATA NETWORK EMBEDDED UEFI Boot Options Disable Enable Configure Legacy Support and Secure Boot Legacy Support Enable and Secure Boot Disable Legacy Support Disable and Secure Boot Enable Legacy Support Disable and Secure Boot Disable- Swapped video cards Nvidia Quado K with a known good card We bought two units for testing so I had an identical system to swap from - Swapped memory - Reseated all cables nbsp Any ideas on what else I should try before sending it backhttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Boot-and-Lockup/Z240-SFF-Beep-Code-3-3-Graphics/td-p/5716527
Hi. I am trying to run the intel onboard graphics and an nvidia quaddro on the same machine simultaneously. HP says it is possible to do so but I cannot find the option in the BIOS to enable the onboard graphics as a primary driver. Right now, the onboard graphics cards becomes automatically disabled as soon as I plug the Nvidia in. Thanks for your helphttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-Z240-Running-multiple-graphics-cards/td-p/5854467
Dear all, I am going to buy a HP Z240 tower workstation. Do anyone know that the decibel of this computer? Is it louder? Do you know which HP workstation works quietly? Many thanks! Celiahttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Does-HP-Z240-Tower-Workstation-work-noisily/td-p/5854515
Hello Does anyone know how to enable legacy support on Z240 Workstation? Under "secure boot configuration" in BIOS I choose "Legacy Support enable and Secure boot disable" but I save and reboot, it reverses back to "Legacy Support disable and Secure Boot Enable" Any suggestion please? Many thankshttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Software-and-How-To-Questions/how-to-enable-Legacy-Support-on-Z240-Workstation/td-p/5678692
Hello Does anyone know how to enable legacy support on Z240 Workstation? Under "secure boot configuration" in BIOS I choose "Legacy Support enable and Secure boot disable" but I save and reboot, it reverses back to "Legacy Support disable and Secure Boot Enable" Any suggestion please? Many thankshttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/how-to-enable-Legacy-Support-on-Z240-Workstation/td-p/5678692
Hello ;I can not install the operating system. I got the warning:the bios in this system is not fully acpi compliant.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/z240-tower-workstation-Windows-XP-x64-install/td-p/5637922
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"?
@jeffparker? Yes I believe you can add them. Check the quickspecs below:http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c04762288.pdf 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 2http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Adding-drives-to-HP-Z240-SFF-with-a-Z-Turbo-drive/td-p/5710925
Brand New HP Z240 Tower Workstation with HP Solid State Drive will not BOOTHP diagnosticsHard Drive SMART Check: WARNING (1: NOT AVAILABLE)Hard Drive Short DST Check: NOT AVAILABLE (1: NOT AVAILABLE)http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/No-Boot-Device-HP-Z240-Tower-Workstation/td-p/5592736
I am trying to install Windows 7 on a HP Z240 SFF workstation but when I boot from the Windows 7 USB media, it does not show the HDD even though it is connected. it would be great if someone could help me out with this issue. Thanks in advance.
Hello matt_william, If you are using a retail version of Windows 7 Operating System. You may have to install the Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver while installing the OS. On the HDD partition windows, you will get LOAD DRIVER option, you have to install Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver. Please find below link to download Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver. http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=8323799&swItemId=wk_156996_1&swEnvOid=405... NOTE: THIS ACTIVITY NEED TO BE PERFORMED ON ANOTHER UNIT. TO USE THE INTEL RAPID STORAGE TECHNOLOGY DRIVER DURING A NEW OPERATING SYSTEM INSTALLATION: 1. Download the file by clicking the "Download" or "Obtain Software" button and saving the file to a folder on your hard drive (make a note of the folder where the downloaded file is saved). 2. Double-click the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions. 3. Navigate to C:\SWSETUP\SP73487 and unzip "f6flpy-x64.zip" to a USB key for a 64-bit installation. 4. Use the newly created driver installation media during operating system setup to install the drivers. Once you copy the driver on another USB media, connect it with unit on which you are trying to install OS. Click on Load Driver and navigate to USB and install the driver. Once the installation is complete, You will be able to access HDD and will be able to install OS. I hope that answers your question. I am an HP employee, the opinions expressed here are my personal opinions, not of HP. Make it easier for other people to find solutions, by marking my answer ?Accept as Solution? if it solves your problem. ***Click on "Thumbs up" button to the left side of my post to acknowledge the post ***http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Unable-to-Install-windows-7-on-HP-Z240-SFF-Workstation/td-p/5648294
I just got a HP Z240 Tower with a 400W power supply, 32 GB of RAM and 512 GB M.2 SSD. Is the GeForce GTX 970 Graphics card compatible? My PCIe v3 x16 slot is available.
Greetings, The 400 power supply could be an issue. A stock GTX 970 lists a recommended 500 watt power supply. You have to verify the 10.1 inch to 10.5 inch card will fit in your chassis. You should have the required UEFI BIOS if the system is brand new and you have a PCIe x16 3.0 slot available on the system board. Cheers!http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-Z240-Tower-Compatible-with-GeForce-GTX970/td-p/5676932
Hi, I?d like to install a media card reader (e.g. HP 468494-005) into the shared internal/external 3.5" drive bay of my HP Z240 SFF workstation but it doesn't fit. It probably needs a carrier of some kind, because the casing is just a bit too wide and there are no holes for the standard screws. I couldn't find any instructions on the HP website. Any help would be greatly appreciated!http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Z240-SFF-installing-a-card-reader-into-the-shared-internal/td-p/5739086
This should be easy but I can't find the PCI Serial Port Driver for HP Z240 VEN_8086 DEV_A13D. I think that's the AMT driver for this puppy.... I think its called sunrisepoint or skylake chipset? Things that make you go hmmmmm
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. ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp76501-77000/sp76975.exehttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/PCI-Serial-Port-Driver-for-HP-Z240-VEN-8086-DEV-A13D/td-p/5745582
Hi all, I got a Z240 SFF workstation with a 512G HP Z Turbo Drive G2 intalled on M.2 slot as a boot drive. I recently add a 1.2T Intel 750 PCIe SSD on PCIe slot 4 for additional storage. However after the Intel 750 SSD was intalled, the computer began to shutdown automaticly after couple of minutes running. The issue will be fixed after remove the Intel 750 SSD. The system is running 64bit Win10, with Samsung NVMe Driver. The Intel 750 SSD can also be read and write when installed and Intel Data Center Tool shows that the SSD is healthy. I think the auto shutdown issue is related to overheating on 750 SSD. I am wondering if the motherboard of Z240 SFF is compatible with Intel 750 SSD. Does anyone have Intel 750 PCIe SSD installed on their Z240 SFF or any other Z Workstation? Thanks! NOS_ATXhttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Auto-shutdown-issue-of-Z240-SFF-workstation-when-Intel-750/td-p/5696977
Hello. I am currently working on getting a fresh installation of Windows 7 on our HP Z240's in order to create our standard business image. I was able to install Windows 7 Enterprise but am having one issue. Whenever the workstation goes into sleep mode it will do a hard shutdown. I've installed the latest drivers found here for the chipset, graphics, NIC and sound. The issue still occurs. I've done the same on three different workstations and have experienced the same issue between all three. The OEM Windows 7 installation has no issues on the same exact workstation. Can anyone assist me with this? Thank you!http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/HP-Z240-with-Windows-7-Hard-shutdown-before-sleep-mode/td-p/5673196
It appears that newly shipping Z240 Tower workstations DO NOT have an internal USB header anymore? The System Board Overview graphic in the Maintenance & Service Guide (Oct 2015) shows #7 as a USB 2.0 internal header. However, the location where the header should be on the system board is actually a 1x6 pin header (P150) listed as "MEDIA". The other USB 2.0 Header, #5, is taken up as the front USB cable. So is there an updated manual that shows what is actually on the system board? The Z240 Tower QuickSpec is dated March 2016, so I'm hoping there is a newer manual out there somewhere. Any idea what the P150 MEDIA header is for? Is this for the old media card readers? I have the optional SD card reader, but that is attached to #8 which is the internal USB 3.0 header. Any way to attach deveices that need an internal USB 2.0 header?http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Z240-internal-usb-header-and-updated-Maintenance-amp-Service/td-p/5598284
Hi there nbsp My work machine is a HP Z SFF PC Last month the machine began randomly hanging and displaying blue screen errors There isn't much in the way of discernible patterns but it tends Z240 SFF blue crashes and HP screens random hangs, to happen when the machine is in use rather than idling and I can consistently reproduce it when using the Prime stress testing utility When I set it to maximise CPU heat as soon HP Z240 SFF random hangs, blue screens and crashes as I stop the test the machine blue screens indicating a cooling issue The machine's fan is very quiet although on occasion it gets very loud after a restart and then quietens down I would expect the fan to get louder as the CPU gets hotter during the HP Z240 SFF random hangs, blue screens and crashes stress test but this doesn't happen so I wonder if the fan is malfunctioning and if this is a known issue with these machines or if there is any possible resolution nbsp Please see below for the output of BlueScreeView which displays the error codes produced by recent blue screen errors nbsp nbsphttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/HP-Z240-SFF-random-hangs-blue-screens-and-crashes/td-p/5658407
Issue: Whever the system is booted/rebooted after POST, while transfering control to OS, the system goes into a pause/halt (keyboard and mouse doesn't responds)Workaround: As soon as one of the monitors is turned off, seems control passes to Windows 7 ("Loading windows" on black screen shows up) and boots normally, now the monitor can be turned on and dual display works as usualAdditional info: While the system is paused, if the NUM/CAPS/SCROLL lock is pressed in a particular sequence (even though the lights actually don't respond), it looks like the key-press sequence gets stored in buffer. This is verfied once one of the monitor is turned off, the same keypress pattern lights up on the keyboardSetup: z240 with 2x23" monitor connected to Display-ports, HP smartcard keyboard and mouse connected to rear USB. BIOS version 1.11 (SP74759)Has anyone experianced similar issue or anyone has a fix for this?
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:http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Z-240-Video/m-p/546...http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/z240-boot-issue-with-dual-monitor-setup/td-p/5531610
Guys, I just erceived a new z240 workstation and cannot find where to disable DEP in the BIOS. we have 3 z230's and I found it in that bios. Can anyone help. Have legacy software that will not install correctly with DEP enabled. Thankshttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/Z240-DEP-Data-execution-Prevention-disable-Can-t-find-in/td-p/5775621
I have upgraded from Win 7 to Win 10 and tried everything mentioned in this thread, but cannot remove the yellow flag. Code 10 error in the device manager. registry entries are: any other suggestions? Chris
Hi: Do you have the same issue with the same hardware ID? If not, please post the hardware ID for the HDA device that needs the driver. I only see W10 graphics driver for the nvidia graphics adapter.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/High-Definition-Audio-Device-has-Yellow-Flag-on-HP-z240/td-p/5684915
When running an SCCM 2012 R2 task sequence to install Windows 10 on a Z240, the network driver is working in Windows PE during the download and apply Windows image. I'm using Auto Apply Drivers step and after it's completed, the computer restarts into the Windows 10 OS, tries to set up the devices and then the task sequence fails because there is no network driver detected that it can use. I've tried to import multiple types of network drivers from both HP and Intel with no success. I've tried to specifically apply the Z240 driver package instead of using Auto Apply Drivers with no success. I've also tried to install a Windows 8.1 image instead and it still fails at the same point. I'm confused because it works fine in PE, but not after restarting and booting into the Windows OS. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Missing-Z240-Network-Driver-after-booting-to-Windows-in-SCCM/td-p/5600498
I can't get new Z workstation to boot into WinPE on Windows x Windows x and Windows x with only and NVMe drive installed to the M slot on the MB I've tried plain OEM Media and WDS with WinPE with different drivers added to the boot wim file all no luck nbsp It seems there must be some sort of bug relating to the Samsung nbsp pro nbsp M nbsp NVMe GB drive I'm using When I leave this as the only drive CDRW the computer always hangs as soon as WinPE starts If I leave the Samsung NVMe drive installed and add another SATA drive such as a Samsung Pro SSD it behaves fine- WinPE then loads and I can see both drives nbsp I was able to install Windows nbsp on the NVMe drive and booted into Win as long as the SATA drive was present As soon as I removed the nbsp SATA drive nbsp and it starts loading windows it immediately hangs again nbsp It shouldn't be NVMe driver support as Windows WinPE has native windows when or booting Samsung... hangs Workstation WinPE Z240 NVMe support and has the same problem so it must be something else I suspect it's either something I have to turn off in the BIOS or some other BIOS UEFI bug nbsp Has anyone seen this before nbsp Thanks nbsp Edit Z has latest BIOShttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Z240-Workstation-hangs-booting-windows-or-WinPE-when-Samsung/td-p/5574579
i need to install hdd-caddy to my z51-70 laptophttp://hddcaddy.com/en/lenovo-ibm-hdd-caddy/1347-lenovo-z51-70-hdd-caddy.htmlits legal to do this and i didn't not lose my warranty ??and it will work good with my laptop /?
i need answer pleasehttps://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/caddy-to-z51/td-p/3280248
Hi. I bought an acer aspire e5-575g-53vg laptop. It came with an m.2 ssd so there is an open hard drive bay. I want to install a hdd but i dont have the hdd caddy to mount it into the laptop. Ive tried contacting acer live chat support but they cant sell me one because my model didnt come with one. Do you know where to purchase one?
You can purchase the caddy in the Acer Store. This caddy is compatible only with: E5-575G-76YK and E5-575G-53VG models.
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Hi. I bought an acer aspire e5-575g-53vg laptop. It came with an m.2 ssd so there is an open hard drive bay. I want to install a hdd but i dont have the hdd caddy to mount it into the laptop. Ive tried contacting acer live chat support but they cant sell me one because my model didnt come with one. Do you know where to purchase one?http://community.acer.com/t5/E-and-M-Series-Laptops/Where-to-buy-hdd-caddy/td-p/441556/jump-to/first-unread-message
Hi guys. It is safe to install a hdd caddy to my laptop? I upgraded my hhd with an Sandisk SSD 240GB but i need more space to store my work. I want to install the caddy on DVD-RW SATA Slot. Thanks!http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HDD-Caddy/td-p/5644029
So I find myself in an odd situation. I upgraded form xp to windows 8.1 on an old laptop I had. Since then, this laptops video card has started to go. So what I am looking to do is to take the hd from that pc, put it in a hardrive caddy, and boot from that on a different computer. For certain reasons I need to retain both OS's.
My question is this. How will Microsoft deal with the licensing in this situation. I attempted this and got a notification that I will need to reactivate windows, but does this count as a second pc in their eyes? Or can I make the call and just say that the hardware has changed.
another note, Ideally I would like to move between both computers without re licensing, but I'm assuming this might not be possible.
I have a G50 80 with no dvd drive in it, will it have the components in it to add a caddy and a ssd if I want too, thanks for your helphttps://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-B-and-G-Series-Notebooks/Caddy-in-a-g50-80/td-p/3322974
Hi there; I am trying to convert my DVD drive into a 2nd SSD and i need to know which size caddy i will need to get in order to do this. There are 2 size which is 12.7mm or 9.5mm. Any help will be perfect.
Hi, From its specs: Fixed, serial ATA, 9.5-mm tray loadDVD+/-RW Double-Layer SuperMultiSupports zero power optical driveSupports M-discSupports configuration without optical drive That means 9.5mm Regards.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-15-AC660TU-15-6-quot-SSD-Caddy/td-p/5706191
What is the best way to shut down a USB hard drive caddy? I have a 120gig hardrive in my caddy and am wondering if after I do the safely remove hardware should I then be shutting down the power on my caddy or should I leave it on until I shut down my computer. Also sometimes it will not shut down that way because it says the system is busy and the only way I can shut it down is to turn off the power switch. Could somebody please tell me the safest way to turn on and off this caddy so I don't do harm to my harddrive. Thank you so much.
Easy question for you guys. I want to replace the original HD in my T60 with a larger SATA HD. Can I use the old HD carrier, or do I have to get one that's specifically designed for a SATA HD? Thanks very much in advance for the info.
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The same carrier will work just fine.
I have recently bought a old Satellite Pro A10 but it does not have a Hard drive or caddy, does anyone know if any of the other Toshiba Notebook Caddy's are compatible with this model ? I've been look around fleabay but not a lot of Pro A10 caddy's out there.
Any help is much appreciated
It is not easy to give you precise answer to this question.
Have you checked eBay to see if something can be found there?
Check it for all A10 models. It can be satellite or Satellite Pro.
Hello,I was wondering if I could replace the hdd with an ssd and put it in place of the optical driving using a caddy. Will I void the warranty? What caddy do I need, a 9mm should be ok?
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This caddy should do fine
A 9mm caddy should work as your system supports that type of ODD drive
This manual list the ODD support at page 27
Al long as you don't induce any damage while you do the upgrade, your warranty is still valid.
Hope this helps
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Is there any software program that can read a HDD in a caddy irrespective of the formatting of the files.
What I'm trying to read is a HDD out of a Humax 9200 PVR.
oops sorry I didn't understand the question at first.
I thought you were wanting windows to access it. which it will not do usually. windows only likes to see other windows installs
Hi all, I buy a L440 and I noticed that it hasn't got cd drive and I want to put in this place a caddy with an other SSD. I want to know if it is possible and if it is complicated to remove the protector.
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Have a look at the Hardware Maintenance Manual to get an idea how to open things.Furthermore you might consider installing an m2 ssd .https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-L-R-and-SL-series/L440-put-a-caddy-with-a-new-ssd/td-p/3284175
Can you put a normal Blu-Ray drive, ( http://www.ebuyer.com/product/139985 ) into a normal external caddy?
I'm thinking there could be HDCP issues?
A Blu-Ray drive is the same size a a non-Blu-Ray drive, so yes you can put it in a caddy
Hi, I upgraded 1TB HDD to SSD and it works fine. The problem is after I install the origianl HDD to 2nd HDD caddy, windows 10 does not reconize it. When I tried to connect via SATA USB cable, it worked fine (was able to assign a driver letter to the HDD). So here's my situation.SSD: All origianl data is migrated (even recoverary D drive) and installed in MB.HDD: formated and installed via 2nd HDD Caddy.BIOS: Updated to most recent version (2.00) In the disk management, it shows as following image: http://imgur.com/3A5f5MJI do see the HDD spaces, but nothing appears when I right click these empty volumes.C and D drives are from the SSD. Can anyone help me with this issue? Thanks in advanced!
Have this problem to, I wait for some answer, maybe lenovo will bring us BIOS update an then will suport 2-nd hddhttps://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Z51-70-2nd-HDD-CADDY-Problem/td-p/3275105
I'm looking on the web for a caddy (to get old HHDs doing something useful again).
Is there anything I need to look out for / avoid in particular?
My drives are:
Do I just ensure I have ordered the correct size of caddy, and that it accepts SATA II?
Any help would be great. I know they are really cheap, but I don't want one of those 'I should have asked them!' feelings.
I presume you are talking about external enclosures for hard drives. If so, The most important thing is the connections. USB 3.0 is faster than USB 2.0 and eSATA is faster than either. So, it depends on the options you have on your computer. I have several but my preferred one is the Thermaltake Black X Which is USB 2.0 or eSATA. As far as sata II or III, they both backward and forward compatable. Depending on what you want to use, you may also consider whether the enclosure will accept 3.5" or 2.5" drives, or either. Get one that will take either one and you will have a lot of options.http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/219219-caddy-quick-question-anyone-who-has-one.html
Hi need some help and i am perplexed by the issue in Windows x Ultimate I have a USB hard drive caddy Install the hard drive on cable Removable harddrives and caddy select and master have tried both but Windows will not initialize any of the drives BIOS sees the drives Windows Disk Management Removable caddy and harddrives sees the drives Step by step Boot up machine Windows in OS or WDM I Removable caddy and harddrives get a pop up Initialize disk You must initialize a disk before Logical Disk Manager can access it Disk has a tick by it Use the following Partition style for selected disk MBR or GPT GUID I select MBR and have tried GPT dont uunderstand what the latter is Press OK Get VIRTUAL DISK MANAGER ''The device is not ready' Any tips or things I can check please The data on the disks are from XP if that makes a difference I have checked in BIOS USB harddrive and as mentioned BIOS and windows is detecting it and I have different jumper settings on the HDs Master slave secondary Have tried several different USB cables and ports same issue Checked System Devices only yellow exclamation mark is ''Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface' Driver is upto date as verified Properties shows this device cannot start Is this relveant to my problem Many thanks M
Is this an IDE drive enclosure? If it's SATA you don't need the jumpers at all.
If it IS an IDE enclosure, you may just need to right click on the left where it says the disk # and click "online" when you see it in disk management.
If it's a SATA enclosure, you may need to do the same thing (make it "online") to access it.
Ive just installed ssd in my laptop and replaced odd with the old hdd using a caddy.
My bios is saying that my primary disk is ssd and it also shows odd is 640gb (its not optical though..).
Anyway when im booting win8.1 im getting black screen of death issue.. If i remove the caddy with my hdd everything works great.
Can anyone help with this issue? Im running dell xps series laptop.
when I got my new laptop the first think I done was to install an SSD.
I don't generally use my optical bay so I am considering install a HDD Caddy.
Has anyone ever done this, and if so have you had any issues? Also, what are the data transfer speeds like?
Since long time Toshiba doesn't support such option and doesn't offer such caddy for different models. All you can do is to obtain such caddy somewhere and hope it will be recognized properly.
To be honest I don't use it and I can use two HDDs on my machine (two HDD places).
Let?s see if someone else will post some useful info about this option.
By the way: have you already found something on the net?
I have just fitted a internal ide drive caddy so i can use some of my old IDE hard drives as backup drives, but alas i can't get it to work, power lights is on & i can here the drive spin up when i first slide in the tray with drive in it, but can't see it in my computer i have checked ide cable seems to be in fitted ok (brand new one) I thought it might be jumper setting as it was set as master so i removed pin still nowt. Its a pluscom mr-ab, i have two hard drive in comp, both using sata & dvd uses sata so this is only ide device i have, running win 7 64bit. any help muchly appreciated. Thanks
Might be a daft question, but did you try and detect the drive in the bios ?http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/48485-ide-drive-caddy-problems.html
I have Windows 7 on a new laptop I bought but I need to reinstall Vista on my last laptop.
I have a disk for each but the DVD player/recorder is broke on the Vista laptop, I was hoping I can install it through the new laptop.
I have a USB caddy that I connected to the new laptop to get my files from it and hoped I could do a fresh install of Vista through it.
I know it can be done through USB stick but I don't have 1 with 4gb which is needed.
Hopefully someone can help :)
Hi possibly this may help How to Install Windows Vista from a USB Hard Drive | eHow.comhttp://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/install-windows-on-another-hd-through-a-caddy-usb-682428.html
would like to know the 2nd hard drive caddy kit or peices as i would like to install a 2nd drive in this notebook to go with the SSD i have in it now, the manual show a part number but that is for the main hard drive and the ribbon cable looks way to long. Any help would be appercatedthanks Billhttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/2nd-hard-drive-caddy/td-p/5678154
I have a puzzling problem with my caddy, it connects using a lead with male to male usb plugs. If I connect the lead into the caddy and then into the pc usb port it comes up in my computer first time every time. If I leave the plug in the pc usb then plug into the caddy it will come up 1 out of 5-6 attempts. Can anyone please explain why (reason I am asking is because I have to use a front port, if it connected ok I could use a back port and leave the cable in).http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/291440-sata-usb2-caddy.html
I also need to know what part number I need to order for the 2nd hard drive caddy.
Hi, All available parts for HP ZBook 17 : http://h20566.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=5387509&docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c03... Regards.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/2nd-Hard-Drive-Caddy/td-p/5678165
can i use HDD caddy for this model? Thank you.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/try-to-use-HDD-Caddy-but-system-not-see-additional-HDD-2nd/td-p/5650698
I would like to use a SSD instead of the conventional HDD, but the SSDs are really expensive and therefore I would like to replace the optical drive with my conventional HDD. The optical drive is not often used and therefore I am looking for an optical bay caddy that easily replaces the DVD player. I know from old Tecra systems (e.g. 8100), that such a bay was available.
I do not want to use an external disk, because I do not like to carry to many devices with me. Please can someone help me?
Thanks in advance.
I know there are such optical by caddy for certain Toshiba notebooks but I don?t know if they are available for Tecra S10 and if it?s possible.
You should ask an authorized service provider in your country. If such a optical bay caddy is available, you order if from the technicians and they can give you a detailed answer. :)
I have several computers all of them have two caddies fitted The operating system is normally fitted in one the C drive and the Data Store is in the D drive So far I have used Western Digital drives The computer I am having the problem with is an Asus Sabertooth FX when a SSD will not boot in Caddy fitted board with SSD will not boot when fitted in a Caddy the latest BIOS I have decided to fit SSD's to all my computers This Sabertooth machine allowed the HDD C drive to be migrated to the SSD This was done with the HDD C drive in a Caddy SSD will not boot when fitted in a Caddy and the SSD in the second caddy in place of the D drive The migration was successful I then remove the HDD C drive and fitted the newly migrated SSD C drive to the same caddy which had housed the HDD I powered up and found the SSD was not recognized The message to insert a boot disc etc was displayed I tried the SSD in another machine with an Asus board this time an M A L-M The computer booted up OK I returned to the Asus Sabertooth machine and tried the SSD connected directly to the SATA ports on the Motherboard and it booted The problem as I see it is the SSD will boot with a direct connection but will not boot when a Caddy is in the circuit Has anyone had a similar problem and any suggestions on a Fix
Is the caddy a SATA or PATA? If SATA is the BIOS set to boot the port is plugged into on the motherboard first?http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/344923-ssd-will-not-boot-when-fitted-caddy.html
Hi, I just want to ask since i got my new Lenovo ideapad B50-70 will replacing my optical drive with HDD Caddy void my warranty?
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Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
No, it will not void your warranty. The User Guide for your model describes the various hardware items that can be replaced by the owner / user. In your situation the optical drive is one of those devices. For your reference I have included a link below to your model's User Guide.
What is the best SSD to use in the Ultrabay caddy in a Thinkpad T420?https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T420-Best-SSD-to-use-in-the-Ultrabay-caddy/td-p/3368043
I want to swap out the cd drive for a second hdd on my e6420 xfr
Seems ebay is full of generic caddys but which one do I need a few say they will fit the e6420 but do not include the xfr model, some have eject some do not ?
I would much rather buy it cheap if it's the same generic part but if it's not I need that info too
Hi From beginning my adventure with Z I've replaced TB hdd with Kingston hyper x x ssd as SSD not wokring Z51/70 in Drive 2nd Caddy I don't use dvd I've bought caddy replacement for dvd put there TB hdd and Z51/70 2nd SSD Drive not wokring in Caddy everything works Few days ago i bought samsung evo gb ssd as a replacement for TB hdd sometimes squeaks a lot and drives me crazy So I've change HDD with new SDD in caddy and Lenovo doesn't recognize it in bios and OS so first thought was that sdd is broken so i put it in mainboard and it is recognized correctly after that I try all possible combination with MB sata interface and caddyMB lt - SSD Kingston workingCaddy lt - HDD workingMB lt - SSD Samsung workingCaddy lt - HDD workingMB lt - SSD Kingston workingCaddy lt - SSD Samsung not workingMB lt - SSD Samsung workingCaddy lt - SSD Kingston not workingMB lt - HDD workingCaddy lt - SSD Kingston not workingMB lt - HDD workingCaddy lt - SSD Samsung not workingAND alsoMB lt - SSD Kingston workingCaddy lt - HDD workingUSB lt - SSD Samsung workingBIOS
If is plugs in fine I would venture there is a ID jumper required/removed for that bay. Check the install details from Crucial on the configuration options. I should detect it otherwise. I cannot think of anything else that would prevent the bios from seeing it.
T520 Model 4239 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QMbr>; Nvidia NVS 4200M Windows 7 Home Prem - 64bit w/8GBZ70-80 I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Window 8.1 64bit FHD 17.3 inch Display, Nvidia G840 w/2GB memory
Hi,I have Lenonvo T440p with SATA HDD, i need to confirm whether it can support SSD using caddy drive?What is the max SSD drive if can be added? Best Regardshttps://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/Whether-T440p-with-HDD-can-support-SSD-using-caddy-drive/td-p/3337171
Hi Just bought a Ideapad 500 comes with a 2tb HD what i want to know is where to get a caddy from to replace the internal dvd with a ssd (Will move windows over to it then for booting) Thank youhttps://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-IdeaPad-100-305-500-Edge/Replace-DVD-with-SSD-caddy-ideapad-500/td-p/3343722
I recently installed a SSD in my laptop (Dell XPS l501x) and bought a HDD caddy to replace my DVD drive for extra storage. It worked perfectly till all of a sudden I started to get the BSOD a couple of times and the strange thing was that every second time I started my laptop it got stuck right after BIOS (completely black with the backlight on and fans rotating).
Today however in the middle of watching a movie my laptop went off suddenly (like when you pull out the batery). After restarting the on botten lighted up but nothing was hapening, not even backlight. So I was really worried.
Then I just got the Caddy out, and now I'm here typing this message on my good old laptop again :D
My question is how this can be and how can I install the caddy in the right way?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Sounds like you may have received a defective caddy. You might look into returning it for a replacement.
Hello.I've owned this laptop for a couple of years now and it's been great. I've recently been thinking about upgrading the hdd to a ssd and was surprised to find out that this model has space for two drives. I've been looking for a caddy and cable to fit a 2nd drive to the laptop and for the life of me can't find any. I believe that HP called it a Hard Drive Hardware Kit or something. Can anyone let me know where I can purchase one from at all as I can't find one on the hp site (or any other retailer at that).Many thanks.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-Envy-17-2nd-HHD-cable-and-caddy/td-p/5793322
Have an old XP Pro PC with a bad motherboard and another perfectly good XP Home PC I put the Pro HD in the Home chassis and after a revalidation of the OS it recognition HDD caddy USB with problem booted successfully However I can t get to the internet So I HDD recognition problem with USB caddy put the old Home HD back in the Home chassis booted successfully and attached the XP Pro HD HDD recognition problem with USB caddy to the Home machine with a USB caddy thinking I d just have to copy the files to the Home PC It sort of recognizes the drive - by that I mean that although no drive ecer shows up on the Computer screen it makes the bloop-bloop noise when I plug it it and when I remove it and if I go to the notification area I can click on the icon for safely remove hardware and it displays as a mass storage device but there is no drive letter Disk management displays nothing pertaining to the drive I ve plugged the caddy into the USB port of another PC and have gotten the same non-results And I tested the caddy with another drive and it works fine So I m baffled How can I put the Pro HD into the chassis of the XP Home and have it boot and display all my files yet when I use the caddy it fails to assign a drive letter nbsp
Possibly the old drive is a bad drive... age and technology lapses make the suffer.
cdrwin I have now purchased a plextor cd-r px-w5224a which works perfectly on my pc
Using a caddy external usb port. The problem is I need it to run on my laptop from a caddy usb port. But it will not recognise the plextor using winows xp on my pc and laptop
Can you through any light on the reason
I bought a SSD in order to swap it and the original HDD of the laptop but when I connect the HDD caddy, bios doesn't recognize the original HHD in the caddy. Does anyone know why it can been happening?
It would be helpful to know what you are calling a "caddy" and how it is connected to the notebook, and what OS you have installed.
Hi I m helping out hard drive with caddy Help & USB a friend to try and recover data from her crashed computer i have a USB IDE caddy Help with hard drive & USB caddy have removed the hard drive and plugged in - having removed the jumper from the back Help with hard drive & USB caddy panel as advised in fact I ve also tried it plugged into the slave part I connect up the blue light comes on on the caddy - I have seen drive letter H assigned to it in disk management but can not see the drive assigned within my computer so cannot access the drive So it s as if the drive is seen somewhere on the pc but not in a way that I can access it or download the data from As I have already done this for my own pc connected a hard drive and downloaded all data I know that I CAN do it but not on this hard drive for some reason I ve even downloaded tweak ui in case a drive letter wasn t able to be seen but that doesn t help either When I connect the hard drive the whole pc slows down as well - so it is seen somewhere by this pc Any thoughts much appreciated nbsp
Is it possible that your system is formatted to FAT when your external drive is formatted NTFS?
Hi, i need some help about my pc (HP Pavilion p6-2004it), it's possible to add a caddy for hard drive ? In this case i need to put 3 hard drive, i've already have one the WD black 3 tb , now i need to put the future hard disk (3 tb too) and another one with 1 tb, anyways i need an answer about wich caddy i should buy for this pc, thanks in advance ps: the the hard drives are 3.5-inch.
Hi, The HP p6-2004it is only provisioned for one (1) hard drive bay. If you are handy using sheet metal, you might be able to fabicate some brackets such as these. Dual 3.5" HD stacking bracket. These brackets may or may not work in your cabinet. Thanks for posting on the forum.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Caddy-and-hard-drive/td-p/5283433
I am planning to add a extra SSD card in my laptop. replacing my optical bay.So I want to know , if its possible in my laptop and also wan to know. which SSD should I buy and which ssd bay should I buy.I hope my laptop supports a second hard drive.My laptop uses a Toshiba Samsung SU-208 Super Multi 8X DVD RW DL Burner 24X CD-R Writer 9.5mm Super Slim Laptop Internal SATA Drive NEWhttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Does-my-laptop-support-Caddy/td-p/5709726
Hi Windows XP probably Home version would not boot into either safe or normal modes Used live media to check condition of the hdd and also removed a couple of Trojans again using a live bootable anti virus disk Since then opted to use the Recovery console and attempted to quot fixboot c quot but oops now cant even use the recovery console The issue is quot c windows system config system quot file corruption Maybe it is simply a question of copying files to old or bak and recreating them but xp external in caddy hdd drive fix from which location Because the recovery console will now not work I removed the hdd and loaded it into an external caddy and can now see its BOOT BACKUP amp RECOVERY partitions with all of the directories although fix xp hdd in external drive caddy the backup partition is pretty much blank and the recovery partition has stuff but nothing obvious to attempt The question is what to do I do to try to make this hard drive bootable again Any suggestions gratefully received TIA nbsp
I am swapping out the hard drive and lost the screws....not sure what size screws fit in the caddy Any help is appreciatedhttp://community.acer.com/t5/Gateway-eMachines-and-Packard/Need-Screws-For-My-Gateway-NV55C-Caddy/td-p/434374/jump-to/first-unread-message
I bought a caddy to hold an extra hard drive in the optical disk slot in my E5-575G-52RJ. It works fine, but I was wondering if I could pull it out/insert it while the laptop is powered on. I don't want to try it without asking and end up with a broken machine. Thanks!http://community.acer.com/t5/E-and-M-Series-Laptops/E5-575G-52RJ-Hot-Swapping-w-HDD-Caddy/td-p/461824
I have x2 identical PC's (Acer Aspire M3970, x1 at home, x1 in remote office) I'd like to put the hdd in the built in sata caddy so I can use it to boot both, and easily transfer work to home. I've initially tried this but get BSOD just as the Win 7 logo anim starts. Is this as easy as it sounds or am I missing something? Thanks.
This may provide you with an answer.
When you take a hdd with a Windows operating system installed from the computer it was originally installed on and install it in another computer you are asking for major problems. The excerpt below is from a Intel article which describes in detail what happens. The article also mentions a reference to an article by Microsoft, it can be seen here.
Moving a hard drive with Windows already installed to a new motherboard without reinstalling the operating system is not recommended.
If a hard drive is moved to a new computer, the registry entries and drivers for the mass storage controller hardware on the new motherboard are not installed in Windows for the new computer you may not be able to start Windows. This is true even if you move the hard drive to a motherboard with the same chipset, as different hardware revisions can cause this issue as well.
Additionally, moving a hard drive to a new motherboard may not exhibit any errors until you install new IDE drivers. This is because each chipset uses a different Plug-n-Play (PNP) ID to identify it. If you change your motherboard, your registry will have multiple PNP IDs (for the old hardware as well as the new hardware). If there are multiple entries in the registry, Windows cannot determine which hardware to initialize and therefore fails with a STOP error.