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Dell T20 server now even cheaper! £143.94 delivered @ Serverplus

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I know that this has been posted a few times but it now includes free postage which it didn't before. That makes it £73.94 all in after cash back. FREE Next Day UK Delivery on this server with vo…
OrribleHarry Avatar1m, 1w agoFound 1 month, 1 week ago112 Comments
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Check with dell before buying one of these

The last cash back offer listed several dell models of the T20 on the list of valid machines, but if you look at the new list of valid machines it ONLY lists the 3708 model which has the quad core 1225 v3 xeon, and doesn't include the lower 3220 model even though many resellers are claiming it qualifies for the cash back

So people who don't check on this first could be opening up a can of worms and have to return 3220 models by which time they could miss out on the cash back deal
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I'm running Windows 10 pro on this little thing. Does anyone else have experience doing this? I'd like to install the Windows Server 2012 r2 drivers onto this, but I suspect that's a world of hurt. Can anyone else confirm that this is a good or bad idea?
I just installed 10 pro and went to install the 2012 drivers but some were showing as older than the ones windows installed itself. I think I managed to install the chipset ones.
Has anyone got a copy of the Dell trade to save page with the model numbers and amounts for June and July that they could let me have?
It's just that I recently bought the xeon version which was showing as £110 cash back and is still advertised as such on seller's websites but the Trade to save page now shows it as only £70 cashback and £80 cashback from 1st of August.
Needless to say I'm a bit peed off that they retrospectively dropped the cashback for July before I can claim and have raised it again a bit for August.
The people running trade to save say the amounts haven't been changed and have always been only £70 for the xeon for June and July.
Thanks. I tried the VGA drivers and they weren't correct and at that point, I didn't want to have a full reinstall again if everything went wrong.
I can't find the Xeon T20 on the website, so can't check the product ID, but the cash-back stuff is here, if that's the page you're missing.
It's the 20-3708/t20-3708 but up until today it was showing as £110 cash back up until the end of this month. Now they have changed the page to show only £70 for all models but from next month it will be £50 for the pentium models and £80 for the the xeon.
Very strange dropping it from £110 to £70 retrospectively while raising it again by £10 for next month while lowering the other cash backs.
If you just let windows find the drivers for the p4600 gpu by right clicking and selecting update drivers, then allowing it to search automatically, from device manager it will change from a MS basic display or whatever the default is called to the correct device.
I also bought the Xeon one in June, spotted the reduced £110 to £70 cashback. I contacted Dell Trade To Save support, they said they're aware of the issue and that it should still be £110 for my purchase window, IT are working on fixing their form, but I should just submit my claim anyway and I'd see the correct amount when the claim validates. Just got my 'claim validated' email through with £110 stated, happy days!

The same happened to me. I put the claim in yesterday and it said £70. I just got a confirmation email for £110 cashback.
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I'm running Windows 10 pro on this little thing. Does anyone else have experience doing this? I'd like to install the Windows Server 2012 r2 drivers onto this, but I suspect that's a world of hurt. Can anyone else confirm that this is a good or bad idea?
I just installed 10 pro and went to install the 2012 drivers but some were showing as older than the ones windows installed itself. I think I managed to install the chipset ones.
Has anyone got a copy of the Dell trade to save page with the model numbers and amounts for June and July that they could let me have?
It's just that I recently bought the xeon version which was showing as £110 cash back and is still advertised as such on seller's websites but the Trade to save page now shows it as only £70 cashback and £80 cashback from 1st of August.
Needless to say I'm a bit peed off that they retrospectively dropped the cashback for July before I can claim and have raised it again a bit for August.
The people running trade to save say the amounts haven't been changed and have always been only £70 for the xeon for June and July.
Thanks. I tried the VGA drivers and they weren't correct and at that point, I didn't want to have a full reinstall again if everything went wrong.
I can't find the Xeon T20 on the website, so can't check the product ID, but the cash-back stuff is here, if that's the page you're missing.
It's the 20-3708/t20-3708 but up until today it was showing as £110 cash back up until the end of this month. Now they have changed the page to show only £70 for all models but from next month it will be £50 for the pentium models and £80 for the the xeon.
Very strange dropping it from £110 to £70 retrospectively while raising it again by £10 for next month while lowering the other cash backs.
If you just let windows find the drivers for the p4600 gpu by right clicking and selecting update drivers, then allowing it to search automatically, from device manager it will change from a MS basic display or whatever the default is called to the correct device.

I also bought the Xeon one in June, spotted the reduced £110 to £70 cashback. I contacted Dell Trade To Save support, they said they're aware of the issue and that it should still be £110 for my purchase window, IT are working on fixing their form, but I should just submit my claim anyway and I'd see the correct amount when the claim validates. Just got my 'claim validated' email through with £110 stated, happy days!
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I'm running Windows 10 pro on this little thing. Does anyone else have experience doing this? I'd like to install the Windows Server 2012 r2 drivers onto this, but I suspect that's a world of hurt. Can anyone else confirm that this is a good or bad idea?
I just installed 10 pro and went to install the 2012 drivers but some were showing as older than the ones windows installed itself. I think I managed to install the chipset ones.
Has anyone got a copy of the Dell trade to save page with the model numbers and amounts for June and July that they could let me have?
It's just that I recently bought the xeon version which was showing as £110 cash back and is still advertised as such on seller's websites but the Trade to save page now shows it as only £70 cashback and £80 cashback from 1st of August.
Needless to say I'm a bit peed off that they retrospectively dropped the cashback for July before I can claim and have raised it again a bit for August.
The people running trade to save say the amounts haven't been changed and have always been only £70 for the xeon for June and July.
Thanks. I tried the VGA drivers and they weren't correct and at that point, I didn't want to have a full reinstall again if everything went wrong.
I can't find the Xeon T20 on the website, so can't check the product ID, but the cash-back stuff is here, if that's the page you're missing.

It's the 20-3708/t20-3708 but up until today it was showing as £110 cash back up until the end of this month. Now they have changed the page to show only £70 for all models but from next month it will be £50 for the pentium models and £80 for the the xeon.
Very strange dropping it from £110 to £70 retrospectively while raising it again by £10 for next month while lowering the other cash backs.

If you just let windows find the drivers for the p4600 gpu by right clicking and selecting update drivers, then allowing it to search automatically, from device manager it will change from a MS basic display or whatever the default is called to the correct device.
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thekanester
I'm running Windows 10 pro on this little thing. Does anyone else have experience doing this? I'd like to install the Windows Server 2012 r2 drivers onto this, but I suspect that's a world of hurt. Can anyone else confirm that this is a good or bad idea?
I just installed 10 pro and went to install the 2012 drivers but some were showing as older than the ones windows installed itself. I think I managed to install the chipset ones.
Has anyone got a copy of the Dell trade to save page with the model numbers and amounts for June and July that they could let me have?
It's just that I recently bought the xeon version which was showing as £110 cash back and is still advertised as such on seller's websites but the Trade to save page now shows it as only £70 cashback and £80 cashback from 1st of August.
Needless to say I'm a bit peed off that they retrospectively dropped the cashback for July before I can claim and have raised it again a bit for August.
The people running trade to save say the amounts haven't been changed and have always been only £70 for the xeon for June and July.

Thanks. I tried the VGA drivers and they weren't correct and at that point, I didn't want to have a full reinstall again if everything went wrong.

I can't find the Xeon T20 on the website, so can't check the product ID, but the cash-back stuff is here, if that's the page you're missing.
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DELL PowerEdge T20 Pentium G3220, 4GB; £143.94 (£73.94 after cash back) + £4.95 shipping @ Serversplus

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If you're in the market and missed the previous deals its cheap at ServerPlus now. Edit; Offering free delivery with code: DELLFREE16
Magorath Avatar1m, 4w agoFound 1 month, 4 weeks ago174 Comments
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I'm claiming for the cashback on this server and wondered if anyone who'd successfully claimed could confirm a couple of things about the form filling for me, seems I'm nervous about making mistakes and getting rejected:
1. Is the machine this is the Dell 20-3685 203-70946
2. Is the serial tag it asks for the 7 digit code on the back named the service tag?
3. Is the order code SVDEL-T203685 from the invoice
Thanks in advance

For anyone looking to make the claim on this these answers worked, and the cashback was confirmed within a couple of days. A pretty painless process, I'm happy with the item, happy with the seller, and happy with the claims process.

Thanks OP this was a real bargain imo
I'm claiming for the cashback on this server and wondered if anyone who'd successfully claimed could confirm a couple of things about the form filling for me, seems I'm nervous about making mistakes and getting rejected:

1. Is the machine this is the Dell 20-3685 203-70946
2. Is the serial tag it asks for the 7 digit code on the back named the service tag?
3. Is the order code SVDEL-T203685 from the invoice

Thanks in advance
I also got an email to say my claim has been validated for £70 rather than £110 for the Xeon version.
Mucka
I just submitted cashback on the xeon server
SVDEL-203708 T20 E3-1225
It looks like the cashback has changed from £110 to £70
Hi, Think you've just discovered exactly what I've just discovered too. 40.00 less cash-back is quite a substantial drop but at a guess the server is still good value.
Shame that I'd not saved a copy of the ServersPlus page that said that there's 110.00 cash-back available but having said that errors and omissions are excepted therefore we'd probably not have a leg to stand on so to speak where trying to obtain the 40.00 difference is concerned.
Thisisspacecowboy
Firstly this is a stonking deal.. But on a side note there is a wopping £110 Cashabck on a much more powerful Xeon box here same company:http://www.serversplus.com/servers/tower_servers/dell_tower_servers/20-3708
Why buy this - Quad core Zeon is much more powerful and it comes with a 1tb drive as standard. Bargain says buy the pentium all day long, those wanting a little more will see alot of performance boost out of the Xeon and the 1tb drive is gravy sell for £40? you are going to have to buy a HDD anyway if you go the pentium route.. Just my two penneth - a Fine deal however OP ;)

Hi, The cashback on the server you've mentioned is 70.00 not 110.00. Just wanted to clear up any confusion.
Kind Regards.
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Fujitsu server Xeon E3-1226, 16GB, 2x 1TB, £515.94 (£335.94 after cashback) at Serversplus

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This has £150 cashback, so will cost you £515.94 inc VAT less £150 = £335.94 inc VAT. Serversplus are reputable and have been on here before + I've bought Lenovo TS140s with cashback from them.
Hootwo Avatar2m, 1w agoFound 2 months, 1 week ago12 Comments
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Am I going mad? How is £515 minus £150 cash back £335? Unless they are giving you £150 plus 20% extra for VAT back or someone letting you avoid paying VAT until after you get your cash back?
515-150 = 365 to me.
I nearly bought this over the Dell T20 a while back, but the killer was graphics ports - the Dell has 2 DisplayPorts and 1 VGA, whilst the Fujitsu only has 1 VGA. Shame, this would have been perfect otherwise
Hootwo
Also a configurator here
The 4 main sata ports run through Intel C226 chipset so that looks like a max. 4 drives for Intel RAID 0/1/10 ?
Trying to see if more than 4x sata ports are 6Gbps - useful for Z-RAID etc....
Also a BIOS manual here
No clue whether 5th and 6th sata are 3Gbps or 6Gbps though ...
i personally wouldnt be too bothered about their speed as i would look to add the os drive to one of those two ports, with the other 4 having drives in raid.
Also a configurator here
The 4 main sata ports run through Intel C226 chipset so that looks like a max. 4 drives for Intel RAID 0/1/10 ?
Trying to see if more than 4x sata ports are 6Gbps - useful for Z-RAID etc....

Also a BIOS manual here
No clue whether 5th and 6th sata are 3Gbps or 6Gbps though ...

Edited By: Hootwo on Jun 21, 2016 12:53
Hootwo
bouncy99
where did you get 6x sata ports, i see no mention of this on the product description other than supports 4 drives.
Here is Fujitsu's data sheet
thanks
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HP Gen8 Microserver cashback has returned - £167.94 (+ £55 Cashback) @ Serversplus

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First Post - Please be gentle. As previously posted by @A8smith in April - The £55 cashback deal on the HP Gen8 Microserver has returned and expires 31/05/16. EDIT: offer extended to 30th June 2…
Mike4791 Avatar3m, 4d agoFound 3 months, 4 days ago33 Comments
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Why does the CPU need updating? Mine runs fine as a file server and can transcode no problem with the default CPU.
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Yes but if need it to do transcoding then you need to upgrade the cpu
Any recommendations on the CPU?

If you want to upgrade the cpu then don't bother with this server. This is just a basic home server. The next better cpu model is £460.

Build your own rig and it'll be much better.


​easy upgrade to an i3 £20-40...
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Yes but if need it to do transcoding then you need to upgrade the cpu


Any recommendations on the CPU?


​a good start is the i3 3240 or 3240t. from the YouTube vids the upgrade looks simple, just some thermal paste and a screwdriver needed.
if you want real oomph, you can get a xeon in there if the i3 is also too weedy, although that starts to get expensive...
From the point of view of continuous energy consumption over 24 hours, how do these compare with 4-bay NAS boxes? I'm asking this on the assumption that each would use identical quantity/model of HDD - In other words, I need to know just how the box compares.
I get full gigabit between my two, 110 - 115 MBps
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HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 (Celeron Dual Core) £167.94 (£112 After £55 Cashback) @ serversplus

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Found this hot... Intel Celeron G1610T Dual-Core (2.30GHz 2MB 35W) 4GB (1 x 4GB) PC3L-12800E 1600MHz UDIMM (Low Voltage) 4 x Non-Hot Plug 3.5in Dynamic Smart Array B120i No Optical 200W 1yr Warrant…
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Was thinking of upgrading my current Dlink nas to something like this but also running it as an NVR with my ip cameras. Any ideas if this is a good or bad idea?
Heads uP:
These can be upgraded with an i3-3240 , approx double the cpu grunt of the 1610T and far less expensive than a xeon. I'm currently running that proc and its working fine (55w version) yes it is ecc compatible despite intel.ark saying otherwise intel ark.
If you are running heavy workloads then it may be best to opt for the T or S (low power) versions but I suspect they are very difficult to find. I bought mine from Ebay as CPUs are very reliable. The whole upgrade was very easy indeed.
At this point just get that Intel compute stick
3guesses
CPU is 35W TDP, which seem very high - there was an MSI ITX mobo with a J1800 Celeron (10W TDP) at Novatech for ~£25 this week.

The G1610 seems to have just over double the CPU performance of the J1800, which is useful if you intend this server to do any realtime transcoding for plex, or run VMs.
CPU is 35W TDP, which seem very high - there was an MSI ITX mobo with a J1800 Celeron (10W TDP) at Novatech for ~£25 this week.
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HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 bundled with 16GB ECC £227.94 (£177 with cashback) @ Serverplus

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This is my first post so apologies if I am wrong. HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 bundled with 16GB ECC Memory Upgrade Manufacturer Part Code: KVR16E11/8HB, 819185-421 Order Code: SVHEW-MSG816GB…
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dont forget the VAT ontop ?
Good price in including memory - needed if you are running Windows server.
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DELL PowerEdge T20 Tower Server, Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 3.2GHz, 4GB DDR3 ECC, 1TB HDD (+ £110 Cashback) £317.94 serversplus

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DELL PowerEdge T20 Tower Server Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 3.2GHz (3.6GHz boost) Quad-Core, 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3 ECC UDIMM, 1TB 7200rpm LFF SATA, Gigabit LAN, 290W PSU, 1 Year Warranty £317.94 inc VAT
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I'm thinking of moving from a microserver N36L - put off by the reports of noise on AHCI on the G8 so the T20 is on my list. Currently a media server + bits, but need a home lab for some extra bells.. RAID is not a concern as I use flexraid for partity (not tied into hardware raid and don't have all disks (i have 14+) to spin up when serving out a file).
Whats the noise like on these? I see reports that it's reasonably quiet - but this is going in bedroom cupboard (where my n36 is now) so needs to be as quiet as that.
Power is also another concern - anyone had a meter across this to see what the typical power draw is like? Not 100% sure what the n36 pulls down, but would guess it's in the 30-40 range.
Cheers for any info :)
Quiet but not silent.
If noise is a big priority you can retrofit some appropriate Noctua replacement fans.
This guy replaced fans with noctuas:http://www.hardwareluxx.de/community/f101/dell-poweredge-t20-1031138-60.html#post22901900http://www.hardwareluxx.de/community/attachments/f101/303164d1417026684-dell-poweredge-t20-2014-11-26-12.52.05.jpg
This guy did a crazy mod of the T20 to fit a ridiculous number of disks, but also replaced fans:http://www.hardwareluxx.de/community/f101/dell-poweredge-t20-ft-dell-perc-h730-aufgebohrt-und-zugenietet-1112100.htmlhttp://postimg.org/image/pa5i5h6rd/
Thanks fryitup. Your post was the info I needed to pull the trigger on the T20 and then do a few mods of my own, not on the scale of the guy on the German forum, but I did add an extra cage for 2 more drives (see below).http://s33.postimg.org/6gvi3sgen/T20.jpg
1) I added an ASUS AMD Radeon R7 240 2 GB DDR3 Graphics Card
2) I added a solid state drive for Windows Server 2012.
3) I added 2 sticks of 8GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR3 PC3-12800 to go with the 4GB already there (20GB in total).
4) I added a StarTech.com 4 Port PCIe 2.0 SATA III 6Gbps RAID Controller Card for the extra drives.
5) I popped in two StarTech 4xSATA Power Splitter Adapter Cables for the extra drives.
6) Fitted a new cage and two new caddy trays (both bought on eBay), ready for the two extra drives (only one istalled at the moment).
So, now I have 5 x 3TB WD Red NAS HDDs, with a 6th to add at a later date; all configured in (software) RAID5.
Pretty happy with my setup....for now.

Pretty similar to my setup. I picked up the 32Gb bundle as it seemed good value. I'm only running 16Gb right now and may flog the other 16Ggb + 4Gb to save cash... or maybe I'll just add them in. Also the 1TB drive that it came with will end up on ebay at some point.
I added a dell PERC h310 raid card which I flashed to "IT Mode" (converts it to a LSI 9211 8i Host bus adaptor)
The HBA talks to 4 x 3TB WD Reds.
I have a 250Gb SSD and spare 1Tb 2.5 disk that I use for VMWare ESXi vm storage - they sit in one of these 2.5" drive mounts.
Also chucked in an old blu-ray drive I had sitting around - for ripping blu-rays etc.
I needed some additional drive/power cables like these and these, too

I run a VM of FreeNAS with the LSI HBA in VT-d passthrough.
I also run some other VMs using the NAS drives mounted over a virtual switch - e.g. Emby media server, bunch of other services etc

All in all its a lovely little system IMO




Edited By: fryitup on Jun 10, 2016 15:41: more details
hippojay
Do you have a link to the drive cage - I'm trying to find something similar but having trouble. Cheers
There was just the one that I could find on eBay. Just keep looking. The listing I bought was here and was titled "Dell KC230 Precision T7400 T7500 690 XPS Hard Disc Drive Caddy / Cage / Holder".

EDIT: The same seller/link has 3 more available now.

Edited By: cutthroat_jake on Jun 10, 2016 07:24: New Stock
Do you have a link to the drive cage - I'm trying to find something similar but having trouble. Cheers
fryitup
hippojay
I'm thinking of moving from a microserver N36L - put off by the reports of noise on AHCI on the G8 so the T20 is on my list. Currently a media server + bits, but need a home lab for some extra bells.. RAID is not a concern as I use flexraid for partity (not tied into hardware raid and don't have all disks (i have 14+) to spin up when serving out a file).
Whats the noise like on these? I see reports that it's reasonably quiet - but this is going in bedroom cupboard (where my n36 is now) so needs to be as quiet as that.
Power is also another concern - anyone had a meter across this to see what the typical power draw is like? Not 100% sure what the n36 pulls down, but would guess it's in the 30-40 range.
Cheers for any info :)
Quiet but not silent.
If noise is a big priority you can retrofit some appropriate Noctua replacement fans.
This guy replaced fans with noctuas:http://www.hardwareluxx.de/community/f101/dell-poweredge-t20-1031138-60.html#post22901900http://www.hardwareluxx.de/community/attachments/f101/303164d1417026684-dell-poweredge-t20-2014-11-26-12.52.05.jpg
This guy did a crazy mod of the T20 to fit a ridiculous number of disks, but also replaced fans:http://www.hardwareluxx.de/community/f101/dell-poweredge-t20-ft-dell-perc-h730-aufgebohrt-und-zugenietet-1112100.htmlhttp://postimg.org/image/pa5i5h6rd/
Thanks fryitup. Your post was the info I needed to pull the trigger on the T20 and then do a few mods of my own, not on the scale of the guy on the German forum, but I did add an extra cage for 2 more drives (see below).

http://s33.postimg.org/6gvi3sgen/T20.jpg

1) I added an ASUS AMD Radeon R7 240 2 GB DDR3 Graphics Card
2) I added a solid state drive for Windows Server 2012.
3) I added 2 sticks of 8GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR3 PC3-12800 to go with the 4GB already there (20GB in total).
4) I added a StarTech.com 4 Port PCIe 2.0 SATA III 6Gbps RAID Controller Card for the extra drives.
5) I popped in two StarTech 4xSATA Power Splitter Adapter Cables for the extra drives.
6) Fitted a new cage and two new caddy trays (both bought on eBay), ready for the two extra drives (only one istalled at the moment).

So, now I have 5 x 3TB WD Red NAS HDDs, with a 6th to add at a later date; all configured in (software) RAID5.

Pretty happy with my setup....for now.

Edited By: cutthroat_jake on Jun 09, 2016 19:56: Added GPU
Hi
I submitted my cashback claim nearly a month ago, nothing heard, does it normally take this long?
hi
Give them a ring!!
i submitted my claim a month ago and was waiting for a reply...and when checking my emails yesterday i noticed that the dell cashback email had been sent to junk.
it said there had been 'technical problems' and i needed to contact them otherwise the claim would be rejected after 7 days!
i called them up, someone answered the phone straight away and explained the website had rejected ALL the banking details of recent cashback claimants and they could not process the claim, hence the email.
she said they were very busy as there were hundreds of claims to process.
she was very helpful - took my details etc, processed and approved my claim immediately.
hope this helps

Yes I too got that email when submitting the claim. They wanted a picture of the service tag which I sent and they then replied saying my claim was approved. But since that I have had nothing, I will call them.
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HP Gen8 Microserver cashback has returned - £167.94 (+ £55 Cashback) @ Serversplus

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The £55 cashback deal on the HP Gen8 Microserver has been extended to include April and it is back in stock at ServersPlus and Ebuyer. All of the details are pretty well documented on this, this is…
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rvcshart
You will get a much better price using flubbit with this on ebuyer.
Damn im really promoting flubit in my recent comments, but cant argue with facts.
Yes you need Elite, but its 1.50 a month and even had a 14 trial first.
Flubit price, for me: 143.43 and cashback should still work.i bought one via flubit 2 weeks ago, waiting for april 21st to apply for my cashback.
Did you ever get cashback on your flubit purchase... deal is available again and we'd all like to know ;)


Yea, flubit invoice doesn't include model number.
However the Dell folks accepted photos of the black serial/model stickers on the unit.

So yes, I got cashback.

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Guess I posted in wrong thread. Was the dell t20 deal I did it on

Edited By: rvcshart on Jul 07, 2016 20:39
rvcshart
You will get a much better price using flubbit with this on ebuyer.
Damn im really promoting flubit in my recent comments, but cant argue with facts.
Yes you need Elite, but its 1.50 a month and even had a 14 trial first.
Flubit price, for me: 143.43 and cashback should still work.i bought one via flubit 2 weeks ago, waiting for april 21st to apply for my cashback.

Did you ever get cashback on your flubit purchase... deal is available again and we'd all like to know ;)
OOS at Serverplus and eBuyer. Does Amazon purchase qualify?

Edited By: codeX on Apr 21, 2016 19:57
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JoeSpur
If I use Xpenology or FreeNAS will I need to format all my HDDs again? They are already populated with data using NTFS file system (running Windows server).
Yep. Freenas uses ZFS , XPenology uses ext4. You'll have to wipe the drives whichever option you go for.
​can I ask which gtx 750ti you went for please I am looking at upgrading my hd 5450

I used the low profile one of this Amazon Link

I did have to cut a small corner from the top of the power plug because the fan kept catching but working great now.
bryngreen
Can I make a counterstrike server with this?

Probably better off with the T20 for a CS Server.
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DELL PowerEdge T20 Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 - £317.94 (£207.94 after £110 Dell CashBack) @ ServerPlus

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DELL PowerEdge T20 Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 - £207.94 after £110 Dell CashBack @ ServerPlus. Initial price £317.94 (VAT included) + FREE Delivery http://www.serversplus.com/servers/tower_servers/dell_…
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Also, I'm curious what the power requirements are for each version? Here's what I've found reading a few websites (for the Xeon version I believe):
Standby: <1W
Idle: ~15W (with 1-2 HDD running idle but possibly without graphics?)
load: 60W
startup: 90W


​I've just had mine delivered. I've added a 8gb stick of ecc ram in addition to the 4gb. Also added a 128gb samsung pro 850 ssd, the 1tb disk is still fitted. Sound card disabled in bios and there is no screen or other external devices connected, except an ethernet cable.

The system is running debian. After booting, it appears to be drawing about 22 watts at idle, and about 35 watts with moderate loading.
Also, I'm curious what the power requirements are for each version? Here's what I've found reading a few websites (for the Xeon version I believe):
Standby: <1W
Idle: ~15W (with 1-2 HDD running idle but possibly without graphics?)
load: 60W
startup: 90W
I can't decide between this one and the Pentium one. 213£ vs. 103£, so the Xeon version is 110£ more expensive. As far as I know the only difference is the CPU, and 110£ is pretty much the price difference of the CPU's I suppose. In other words: the base system is very cheap, but the CPU upgrade is priced normally.

What's the noise levels like? Does it differ between Xeon and Pentium and is it silent enough for a desktop in the living-/bedroom?
HarryRedknapp
sounds similar to what I'm looking to achieve. maybe a random question, but how do you backup your guest OSes?
Just google various backup solutions.
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Anyone knows a suitable 4K graphics card for this?


​No it doesn't
Anyone knows a suitable 4K graphics card for this?
I have one of these. I love it so far however I have found if you want to upgrade the dual core to a xeon you are going to have a bad time. Most of the xeons for 1155 ended in 2012/2013 so finding a xeon processor is pretty difficult. Especially if you want the ones with a low TDP.

If anyone has any guidance let me know. Otherwise I would probably look at a T60 or make your own server?
Great deal, add this code :)
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So you can see the disks in disk manager? I guess you need to find a way to explain to whs that these are already got data on them. It will need to rebuild the tombestones ... Which is the term MS use for pointers to files, and they don't reside on The data disks.... However its years since I used whs.
Ok needs some help.
Ive just setup my T20 and installed Ubuntu Server 15.10 and have added Plex and Serviio with success.

My problem is ive taken two 3TB HDD out of my HP Microserver running WHS2011 and placed them in the T20.

I cant get them to mount. Its sees the disk in disks but i cant mount the drives.

Help PLEASE
lovol
If anybody is replacing the ram, id happily take your other 4gb and PayPal you some money. Pm me please.

Thats some smart thinking that ..... :-)
If anybody is replacing the ram, id happily take your other 4gb and PayPal you some money. Pm me please.
tek-monkey
amour3k
tek-monkey
I got one of these last year, put esxi on it so no driver issues. Currently running a windows 7 plex server and 2 windows 10 machines, I did put in 16GB though.
Not bad!, what's esxi please?. :-)
It's a virtual machine host, I installed it to a USB drive and boot from that leaving all my hard drives free for virtual machines. http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere-hypervisor

Oooooooooo!!, thanx for that. :-)

I recall knowing how to use 1 or 2 'Virtualization' Software from back in the day?, sod only knows where them brain cells then ran away too?, hehehe.

Ahhhhhhh, how I WISH CONNECTIX were still in the Virtual Software game?, they made such 'methods' flawless to use, ALWAYS!.

Then Microsoft took it out the game & re-Branded it Virtual PC (& altered Connectix's game altogether ..... its a shame)
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Indeed - just seen it for sale on ebuyer that would come with a little cash back on the full price...
might be news for some...Cashback has been extended till end of next month..&lt;3
qwerta369
Bucky4321
qwerta369
Oops, I've yet to post my claims form. Will do tomorrow.
Meanwhile, I'm expecting to be delivered today my graphics card. She's a Gigabyte GV-N730SL-2GL. I'm going to be hackintoshing.
Bits:Gigabyte GV-N730SL-2GL graphics card (2GB, DDR3, 64 Bit, PCI-E)Kingston SSDNow V300 120GBRocketek Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy Bluetooth Dongle (mac compatible)FDD to SATA Power / BERG to SATA Power Adaptor Converter, HP Gen 8 MicroserverWestern Digital Red 3TB NAS hard drive
Extra 4gb RAM (from a HUKD member), making 8gb in total.
I shall let you know how I get on!
Hi qwerta369, how did you get on with this? Was thinking of doing the same if it's any good.
Save your sanity:http://www.tonymacx86.com/el-capitan-desktop-support/187934-no-entry-sign-install.html
I'm Kotek Besar.

WOW.. thanks for that.. saves me the hassle of trying loads of different things
Bucky4321
qwerta369
Oops, I've yet to post my claims form. Will do tomorrow.
Meanwhile, I'm expecting to be delivered today my graphics card. She's a Gigabyte GV-N730SL-2GL. I'm going to be hackintoshing.
Bits:Gigabyte GV-N730SL-2GL graphics card (2GB, DDR3, 64 Bit, PCI-E)Kingston SSDNow V300 120GBRocketek Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy Bluetooth Dongle (mac compatible)FDD to SATA Power / BERG to SATA Power Adaptor Converter, HP Gen 8 MicroserverWestern Digital Red 3TB NAS hard drive
Extra 4gb RAM (from a HUKD member), making 8gb in total.
I shall let you know how I get on!
Hi qwerta369, how did you get on with this? Was thinking of doing the same if it's any good.

Save your sanity:
http://www.tonymacx86.com/el-capitan-desktop-support/187934-no-entry-sign-install.html
I'm Kotek Besar.
qwerta369
Oops, I've yet to post my claims form. Will do tomorrow.
Meanwhile, I'm expecting to be delivered today my graphics card. She's a Gigabyte GV-N730SL-2GL. I'm going to be hackintoshing.
Bits:Gigabyte GV-N730SL-2GL graphics card (2GB, DDR3, 64 Bit, PCI-E)Kingston SSDNow V300 120GBRocketek Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy Bluetooth Dongle (mac compatible)FDD to SATA Power / BERG to SATA Power Adaptor Converter, HP Gen 8 MicroserverWestern Digital Red 3TB NAS hard drive
Extra 4gb RAM (from a HUKD member), making 8gb in total.
I shall let you know how I get on!


Hi qwerta369, how did you get on with this? Was thinking of doing the same if it's any good.
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I am selling mine with 32GB of RAM for only £300. If someone is interested and can collect from South London then message me.
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* Cashback excludes Servers Plus :(
:( oh I thought that was maybe a model
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* Cashback excludes Servers Plus :(
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Really capable box for the price point seeing as upgrade potential exists to Xeon E3-1225v3 or even Core i7-4790k Also, the 4GB ECC RAM can be mixed with non-ECC RAM if desired...there may be good
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Thanks OP. I just bought one. Couldn't get free delivery code to work though :(
MelonMelon
Also Free Next Day Delivery with this code JAN16T20DEL

Nice one mate, i'll add that!
cjed
mogsog
I'm curious, because of the upgrade paths being better is this better than the hp proliant g8?
Do you mean the HP Microserver (there are lots of types of HP ProLiant G8s ...) ? It rather depends upon what you want to use it for. The Gen8 Microserver has the advantages of being more compact, having 4 easily accessible 3.5" drive bays, plus another SATA port for an SSD to boot from, making it ideal for a roll-your-own NAS box. The T20 has a better CPU, and can take more PCIe cards if required.


​Yeah that's the one the g8 microserver that has been popping up time and time again that I keep wanting to pull the trigger on. I want to have a NAS box with the potential for extra functionality when required. I'm drawn to these servers because they seem to be far better value than a synolodgy if you don't mind a tinker.
mogsog
I'm curious, because of the upgrade paths being better is this better than the hp proliant g8?
Do you mean the HP Microserver (there are lots of types of HP ProLiant G8s ...) ? It rather depends upon what you want to use it for. The Gen8 Microserver has the advantages of being more compact, having 4 easily accessible 3.5" drive bays, plus another SATA port for an SSD to boot from, making it ideal for a roll-your-own NAS box. The T20 has a better CPU, and can take more PCIe cards if required.
I'm curious, because of the upgrade paths being better is this better than the hp proliant g8?
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Posting the same question on a couple of these T20 threads:

I got the Xeon version of the T20 Did anyone get Esxi working....I am new to VMs but wanted to play....just installed ESXi 6.0 on a USB and all seems to install - but I get a DHCP error on the home screen...any advise or pointers appreciated
Never realized networking was such a fascinating subject (yawns)...
Win Win7x64 installed is there any way to configure the RAID or is it only possible with Server2012 ?
The Q6600 was a great chip for it's day, but hell it runs hot compared to todays CPU's.
Received the T20 next morning after ordering at 3:40pm.
Powered it up and slapped Win7x64 on using a Dell recovery pen drive I had laying around at work.
Popped the Server2008R2 video, chipset and USB drivers on and all looks good.
I have to say it is SO much quieter than I expected in fact I would say it makes less than half the sound of our existing Q6600 based HTPC. How it behaves when under load and in summer remains to be seen.
£97 after cashback is a bargain!
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HI Guys

Looking to update my N36L, will this take 4-6 x 3.5" 5TB HDDs and a low profile AMD HD Graphic Card (hdmi - sound etc)?

Is it better than the N36L long term wise (n36l aging now)?
nirvanaman
donny2004
just realise my model number was T209179 compare with this thread T209186, bought it when this thread was active.
any difference in it? I am claiming cashback now.
thanks
the 9186 is the one that comes with a 500gb hdd, the 9179 has no harddrive.
The "serials" is the service tag and the Order Code is the order number that you got via email when you first ordered from serversplus. My claim has been validated already, took 1 day after applying. Will receive the cashback within the next 30 days.

Thanks a lot

cheers
donny2004
just realise my model number was T209179 compare with this thread T209186, bought it when this thread was active.
any difference in it? I am claiming cashback now.
thanks
the 9186 is the one that comes with a 500gb hdd, the 9179 has no harddrive.

The "serials" is the service tag and the Order Code is the order number that you got via email when you first ordered from serversplus. My claim has been validated already, took 1 day after applying. Will receive the cashback within the next 30 days.
just realise my model number was T209179 compare with this thread T209186, bought it when this thread was active.
any difference in it? I am claiming cashback now.
thanks
nirvanaman
cashback claim time if you ordered around the same time i did.
which one is serials and order code I need to put in the claim form as found Service Tag and Express service code and also another 22 long number and alphabets but no clue which one to use

thanks
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Looks to be removed now?!? anywhere else other than dabs, will need 1 asap (next few days). Thanks
cooa99
i have one if anyone is interested.
Got caught up in the heat voting frenzy on HUKD back in June/July and bought one and upgraded to 16MB Ram.
It is still sitting in the spare room unused as I realized I had no use for it since I had a 5yr old Synology NAS that is still going strong.
You mean downed-graded to 16MB.
dfunked
VimesUK
dfunked
VimesUK
My N54 is being used as a kodi box with a GT610 card and I'm surprised at how well it performs.
Heat added
Exact same here... I originally bought the Gen8 to replace it, but it's not quite as suitable to being used as a media playback device (MUCH longer POST times, overly complicated booting from ODD port...)
I went back to the N54L for Kodi and am currently using the Gen8 as a freenas box and it's absolutely perfect for that.
Thanks for your comments about the Gen 8. I expected it to be an improvement for a Kodi box, then again the N54L works great.
All that I did was to add a Turtle Beach USB sound stick to it for SPDIF out and a MCE remote. Also I did install an Intel Gigabit LAN card.
Yeah, I'd say just stick with the N54L for Kodi use - it does the job perfectly.
I added a USB3 card and Pulse8 HDMI-CEC adapter on mine (great for controlling Kodi with your TV's remote)
How come the extra NIC, though?... It has a gigabit connection already, and teamed NICs are surely overkill for a Kodi box?

If you ran into the Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2 issues which needed the NIC to be disabled, that was resolved with a BIOS update


​it wasn't intended as a Kodi box when I first got the LAN card and I found with the onboard NIC it wouldn't give me the sustained 112Mb sec transfer that I get with the Intel card. That was more useful when used as a media server copying large files.
Just posted up a 4gb stick on F/S pulled from a new T20 if anyone is interested.
Also have a 2Gb too but that is in the Gen8 currently so I dont have pic until later


http://www.hotukdeals.com/for-sale-trade/4gb-ddr3-pc3-12800-unbuffered-ecc-server-memory-suitable-for-hp-proliant-gen-8-dell-2344848
VimesUK
dfunked
VimesUK
My N54 is being used as a kodi box with a GT610 card and I'm surprised at how well it performs.
Heat added
Exact same here... I originally bought the Gen8 to replace it, but it's not quite as suitable to being used as a media playback device (MUCH longer POST times, overly complicated booting from ODD port...)
I went back to the N54L for Kodi and am currently using the Gen8 as a freenas box and it's absolutely perfect for that.
Thanks for your comments about the Gen 8. I expected it to be an improvement for a Kodi box, then again the N54L works great.
All that I did was to add a Turtle Beach USB sound stick to it for SPDIF out and a MCE remote. Also I did install an Intel Gigabit LAN card.
Yeah, I'd say just stick with the N54L for Kodi use - it does the job perfectly.
I added a USB3 card and Pulse8 HDMI-CEC adapter on mine (great for controlling Kodi with your TV's remote)
How come the extra NIC, though?... It has a gigabit connection already, and teamed NICs are surely overkill for a Kodi box?

If you ran into the Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2 issues which needed the NIC to be disabled, that was resolved with a BIOS update

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Thanks ColG, I'll keep an eye out for another Xeon deal
mikeymikec
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After much hesitation I also bought the Xeon one for £199 ex VAT with £70 cashback which will cost me only £129 net !
I put in a Samsung 500GB SDD for a shade over £100 and will upgrade RAM to 16GB come Black Friday and possibly a 750ti GPU as well.
It is running Win 10 Pro with some stress on SQL, Excel and Citrix remote and is fast and near silent.
If it hadn't stood up to the task, I could have used it elsewhere but I'll be getting another for my kid to play on (I have Win 7 OS available to upgrade to 10) and I might even buy some more to put into retail units where I am currently putting in £600 Dell 7020s.
Do you have a link for the Xeon you bought?
Thanks :-)

The Xeon model with the cashback is currently out of stock - http://www.serversplus.com/servers/tower_servers/dell_tower_servers/20-3708

Serversplus do list another xeon model but its more expensive and isnt on the qualifying products list
Really hard to fault this as a good basic desktop. Supports dual monitors (perhaps triple?), has audio (unlike the Microservers), will browse the web / edit docs etc all fine. Top notch!
3.1415926
After much hesitation I also bought the Xeon one for £199 ex VAT with £70 cashback which will cost me only £129 net !
I put in a Samsung 500GB SDD for a shade over £100 and will upgrade RAM to 16GB come Black Friday and possibly a 750ti GPU as well.
It is running Win 10 Pro with some stress on SQL, Excel and Citrix remote and is fast and near silent.
If it hadn't stood up to the task, I could have used it elsewhere but I'll be getting another for my kid to play on (I have Win 7 OS available to upgrade to 10) and I might even buy some more to put into retail units where I am currently putting in £600 Dell 7020s.
Do you have a link for the Xeon you bought?

Thanks :-)
repouk
cjed
Specs say it's got an Intel 82579 for the Ethernet port - that's a Gigabit controller. I'd be very surprised if it wasn't Gigabit. Any reviews say it's only Fast Ethernet ?
http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/d/shared-content~data-sheets~en/Documents~PowerEdge_T20_Technical_Guide.pdf.aspx?layoutvariation=modal&modaltype=box&position=center&modalwidth=600&modalheight=600&modalscroll=yes&ovrcolor=%23000000&ovropac=50&modaltarget=iframe
1 gigabit port

That tech guide is full of mistakes... it has the Xeon being a 4c/8t cpu.

I am tempted by this to replace an original N36 microserver.. think the Xeon will be overkill for freenas though (i have a TS140 for VMs)
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Anyone got ESXi working properly (seems officially unsupported) or any tips on getting it working?
I installed ESXi 6.0 from here:
http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=HJFY8

Installe but seems an IP is not being assigned - "waiting for DHCP" is displayed and cant connect to the IP address displayed to download vSphere etc

Any advice gratefully received

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There was a dell sticker on mine with two numbers on, which I put in those fields, and my cash back went through without a problem.
Has anyone claimed and got the cash back yet? I've just put in my claim but I'm concerned that it is asking for company details as mandatory fields so I'm wondering whether the cash back is only for companies. It was also asking for SN and Order codes which aren't clearly marked on the back. I just filled in some values from the back of the PC which I hope is what they are looking for.....
great stuff...got the full £150 today for trad in of a Gen7 Proliant - so £95 effective cost - thanks again OP
Cashback claim took 2 minutes, validated in an hour and payable within 30 days.

Very easy.
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Got ts140 instead of this in server+ with R2
tek-monkey
Any idea on the power draw?

Mine idles at around 45W with 4 hard drives installed.
Can someone recommend GFX card with HDMI out and also confirm the correct RAM to upgrade. I'm looking at getting this. thx
kalico
Berhwale
I'd buy the Dell T20 with a quad core Xeon for £239.94 with £70 cashback...

http://www.serversplus.com/servers/tower_servers/dell_tower_servers/20-3708

That would also make a great workstation if you stick an SSD and a bit more RAM in it. I'm using one to run ESXi and multiple virtual machines.


​And a sound card?


Can u run Ubuntu server on the t20???
kalico
Berhwale
I'd buy the Dell T20 with a quad core Xeon for £239.94 with £70 cashback...http://www.serversplus.com/servers/tower_servers/dell_tower_servers/20-3708
That would also make a great workstation if you stick an SSD and a bit more RAM in it. I'm using one to run ESXi and multiple virtual machines.
​And a sound card?

Has this one got a sound card, I've found servers in general don't.I believe something cheap like nvidia 5250HD will add HDMI output, much better video and HDMI audio as well. If just want basic audio, then you basic audio then you can get a USB audio adaptor for £3 or £4 quid off ebay.