zBook G2 Owners - Alternatives to "Z Turbo Drive"?

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  1. Mohamed Elkordy

    Mohamed Elkordy Newbie

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    I think this is the original HP Zturbo drive

    http://www8.hp.com/us/en/mpc/oas/product-detail.html?oid=7633917
     
  2. shrike4242

    shrike4242 Notebook Consultant

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    The product white paper that says the M.2 slot on the ZBook 17 G2 works with SATA or PCI-E drives is in error.

    I spent numerous hours on the phone with HP ZBook support, including one of the senior engineers that is over all of the ZBook support, going over testing out my ZBook 17 G2 with a HP-provided Z Turbo drive, which worked in my system without issue. The Crucial MX200 M.2 SATA drive would not work and I almost had to eat an Amazon third-party vendor restocking fee since I sent back a drive that wasn't defective and just not compatible.

    The ZBook 17 G2's M.2 slot is PCI-E only and obviously only supports a 2260 drive. The only drive that works in this situation to date is the Sandisk A110 / HP Z Turbo drive.

    Until we get another vendor to make a 2260-sized PCI-E SSD, there isn't another drive to test with.
     
  3. Another Penguin

    Another Penguin Notebook Enthusiast

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    Did they say anything about the 14 G2?

    I'm very curious whether the 14 G2 does support M.2 SATA SSDs or not, because of this post:
     
  4. valuxin

    valuxin Notebook Evangelist

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    Hi!
    Currently I'm working on project to turn k3100m/k4100M into k5100m/GTX 880m without hardware mod and I'll be very appreciative if you help with some stuff[​IMG] I'm looking for people with gtx 780/880 or quadro K3/4/5100M. All you need to do:

    1. Download GPU-Z and save the vBIOS.
    2. Download RWEverything, in top corner select "Access-->PCI". Then windows should appear - select device called "nVidia Corporation VGA Controller". After, save the info to binary with Shift+F2 combination.
    3. Share this two files with me[​IMG]

    Best Regards,
    Valentine.
     
  5. aztec506

    aztec506 Notebook Consultant

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    I don't think any of the Zbook G2s m.2 slots will work with Sata drives. Other than capacity what is the use of using the slot for sata drives anyway?
     
  6. Another Penguin

    Another Penguin Notebook Enthusiast

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    Capacity, price and availability :)

    It looks like this user has a Crucial MX200 M.2 2260 SATA SSD running in his ZBook 14 G2, but i'm not 100% sure:
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2015
  7. hopey

    hopey Newbie

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    Hello together,

    as I told some threads before, I bought the SSD "MZHPV256HDGL-00000". But as soon as I install it into the ZBook 15 G2 and boot, it stops during boot and powers of. After this it boots directly again without any problem, but it does not show the SSD in running operating system (BIOS seems to exclude the adapter).

    I thought maybe the SSD is defect, so I bought an adapter for pcie: http://www.delock.de/produkte/G_89370/merkmale.html
    With this it works fine in a normal PC.

    Are there any BIOS options I have to set?

    Thanks in advance,
    Matthias
     
  8. Mohamed Elkordy

    Mohamed Elkordy Newbie

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  9. hopey

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  10. Teddy1904

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    Hell,
    i bought the "MZHPV128HDGM-00000", which should be AHCI, not NVMe.

    Got the same problem as Hopey described.

    Your help would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    Charly
     
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