HP Heralds a New Phase - Releases Z Turbo Drive Quad Pro and ZBook Studio

By CIOReview | Tuesday, November 17, 2015

PALO ALTO, CA: HP has come up with 'Z Turbo Drive Quad Pro' – the storage solution dedicated to empower the workstations. In addition, the company has also ventured into the quad core workstation market with the release of ‘ZBook Studio’.

The Z Turbo Drive Quad Pro is reported to be 16 times faster than a standard SATA SSD, but available at a similar cost. Capable of uniting 4 HP Z Turbo Drive G2 modules into one PCIe x16 card, the product proves the ability of handling large data storage challenges. Its heat-transfer solution dramatically reduces the system noise. It can be useful for compute-intensive workstations like HP Z440, Z640 and Z840 in CAD, architecture, scientific imaging and other sectors.

“As the world’s first quad core workstation Ultrabook, the ZBook Studio is a perfect combination of brains and beauty with the engineering toughness of a HP Z Workstation,” says Jim Zafarana, Vice President and General Manager, HP Workstations and Thin Clients, HP.

The ZBook Studio, on the other hand is a 15.6 inch workstation designed for professionals and has undergone 120000 hours of testing to attain perfection. In addition, HP releases three other mobile workstations - ZBook 15u, ZBook 15 and ZBook 17.

The ZBook Studio weighs 4.4 lbs and is 18mm thin. The product features a unique combination of Intel Core or Xeon processors that handles up to 2TB of Z Turbo Drive G2 storage. It has been configured with a maximum of 32GB ECC memory, dual Thunderbolt 3, dual cooling fans and an optional HP DreamColor 4K UHD or FHD touch displays. When it comes to graphics capability, the user can also choose among NVIDIA Quadro M1000M 2 GB GDDR5 Professional graphics or Intel HD graphics 530.

 “HP practices physics of failure techniques to predict reliability and improve product performance. This engineering approach has provided end-users our most reliable workstations available,” declares Ron Rogers, Vice President and Head of Engineering, Workstations and Thin Clients, HP.