HP Z230 worksation

Affordable performance and flexibility,
re-defined.

HP Z230

Create a totally immersive work environment for those who demand reliability and performance on a budget. Designed for heavy 24x7x365 workloads, the HP Z230 delivers next-generation processor, graphics technologies and scalability to match your business needs.

24x7x365

design for professional use

92%

Efficient power supply.
Lower energy costs.

Intel® Xeon® E3 processors and Intel® Core i7 processors

HP Z230 SFF

The workstation that fits your workspace

Engineered to impress. The redesigned HP Z230 Small Form Factor Workstation provides the capability and flexibility you demand in a 61% smaller form factor than the tower.

HP Z230 SFF workstation

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Form factor Small Form Factor
Dimensions (H X W X D) 3.95 x 13.3 x 15.0 in (10.5 x 33.83 x 38.15 cm)
Available operating systems
  • Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
  • Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
  • HP Linux Installer Kit
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop/Workstation

Available processors

Processor GHz Cache Memory Cores Hyper-threading Intel® vPro technology Intel HD Graphics
• Intel® Core™ i5-4570 processor 3.20 6 MB 1600MHz 4 No Yes 4600
• Intel® Core™ i5-4670 processor 3.40 6 MB 1600MHz 4 No Yes 4600
• Intel® Core™ i7-4770 processor 3.40 8 MB 1600MHz 4 Yes Yes 4600
• Intel Xeon® processor E3-1225v3 3.20 8 MB 1600MHz 4 No Yes P4600
• Intel Xeon® processor E3-1230v3 3.30 8 MB 1600MHz 4 Yes Yes No
• Intel Xeon® processor E3-1240v3 3.40 8 MB 1600MHz 4 Yes Yes No
• Intel Xeon® processor E3-1245v3 3.40 8 MB 1600MHz 4 Yes Yes P4600
• Intel Xeon® processor E3-1270v3 3.50 8 MB 1600MHz 4 Yes Yes No
• Intel Xeon® processor E3-1280v3 3.60 8 MB 1600MHz 4 Yes Yes No
Chipset Intel® C226 chipset
Memory 4 DIMM slots, up to 32 GB ECC/non-ECC, DDR3 1600 MHz
Drive Controllers
  • Integrated SATA Controller, RAID 0,1 supported: 5 ports, 6 Gb/s
Storage
  • Up to (2) 3.5-inch 7200 rpm SATA drives: 500 GB, 1, 2 or 3 TB (6 TB max)
  • Up to (2) 2.5-inch 10K rpm SATA drives: 250, 500 GB, 1 TB (2 TB max)
  • Up to (2) 2.5-inch SATA SDD drives: 128, 256 GB (0.5 TB max)
  • Up to (1) 2.5-inch SATA self-encrypting solid state boot drive (SED SSD): 256 GB, 256 GB max
  • Up to (1) 2.5-inch SATA self-encrypting 7200 rpm boot drive (SED): 500 GB, 500 GB max
  • Optional (1) 64 GB SSD Disk Cache Module can be used in conjunction with up to (2) SATA HDDs n RAID 0/RAID 1 using Intel® Smart Response Technology.
Removable storage DVD-ROM, DVD+/-RW DL Super Multi, HP Blu-ray Writer, HP 14-in-1 Media Card Reader
Drive bays
  • 1 internal 3.5-inch bay
  • 1 internal 2.5-inch bay
  • 1 internal/external 3.5-inch bay
  • 1 external Half-Height 5.25-inch bay
Expansion slots19
  • 1 PCIe Gen3 x16
  • 1 PCIe Gen2 x4 slot/x16 connector
  • 1 PCIe Gen2 x1 slot/x4 connector
  • 1 PCIe Gen2 x1 slot
Available graphics
  • Integrated Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics available on select processors as above
  • Professional 2D: NVIDIA NVS 310, NVIDIA NVS 315, NVIDIA NVS 510
  • Entry 3D: AMD FirePro™ V3900, NVIDIA Quadro 410, NVIDIA Quadro K600
  • Midrange: NVIDIA Quadro K2000
  • High-end 3D: AMD FirePro™ W7000 (AMO**** only), NVIDIA Quadro K4000
Audio High Definition Integrated Realtek ALC221 Audio and integrated speaker; optional HP Thin USB Powered Speakers
Network
  • Integrated Intel I217LM PCIe GbE Controller
  • Optional Intel Ethernet I210-T1 PCIe as 2nd NIC
Ports
  • Front: 2 USB 3.0; 2 USB 2.0; 1 microphone in; 1 headphone out
  • Rear: 2 USB 3.0; 4 USB 2.0; 3 DisplayPort 1.2 (for use with Intel HD Graphics); 1 audio in; 1 audio out; serial ports: 1 standard, 1 optional; 2 PS/2; RJ-45 (LoM), optional 2 IEEE 1394b ports (PCIe card)
  • Internal: 1 USB 3.0, 3 USB 2.0
Available power supplies
  • 240-watt 92% efficient power supply
Warranty Limited three-year Mon-Fri 8-5 next business day, parts, labor and 24/7 phone support, terms and conditions may vary. One-year warranty option available in selected countries.

HP Z230 Tower

Rock solid reliability, affordably priced

Built for heavy 24/7/365 workloads, with amazingly flexible storage and IO capabilities, the affordable HP Z230 Tower Workstation efficiently handles all the processes of today's demanding business applications.

Rock solid reliability, affordably priced
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Form factor Tower
Dimensions (H X W X D) 15.7 x 6.7 x 17.4 in (39.93 x 17.04 x 44.25 cm)
Available operating systems
  • Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
  • Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
  • HP Linux Installer Kit
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop/Workstation

Available processors

Processor GHz Cache Memory Cores Hyper-threading Intel® vPro technology Intel HD Graphics
• Intel® Core™ i5-4570 processor 3.20 6 MB 1600MHz 4 No Yes 4600
• Intel® Core i5-4670 processor 3.40 6 MB 1600MHz 4 No Yes 4600
• Intel® Core i7-4770 processor 3.40 8 MB 1600MHz 4 Yes Yes 4600
• Intel Xeon® processor E3-1225v3 3.20 8 MB 1600MHz 4 No Yes P4600
• Intel Xeon® processor E3-1230v3 3.30 8 MB 1600MHz 4 Yes Yes No
• Intel Xeon processor E3-1240v3 3.40 8 MB 1600MHz 4 Yes Yes No
• Intel Xeon processor E3-1245v3 3.40 8 MB 1600MHz 4 Yes Yes P4600
• Intel Xeon processor E3-1270v3 3.50 8 MB 1600MHz 4 Yes Yes No
• Intel Xeon processor E3-1280v3 3.60 8 MB 1600MHz 4 Yes Yes No
Chipset Intel® C226 chipset
Memory 4 DIMM slots, up to 32 GB ECC/non-ECC, DDR3 1600 MHz
Drive Controllers
  • Integrated SATA Controller, RAID 0,1 supported: 5 ports, 6 Gb/s
Storage
  • Up to (3) 3.5-inch 7200 rpm SATA drives: 500 GB, 1, 2 or 3 TB (9 TB max)
  • Up to (3) 2.5-inch 10K rpm SATA drives: 250, 500 GB, 1 TB (3 TB max)
  • Up to (3) 2.5-inch SATA SDD drives: 128, 256 GB (0.75 TB max)
  • Up to (1) 2.5-inch SATA self-encrypting solid state boot drive (SED SSD): 256 GB, 256 GB max
  • Up to (1) 2.5-inch SATA self-encrypting 7200 rpm boot drive (SED): 500 GB, 500 GB max
  • Optional (1) 64 GB SSD Disk Cache Module can be used in conjunction with up to (2) SATA HDDs n RAID 0/RAID 1 using Intel® Smart Response Technology.
Removable storage DVD-ROM, DVD+/-RW DL Super Multi, HP Blu-ray Writer, HP 14-in-1 Media Card Reader
Drive bays
  • 2 internal 3.5-inch bays
  • 1 internal 2.5-inch bay
  • 1 external slim ODD bay
  • 2 external Half-Height 5.25-inch bays
Expansion slots
  • 1 PCIe Gen3 x16
  • 1 PCIe Gen2 x4 slot/x16 connector
  • 1 PCIe Gen2 x1 slot/x4 connector
  • 1 PCIe Gen2 x1 slot
  • 1 PCI 32-bit slot
Available graphics
  • Integrated Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics available on select processors as above
  • Professional 2D: NVIDIA NVS 310, NVIDIA NVS 315, NVIDIA NVS 510
  • Entry 3D: AMD FirePro™ V3900, NVIDIA Quadro 410, NVIDIA Quadro K600
  • Midrange: NVIDIA Quadro K2000
  • High-end 3D: AMD FirePro™ W7000 (AMO**** only), NVIDIA Quadro K4000
Audio High Definition Integrated Realtek ALC221 Audio and integrated speaker; optional HP Thin USB Powered Speakers
Network
  • Integrated Intel I217LM PCIe GbE Controller
  • Optional Intel Ethernet I210-T1 PCIe as 2nd NIC
Ports
  • Front: 2 USB 3.0; 1 USB 2.0; 1 USB 2.0 Battery Charging Port
  • Rear: 2 USB 3.0; 4 USB 2.0; 1 DVI-I single link and 2 DisplayPort 1.2 (for use with Intel HD Graphics); 1 audio in; 1 audio out; 1 microphone; 1 serial (optional); 2 PS/2; RJ-45 (LoM), optional 2 IEEE 1394b ports
  • Internal: 1 USB 3.0, 3 USB 2.0
Available power supplies
  • 400-watt 92% efficient power supply
Warranty Limited three-year Mon-Fri 8-5 next business day, parts, labor and 24/7 phone support, terms and conditions may vary. One-year warranty option available in selected countries.

The HP Z230 has power to spare - and share.

The HP Z230 has power to spare - and share

Enjoy the latest in performance and energy efficiency from Intel's next generation processor architecture. The latest Intel Xeon® processor E3-1200 v3 family6 and the 4th generation Intel Core processors, as well as rich graphics are designed to keep up with your workload. Keep your work front-and-center with support for up to six monitors7,8 and easily connect your peripherals and devices using the four PCIe slots9, one PCI input/output slot, ten external USB ports and the fast charging USB port. With HP Remote Graphics Software you can take your graphics intensive workstation applications wherever you go and collaborate with colleagues around the office or around the world, in real time.

Professional works demand professional graphics

100,000 hours of testing per year are spent simulating real-world customer workloads, as well as stress-testing that far exceeds typical usage, translate into higher quality drivers that customers trust. Strong relationships with NVIDIA,® AMD, and Intel® help us quickly resolve any issues. That's how HP Workstations are equipped with graphics cards featuring optimized thermal and power design, wide-ranging application certification, and a full three-year limited warranty.

NVIDIA

Get the power to realize your vision with the new family of NVIDIA® Quadro® K-series professional graphics featuring the innovative NVIDIA® Kepler architecture. Offering robust OpenGL as well as DirectX support, NVIDIA® graphics are fully certified and optimized, with industry-leading applications from AutoDesk, Solidworks, Adobe, and many others for enhanced performance and reliability. The HP Z230 currently supports a wide variety of NVIDIA® cards, so matching the card with your workflow becomes a lot easier.

AMD

Boost productivity with the serious power and performance of AMD FirePro® professional graphics cards for the HP Z230 Workstation. Featuring AMD Catalyst Pro professional graphics drivers and full OpenGL and DirectX support, AMD FirePro® cards are specifically built for outstanding performance. The HP Z230 Tower supports the AMD FirePro® W7000 PCIe Gen3 high-end graphics card with the new GCN GPU architecture that provides superb graphics performance for medium to large design workloads.

Professional works demand professional graphics

* HP Z230 SFF model

† HP Z230 Tower model

** Not all features are available in all editions of Windows 8. Systems may require upgraded and/or separately purchased hardware, drivers and/or software to take full advantage of Windows 8 functionality. See microsoft.com. The integrated display resolution is below the threshold for snapping apps, a new feature that allows two Windows apps to be viewed simultaneously side by side. This feature may be enabled by attaching an external display which supports a screen resolution of 1366x768 or higher.

*** This system may require upgraded and/or separately purchased hardware and/or a DVD drive to install the Windows 7 software and take full advantage of Windows 7 functionality. See microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/ for details.

**** After-Market Option

  1. When comparing previous generations of HP Workstations
  2. Sold separately both as a configure-to-order (CTO) or after-market option (AMO).
  3. Does not allow 4 SSDs/SFF drives (CTO/AMO)
  4. Requires a compatible Intel® Core processor, enabled chipset, Intel® Rapid Storage technology software and non-SED HDD + optional 2.5 D flash cache module. Intel® Smart Response Technology is only available on select HP systems. Read performance levels assume that the data to be read is in the cache. Depending on system configuration, results may vary.
  5. Requires Windows 7 or Windows 8.
  6. Multi-Core is designed to improve performance of certain software products. Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of this technology. 64-bit computing on Intel® architecture requires a computer system with a processor, chipset, BIOS, operating system, device drivers, and applications enabled for Intel® 64 architecture. Processors will not operate (including 32-bit operation) without an Intel® 64 architecture enabled BIOS. Performance will vary depending on your hardware and software configurations. Intel's numbering is not a measurement of higher performance. See intel.com/info/em64t for more information.
  7. Requires both NVIDIA NVS 510 and NVS 310 graphics cards to be installed.
  8. Optional feature sold separately or as an add on feature.
  9. PCIe Gen 3 is a new technology; card availability may be limited.
  10. Some features may not be available in all regions.
  11. Intel® Hyper-Threading - The hyper-threading feature is designed to improve performance of multi-threaded software products; please contact your software provider to determine software compatibility. Not all customers or software applications will benefit from the use of hyperthreading. Go to intel.com/info/hyperthreading for more information, including which processors support HT Technology.
  12. Each processor supports up to 2 channels of DDR3 memory. To realize full performance at least 1 DIMM must be inserted into each channel.
  13. Intel® Xeon E3, Intel Core i3 and Intel Pentium processors can support either ECC or non-ECC memory. Intel Core i5 and i7 processors only support non-ECC memory.
  14. SATA hardware RAID is not supported on Linux systems. The Linux kernel, with built-in software RAID, provides excellent functionality and performance. It is a good alternative to hardware-based RAID. Please visit h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00060684/c00060684.pdf for RAID capabilities with Linux.
  15. For hard drives, 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. TB = 1 trillion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less.
  16. Actual speeds may vary. Does not permit copying of commercially available DVD movies or other copyright protected materials. Intended for creation and storage of your original material and other lawful uses. Note that DVD-RAM cannot read or write to 2.6 GB Single Sided/5.2 GB Double Sided Version 1.0 media.
  17. Blu-ray Writer - As Blu-ray is a new format containing new technologies, certain disc, digital connection, compatibility and/or performance issues may arise, and do not constitute defects in the product. Flawless playback on all systems is not guaranteed. In order for some Blu-ray titles to play, they may require a DVI or HDMI digital connection and your display may require HDCP support. HD DVD movies cannot be played on this workstation.
  18. HP Care Pack Services extends service contracts beyond the standard warranties. Service starts from date of hardware purchase. To choose the right level of service for your HP product, use the HP Care Pack Services Lookup Tool at hp.com/go/lookuptool. Additional HP Care Pack Services information by product is available at hp.com/go/carepack. Service levels and response times for HP Care Packs may vary depending on your geographic location.
  19. All slots are Low Profile.