HP Microserver £263.94 down to £97.94 (after £166 cashback) @ ServerPlus
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HP Microserver £263.94 down to £97.94 (after £166 cashback) @ ServerPlus

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This seams like a great deal

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Chuckles1001

This seams like a great deal


Yep, an expensive bad nights sleep for me

Looks good.

Finally I understand. THIS deal should be marked hot, not the other one!
But I don't need three microservers, do I?
Actually they also list a low profile 2 port usb3 pci express card for about £10 ex vat which I would be tempted to buy though I did pay a lot less on Ebay for one, its cheaper than a heavy duty decal kit, wwwhhhaattt!:)


Edited by: "jasee" 5th Feb 2014

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jasee

Finally I understand. THIS deal should be marked hot, not the other … Finally I understand. THIS deal should be marked hot, not the other one!But I don't need three microservers, do I?



Welcome to the party

Thanks

Can you turn this into a NAS with Plex?

Smuggling Pnuts

Can you turn this into a NAS with Plex?


Yes- I've done exactly that- it can even transcode 1080p without too much issue

I must resist, I must resist

Ive got 3 already LOL

jasee

Finally I understand. THIS deal should be marked hot, not the other … Finally I understand. THIS deal should be marked hot, not the other one!But I don't need three microservers, do I?Actually they also list a low profile 2 port usb3 pci express card for about £10 ex vat which I would be tempted to buy though I did pay a lot less on Ebay for one, its cheaper than a heavy duty decal kit, wwwhhhaattt!:)



Indeed welcome to the party. I love my N40L microserver, using it for media storage and backups, set-up in the loft. I loved it so much that I bought another (N54L) - although it has yet to see any use, apart from testing that it works about four months ago. But at around £90 or so after cashback I really "needed" another.!

Good price and heat added.

great little server. Hot deal!

I run mine with ESX VSphere with 3 virtual machines.

VM1
PFSense to control my home network and handle my ADSL convection

VM2
Freenas with 2 HDs in a ZFS raid for all my media

VM3
Ubuntu minimal running all my downloading tools. sabnzb, sickbeard, couch potato, Mylar

Runs brilliantly. I added more ram and a dual gig Intel NIC.

the only negative is the super bright as the sun HP blue light on the front.

Great deal. I just don't know whether to bite now or hold off for a slightly better deal (like the Ballibum deal). I can't see this supplier being the only ones to offer this February £100 cashback deal. Decisions decisions....

Am so tempted my N40L microserver has been amazing I just don't need, but am thinking about it. would prefer £75 no service contract. Maybe that will be doable this month.

be_vigilant

the only negative is the super bright as the sun HP blue light on the … the only negative is the super bright as the sun HP blue light on the front.

The top panel comes off and away from the led. I'm sure you could blank the back if the logo somehow, if the light can't be disconnected easily.

Anyone know if this can do dual screen/two monitors?

Or how to dual monitor with this?

It only has VGA, but there are some low profile graphics cards that fit that would give you more outputs.

I was looking to get an android stick so I can use it to watch xbmc, a bit of gaming, browsing etc. Can a micro server be used for this purpose?

I'm guessing it has all the necessary drivers for linux, Does HP still cover it with there warrenty? Im tempted to upgrade my home server to this.

Looking at the website, it's the standard £100 cash back. You only get the additional £66 if you add the extended 3 year warranty, which appears to be £96 on top....unless I'm missing something?

"Include a 3 Year Warranty Upgrade and get an extra £66 cash back! In support of this offer, buy this 3 Year HP Care Pack Upgrade (UR482E) and claim a further £66 cash back. With our exclusive Microserver 3 Year Warranty Bundle below, this effectively gives you the warranty free of charge!"

Good stuff. The Chinese standoff is over and server+ gave in first. A bit more cash off. Hot

how long does it take on average for the cash back to sit back into our pockets, i am seriously tempted but the price has me going if the cash back isnt honoured which i fear it wont be from hearing other customers and there situations.

VengeceVapourX

how long does it take on average for the cash back to sit back into our … how long does it take on average for the cash back to sit back into our pockets, i am seriously tempted but the price has me going if the cash back isnt honoured which i fear it wont be from hearing other customers and there situations.



Why won't the cashback be honoured ? - Have others had problems claiming cashback from HP when these were purchased from 'ServerPlus' ?

VengeceVapourX

how long does it take on average for the cash back to sit back into our … how long does it take on average for the cash back to sit back into our pockets, i am seriously tempted but the price has me going if the cash back isnt honoured which i fear it wont be from hearing other customers and there situations.



I hear this is a reputable company and it states 'UK stock, cashback guaranteed' on the site so I don't think you have to worry.

marxandengels

Looking at the website, it's the standard £100 cash back. You only get … Looking at the website, it's the standard £100 cash back. You only get the additional £66 if you add the extended 3 year warranty, which appears to be £96 on top....unless I'm missing something?"Include a 3 Year Warranty Upgrade and get an extra £66 cash back! In support of this offer, buy this 3 Year HP Care Pack Upgrade (UR482E) and claim a further £66 cash back. With our exclusive Microserver 3 Year Warranty Bundle below, this effectively gives you the warranty free of charge!"


you are not adding anything its bundled at a cost of 66quid more

MisterMadHatter

I hear this is a reputable company and it states 'UK stock, cashback … I hear this is a reputable company and it states 'UK stock, cashback guaranteed' on the site so I don't think you have to worry.



I think Im just worried about the cost wise, and justifiying that cost with my reasons e.g. NAS/Backup

Dont get me wrong ive always wanted my own or my own home network because i am an IT Support assiant and i love servers, but I feel i will be indulging my self before others by spending £263 first of all.

VengeceVapourX

how long does it take on average for the cash back to sit back into our … how long does it take on average for the cash back to sit back into our pockets, i am seriously tempted but the price has me going if the cash back isnt honoured which i fear it wont be from hearing other customers and there situations.


If your at all worried you can email the company which deals with the cashback via promotions@out-bound.co.uk
If I remember rightly it took little over a month from confirmation to the check through the post.
You can email them the claims form directly (using the above email address) and it will be processed within a few hours.

brilly

you are not adding anything its bundled at a cost of 66quid more



Need more coffee. Brain too slow.

the only negative is the super bright as the sun HP blue light on the … the only negative is the super bright as the sun HP blue light on the front.

unscrew the knob at the back, slide the top forwards to remove (opening the door makes it a bit easier), put several layers of gaffer tape on the light shroud and replace everything - light can be dim or off as you wish.

how long does it take on average for the cash back to sit back into our … how long does it take on average for the cash back to sit back into our pockets, i am seriously tempted but the price has me going if the cash back isnt honoured which i fear it wont be from hearing other customers and there situations.

5-6 weeks on my ones. The HP team will confirm they have your form. So long as you are certain the reseller is on the authorised list and complete the form correctly, you'll have zero problem.

Edited by: "Hootwo" 5th Feb 2014

Anyone knows what is the noise level is like? I work with various Dell server free standing, rack mounted and servers tend to make a hell of a lot of noise.

If you are in any doubt to how useful this server is, then search previous HUKD posts and read the comments or google to see how many different websites/wiki sites are dedicated to this little box.

This IS the Raspberry Pi of the server world.

However, it does have it's limitations and it's not for everybody: -
- It won't bring you tea in bed.
- It's not an iPhone
- It hasn't brought about world peace.
- It's dangerously addictive; you buy one, you NEED more.

Always order from servers plus, glad I waited now

Other than a time effect on the cash back what purpose does a cash back serve? Why not sell at a lower price? Or is there some financial manipulation?

ragingshui

Anyone knows what is the noise level is like? I work with various Dell … Anyone knows what is the noise level is like? I work with various Dell server free standing, rack mounted and servers tend to make a hell of a lot of noise.



Barely audible. 1 PSU fan and one big 120mm low RPM fan at the back, the hard drive make more noise!

splender

Other than a time effect on the cash back what purpose does a cash back … Other than a time effect on the cash back what purpose does a cash back serve? Why not sell at a lower price? Or is there some financial manipulation?



Only some of those purchasing will remember to claim within the required period - They won't have a 100% cashback claim rate.

Says up to 5 units
- can I get cash back on 5 at once,
Or would I need to do 5 orders?

Original Poster

Now i just need to find some cheap hard drives for it, has anyone noticed any good deals?

be_vigilant

great little server. Hot deal! I run mine with ESX VSphere with 3 virtual … great little server. Hot deal! I run mine with ESX VSphere with 3 virtual machines.VM1PFSense to control my home network and handle my ADSL convectionVM2Freenas with 2 HDs in a ZFS raid for all my mediaVM3Ubuntu minimal running all my downloading tools. sabnzb, sickbeard, couch potato, MylarRuns brilliantly. I added more ram and a dual gig Intel NIC. the only negative is the super bright as the sun HP blue light on the front.


Virtual Appliance firewalls are a neat solution for controlling data within your environment but i would not rely on it as your main FW they can be compromised more easily than a physical and give access to your hypervisor. I would not be so worried about home use though (im a pfSense / m0n0wall fan)

You can fix the bright LED with a 1p coin and some sticky tape. Works well, gives a real soft blue light and at 1p a bargain too :-)

plainjane1983

Now i just need to find some cheap hard drives for it, has anyone noticed … Now i just need to find some cheap hard drives for it, has anyone noticed any good deals?



There are these 3TB toshiba ones which I have been toying with

hotukdeals.com/dea…360


Smuggling Pnuts

Can you turn this into a NAS with Plex?

Smuggling Pnuts

Can you turn this into a NAS with Plex?



Mine is struggling a bit with transcoding (i think), are there any suggested specs for Plex? I have 5GB RAM, which doesnt sound like its the most efficient!

thx
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