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HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 £164.00 @ HP Store - £145.98 inc cashback/voucher & possible 5.05% topcashback - delivered

£164.00 @ HP
If you don't mind the 2 week wait. The HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 is a small, quiet, and stylishly designed server that is ideal as a first server solution for small businesses. With a form facto… Read More
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If you don't mind the 2 week wait.

The HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 is a small, quiet, and stylishly designed server that is ideal as a first server solution for small businesses. With a form factor that is easy-to-use and service, it helps small businesses drive down their expenses while improving productivity, efficiency, and security.

Intel® Celeron® G1610T (2 core, 2.3 GHz, 2MB, 35W)
2.3GHz2GB (1x2GB) UDIMM
Ultra Micro Tower(1) Dynamic Smart Array B120i/ZM

Possible topcashback - 5.05% (Business Store)
Possible quidco - 6%

Use 4OFFHP takes £7.87 or
Use 5OFFHP takes £9.84 (thanks to dt_matthews)

£188.93 - £35 cashback via redemption = £153.93
If it tracks via topcashback could get further £7.95 making it £145.98
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#1
Anyone know if the cpu can be upgraded on this as the one in is pants
#2
Or use 5OFFHP - a whole 1% more =P
#3
thinkiwillhaveit
Anyone know if the cpu can be upgraded on this as the one in is pants

Hi

I did some research a few weeks ago on this and believe it can be upgraded with this.

Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 Ivy Bridge Retail
#4
This is a great deal!! All the CPU upgrade info can be found here:

http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/6596-hp-microserver-gen8-processor-faq/

Shame no one has got 32GB of RAM running in these yet though! There is a TPM module you can buy for disk encryption as well, HP part number 488069-b21:

http://www.lambda-tek.com/HP-488069-B21~sh/C-1697412
#5
I have it's slightly bigger brother and love it. Currently has 8GB ram along with 4x 2TB drives running off the b120i RAID Controller.

This doesn't appear to have a CDRom included reading the spec sheet for those interested.
1 Like #6
JJClements
This is a great deal!! All the CPU upgrade info can be found here:

http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/6596-hp-microserver-gen8-processor-faq/

Shame no one has got 32GB of RAM running in these yet though! There is a TPM module you can buy for disk encryption as well, HP part number 488069-b21:



http://www.lambda-tek.com/HP-488069-B21~sh/C-1697412

32GB is a bit excessive :) It's about the same price as the unit :)

Edited By: kester76 on Dec 20, 2014 02:08
#7
Ooh, I am sooo tempted!
#8
Anyone know if there is a firmware upgrade yet for Haswell Refresh yet? I have fancied one of these for a while and would like to drop my G3258 into it, but last time I checked, HR were not yet supported and a BIOS update was speculated for the future...
#9
Hi, there has been so many posts of this.

1.Could a SSD be installed in the CD-ROM bay?
2. What RAID does it support? If RAID-5 possible?
3. Does it support larger than 4TB HDs?

Many thanks.
#10
GrantG182
Anyone know if there is a firmware upgrade yet for Haswell Refresh yet? I have fancied one of these for a while and would like to drop my G3258 into it, but last time I checked, HR were not yet supported and a BIOS update was speculated for the future...
It's socket 1155 so it can never support Haswell (1150).
#11
charlie12
GrantG182
Anyone know if there is a firmware upgrade yet for Haswell Refresh yet? I have fancied one of these for a while and would like to drop my G3258 into it, but last time I checked, HR were not yet supported and a BIOS update was speculated for the future...
It's socket 1155 so it can never support Haswell (1150).
So it's effectively dead in the water already then? I thought these were 1150. Ah well, looks like I'll be going the DIY route after all then :-(
#12
GrantG182
charlie12
GrantG182
Anyone know if there is a firmware upgrade yet for Haswell Refresh yet? I have fancied one of these for a while and would like to drop my G3258 into it, but last time I checked, HR were not yet supported and a BIOS update was speculated for the future...
It's socket 1155 so it can never support Haswell (1150).
So it's effectively dead in the water already then? I thought these were 1150. Ah well, looks like I'll be going the DIY route after all then :-(

There's a lot of 1155 cpu on cex website. I put it fro. Low to high

https://uk.webuy.com/search/index.php?sortOn=sellprice_asc&stext=lga1155§ion=&is=1
#13
GrantG182
charlie12
GrantG182
Anyone know if there is a firmware upgrade yet for Haswell Refresh yet? I have fancied one of these for a while and would like to drop my G3258 into it, but last time I checked, HR were not yet supported and a BIOS update was speculated for the future...
It's socket 1155 so it can never support Haswell (1150).
So it's effectively dead in the water already then? I thought these were 1150. Ah well, looks like I'll be going the DIY route after all then :-(

Take a read of this

https://b3n.org/installed-xeon-e3-1230v2-in-gen8-hp-microserver/
#14
Convert this bad boy into a swanky Synology Diskstation using the hacked XPEnology : http://cyanlabs.net/Thread-Install-XPEnology-DSM-5-0-on-the-N54L
#15
Turn this into a swanky Synology Diskstation using the brilliant XPenology: http://cyanlabs.net/Thread-Install-XPEnology-DSM-5-0-on-the-N54L
#16
Haswell uses Socket 1155 not 1150 as previously stated, check out the Xeon (proper server cpu) link above.
#17
Celeron. Steer well clear
#18
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#19
Out of stock, and price is 383 now

Edited By: namsons on Jan 14, 2015 23:25
2 Likes #20
when i saw the pic i thought the deal was for one of these

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81TllwNwY5L._SL1500_.jpg
#21
namsons
Out of stock, and price is 383 now

Yeah says that for me too. Would of been a decent buy.
#22
These HP Micro Servers ALWAYS get HOT when they're put on here lol .. not bad .. they're pretty decent. :-)
#23
GrantG182
So it's effectively dead in the water already then? I thought these were 1150. Ah well, looks like I'll be going the DIY route after all then :-(

An outdated socket hardly makes it "dead in the water" does it? you do realise sockets change every two refreshes anyway so you're always soon left behind, you just need something that will do its job beyond that point. My i5 2500k certainly isn't dead and that's 4 years old!
#24
Joshimitsu91
GrantG182
So it's effectively dead in the water already then? I thought these were 1150. Ah well, looks like I'll be going the DIY route after all then :-(

An outdated socket hardly makes it "dead in the water" does it? you do realise sockets change every two refreshes anyway so you're always soon left behind, you just need something that will do its job beyond that point. My i5 2500k certainly isn't dead and that's 4 years old!
An outdated socket is one in which the manufacturer has no further plans to develop. In this case, Socket 1150 is the way foward in the interim, 2011 is probably more long term for now.
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GrantG182
Joshimitsu91
GrantG182
So it's effectively dead in the water already then? I thought these were 1150. Ah well, looks like I'll be going the DIY route after all then :-(

An outdated socket hardly makes it "dead in the water" does it? you do realise sockets change every two refreshes anyway so you're always soon left behind, you just need something that will do its job beyond that point. My i5 2500k certainly isn't dead and that's 4 years old!
An outdated socket is one in which the manufacturer has no further plans to develop. In this case, Socket 1150 is the way foward in the interim, 2011 is probably more long term for now.

Develop how? What would you like them to do with it? Would you like them to make the latest and greatest 12 core CPUs compatible with this? How long would you like that level of support, should it apply to socket 775 for instance?

You should evaluate for yourself what the difference between sockets would be, Haswell only brought single digit percentage improvements in power draw and performance. The only aspect that's worth considering is the AES-NI extensions to allow faster crypto when the software is new enough to use those extensions, average Joe shouldn't give a damn about that. Broadwell (successor to Haswell) will only really bring gpu improvements.

TL;DR there are people happy with the 2500K from 2011 because Intel hasn't upgraded much in recent generations. Don't be a sheep and think 'less than latest is total junk'
1 Like #26
rmansley
Celeron. Steer well clear

In any other circumstance I'd be the first to agree with you, but as said these can be upgraded with a Xeon. I've had an E3-1230v2 running 24x7 in mine for probably 12mnths+ now with no issues. For those who asked I've also recently installed a WD 6TB drive with no problems. Great machines, especially with the 16GB memory upgrade, if looking to run multiple VMs off them I'd highly recommend a suitable SSD.
#27
Picked one of these up the other day from eBuyer - running 2 x 2tb drives in RAID1 with a 8gb MicroSD card bootable with VMware Hypervisor and ESXI 5.5..... lots of fun to be had!
#28
Great little server.These can be had for £185 and claim £35 cashback from HP from Ebuyer or Box.co.uk
#29
hotdealseeker
Hi, there has been so many posts of this.

1.Could a SSD be installed in the CD-ROM bay?
2. What RAID does it support? If RAID-5 possible?
3. Does it support larger than 4TB HDs?

Many thanks.

Same questions:
1.Could a SSD be installed in the CD-ROM bay?
2. What RAID does it support? If RAID-5 possible?
3. Does it support larger than 4TB HDs?
#30
An SSD would fit in the CD-ROM drive slot
IIRC it won't do RAID 5 (I have mine configured for maximum capacity (JBOD)) as I have multiple backup solutions in-place)
I have a WD 6TB working fine in mine



Edited By: garethcamp on Jan 15, 2015 10:23
#32
garethcamp
An SSD would fit in the CD-ROM drive slot
IIRC it won't do RAID 5 (I have mine configured for maximum capacity (JBOD)) as I have multiple backup solutions in-place)
I have a WD 6TB working fine in mine

If you want raid 5 you could always invest in a new raid controller. I have a HP P222 in mine and run raid 5 no problem.
#33
The only problem with the G8 is its only got one slot, so if you install a better controller your done. As said, I don't need RAID so have an NC365T (4 port gigabit network card) in there instead for teamed connections to different switches and a direct connection to a NAS.



Edited By: garethcamp on Jan 15, 2015 10:50
#34
Can some one just clear a few things up for me please....

If I want to use one of these to store music and videos files on so they can be shared via TV, tablets and phones etc, what is the best set up I should go for?

Freenas I take it will be an option, should I install VMware as the boot option ?
#35
Syncros
garethcamp
An SSD would fit in the CD-ROM drive slot
IIRC it won't do RAID 5 (I have mine configured for maximum capacity (JBOD)) as I have multiple backup solutions in-place)
I have a WD 6TB working fine in mine

If you want raid 5 you could always invest in a new raid controller. I have a HP P222 in mine and run raid 5 no problem.

Thanks, but I guess your HP P222 is not exactly cheap, neither any other realiable RAID-5 controller. I want 5 because it has the best of 0 and 1.

I won't risk to have a 2TB plus storage on it's own.

Separate question, would this run okey for Web, or SQL server? Many thanks.

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