HP FlexIO v2 2.5gbe NIC (for Elitedesk/tiny desktop etc) $20 shipped

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cptcrunch

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Man, I really want one of these for my 800 G4s, and I know it says it wont work, but man I'm tempted to buy and try anyways. It is either this, or a m.2 to i225 from aliexpress for $25
 
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Regrettably, I think these are only compatible with HP 800 G5 and above. ...Probably 400 & 600 series as well.

EDIT: Looks like these are G6 and above - thank you @nutsnax!
 
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thx...i read that too

just, wondering what the difference between the prodesk 600 and the elitedesk 800 is then?

is it really just the additional choice of gpu, adapters, keyboards and mice at time of purchase? at least thats the only thing i can find on HP's website.

I'm just worried HP locked the 600 in the bios to prevent it from having fancy additions to charge more for the 800.

building a little homelab atm and found the 600 and 800 with identical specs online, the 600 being $50 cheaper...and i wonder why...?!
 
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Usually HP has some added capabilities on each of their tiers. It's the same with the Z series. Z2xx not as many features/capabilities as Z4xx which has not as many features/capabilities as the Z6xx series, which is less than Z8xx.

As far as why the 600 is cheaper, probably because there is more capability/upgradability with the 800. I know on my Z600 it doesn't have as many ram slots as the Z800, and I'm sure it's something like that. You just need to compare the motherboards to find out.
 

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Usually HP has some added capabilities on each of their tiers. It's the same with the Z series. Z2xx not as many features/capabilities as Z4xx which has not as many features/capabilities as the Z6xx series, which is less than Z8xx.

As far as why the 600 is cheaper, probably because there is more capability/upgradability with the 800. I know on my Z600 it doesn't have as many ram slots as the Z800, and I'm sure it's something like that. You just need to compare the motherboards to find out.
finding out is what I'm trying, and HP nor the WWW is giving me anything. physically, in their barebone state both machines seem identical. that's my dilemma. so I'm worried HP wont allow things like this 10gbe option card in the bios.

thx tho
 
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finding out is what I'm trying, and HP nor the WWW is giving me anything. physically, in their barebone state both machines seem identical. that's my dilemma. so I'm worried HP wont allow things like this 10gbe option card in the bios.

thx tho
If you have the HP model/part number on each system, check out the hp partssurfer web site (hp and hpe versions) and they will list all the various parts and accessories for each of those. Find out the motherboard part numbers for each and then go to ebay with those part numbers to see if there's any physical difference. That should get you started.
 
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thx...i read that too

just, wondering what the difference between the prodesk 600 and the elitedesk 800 is then?

is it really just the additional choice of gpu, adapters, keyboards and mice at time of purchase? at least thats the only thing i can find on HP's website.

I'm just worried HP locked the 600 in the bios to prevent it from having fancy additions to charge more for the 800.

building a little homelab atm and found the 600 and 800 with identical specs online, the 600 being $50 cheaper...and i wonder why...?!
I've had both the 600 & 800 G9 minis (both bought 2nd-hand), and couldn't see any physical difference at all.

The biggest thing I noticed was that my 600 only has vPro Essentials but my 800 came with the full vPro Enterprise. Using the HP shop's customizer, vPro Enterprise can't be added to the 600, but the 800 doesn't even have a section for vPro so I guess you always get Enterprise? If you're planning on using the Elite mini as a server then the 800 might be preferable so you can waste lots of time attempting to make MeshCommander work.
 
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