HP SATA/SAS hard drive and Solid State
This document describes how to install Serial ATA (SATA) and Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) hard
drives or Solid State Drives (SSD) in the internal hard drive bay of HP Z or xw series Workstations.
Throughout this document, all references to hard drives include solid state drives.
A SATA or SAS hard drive or Solid State Drive (SSD)
Multiple SATA interface cables (each of a different length and with different connector orientation
SAS-to-SATA interface adapter (included with SAS hard drives)
Four 6-32 guide screws (for HP xw4000 Workstation series)
SAS/SATA hard drive installation instructions (this document)
The following may be required to install the hard drive:
T-15 Torx screwdriver or flat-bladed screwdriver
Before you begin
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Numerous installation scenarios exist for hard drives. This document describes hard drive installation
in internal hard drive bays.
If installing the hard drive in an optical bay converter, follow the instructions that shipped with the
converter for the hardware installation.
If connecting the hard drive to a Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) controller, follow
the instructions that shipped with the RAID controller.
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