HP ProLiant Gen8 G1610T MicroServer - £174.99 (£139.99 After Cashback) - eBuyer
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HP ProLiant Gen8 G1610T MicroServer - £174.99 (£139.99 After Cashback) - eBuyer

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Found 28th Jan 2015
The HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 is a small, quiet, and stylishly designed server that is ideal as a first server solution for small businesses. With a form factor that is easy to use and service, it helps small businesses drive down their expenses while improving productivity, efficiency, and security. HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 comes with HP iLO4, providing access to innovations like Intelligent Provisioning for quick and simple installation and setup.

Instant out-of-box server set up and deployment
Embedded remote management technology reduces on-site server administration and travel expenses
Continuous, proactive health monitoring ensures faster and more accurate problem resolution
Tool-less access to hard drives, memory, and PCI slots for simple installation or upgrade
Improved serviceability with features such as icon-based status display and system health status LEDs
Two up-front USB ports allow for easy deployment
New iLO Essentials license provides ability to connect media from your client device to your server and receive email alerts regarding server events
Small, quiet, energy efficient, and can be placed anywhere
Stylish blue LED light bar for at-a-glance system health status
Stackable managed switch creates clean, elegant look for networking and compute
Compatible with HP PS1810 Switch Series. Unique chassis design for the 8-port managed switch that enables physical stacking
Common pool of resources and applications results in a higher level of simplicity and flexibility in operations
User-friendly interface on HP PS1810 Switch Series allows for consolidated view of servers and switches in the network so workloads can be prioritised
Link aggregation allows for faster file transfers and greater data availability
Unique Server Design Ideal for Small Offices

Personalize your MicroServer with the new Front Bezel Faceplate Kit.
Small, quiet, energy efficient, and can be placed anywhere.
Stylish blue LED light bar for at-a-glance system health status.
Stackable managed switch creates clean, elegant look for networking and compute.

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The cash back offer ends by the end of the month. It might extend though. But as for now, you have to pay £10+ for delivery in order to get it by 31st Jan.

BluCola

The cash back offer ends by the end of the month. It might extend though. … The cash back offer ends by the end of the month. It might extend though. But as for now, you have to pay £10+ for delivery in order to get it by 31st Jan.



well you don't really as hp cash back don't require proof of delivery all you need is show your purchase date is before the 31st. hope this helps

It's invoice date not delivery date..

On the claim form it says "Product must have been delivered and invoiced between 9th December 2014 and 31st January 2015". I'm pretty sure there's an estimated delivery date on the invoice. Have you tried this before?

I'm more than happy to have another one at this low price if the cashback works
Edited by: "BluCola" 28th Jan 2015

If only the G8 had 2x PCIe slots I'd be all over it

Have to stick with the N54L for now.

Swift_gti

If only the G8 had 2x PCIe slots I'd be all over it :(Have to stick with … If only the G8 had 2x PCIe slots I'd be all over it :(Have to stick with the N54L for now.



What you using the 2 pci slots for ?

Sound card and graphices card ?

That sucks just got it for £10 more from them, it just got delivered! Anyone know if I can get the difference back from ebuyer?

The fixed optical drive seems a bit of s backwards step compared to the previous generation IMO.

Would have bought one if the optical bay was 5.25" so It could them accommodate 6 HDD's.

wmccull

What you using the 2 pci slots for ?Sound card and graphices card ?



DVBS2 TV tuner card and a HP 212 Raid Controller.

Just bought one. Now to hunt for cheap WD RED HDD's to use as a xpenology NAS

Still waiting for the £100 mark. heard from hp insider the cash back will be extended or the servers reduced. still a good price. tempted but will wait as the price is dropping like petrol prices

wmccull

What you using the 2 pci slots for ?Sound card and graphices card ?



In my case I use both for two Dvbsky s952's as its a pvr and live tv server. so I will also be sticking with the N54L

manlikeronald

Still waiting for the £100 mark. heard from hp insider the cash back … Still waiting for the £100 mark. heard from hp insider the cash back will be extended or the servers reduced. still a good price. tempted but will wait as the price is dropping like petrol prices



I think it's unlikely we well see the £100 as these are Intel based which have always been more expensive than AMD chipsets, also it's been quite some time since those prices on the N54L what with inflation etc I think it's unlikely.

how well do these servers perform?

josephobrien2000

how well do these servers perform?



If the the previous N54L is anything to go by then excellent.

Only complaints I've seen is from people that are trying to use them for purposes for which they were not intended i.e. not as a server, but that's like buying a spoon and complaining it makes a terrible hairbrush! lol

Price has gone up expired

OrribleHarry

I think it's unlikely we well see the £100 as these are Intel based which … I think it's unlikely we well see the £100 as these are Intel based which have always been more expensive than AMD chipsets, also it's been quite some time since those prices on the N54L what with inflation etc I think it's unlikely.



Hp planning to reduce it on valentines day so the females can add it to their shopping list. I for have giving the Mrs heads up that I want another one in the house

manlikeronald

Hp planning to reduce it on valentines day so the females can add it to … Hp planning to reduce it on valentines day so the females can add it to their shopping list. I for have giving the Mrs heads up that I want another one in the house




I read this in serious mode after researching NAS's for the past few weeks and deciding this is now the one i want ...patiently waiting for Valentines day lol

So where are these Valentine day deals ?

manlikeronald

Hp planning to reduce it on valentines day so the females can add it to … Hp planning to reduce it on valentines day so the females can add it to their shopping list. I for have giving the Mrs heads up that I want another one in the house




Who said romance isn't dead?

Say it with flowers instead...

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The processor is celeron... though not so power full.no hdd included.... not a deal

In terms or performance, would Hyper-V with an Exchange server and a couple of things (all home use) be manageable on this?

Nice deal, reminds me of the N54L - this box will use more power though.

Unfortunately you can't fit as many hard-disks inside this case as you can with the N54L + icydock (6x2.5) = 30tb+

rwllr

In terms or performance, would Hyper-V with an Exchange server and a … In terms or performance, would Hyper-V with an Exchange server and a couple of things (all home use) be manageable on this?



You'd probably want to upgrade the processor to a Xeon and you'd also want a lot of RAM if you intend to run a lot of VMs.

I believe this box will be able to take at least 32gig of ram if not more. Some of the N54L can take 16gig - I have virtualbox running on mine with no problems.


Edited by: "calvinjh" 16th Feb 2015

sheybat

The processor is celeron... though not so power full.no hdd included.... … The processor is celeron... though not so power full.no hdd included.... not a deal


Cant the CPU be upgraded?

it shows as socket 1155 so these should hopefully work on it if replacable??

uk.webuy.com/sea…ors
Edited by: "montana78" 16th Feb 2015

montana78

Cant the CPU be upgraded?



It can, but the Xeons it takes are hideously expensive. You can swap in an i3-3220T or i3-3250T though.

homeservershow.com/for…aq/

sheybat

The processor is celeron... though not so power full.no hdd included.... … The processor is celeron... though not so power full.no hdd included.... not a deal


Just a tad late there, if you see any at this price I'd appreciate knowing, deal for me as I want it!

montana78

Cant the CPU be upgraded?it shows as socket 1155 so these should … Cant the CPU be upgraded?it shows as socket 1155 so these should hopefully work on it if replacable??https://uk.webuy.com/search/index.php?stext=1155§ion=&refinecat=Intel+Processors



Be careful with this as I think the socket only supports low power CPUs up to 35w

L_Tee

Be careful with this as I think the socket only supports low power CPUs … Be careful with this as I think the socket only supports low power CPUs up to 35w



People who have actually done the upgrade seem to disagree.

sheybat

The processor is celeron... though not so power full.no hdd included.... … The processor is celeron... though not so power full.no hdd included.... not a deal



I'm not sure what you intend to use a small power efficient server with 4 bays for but the usual answer is storage for SOHO users. By way of comparison the same sort of hardware with a Synology badge stuck on the front is £350 with no drives, this is less than half that and will unofficially run the same software but personally I prefer un-raid. Also i've yet to meet anyone who had any use for the old bundled 250GB drives, they usually went on a shelf as anyone buying this to build a server would source his or her own storage drives, far better to bundle a dual NIC as they have for a NAS/file/VM server.
Edited by: "Avalon-One" 16th Feb 2015

Avalon-One

People who have actually done the upgrade seem to disagree.I'm not sure … People who have actually done the upgrade seem to disagree.I'm not sure what you intend to use a small power efficient server with 4 bays for but the usual answer is storage for SOHO users. By way of comparison the same sort of hardware with a Synology badge stuck on the front is £350 with no drives, this is less than half that and will unofficially run the same software but personally I prefer un-raid. Also i've yet to meet anyone who had any use for the old bundled 250GB drives, they usually went on a shelf as anyone buying this to build a server would source his or her own storage drives, far better to bundle a dual NIC as they have for a NAS/file/VM server.



This guide indicates you can push beyond 35w (to 45w) but it's not advisable
Edited by: "L_Tee" 16th Feb 2015

I've been running an E3-1230 v2 in mine for well over 12 months 24 x 7 with no issues. These are a great base and can be upgraded easily to be very capable machines.

I have 1 x 120GB SSD for OS (2012 R2)
1 x 1TB SSD for VMs (Hyper-V)
1 x 6TB & 1 x 4TB in non-RAID 10TB configuration (backed up elsewhere)
16GB, DVDRW, HP TPM, iLO Advanced, HP NC365T (Quad-Port Gigabit NIC)

Edited by: "garethcamp" 16th Feb 2015

garethcamp

I've been running an E3-1230 v2 in mine for well over 12 months 24 x 7 … I've been running an E3-1230 v2 in mine for well over 12 months 24 x 7 with no issues. These are a great base and can be upgraded easily to be very capable machines. I have 1 x 120GB SSD for OS (2012 R2)1 x 1TB SSD for VMs (Hyper-V)1 x 6TB & 1 x 4TB in non-RAID 10TB configuration (backed up elsewhere)16GB, DVDRW, HP TPM, iLO Advanced, HP NC365T (Quad-Port Gigabit NIC)



I like the setup, but the only question is that, if you were going to upgrade that much, then why not go for a better server to start with?

People would put the 250GB drive in the optical drive bay and store the OS on there.

Avalon-One

People who have actually done the upgrade seem to disagree.I'm not sure … People who have actually done the upgrade seem to disagree.I'm not sure what you intend to use a small power efficient server with 4 bays for but the usual answer is storage for SOHO users. By way of comparison the same sort of hardware with a Synology badge stuck on the front is £350 with no drives, this is less than half that and will unofficially run the same software but personally I prefer un-raid. Also i've yet to meet anyone who had any use for the old bundled 250GB drives, they usually went on a shelf as anyone buying this to build a server would source his or her own storage drives, far better to bundle a dual NIC as they have for a NAS/file/VM server.


someperson

I like the setup, but the only question is that, if you were going to … I like the setup, but the only question is that, if you were going to upgrade that much, then why not go for a better server to start with?



Size, noise, power consumption.

I have an ML110 G7 also with a very similar setup (Xeon E3-1230, 16GB, 1 x 120GB SSD, 1 x 120GB REVO SSD, 1 x 4TB, 3 x 2TB, HP TPM, NC365T, HP LTO-4) but wouldn't run it 24 x 7 due to noise. It's used as a backup server mainly but also used for watching films from.


Edited by: "garethcamp" 16th Feb 2015

baseley09

People would put the 250GB drive in the optical drive bay and store the … People would put the 250GB drive in the optical drive bay and store the OS on there.



Possible if they're a home user who thought it was cool to buy a small server and then didn't know what to do with it other than shove xbmc on it. Most hypervisors boot from a USB flash drive, for a dedicated server build you'd use an SSD and if you were using it for local play back you'd normally go OpenElec via USB leaving you with a 250GB drive to playback local content from? That's not sounding great to me compared to stacking it with the current bet £/GB 3TB drives with some redundancy built in.
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