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The HP Z8 PC Can Be Upgraded to an Insane 3TB RAM and 48TB Storage


Need the ultimate workstation for your photo and video editing? HP just launched a new lineup of desktop workstations for you. The latest Z Workstations can be upgraded with mind-boggling hardware specs. The top-of-the-line model is the Z8, followed by the Z6 and Z4.

These monstrous desktop computers run Windows 10 Pro 64-bit and are geared towards creatives, visual effects artists, and anyone who needs an enormous amount of computing power at their fingertips.

The Z8, which HP touts as “the world’s most powerful workstation”, contains 24 RAM slots that allow you to insert up to 3 terabytes of memory in an age when most people are working with 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB. With 3000GB at your disposal, you can probably open up an entire photo shoot in separate tabs while working in Adobe Photoshop and do editing work at full speed.

For storage, the Z8 can be upgraded with up to 48 terabytes of space… in case, you know, you’d like to keep your entire lifetime archive of photos close at hand on your main workstation.

There’s also dual Intel Xeon CPUs with up to 56 cores, as well as dual NVIDIA Quadro Pro graphics cards.

Other specs include Thunderbolt 3 (optional), Dual 1GbE Ports for high bandwidth data transfer, USB 3.1 Type C ports, a new internal design with improved air flow for cooling, a 1700W power supply, and 9 PCIe slots.

If the Z8 is too much computer for you, the Z6 offers up to 384 GB of memory, and the Z4 can pack 256GB of RAM and a single Xeon CPU.

The Z8 will cost $2,439 as the barebones workstation — you’ll need to shell out thousands more to get it up to the maximum specs described above — and will be available starting in October. The Z6 and Z4 will arrive in October and November, respectively, with base prices of $1,919 and $1,249, respectively.