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HP ProLiant N40L Microserver £203.98 Delivered (£103.98 after HP Cashback) @ Servers Direct

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The HP ProLiant MicroServer is a general purpose server that can provide a platform to organize and safeguard your business information, allow effective communication with customers and make the most of your existing office equipment and resources. The HP MicroServer is a cost effective starter server for businesses with less than 10 clients and it can take your business to the next level of productivity and efficiency.


Cashback offer extended until end of September

*****Product must have been delivered and invoiced between 1st and 30th September 2012.*****

http://www.serversdirect.co.uk/pdf/microserver_cashback.pdf

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    comput1
    Have some heat, but I'm holding out till someone finds it for £95 again! ;)
    jazztr_500
    Think it may be the cheapest for a while, Now that the companies realised and increased there prices.
    minority
    Does this include delivery as I am being quoted £12 to £16 on top of your total price??
    jazztr_500
    delivery is free
    MKultra
    This is probably a very stupid question, but why are these so popular? They don't seem to do anything I want better than I already have and it's a fair expense. Thanks!

    I have a PC that is quite capable of streaming media. I have a backup regime (proper backup to offline fast USB3 disc rather than RAID). Bonus is that all your data is portable too.

    I use a £25 portable Cyclone media player or PS3 for playing AVI files.

    Is this server just used as an 'always on' device for serving files/media?
    omgpleasespamme
    MKultra
    This is probably a very stupid question, but why are these so popular? They don't seem to do anything I want better than I already have and it's a fair expense. Thanks!

    I have a PC that is quite capable of streaming media. I have a backup regime (proper backup to offline fast USB3 disc rather than RAID). Bonus is that all your data is portable too.

    I use a £25 portable Cyclone media player or PS3 for playing AVI files.

    Is this server just used as an 'always on' device for serving files/media?


    Having a seperate always on device like this has it's perks. Schedule downloads for one. The ability to have your own 'cloud' so you're not relying on a third party to manage your data is another.
    omgpleasespamme
    Anyone know if the cashback has been extended on the ML100 G7?
    MKultra
    omgpleasespamme
    MKultra
    This is probably a very stupid question, but why are these so popular? They don't seem to do anything I want better than I already have and it's a fair expense. Thanks!

    I have a PC that is quite capable of streaming media. I have a backup regime (proper backup to offline fast USB3 disc rather than RAID). Bonus is that all your data is portable too.

    I use a £25 portable Cyclone media player or PS3 for playing AVI files.

    Is this server just used as an 'always on' device for serving files/media?


    Having a seperate always on device like this has it's perks. Schedule downloads for one. The ability to have your own 'cloud' so you're not relying on a third party to manage your data is another.


    I guessed having an always on device for a family is a factor, I turn on my PC when I need it but it tends to stay on when I am home and want it anyway. It's an I5, not overclocked and set to sleep after about 15 minutes without use by default.

    I pretty much download what I want when I want, as I choose an ISP with genuine unlimited access. The days of downloading overnight are long gone.

    Isn't the benefit of a cloud being offsite? It's not really a cloud otherwise? As mentioned, I backup to a completely separate drive anyway in a £15 USB3 enclosure and store this away from the PC.

    So it's maybe good as a separate family media server instead of your PC if you don't want to have your PC on all the time?

    Thanks OMG though for the reply!
    falko
    Want to be able to do raid 10 as I want to be able to do virtualisation labs. Anyone able to reccomend a card that will fit in here and work under linux?
    silver145
    MKultra
    omgpleasespamme
    MKultra
    This is probably a very stupid question, but why are these so popular? They don't seem to do anything I want better than I already have and it's a fair expense. Thanks!

    I have a PC that is quite capable of streaming media. I have a backup regime (proper backup to offline fast USB3 disc rather than RAID). Bonus is that all your data is portable too.

    I use a £25 portable Cyclone media player or PS3 for playing AVI files.


    Good luck hosting 8TB of movies over the cloud and good luck paying for it.......
    The idea like he said is simple, low cost pc that is always on that you can do what you want with it, you may want to back up to a seperate drive but the powerconsumption from the i5 is a whole different ballgame to a silent low wattage machine that you keep on to do all your naughty business.

    Is this server just used as an 'always on' device for serving files/media?


    Having a seperate always on device like this has it's perks. Schedule downloads for one. The ability to have your own 'cloud' so you're not relying on a third party to manage your data is another.


    I guessed having an always on device for a family is a factor, I turn on my PC when I need it but it tends to stay on when I am home and want it anyway. It's an I5, not overclocked and set to sleep after about 15 minutes without use by default.

    I pretty much download what I want when I want, as I choose an ISP with genuine unlimited access. The days of downloading overnight are long gone.

    Isn't the benefit of a cloud being offsite? It's not really a cloud otherwise? As mentioned, I backup to a completely separate drive anyway in a £15 USB3 enclosure and store this away from the PC.

    So it's maybe good as a separate family media server instead of your PC if you don't want to have your PC on all the time?

    Thanks OMG though for the reply!
    garethcamp
    omgpleasespamme
    Anyone know if the cashback has been extended on the ML100 G7?


    That's what I'm wondering also, the ML110 seems to offer a lot more, especially with built in iLO, but hdds are a lot more costly, I also wonder how noisy it is in comparison. (I'm debating a second N40L or an ML110) I've just ordered 16GB for my current N40L, I'm waiting to see how that goes before ordering, as potentially I'll already have an 8GB memory upgrade.

    Edited By: garethcamp on Sep 01, 2012 07:29
    jamgin
    MKultra
    This is probably a very stupid question, but why are these so popular? They don't seem to do anything I want better than I already have and it's a fair expense. Thanks!

    I have a PC that is quite capable of streaming media. I have a backup regime (proper backup to offline fast USB3 disc rather than RAID). Bonus is that all your data is portable too.

    I use a £25 portable Cyclone media player or PS3 for playing AVI files.

    Is this server just used as an 'always on' device for serving files/media?


    You're right to ask yourself 'do I need one of these'. Pity more people don't do the same.
    If you're happy with your current setup and it works for you then hold on to your money.
    Mind you I've got one of these servers and their great.But I'm an old Unix hand so setting the server up is reasonably easy for me. But...I could see this being a nightmare for some.
    Now must take my own advice and not buy another one...
    loopie
    I purchased one last year, it's fast and high quality, could.not buy the parts for the price. Xmbc works like a dream with an ATI 5450 card, but I've now got a raspberry pi that does the same for 29 quid and runs silent, uses a couple of watts and I can control with the tv remote using the TVs cec commands. Both good bits of kit, but found the server not used so much now.
    Vampire Hunter J
    i ordered one last week.

    for me this will be mostly a media centre/NAS, with WHS, XBMC, sick beard and couch potato installed. oh, and ill install a bluray player, a graphics card with HD output and add 4g ram. ill upgrade the hard drives as i go and as my collection expands. it will sit in the living room hooked up to the tv. im going to sell my PS3 and 360 because i rarely use them any more (i used the PS3 as a bluray player basically) the money i get from selling them, and the cashback, will go towards upgrading this.
    i will still have my gaming pc set up and use that for browsing/gaming/working.
    i probably wont stream to devices (ipad, PS3 etc), but i could if i wanted to.
    also, i will take my 2TB drive from my gaming PC to put in this while adding a decent sized SSD to my gaming PC, because i will now only be using it for games, and not storage.

    hope this helps anyone thinking "is this for me?"

    look at the other posts for info or just google the things i mentioned to find out more. its pretty straight forward.
    xenny
    garethcamp
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    That's what I'm wondering also, the ML110 seems to offer a lot more, especially with built in iLO, but hdds are a lot more costly, I also wonder how noisy it is in comparison. (I'm debating a second N40L or an ML110) I've just ordered 16GB for my current N40L, I'm waiting to see how that goes before ordering, as potentially I'll already have an 8GB memory upgrade.


    The built in iLo is the cut down version that doesn't support OS console redirection without an upgrade, the HDDS are identical to the microserver. If anything the ML!!) is quieter unless you load the CPU up.
    ramtec
    garethcamp
    omgpleasespamme
    Anyone know if the cashback has been extended on the ML100 G7?


    That's what I'm wondering also, the ML110 seems to offer a lot more, especially with built in iLO, but hdds are a lot more costly, I also wonder how noisy it is in comparison. (I'm debating a second N40L or an ML110) I've just ordered 16GB for my current N40L, I'm waiting to see how that goes before ordering, as potentially I'll already have an 8GB memory upgrade.


    I asked about the end of september for both the microserver and the ML110 G7 840, this was the reponse from Outbound, so yes it is

    Dear xxxxxx,

    The Microserver one is, but I’m not sure which ML110 you are referring. If it the £100 cash back on the ML110 then yes it is.
    Hope this helps, do send your claim via email and I can begin to process straight away for you, and save the postage.

    Kind Regards

    xxxx xxxxxxx

    Outbound Field Marketing Services Ltd
    Waterloo House, Riseley Business Park
    Basingstoke Road
    Riseley
    Berkshire
    RG7 1NW

    Tel: 0845 634 4070
    Fax: 0845 634 4071
    Website: http://www.out-bound.co.uk


    Edited By: ramtec on Sep 01, 2012 08:53
    minority
    jazztr_500
    delivery is free


    how r u getting free del I only get option off 8.49 or 13 if want it rapid.
    fishmaster
    MKultra
    This is probably a very stupid question, but why are these so popular? They don't seem to do anything I want better than I already have and it's a fair expense. Thanks!

    I have a PC that is quite capable of streaming media. I have a backup regime (proper backup to offline fast USB3 disc rather than RAID). Bonus is that all your data is portable too.

    I use a £25 portable Cyclone media player or PS3 for playing AVI files.

    Is this server just used as an 'always on' device for serving files/media?


    Compact
    Quiet
    Able to hold 4 hard drives with easy access to hotswap
    Able to stream any media file formats
    Can bitstream audio with additional graphics card
    Can act as a IP Cam surveillance PVR
    Can run multiple physical or virtual operating systems
    NAS Box
    Media Center
    Automated Backup Server with failure notification via SMS / Email.

    Just scratched the surface there really.

    With regard to backups you should hold backups on different media types. Cloud storage, Optical Media, RAID etc. A single external HDD backup is a rather fragile backup.

    I've been an pc repair tech for 20 years. I don't have much to do with servers as I don't do any corporate work. I can use this server to learn about server technologies, in the hope that one day I might be able to earn more money, as you just don't get the money as a pc repair tech between £15-30K max. Server admin etc if you're good you can double that. Getting on a bit now at nearly 42, it's all about experience. This is a brilliant little server and you can learn so much with it.

    Edited By: fishmaster on Sep 01, 2012 09:29
    Reigan
    Cash back extended again?
    neonplanet40
    Where is the official news that cashback has been extended? Can't see anything about that on HP

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