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Disk replacement for HPz210 small form factor

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Old December 22nd 17, 02:27 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware
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Default Disk replacement for HPz210 small form factor

On 12/5/2017 10:36 AM, John McGaw wrote:
On 12/5/2017 12:12 AM, t wrote:
On 12/4/2017 10:26 AM, John McGaw wrote:
On 12/3/2017 9:36 PM, t wrote:
We got two HPZ210 small form factor

computers from another area, but they don't have a hard disk as well
as the data and power cables which connect to them.

1. Can an SSD like

work for the HPz210 computers if I get the following SATA and power



2. Or, would I need any other cables also?

Any advice would be appreciated.

The drive should work fine since it is a bog standard SATA interface --
no 'micro' adapter necessary, just a suitable high-quality SATA cable
rated for 6gb/s. Both the motherboard and the proposed drive are rated
for that speed. As for the power, it seems highly unlikely that there
isn't already a SATA power connector in place but the 'manual' is vague
to say the least. Have you looked? As Paul wrote, having a converter
from Molex to SATA power won't hurt you since they are cheap but there
is no use in buying something you'll likely never need (this written by
someone who has thrown out literally bushels of weird old obsolete
cables and adapters over the years).

Thanks John,

If something like this
works I can get it

As for mounting the drive, there are physical adapters to fit the 2.5"
drives into 3.5" spaces but I've had as much success using a bit of
double-stick foam tape -- SSD drives weigh next to nothing and are not

I appreciate your advice.

The cable you linked is for a 'slim-line' drive. The SSD you mentioned
first is a standard drive. The two are not necessarily compatible and
are meant for entirely different purposes. What you need is a standard
full-size SATA III cable long enough to reach from the motherboard
connector to the drive, wherever you mean to install it. As for power, I
still think that your computer probably has the appropriate 15-pin SATA
power connector on the power supply harness. Have you looked to see? If
your computer doesn't have the connector then you will need an adapter
to go from an old-school AMP/Molex 4-pin to a standard SATA 15-pin in
addition to the SATA data cable.

Since you keep referencing Amazon, try going there and searching for
'SATA III cable'. You will get a couple of pages full of suitable
candidates. You'll need to figure out if you need straight or
right-angle versions depending on how you will mounting the drive. There
are even some power adapters showing up in the search.

Thanks John,

I appreciate your advice and help. Your advice was very helpful. I found
the SATA cables.

Have a good holiday.

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