HP MicroServer ProLiant N40L £239.98 - £119.99 with £110 cashback + £10 code + TCB / Quidco@Dabs
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HP MicroServer ProLiant N40L £239.98 - £119.99 with £110 cashback + £10 code + TCB / Quidco@Dabs

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Found 31st May 2012
Yes it's that HP MicroServer which seems to be on perpetual cashback offer (although it must end 'Sometime'...).
HP recently increased the cashback to £110 and until the 6th of June Dabs have a £10 voucher (Code: SUNNY10) for purchases off over £199. So that comes to £119.99 including delivery.
The Dabs flyer email actually lists the Microserver at £229.99 but their site says £239.99 so I assume that the flyer means the price after the £10 voucher. Unless the offer only starts tomorrow and it is actually £229.99 - £10 - £110 = £109.99 which would be cheapest it's ever been (or not, see post #3).

PS: Unsure if this conflicts with the still active deal for the MicroServer from Amazon but it is a different vendor...

UPDATE (10:00 01JUN12): I'm sure the Dabs flyer (now deleted) said their vouchers were extended until the 6th of June, but on the Dabs website it says valid until the 1st of June...

Delivery is £1.17
- balluji

Indeed. So much for free delivery on orders over £149. They charge 36p per KG over 5KG. 5KG is not much for a typical order so 'free delivery' is not very honest.
-kgrings

UPDATE (13:50 on 01JUN12):
They are now out of stock and have increased the price to £262.80. Therefore expired this deal
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Ok here's the spec from Dabs' website:

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 and it can take your business to the next level of productivity and efficiency.

Product Description
HP ProLiant MicroServer - Turion II Neo N40L 1.5 GHz
Type
Server
Form Factor
Ultra micro tower
Dimensions (WxDxH)
21 cm x 26 cm x 26.7 cm
Weight
6 kg
Localisation
Europe
Server Scalability
1-way
Processor
1 x AMD Turion II Neo N40L / 1.5 GHz ( Dual-Core )
Cache Memory
2 MB L2 Cache
Cache Per Processor
2 MB ( 2 x 1 MB )
RAM
2 GB (installed) / 8 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM - ECC - 800 MHz - PC3-10600
Storage Controller
Serial ATA ( Serial ATA-300 )
Hard Drive
1 x 250 GB - standard - Serial ATA-300
Monitor
None.
Graphics Controller
Shared Video Memory (UMA)
Networking
Network adapter - PCI Express x1 - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
Power
AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Windows Server Certified
This server is tested, tuned and certified for Windows Server 2008 R2 with OEM-branded hardware. Purchase a Reseller Option Kit to have your server solution pre-loaded.
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year warranty

And some link to previous threads on this (there have been plenty...):
hotukdeals.com/dea…734
hotukdeals.com/dea…812
I wish I had the money for this right now!
Heat added, however this is not the best price for the microserver ever. They have been gotten for under £90 which I know is an older model but other than the processor the specs are the same and there is little or no performance difference between them.

Just got mine today from ebuyer and loving it so far. Still setting it all up but it is smaller than I expected and also quieter.

For anyone interested I got it with an extra 4gb of cheap ram (cheapest available on ebuyer at the time) and an XFX HD6450 graphics card for £30 which I took a gamble on as there was no clear indication that it came with a low profile bracket. Luckily it does so that's all good too for anyone wishing to find out on the internet in the future :).

Some useful links for those interested

Unofficial Wiki

The HUKD owners thread (well worth a read through)

Some useful owner threads elsewhere 1

Some useful owner threads elsewhere 2

For anyone interested the graphics I purchased is this one which just about fits the case, however the PCI 2 port is going to be hard to use without a bit of a fight I'd think but otherwise it is quite a nice card especially at under £30 as it's the most power to be had that fits the microserver and doesnt overtax the PSU. Plus it plays some older games with decent framerates.

I've spent 3months working out all the bits and pieces to get the set up I wanted so this is just some of about 100 "useful" links I've compiled between the server stuff and XBMC.
Edited by: "Astec123" 31st May 2012
Please please please can this deal still be going in 2 months time when I have some money
Thanks to kgrings and astec123, very informative posts.

I have been meaning to get around to setting one of these for a while now I will have a read through the links, take it i can install graphics card in it and use for bedroom tv, We've a little cupboard at the end of the bedroom i was thinking of installing in. Best check it won't be a fire hazard 1st.
thanks op i just keep getting tempted
mrcashman

Please please please can this deal still be going in 2 months time when I … Please please please can this deal still be going in 2 months time when I have some money



Oh it will be. And if not, then the new upgraded version will be.
Ordered on of these a couple of days ago once they upped the cashback. Setting it up right now. Liking it so far. A LOT better speeds than my old NAS too. Seems to be anything between 70-100MB/s
Just ordered one of these, I have the previous version running WHS V1 and it is awesome but I need to upgrade to WHS 2011 to support larger HDD's.

Will install WHS 2011 on the new one and then get rid of the old one.
This HP Microserver deal is like a DFS Sofas sale. It's never ending. Only difference - this is good
I currently use a netgear readynas duo and store all my videos and files on it. Im guessing i can use this for that job and stream to my games consoles and my WDTV live? Also i would live to use this for newsgroups so could i access this machine from another using a web interface and not actually have this connected to a monitor so in fact use this as a faster nas box?
Edited by: "cpc3232" 1st Jun 2012
cpc3232

I currently use a netgear readynas duo and store all my videos and files … I currently use a netgear readynas duo and store all my videos and files on it. Im guessing i can use this for that job and stream to my games consoles and my WDTV live? Also i would live to use this for newsgroups so could i access this machine from another using a web interface and not actually have this connected to a monitor so in fact use this as a faster nas box?



Yes you do not need a monitor connected to this once it is set up.
I have Sickbeard and Sabnzb on mine and most things download automatically from newsgroups. You can also drop an nzb file into the Sabnzb directory on the server and it will then download from your news server.
You can also RDP into the server (if you install Windows OS)
cralittlewood

Yes you do not need a monitor connected to this once it is set up. I have … Yes you do not need a monitor connected to this once it is set up. I have Sickbeard and Sabnzb on mine and most things download automatically from newsgroups. You can also drop an nzb file into the Sabnzb directory on the server and it will then download from your news server.You can also RDP into the server (if you install Windows OS)



Yea ive got Sabnzb on my readynas but due to the 200Mhz cpu i can only get speeds of like 0.5Mb/s im guessing this machine would give me full speed? My line is 47Mb/s.
damn just paid £10 more in the other thread

Yea ive got Sabnzb on my readynas but due to the 200Mhz cpu i can only get speeds of like 0.5Mb/s im guessing this machine would give me full speed? My line is 47Mb/s.[/quote]

My line is Currently 40Mbps and it maxes out on the microserver. Waiting to get an upgrade to 80Mbps and it will be interesting to see if the server can max it out.
I have one of these running vmware esxi with fedora running inside it. I can max out my 100mb connection on it from newsgroups
Please could someone explain to me what's with the popularity with this?

I'm struggling to justify buying it since I've got an old Athlon X2 3800+ @ 2.0GHz with 3GB of DDR400 lying around.
Surely I could assemble my own server using these parts?


Although I would be limited to the 2 SATA ports on my motherboard, it supports RAID, and I can't see myself buying anything more than 2TB with post-flood HDD prices lingering as they are.
I dont know for sure but isn't this a lot lower power consumption that that ^
Also its a small box & very easy access to the HDs
Want to get this box to stream movies to apple tv. ?? How do I do this. With non jail broken apple tv 2
Dang... That's £20 cheaper than the one I got just 2 wks ago. But well, no complaint so far and has been enjoying the "building" up of my very first server. Enjoy guys.
jazferbetay

Want to get this box to stream movies to apple tv. ?? How do I do this. … Want to get this box to stream movies to apple tv. ?? How do I do this. With non jail broken apple tv 2



I think you would need to have itunes running on the server and convert all you movies to mp4 format and add to itunes.

My apple TV's are jailbroken and have the plex client running on them to access the movies and tv shows on the server which is running Plex Server.
trying to order one but it is saying £1.17 for delivery. How did everyone else get free delivery?
hell hot for me wish i had the cash how long to get cash back?
the cool

damn just paid £10 more in the other thread



Me too. Do tyou know how muich to cancel, and get this?
Maybe a stupid question but how are these different to a NAS?

^ Cause this can do PC stuff as well. It's more powerful. More options.

MrPercent

Me too. Do tyou know how muich to cancel, and get this?


No. I've already received mine so too late anyway. Just annoying when that happens.
bridtown

how long to get cash back?


Somewhere between 1-2 months.
How many times does this need to be posted ? I am sure its every week.

Hot deal, but it was this price \ offer a few days ago.
cash back is 45 days, just email them the scanned recipt
Voucher code not being accepted
stiltsky

I have been meaning to get around to setting one of these for a while now … I have been meaning to get around to setting one of these for a while now I will have a read through the links, take it i can install graphics card in it and use for bedroom tv, We've a little cupboard at the end of the bedroom i was thinking of installing in. Best check it won't be a fire hazard 1st.



While the MicroServer has a large fan for an exhaust, even something like a passive HD5450 can get rather hot. HD6450 uses a fair bit more power, the idle / 2D max / 3D wattages are:
ATI Radeon HD 6450 GDDR3_____5W______9W_____14W
ATI Radeon HD 5450 GDDR3____6.4W___10.6W___14.1W
Now, that doesn't really tell us what temps can be expected inside the MicroServer when doing video scaling. What I'm worried about with your idea of keeping it in a cupboard is that the video card might get to 80-90C or more, but hopefully someone who actually has one of those installed inside a cupboard could reply with some figures.
So if I put WHS on the 250GB drive in there. Can I add my current 1TB an 2TB that are both filled up with data, or do those drives need to be empty when i add them?
"Coupon codes valid until 1st June 2012."
just bagged one , thanks
bio

"Coupon codes valid until 1st June 2012."



Hm, that's strange the dabs email flyer said the coupons had been extended until the 6th of June. My flyer went into the bin after I read it and posted the deal (and gmail has helpfully made that a permanent delete overnight), but maybe somebody else saw the bit about the extension too?

The website definitely says the 1st of June though.
tempted by this.

will this easily run esxi, anyone bought one for this purpose?

how many VM's have you got running on it etc?
techmob

tempted by this.will this easily run esxi, anyone bought one for this … tempted by this.will this easily run esxi, anyone bought one for this purpose?how many VM's have you got running on it etc?



I think it's quite a common combination;

serversplus.com/hp_…ver

waitingformyfirmware

Please could someone explain to me what's with the popularity with this? … Please could someone explain to me what's with the popularity with this? I'm struggling to justify buying it since I've got an old Athlon X2 3800+ @ 2.0GHz with 3GB of DDR400 lying around. Surely I could assemble my own server using these parts? Although I would be limited to the 2 SATA ports on my motherboard, it supports RAID, and I can't see myself buying anything more than 2TB with post-flood HDD prices lingering as they are.



You could work this out for yourself, surely? It is small yet has room for several hard drives, runs quietly and cheaply. Recycling old computer parts to make your own server would be cheaper, but noiser, taking up more room and unlikely to be as kind to your electricity bill if left running 24/7. Otherwise, this is just a modestly powerful computer.

@ Astec123: Ah, never seen that MicroServer wiki before, thanks.
I actually had an N36L but sold it due to it barely getting used: I don't really need a NAS and for installing stuff VirtualBox is fine. It was fun having ESXi on the N36L though, but like I said it barely got used. I actually found it too noise to be 24/7 on in a living area since I didn't keep it in the hall. Having said all that, these MicroServers are really good value compared to just about anything else out there and very versatile.
Although I was a bit worried about the one Amazon review where the reviewer said it used a lot more power than the ones reviewed by hardware sites. amazon.co.uk/rev…pnt

The PSU is also far less efficient than the review models. SPCR measured … The PSU is also far less efficient than the review models. SPCR measured an idle power consumption of 25W with two hard drives. As shipping the Microserver comes with one 250GB HDD and idles at 52W. More than twice what the review samples used. This is a common trick - send review sites units with special high efficiency components but ship much cheaper parts to consumers. I confirmed that the PSU is at fault by trying a more efficient one which did manage to reach 27W at idle.


Has anyone measured a recent MicroServer with a power meter?
Edited by: "kgrings" 1st Jun 2012
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