HP Z8 G4 Series Tower B&H Custom Workstation

BH #HEZ8G41FZ80X (B&H Kit)
HP Z8 G4 Series Tower B&H Custom Workstation
Key Features
  • Designed for the Creative Professional
  • 2.2 GHz Intel Xeon Silver 4114 10-Core
  • Upgraded to 32GB RAM
  • No Graphics Controller Installed
This B&H Custom Workstation combines the HP Z8 G4 Series Tower Workstation with 32GB of DDR4 RAM in a 4 x 8GB configuration, a 512GB SATA III 2.5" internal SSD, a 2.5" to 3.5" hard drive adapter bracket, and B&H installation services.
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HP Tower G4 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2HP Z8 G4 Series Tower Workstation
  • 3Pearstone 2.5" to 3.5" Hard Drive Adapter Bracket
  • 4Crucial 8GB DDR4 2666 MHz RDIMM Memory Module
  • 5Samsung 512GB 860 PRO SATA III 2.5" Internal SSD

This B&H Custom Workstation combines the HP Z8 G4 Series Tower Workstation with 32GB of DDR4 RAM in a 4 x 8GB configuration, a 512GB SATA III 2.5" internal SSD, a 2.5" to 3.5" hard drive adapter bracket, and B&H installation services.

HP Z8 G4 Series Tower Workstation

Built to fuel the creativity of those who reimagine our world, the VR-ready Z8 G4 Series Tower Workstation from HP has been designed to run complex simulations, process huge amounts of data, edit 8K video in real time, work in edge-computing environments, and be used for other intensive tasks. Its exterior provides tool-free access to a modular interior, and strategically placed vents and ducts throughout the system help streamline airflow for quiet performance. The system is powered by a 2.2 GHz Intel Xeon Silver 4114 Ten-Core processor and 13.75MB of L3 cache, all of which will allow you to run multiple applications simultaneously and provide significant performance gains when running multi-threaded tasks. If more power is needed, the CPU can deliver extra performance by increasing its clock speed up to 3.0 GHz utilizing Intel's Turbo Boost 2.0 technology.

The 8GB of 2666 MHz DDR4 ECC Registered RAM comes in a 1 x 8GB configuration, allowing the computer to run multiple applications simultaneously and to quickly access frequently-used files and programs. As this RAM features ECC technology, it is able to help detect and correct the most common kinds of internal data corruption. This RAM is also registered, and registered memory modules, also known as buffered memory modules, place less electrical load on the memory controller and allow single systems to remain stable with more memory modules than they would have otherwise.

For long-term storage of your files, this system is equipped with a 500GB 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" hard drive. If you want to add external storage drives, optical drives, printers, memory card readers, or other peripherals, the Z8 G4 features ten 5 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports (four front and six rear), one of which doubles as a charging port. There is also one serial port and two PS/2 ports. For users who wish to add additional components to the drive bays, the Z8 G4 features four internal 3.5" drive bays that support 2.5" drives using adapters, and two external 5.25" drive bays. No integrated or dedicated graphics controllers are included with this system, allowing the user to select a dedicated graphics card of their choice. Whether you are listening to music, watching a movie, or playing a game, the integrated Realtek HD ALC221 audio controller outputs high-definition audio and delivers higher fidelity than standard audio controllers. Network connectivity is achieved using dual integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports, and HP's Slim DVD Writer can be used to read from and write to optical media.

The Z8 G4 Series Tower Workstation includes a USB keyboard, a USB mouse, and a power cord. The installed operating system is Windows 10 Pro for Workstations (64-bit), which scales up for machines with a high number of logical processors and large amounts of RAM for server-grade hardware and power users.

B&H Photo is an authorized HP reseller with professional in-house technicians available for upgrades & installations on these workstations and laptops. Built with power and speed in mind, the Z Series is designed to enhance audio and video post-production workflows and more. Each HP Z series workstation or laptop features a range of top-tier processors and large RAM loadouts. The workstations are built with graphics flexibility in mind as well so that the end consumer can configure the graphics options to their needs, and each unit includes a 3/3/3 warranty - 3 years limited warranty for parts, 3 years limited warranty for labor, and 3 years of repairs performed at customer site for those parts not eligible for Customer Self Repair (CSR). For 24/7 customer service, please call 1-800-334-5144.

HP Z8 G4 Workstation Features

Mobility & Flexibility

With full grip front and rear aluminum carrying handles and slick feet, the system can be moved to a new location or to gain better access. The system can be used in desktop/deskside orientations or rack-mounted using HP's enterprise-class, fully extendable rails.

Interior Design & Cooling

The interior is organized with a consistent user access strategy. All user-serviceable components are identified with blue touchpoints. The service label located on the left access panel provides users with system board and memory loading information and quick access to diagnostic information. Cables are hidden or efficiently routed, providing better component access and airflow management.

The chassis is designed to maximize fresh air inlet to the system, and direct cool air where it's needed. The CPU and memory ducting has a design to help maximize fresh air inlet to both the memory and CPU, and keeps the memory airflow separated from the CPU airflow. The memory ducting has a patent-pending multi-channel design that directs cooler air from the inlet to both the front and rear DIMM banks, as well as to separate segments along the length of the DIMMs. The zone between the front and rear CPUs is divided by a baffle to direct fresh air to both CPUs and prevent preheated exhaust air from the front CPU cooler from entering the rear CPU cooler.

Designing the Experience

Due to the tool-free ease of use, HP understands system and component security may be a concern. Therefore, several security features have been incorporated. The left side access panel includes a key lock and the right side panel can be secured with the HP BPC Security Lock or Kensington security device. An optional system intrusion switch is also available. The rear access power supply is unlocked by default but can be secured by removing the PSU and enabling the locking mechanism on the side cover of the power supply.

DDR4 Memory Supported

The HP Z8 G4 supports up to 768GB using RDIMM modules (8, 16, and 32GB), and up to 3TB using LRDIMM modules (64, 128, and 256GB). While the system has 24 total RAM slots, all 24 slots are only supported in systems with dual processors. Systems with single processors only support 12 RAM slots. Additionally, the system will only work with DDR4 memory, you cannot mix LRDIMMs with RDIMMs, and dual processor configurations with memory modules installed for only one processor is not supported.

PCI Express Connectors

Seven PCIe Gen3 slots provide expandability supporting up to four PCIe storage devices with optional slots, including Thunderbolt 3 cards and RAID controllers.

Slot 1
PCIe Gen3 x4 (transforms to PCIe Gen3 x8 when a second CPU is installed)

Slot 2
PCIe Gen3 x16

Slot 3
PCIe Gen3 x16 (available only when a second CPU is installed)

Slot 4
PCIe Gen3 x16

Slot 5
PCIe Gen3 x4

Slot 6
PCIe Gen3 x16 (available only when a second CPU is installed)

Slot 7
PCIe Gen3 x4

Note: The PCIe x4 and PCIe x8 connectors are all open ended, allowing a PCIe x16 card to be seated in the slot

Front I/O

This HP Z8 G4 is configured with the Base Front I/O option and is equipped with four 5 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports (the left-most supports battery charging), a combo headset/microphone jack, and the option for an SD card reader.

Internal I/O

Internal Slot 1 (CPU 1)
PCIe Gen3 x8 (always available, for M.2 storage)

Internal Slot 2 (CPU 2)
PCIe Gen3 x8 (available only when a second CPU is installed, for M.2 storage)

2 USB 2.0 ports available with a single 2x5 header
1 USB 2.0 port available with a 1x6 header
1 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 2.0 port available with a 2x6 header

Note: The 2x5 header can be converted to a standard USB 2.0 Type-A port using HP's Internal USB Bus Port Kit, which uses half of the 2x5 header. The 1x6 header can be converted to USB 2.0 Type-A using the same kit and uses 5 pin positions on the header, and the 2x6 header can also be converted to USB 2.0 Type-A using the same kit, which takes up half of the 2x6 header. Additionally, the USB 3.0 header is available with a single 20-pin shrouded connector for a USB media card reader.

Rear I/O

In the rear I/O area, the HP Z8 G4 provides six 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 Type-A ports, dual Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports, support for two additional Ethernet ports via a separately sold module, a 3.5mm audio line-in/mic-in jack, a 3.5mm audio line-out jack, two PS/2 ports, and a serial port. Additional rear I/O ports can be added via PCIe add-in cards.

Windows 10 Pro

Start Menu

After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8's Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.

Cortana

Microsoft's digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Notebook, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.

Microsoft Edge

After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.

Windows Store

For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.

Windows Continuum

Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it's not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.

Xbox on Windows 10

Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.

Windows 10 Pro

The Pro version of Windows 10 includes all of the features of Windows 10 Home plus many designed specifically for businesses users, including Hyper-V virtualization, BitLocker disk encryption, and remote desktop access. Devices will also be able to join domains and the Azure Active Directory, and they can even access a specialized version of the Windows Store featuring custom, company-specific applications.
UPC: 192018109421

Pearstone 2.5" to 3.5" Hard Drive Adapter Bracket

The 2.5" to 3.5" Hard Drive Adapter Bracket from Pearstone is designed to fit a 2.5" drive into a 3.5" drive bay. Use it to install a solid-state drive or a laptop drive into a desktop computer for extra storage.

UPC: 847628007062

Crucial 8GB DDR4 2666 MHz RDIMM Memory Module

The 8GB DDR4 2666 MHz RDIMM Memory Module from Crucial is a x8-based, single-rank memory module for 288-pin DDR4 compatible systems. Moreover, it's registered, ECC, and has a CAS latency of 19. Add additional RAM to your system to increase its overall and multitasking performance.

Optimized for Intel platforms
Compatible with OEM servers
UPC: 649528780539

Samsung 512GB 860 PRO SATA III 2.5" Internal SSD

Store your data in the 512GB 860 PRO SATA III 2.5" Internal SSD from Samsung for quick access. It features sequential read speeds of up to 560 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 530 MB/s, making it ideal for storing and rendering large format files such as 4K video and 3D data. Moreover, it has a 2.5" form factor, which is compatible with a wide range of notebooks and desktop computers, and utilizes the SATA III interface. With a refined ECC (Error Correction Code) algorithm and MJX controller, the PRO 860 is able to provide you with fast data transfer speeds. Download Samsung's Smart Magician software to track your drive's health, performance, and install new updates.

Samsung Magician

Management Software

Samsung Magician software is designed to help you manage your SSD with a simple and intuitive user interface.

Firmware Update

Get notifications when new firmware is released, and easily install updates for enhanced performance, stability, and compatibility.

Performance Benchmark

Check your SSD's sequential and random read/write speeds, so you can maintain superb performance.

Data Security

Protect data by selecting security options. The 860 PRO supports AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption and is compliant with TCG Opal and IEEE 1667.
UPC: 887276247434

HP Z8 G4 Series Tower Workstation Specs

Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro for Workstations (64-Bit)
Performance
ChipsetIntel C622
CPU SocketLGA 3647
CPU2.2 GHz Intel Xeon Silver 4114 10-Core
Maximum Boost Speed3.0 GHz
L3 Cache13.75 MB
Memory Type2666 MHz DDR4
Total Installed Memory8 GB
Memory Configuration1 x 8 GB (User-Replaceable)
Maximum Memory Capacity3 TB
Memory Slot Type288-Pin DIMM
Memory Slots12 (11 Available)
Buffered MemoryYes
ECC MemoryYes
Graphics TypeNone
Storage and Expansion
Total Drive Bays2 x 5.25" (External)
4 x 2.5/3.5" (Internal)
SSD Slots2 x M.2 PCIe (Available)
Total Installed Capacity1 TB
Hard Disk Storage1 x 1 TB 3.5" SATA (7200 rpm)
PCI Expansion2 x PCIe Gen 3 x16
3 x PCIe Gen 3 x4
Optical DriveTray-Load SuperMulti DVD Burner with Dual Layer Support
I/O
Ports10 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1)
2 x PS/2
1 x DE-9/DB-9 (Serial)
Audio1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Microphone/Line Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Line Output
Built-In SpeakersYes
Media Card SlotsNone
Communications
Ethernet2 x RJ45 (Gigabit)
Wi-FiNone
BluetoothNone
Keyboard & Mouse
Keyboard104-Key Full-Size Keyboard with Number Pad
Pointing DeviceUSB Mouse
General
SecurityInfineon TPM Software Professional Package
Power Supply1125 W
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Operating Temperature40 to 95°F / 4 to 35°C
Operating Humidity8 to 85%
Dimensions8.5 x 17.5 x 21.7" / 21.6 x 44.5 x 55.1 cm
Weight49.4 lb / 22.4 kg
Warranty LengthLimited 3-Year Warranty
Packaging Info
Package Weight57.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)29 x 25 x 13"

Pearstone 2.5" to 3.5" Hard Drive Adapter Bracket Specs

Drive Bays Supported3.5"
Drives Supported2.5"
DimensionsNot Specified by Manufacturer
WeightNot Specified by Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.175 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.55 x 4.35 x 0.85"

Crucial 8GB DDR4 2666 MHz RDIMM Memory Module Specs

Capacity8 GB
Kit Configuration1 x 8 GB
SpeedPC4-21300 (2666 MHz)
Memory TypeDDR4
DIMM Type288-Pin DIMM
Buffered/RegisteredYes
Error Correction (ECC)ECC
Voltage1.2 V
CAS LatencyCL19
Memory RankSingle Rank
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.7 x 1.7 x 0.4"

Samsung 512GB 860 PRO SATA III 2.5" Internal SSD Specs

Storage
Drive Capacity512.00 GB
Performance
InterfaceSATA III (6 Gb/s)
Sequential Read Speed560 MB/s
Sequential Write Speed530 MB/s
Physical
Drive TypeSSD
Form Factor2.5"
SSD Specs
Flash ControllerSamsung MJX
SMART SupportYes
TRIM SupportYes
Reliability / Data Integrity
Encryption256-Bit AES Hardware Encryption
Endurance (Total Bytes Written)600 TB
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)1.5 Million Hours
Electrical
Power Draw2.2 W (Active)
Environmental
Operating Shock1500 G / 0.5 ms
Operating Temperature32 to 158°F / 0 to 70°C
General
Dimensions (W x H x D)3.9 x 2.8 x 0.3" / 99.06 x 71.12 x 7.62 mm
Weight2.2 oz / 62 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.6 x 3.9 x 0.9"
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