HP ProLiant ML115 G5 - Dual-Core Opteron 1214 2.2 GHz £105.72 Delivered @ Insight - HotUKDeals
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Different spec and cheaper than the expired deal posted last month.
e.g. Faster processor but less ram.
With the 3 yr warranty I couldn't resist.

The HP ProLiant ML115 G5 Server is the perfect first server with essential features for the growing businesses. Designed with SMB needs in mind, the HP ProLiant ML115 G5 offers expandability through multiple PCI-Express slots, four DIMM slots, and a four hard disk drive capacity. With proven ProLiant reliability and powered by AMD Dual-Core Opteron processor, this entry-level server provides a versatile server solution that meets the budgetary requirements of your business. The HP ProLiant ML115 G5 provides optimal business value that it is simple to own, reliable in operation, and easy to use at HP's lowest server price.

* 1 x 2.2 GHz AMD Dual-Core Opteron 1214
* 512 MB memory expandable to 8 GB
* 160 GB SATA Hard Drive
* 3 years warranty
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1 Like #1
Great deal. Picled one of these up the other day and remember your quidco.
#2
Previous deal posted by whattaah
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/189179/hp-proliant-ml115-micro-tower-1-way/

Full spec

HP ProLiant ML115 G5 - Micro tower - 1-way - 1 x Dual-Core Opteron 1214 / 2.2 GHz - RAM 512 MB - HDD 1 x 160 GB - Gigabit Ethernet

Type Server
Width 17.5 cm
Depth 42.6 cm
Height 36.7 cm
Weight 11.7 kg
Recommended Use Small business, corporate business
Product Form Factor Micro tower
Internal Bays Qty 4
Front Accessible Bays Qty 2
Server Scalability 1-way
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Slots Total (Free) 4 ( 3 ) x memory - DIMM 240-pin
1 ( 0 ) x processor
1 ( 1 ) x PCI-X / 100 MHz
1 ( 1 ) x PCI Express x16 - full-height
1 ( 1 ) x PCI Express x8 - full-height
1 ( 1 ) x PCI - full-height
Interfaces 1 x serial - RS-232 - 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9)
1 x keyboard - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style)
1 x mouse - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style)
6 x USB - 4 PIN USB Type A
2 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45
2 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ( 1 in front )
Expansion Bays Total (Free) 2 front accessible
4 ( 3 ) x internal - 3.5"
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support 3 years warranty
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - parts and labour - 3 years - response time: next business day
Processor
Type AMD Dual-Core Opteron 1214 / 2.2 GHz
Installed Qty 1
Max Supported Qty 1
64-bit Computing Yes
Multi-Core Technology Dual-Core
RAM
Technology DDR II SDRAM - ECC
Form Factor DIMM 240-pin
Features Unbuffered
Installed Size 512 MB / 8 GB (max)
Memory Specification Compliance PC2-6400
Memory Speed 800 MHz
Configuration Features 1 x 512 MB
Storage
Hard Drive 1 x 160 GB - standard - Serial ATA-150 - 7200 rpm
Networking
Features Wake on LAN (WoL)
Networking Network adapter - PCI Express x1 - integrated
Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Remote Management Protocol IPMI 2.0
Ethernet Controller(s) HP NC105i
Miscellaneous
Features System password, power-on password
Compliant Standards ACPI 2.0
Power Jump to Top
Voltage Required AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Device Type Power supply
Installed Qty 1
Max Supported Qty 1
Power Provided 365 Watt
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature 10 °C
Max Operating Temperature 35 °C
Humidity Range Operating 10 - 90%
Storage Controller
Type 1 x Serial ATA - integrated
Channel Qty 4
RAID Level RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10
Cache Memory
Type L2 Cache
Installed Size 2 MB
Cache Per Processor 2 MB
Operating System / Software
Software Drivers & Utilities
OS Certified SuSE Linux Enterprise Server, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Web Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition, Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard 64-bit Extended, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise 64-bit Extended
Monitor
Monitor Type None.
Graphics Controller
Type Integrated
Installed Size 32 MB
Storage Controller (2nd)
Type 1 x IDE - integrated
Product Display | Features | Accessories | Specifications
#3
sicknote
Great deal. Picled one of these up the other day and remember your quidco.


Thanks sicknote, updated post.
#4
sicknote
Great deal. Picled one of these up the other day and remember your quidco.


Insight aren't listed on Quidco's site though ...
#5
JeeBeePSB
Insight aren't listed on Quidco's site though ...


Thanks, I'd just checked and removed from deal, not the first time I've changed the deal on someone elses comment without checking:oops:
#6
Sorry, they had Quidco when I bought one 2 months ago.
#7
sicknote
Sorry, they had Quidco when I bought one 2 months ago.


No probs.:)
#9
Ordered one seems a nice deal, not bought from this company before. heres hopeing delivery is quick:)
#10
Insight are a large supplier of IT equipment in the UK so there shouldn't be a problem.
#11
512 MB of RAM...I thought them days were gone?
#12
dickslash
512 MB of RAM...I thought them days were gone?


512 EEC ram, luckily it can be replaced up to it's 8gb limit with cheaper non=ecc.

One point for anyone buying one and adding a graphics or sound card is that the PCI cards need to be designed to use 3.3v instead of 5v so they fit.

Does anyone know where the cheapest 1tb sataII can be found?
#13
sillycib
512 EEC ram, luckily it can be replaced up to it's 8gb limit with cheaper non=ecc.

One point for anyone buying one and adding a graphics or sound card is that the PCI cards need to be designed to use 3.3v instead of 5v so they fit.

Does anyone know where the cheapest 1tb sataII can be found?


Sorry for sounding ignorant but what is the difference between EEC and DDR2 RAM?
#14
EEC = Error Consistency checking, more reliable and a bit faster but crucially a lot more expensive.
#15
sillycib;2408488
EEC = Error Consistency checking, more reliable and a bit faster but crucially a lot more expensive.


ECC is slightly slower but this will only show up in benchmarking ... i.e. you won't notice an immediate difference.

These are good, cheap computers and well worth the money.
#16
Sorry if this is a silly question... Does this have a dvd drive and does most win software run on a server version of windows? I'm wondering if I can use this as a home pc.:whistling:
#17
Anyone know how loud these are? Tempted to use one as a home server but not if its loud!
#18
Voted Hot....

Good price, I bought the Dell server seen here, 2 months ago.....I do like HP though.....Tempted !
#19
I ordered 50 of these in at work.

They are not compatible with Windows XP or Windows Vista FYI.

They also require EEC memory.

They don't have any sound, so a sound card would need to be fitted if wanted as a home system.

Other than that, they are great systems.
#20
willgimmence
They are not compatible with Windows XP or Windows Vista FYI.


;-)

How can they not be compatible?

[Edit] - Taken from the specification page:

Insight
OS Certified

SuSE Linux Enterprise Server, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Web Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition, Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard 64-bit Extended, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise 64-bit Extended.

If that won't take an install of XP or Vista, then I'm a monkey's uncle! :p

I am wondering though, if I should cancel my order from Dell for the £117 SC440 I placed the other day and get one of these, just for the fact there's a 3 year warranty?
#21
You can get xp to work using some windows server 2003 drivers apparantly.
#22
So, can I have a definate answer if i will be able to put windows xp on this pc. Also if i had to increase the memory what would be the best to get in terms of make, specs and type?

Thanks
#23
Can some one clear this up.

Do these servers have a use at home?

I have 3 PC's wirelessly networked in my home - all seem to work OK.

What advantages are there to use a server. I don't understand there purpose.

Thanks....
#24
Can't go wrong for that money but bare in mind it is a server and not a games machine.

Desc. from the HP site http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en/sm/WF06b/521-525-358265-358265-12083521-81835387-82226957.html

Quickspecs. http://h20195.www2.hp.com/PDF/c01424137.pdf

Make sure you read the notes eg:
[LEFT][FONT=futura lt bt][SIZE=2][COLOR=#00009a][FONT=futura lt bt][SIZE=2][COLOR=#00009a][FONT=futura lt bt][SIZE=2][COLOR=#00009a]NOTE: When installing a Windows OS Environment and configuring the embedded SATA RAID, AHCI,[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=futura lt bt][SIZE=2][COLOR=#00009a]
[SIZE=2][FONT=futura lt bt][COLOR=#00009a][SIZE=2][FONT=futura lt bt][COLOR=#00009a]or SAS controllers, installation of a driver from a diskette device is required. HP's 256MB or 1GB USB[/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE][SIZE=2][FONT=futura lt bt][COLOR=#00009a]
[SIZE=2][FONT=futura lt bt][COLOR=#00009a]2.0 floppy drive key (P/N: 442084-B21 or 442085-B21) is required on the ML115 G5 to accomplish [/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE][SIZE=2][FONT=futura lt bt][COLOR=#00009a]this operation. [/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][FONT=futura lt bt][COLOR=#00009a]A USB drive key may not work to complete driver installation.[/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE][/LEFT]

It does take non ECC memory btw.
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#25
SuB-K
So, can I have a definate answer if i will be able to put windows xp on this pc. Also if i had to increase the memory what would be the best to get in terms of make, specs and type?

Thanks

I'm running XP Pro on one no problems, bought the 1.8GHz version a couple of months ago.

You will need to invest in a new graphics card though as the onboard one isn't up to much. I seem to recall an email from eBuyer a couple of days ago with a decent card for ~£25.

Unlike the ML110, the ML115 will take a proper 16 lane PCI-e card without modification.
#26
buelligan
Can't go wrong for that money but bare in mind it is a server and not a games machine.

Desc. from the HP site http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en/sm/WF06b/521-525-358265-358265-12083521-81835387-82226957.html
I bought a cheap nVidia 8400 card and although I've not really tested any games properly it certainly beats my old 4600 (which I know isn't saying much) by a long long way.

The thing which makes a games PC is fast graphics, this is no different to a "games PC" if you spend the money on a decent graphics card.

Dell's however are quieter, for some reason the CPU fan on the ML's run flat out the whole time, whereas Dell adjust theirs based on chassis/CPU temperature. This isn't a difficult fix if speedfan works on it (not tested yet), or put a fan speed controller in it.
#27
bigup
Anyone know how loud these are? Tempted to use one as a home server but not if its loud!


I don't think they are very loud, My dad has the one from the last deal and his seems fairly quiet.
#28
Azzin
I am wondering though, if I should cancel my order from Dell for the £117 SC440 I placed the other day and get one of these, just for the fact there's a 3 year warranty?


Anyone have any thoughts on this please? :thumbsup:
#29
Seems to be of mixed option here.

Here is another interesting view on noise; a comparison between DELL SC440 and the ML110.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/189179/hp-proliant-ml115-micro-tower-1-way/showpost.php?p=2170159&postcount=52


[SIZE="3"]Could people who own a ML110/115 please comment on noise levels and correspondingly how they use this server (i.e. Media Center/Server/Desktop).[/SIZE]
#30
hbucks1
Can some one clear this up.

Do these servers have a use at home?

I have 3 PC's wirelessly networked in my home - all seem to work OK.

What advantages are there to use a server. I don't understand there purpose.

Thanks....


Interested to know this also:thinking:
#31
taken a punt heat added
2 Likes #32
hbucks1
Can some one clear this up.
Do these servers have a use at home?
What advantages are there to use a server. I don't understand there purpose.


As others have stated in other posts;
Pros:
. Build quality is likely to be higher becuase these machines are built to run 24/7
. 3Yr Warranty
. This HP can use either ECC or non-ECC memory, unlike the DELL SC440 server, which makes memory upgrades easier and slightly cheaper.
. Takes also takes a normal PCI-Express 16x graphics card, unlike the DELL SC400 that requires you to hacksaw the GFX card to fit

Cons:
. Cooling is more important to a server than noise reduction, so it may not be as quiet as other desktops
. Does not come with Windows (which might be an issue for some who want it), so this will cost another £50+
. Others elsewhere have stated that Windows installation might require some additional steps (for RAID controller?) - Can someone please clarify exactly what is required?

So yes, it you want a PC to use as a file server and dont need to buy Windows (or use Ubuntu or FreeNAS) then this is a worthwhile buy.
If you want to use it as a desktop and need to buy Windows, then IMO there are better value buys out there (like the cheap DELL Vostro 200's)
#33
jazid
As others have stated in other posts;
Pros:
. Build quality is likely to be higher becuase these machines are built to run 24/7
. 3Yr Warranty
. This HP can use either ECC or non-ECC memory, unlike the DELL SC440 server, which makes memory upgrades easier and slightly cheaper.
. Takes also takes a normal PCI-Express 16x graphics card, unlike the DELL SC400 that requires you to hacksaw the GFX card to fit

Cons:
. Cooling is more important to a server than noise reduction, so it may not be as quiet as other desktops
. Does not come with Windows (which might be an issue for some who want it), so this will cost another £50+
. Others elsewhere have stated that Windows installation might require some additional steps (for RAID controller?) - Can someone please clarify exactly what is required?

So yes, it you want a PC to use as a file server and dont need to buy Windows (or use Ubuntu or FreeNAS) then this is a worthwhile buy.
If you want to use it as a desktop and need to buy Windows, then IMO there are better value buys out there (like the cheap DELL Vostro 200's)


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#34
Can anyone who has bought this tell me the make/model of the 160gb drive installed? as id like to get a few more of the same before i buy one

thanks
#35
jazid
. Others elsewhere have stated that Windows installation might require some additional steps (for RAID controller?) - Can someone please clarify exactly what is required?


I suspect that it's due to the fact that Windows XP will only install on IDE drives by default; if you want to install it on a SATA drive then you will need a floppy disk with the SATA drivers on it which you will be asked for early in the installation procedure. Alternatively, you can use a program like nLite to create a new XP installation CD with the SATA drivers already incorporated.

It may even be possible, depending on the PC/motherboard, to change a setting in the BIOS and have SATA drives appear to be IDE drives; this removes the problem but as I understand it, you're not able to use the drive to its full potential (eg. cannot use NCQ for faster drive access). It's by far the easiest way though.
suspended#36
I own a 1.8GHZ ML115.
The fans are quite noisy. I changed the rear exhaust fan for a quieter one.
I do a lot of testing for work and am currently running 7 servers on it using VMware ESX.
I bought an extra 2gb of ram from crucial.
Works well :)
1 Like #37
In an attempt to assist...
I have the ML110 Series with the DualCore Xeon 1.86Ghz chip.
It came with 512mb but HP had a promo which provided me with another 512mb ecc FOC....nice!.
A quick scour on Ebuyer revealed that many people buying this model could happily use half-decent Kingston ECC modules (just the budget version) so I invested in another 2GB which cost around £35 I think.
It came with a SAMSUNG 160GB drive. Which I'd expect they all do. It's a half-height one and subsequent drives added are the usual thickness.
That said, I did purchase another SAMMY from Ebuyer that was the same thickness and pretty much the same model for about half what Insight/Misco will charge for a HP part numbered version of same drive.
Installed Win 2003 Premium R2 Small Business Edition as I always have had MS Exchange installed on previous servers due to my job.
In fairness the bulk of it's use, and the point of answering peoples questions here is it makes a great fileserver, video streamer, web proxy, print server, email server, remote access gateway, web server or indeed gaming server (when I say gaming server I mean hosting games like Unreal or Counterstrike not playing games on it).
Some things to also consider :
1. It has a PCI-E slot should you want to improve on the onboard video
2. Has NO built-in audio (though you can configure Remote Desktop Pass-thru audio for using the server via RDP on any workstation) - useful for playing mp3s whilst on your server desktop remotely!.
3. The fan kicks in at power on for about 15 seconds and, whilst noisy, dies down to a constant whisper once the Power On Self Test has completed and windows starts loading.
4. Has enough space to accomodate 4 x SATA HDD drives
5. Has an INTERNAL USB socket - possibly useful for attaching USB drives internally?.
6. Is very easy to work on - front panel hooks off and all drives are on rails and can be slid out nicely.
7. Is only a Micro ATX mainboard therefore the case and indeed it's footprint is pretty damn small considering it's an entry server.
8. You get a driver CD, manual, decent mouse and keyboard with this system and it's extremely well packed and presented.
....so tempted to buy another!
Oh and yes it's also great for providing a central source for your media centre / wifi archos or wifi radio to access your mp3s and video files off the network!.
Hope all this info helps...if you need help with what extra sata cables to buy (it only comes with the one it uses) or compatible memory etc let me know.
Dazz
#38
How is the PSU?

What manufacturer / wattage / how many 12V rails, and how many amps on each?

What I'm really trying to say is, will it comfortably handle a high powered graphics card?
1 Like #39
You're in luck! I'm sat next to it and the side panel comes off a doddle :)
PSU Made by Delta Electronics - Model DPS-730AB-1A
Max Power 370W Though it's rated as
"+5v and +3.3V rails - Total Power 130W"
"+12VP and +12VD - Total Power 300W"
I've not used mine with a PCI-E GFX card. I guess it's likely to cope if there's not much else added but running it with 4 hdds as I do I wouldnt also want to risk running a topend card too.
Difficult to advise on that one. I guess the big thing to consider is if you're going to turn it into a decent gaming pc with an expensive gfx card the PSU may not be up to the job. Risk of blowing the card isn't a great thought!.
#40
Cheers. That's pretty decent on the 12V. Should handle a nice card, like you say, so long as it isn't crammed full of HDD's already.

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