£100 Cash Back dropping price to £121.81-HP ProLiant N36L MICROSERVER/NAS - Back in stock at Crescent Electonics - HotUKDeals
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Microserver for fileserver, basic computing, or one of the best NAS machines you will get for the money (Takes 5 drives and 8GB of ECC/non EEC memory - but comes with 250GB drive and a gig of ECC).

Cashback drops the price to £121.81 and it seems simple and straightforward to claim.

Crescent Electronics now the cheapest seller at £221.81 and have almost 200 microservers in stock again.

Here is a good link from a thread posted over three months ago, but it was EXPIRED when I received the "instock email" from Crescent.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-proliant-microserver-221-81-delivered-crescent-electronics/888083

I have removed all the links to the HP site as some sad creatures feel credit should be given to all the people who had previously posted these links. Interestingly in the last four and a half years when they both joined about the same time - they posted 24 deals between them out of over 26000 posts!
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#1
hmmm tempted to get one of these but i need powerline adaptors to get the most of it (not a wireless fan - too slow for large data transfers) and they would cost more than this server!
#2
Crackin bit of kit .......just got one set up using Amahi.....you will need to buy an optical drive and cables and a usb keyboard and mouse if you dont already have them lying around .....also a bunch of sata hard drives. If you want to use windows home server you have to upgrade the ram which I will be doing soon. But a great bit of kit for just over the £100.
#3
Good price again. Was tempted during the previous offer to get one to replace my Acer Revo & external drives.
Shame I didn't pick on up on the 1st June from Ebuyer. The old May cashback offer had ended and they dropped the price to £156 iirc, it's back up to £238 now HP have extended the £100 cashback offer.
#4
Heat added. This is very tempting. I've jut finished wiring the house with cat6, and have a rack in the loft holding among other things a 1Tb Icybox NAS (which I cannot fault, especially for the price I paid), which streams all my media around the house. But this looks like a fantastic bit of kit....
#5
kinesin
Good price again. Was tempted during the previous offer to get one to replace my Acer Revo & external drives.
Shame I didn't pick on up on the 1st June from Ebuyer. The old May cashback offer had ended and they dropped the price to £156 iirc, it's back up to £238 now HP have extended the £100 cashback offer.

I wasnt aware that ebuyer did this, shame. Didnt see it posted here :(
#6
could someone be kind enough and explain simple step by step process of setting this up as regular NAS and sharing a printer through it? and what else do I need apart of the harddrives. All i need is just to store files there and print PC and Mac through it.

any help is much appreciated.
#7
These really do make cracking NAS units and there's plenty of information around on forums as to set it up with FreeNAS, unRAID, WHS, linux etc. Very happy with mine! They're well designed with regards to cooling, even full of drives everything stays nice and cool and the fan is very quiet.
#8
Koston
could someone be kind enough and explain simple step by step process of setting this up as regular NAS and sharing a printer through it? and what else do I need apart of the harddrives. All i need is just to store files there and print PC and Mac through it.

any help is much appreciated.

At the end of the day its just another PC so if you have experience of installing and setting up PCs you will be fine.

Install the OS of your choice - setup the RAID, create the file shares - then connect, setup and share the printer.

Once you know what OS you will use there are plenty of guides online.
#10
Ibiza

You just re-posted the old deal - how about at least crediting the original poster?
#11
Hot from me
#12
How noisy are these compared to the likes of the HP mediasmart servers? I have one of those and had to change the fans as it was so noisy. I love it, but it seems to be failing to go to sleep overnight. I worry about the power requirements of that.
#13
Gordeh
How noisy are these compared to the likes of the HP mediasmart servers? I have one of those and had to change the fans as it was so noisy. I love it, but it seems to be failing to go to sleep overnight. I worry about the power requirements of that.

The fan makes very little noise and it is not intrusive. You can hear disk activity but no more than with any other computer. I only really notice that my ProLiant is on when my house is silent and that doesn't happen very often.
#14
Thanks OP! Just bought one.

Any recommendations on RAM ie how many GB? which type? etc

much appreciated
#15
Can you link to it please dcx?
#17
many thanks. Bit of reading there for me!
#18
dcx_badass
Spammed, we already have a massive current thread for this server from Cresent going. Cheap shot trying to repost just to get some heat.


The only current thread was from another seller at a higher price, the link was posted without a warning returning.

I posted having received...

> To: [email protected]
> Subject: microserver stock alert from Crescent electronics
> From: [email protected]
> Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2011 04:45:07 +0100
>
> Hi microserver
> You set up a stock alert from Crescent Electronics.
> HP ProLiant N36L 1P 1GBU Int SATA Cold Plug SATA 250GB 200W PS MicroServer ProLiant MicroServer series 1300 MHz 1 pcs AMD Athlon II Model NEO N36L 2 core 130 GHz 1MB is in stock.
> Simply go to this address
>http://www.crescentelectronics.co.uk/hp-proliant-n36l-1p-1gbu-int-sata-cold-plug-sata-2-xnto63372442170bd.html
> or call us on 01892 665 401 to purchase this product.
> Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5:30pm
> Kind regards
> The sales team

The mods have already had to edit your initial comment at the top.

Try to behave eh?
1 Like #19
dcx_badass
Spammed, we already have a massive current thread for this server from Cresent going. Cheap shot trying to repost just to get some heat.



Idiot.

Can repost if the previous thread was posted over a month ago.

The one you claim to be most recent was posted 3 months ago. See if you can work this one out for yourself.
1 Like #20
dcx_badass
mr.potato_head
dcx_badass
Spammed, we already have a massive current thread for this server from Cresent going. Cheap shot trying to repost just to get some heat.



Idiot.

Can repost if the previous thread was posted over a month ago.

The one you claim to be most recent was posted 3 months ago. See if you can work this one out for yourself.


Well done for reading the rules, but when the other is still being posted in every few hours and is the same deal as this, then yes it is current still.

They've exploited a technicality to try and get some heat. Pathetic.



Expired thread has expired.

Somebody cynical would say it's just to "try and get some heat". Normal people would just say they're making people aware of a deal.

Just sayin', now stop crying.
1 Like #21
Well that confirms me as a cynic then.

To re-post this without due credit is pathetic.
#22
phatbhoy
Well that confirms me as a cynic then.

To re-post this without due credit is pathetic.


I would agree if Ibiza hadn't clearly proved themselves as a valuable member of hotukdeals. I would have linked back, but clearly not an effort to get more heat but to bump the deal and let newcomers know it is back in stock. Calm down.
#23
The other version of this thread is the good one. It has lots of really useful info.

Here is the link again:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-proliant-microserver-221-81-delivered-crescent-electronics/888083
#24
"I have removed all the links to the HP site as some sad creatures feel credit should be given to all the people who had previously posted these links. Interestingly in the last four and a half years when they both joined about the same time - they posted 24 deals between them out of over 26000 posts!
TO ANYONE WISHING TO MOAN RATHER THAN DISCUSSING THE ACTUAL DEAL - TRY USING YOUR TIME CONSTRUCTIVELY AND POSTING SOME DEALS YOURSELVES INSTEAD.
GEEZ
QUITE SAD REALLY "

Haha ok Ibiza I'll boost my deal count by reposting someone else's deal and then spit the dummy when I get criticised - then I'll go looking up the HUKD credentials of those that dare to comment.

Clown.
#25
akahomer
Crackin bit of kit .......just got one set up using Amahi.....you will need to buy an optical drive and cables and a usb keyboard and mouse if you dont already have them lying around .....also a bunch of sata hard drives. If you want to use windows home server you have to upgrade the ram which I will be doing soon. But a great bit of kit for just over the £100.

What's the O/S for this, is it Fedora?


Edited By: soled73 on Jun 10, 2011 18:51
#26
This does indeed look like a great offer. I'm after a NAS to backup my WHS server and this could quite easily fit the bill.
#27
Offer extended to end of July!
#28
I'm really surprised at the shocking and childish behaviour from some members in this thread! Who cares aboout heat? It's about making people aware of a good deal simple as that!

To get back on topic, I bought one of these when they first got posted and they are fantastic. I'm actually considering getting another one. Cash back is so easy to claim as well.
#29
cat123
I'm really surprised at the shocking and childish behaviour from some members in this thread! Who cares aboout heat? It's about making people aware of a good deal simple as that!

To get back on topic, I bought one of these when they first got posted and they are fantastic. I'm actually considering getting another one. Cash back is so easy to claim as well.

Yes, ignore all the petty timewasters. If you buy one or even two ProLiants you're unlikely to regret it. ;)
#30
Hi,
I`m very interested in chaning my server to one of these, but I need my server to be up to running TVersity to stream two SD (or one HD) stream. The network runs over Wifi, Gigabit ethernet and mains networking depending where the data is ending up, but all options give enough bandwidth. Has anyone used TVersity on one of these?

Thanks in advance for any help!

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