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HP Z230

HP Z230 4 Core Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.6GHz 16GB 2.3TB HDD+SSD

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4 Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.6GHz 16GB Oct 2014
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19 Reasons For

Good Brand

Medium processor core personal computers produced by HP have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all desktop computers (not just medium processor core personal computers) and found that HP also has good reviews across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on computers of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 4,096 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the Z230. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of computers that are a similar age to the Z230 is 1GB, the biggest is 6.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2TB.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Z230 range from 32GB to 3TB. When compared to other comparable spec computers that were launched around the same time as the Z230 that we have assessed, the total storage capacity of the HP Z230 of 2,256 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Very Big Hard Drive Capacity

The HP Z230 has one of the biggest hard drive capacity (2,000 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age. The smallest hard drive capacity of personal computers that came out around the same time as the Z230 is 320GB, the biggest is 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 800GB.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Z230 is 1GHz and the fastest is 4.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 3.6 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other PCs that are a comparable age to the Z230.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the personal computers of this spec and age the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB. The HP Z230 has one of the bigger internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst similar spec personal computers of this age.

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Two Storage Drives Installed

Most computers that came out around the same time as the Z230 have between 1 and 999 storage drives installed, including the HP Z230 which has two storage drives installed.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on desktop computers of a similar type and age to it.

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Two PCI Express X16 Slots

The HP Z230 is a two PCI Express x16 slot personal computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z230 have between one and two PCI Express x16 slots.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the Z230 range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz. The HP Z230 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (4 gigahertz) amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

The HP Z230 is a six USB 2.0 port desktop computer.

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Two 5.25" Bays

Most PCs that are a comparable age to the Z230 have between one and two 5.25" bays, including the HP Z230 which has two 5.25" bays.

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Fairly Big Solid-State Drive Capacity

The HP Z230 has a fairly big solid-state drive capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other computers of a comparable age and spec to the Z230. The solid-state drive capacities of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the Z230 range from 8GB to 520GB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 190GB.

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Eight Processor Threads

The HP Z230 has more processor threads than most of the medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago. This computer is a eight processor thread computer compared to most of the computers of a comparable age and type to the Z230 which only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Across all the PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 10MB. The HP Z230 has a quite big processor cache (8 megabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to the Z230.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the computers of this spec and age the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 6.2GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes, the HP Z230 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory amongst personal computers of this age.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the HP Z230 is more than most personal computers of a similar type and age to it. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Z230.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many computers that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD+SSD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to it. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot

The HP Z230 is a one PCI Express x1 slot personal computer.

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Only One PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot

The HP Z230 is a one PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slot computer.

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Only Two 3.5" Bays

Most medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago have between one and eight 3.5" bays, including the HP Z230 which has two 3.5" bays.

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1 Other reason to consider the HP Z230

Released Over Two Years Ago

This computer was released over two years ago.

Specification

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Processor Model
Processor That Supports ECC
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Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Processor Series
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Error Checking and Correcting (ECC)
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
RAID Level
RAID File Storage
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive
BD Interface Type
LightScribe Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
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Operating System Architecture
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X4 Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
2.5" Bay
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Performance
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel I/O Acceleration Technology
Scalability
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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Power
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Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
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Intel Virtualization Technology
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Technical Details

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(8)
28 March 2014

The HP Z230 SFF is an appealing entry-level workstation that fits almost anywhere and runs almost any app. PC buyers will suffer the usual workstation sticker shock, but this is a fine system for...

Compact form factor permits vertical or horizontal placement
Built to run 247
Plenty of ports
Potent Intel Xeon 3 1245 3 processor
Nvidia Quadro 600 graphics
Expensive
Half-height card can't keep up with larger workstations' graphics
Only one open drive bay
Smaller size means less room for expansion
12 March 2014

The Z230 has a lot going for it. The price is highly competitive. The compact design lets you place it just about anywhere. It can be quite powerful if you configure it with a fast processor and...

Sturdy build
Mostly toolless chassis
Powerful configuration
Intelligent design
ECC memory
Could use a memory card reader as standard
No digital audio output
Only one PCI 3.0 16 slot
Expensive
16 January 2014

HP's Z230 workstation is aimed at those of you who need a professional computer on which to run professional software...

2 December 2013

This business desktop delivers power and flexibility at a price...

HP's experience with PCs is put to good use in the Z230. It's cleanly and logically designed, available in a large number of desktop and workstation configurations, and carries a three-year...

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User Reviews

(12)
Reviewed 16 December 2014 by Z
Z would recommend the HP Workstation Z230 Tower (Verified Purchase)

Pulled the system out of the box, added 16gb non-ecc ram for a total of 24gb, connected two 4k monitors via DP connections, and everything worked great from the start and has continued to work... Read more…

Reviewed 25 November 2014 by Felipe Salinas
(Verified Purchase)

Me gusta esta computadora se las recomiendo hacen que mi trabajo sea mas rapido y es facil de usar...

Reviewed 28 December 2015 by Doug the Designer
Doug the Designer would recommend the HP Workstation Z230 Tower (Verified Purchase)

This going to be used for a office computer...

Reviewed 18 December 2015 by Loncho

It's a great workstation, weddings editing super high speed...

Reviewed 27 November 2015 by Dr. Phil
Dr. Phil would recommend the HP Workstation Z230 Tower

I've owned HP Pro (business) version before so I know the quality of this product. You can't beat the price, this will last 6 to 8 years like my last one did. I use it for both personal and... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers f1m27utaba
Barcodes 00037648237901, 00888793781012, 00888793781029, 08887937810122
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