HP ProLiant Gen8 G1610T MicroServer £179.99 @ Ebuyer £119.99 after cashback
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HP ProLiant Gen8 G1610T MicroServer £179.99 @ Ebuyer £119.99 after cashback

£179.99Ebuyer Deals
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Found 1st Apr 2015
Better deal for this MicroSever for April 2015, £60 cashback !!!.

Without Optical drive though (not really needed if you boot from USB to install stuff) !!!

**Optical drive not included**

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
•Ideal first server for a small or home office scenario using Windows Server 2012 Foundation software
•Perfect home media server using Windows 7 Home Premium
•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 - unique chassis design for the 8-port managed switch that enables physical stacking



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313 Comments

Hmm. SO tempted. Fantastic price after the cashback. Just bought one of those 16Tb NAS drives, so tempted to buy this, get the drives out of the NAS and set this up as a better more reliable Media Server / steamer. But what (free) OS should be installed?

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Lilmonkey

Hmm. SO tempted. Fantastic price after the cashback. Just bought one of … Hmm. SO tempted. Fantastic price after the cashback. Just bought one of those 16Tb NAS drives, so tempted to buy this, get the drives out of the NAS and set this up as a better more reliable Media Server / steamer. But what (free) OS should be installed?



Too much choice in OS... FreeNAS is meant to me a great NAS, NAS4Free, Openfiler, are just some of them... I'm still testing them all to narrow down the choices... I have had N40L's, N54L's, now Lenovo TS140, but I'm hovering over the "Add to Basket" button

dilse

Too much choice in OS... FreeNAS is meant to me a great NAS, NAS4Free, … Too much choice in OS... FreeNAS is meant to me a great NAS, NAS4Free, Openfiler, are just some of them... I'm still testing them all to narrow down the choices... I have had N40L's, N54L's, now Lenovo TS140, but I'm hovering over the "Add to Basket" button



I tested loads but XPEnology was the one I stuck with.

A great machine and the CPU can be upgraded this time too.

Xpenology is my choice on an atom based system, I too am tempted with this now!

I'm still running a N36L, would the OS drive work in this if I just swap it over?

will this ever get to the £100 mark looks like the May cash-back will be £80

manlikeronald

will this ever get to the £100 mark looks like the May cash-back will be … will this ever get to the £100 mark looks like the May cash-back will be £80



Are you guessing it will be £80, or is that definite?

Lilmonkey

Hmm. SO tempted. Fantastic price after the cashback. Just bought one of … Hmm. SO tempted. Fantastic price after the cashback. Just bought one of those 16Tb NAS drives, so tempted to buy this, get the drives out of the NAS and set this up as a better more reliable Media Server / steamer. But what (free) OS should be installed?


Nas4free has been good for me :¬}

Anybody know what spec you get with the server in terms of CPU, memory & HDD? Doesn't seem to be stated on the ebuyer page, just links to upgrades. I assume this is not bare-bones

i got one from Ebuyer a couple of weeks ago. 2gb Ram. no hard drive or optical drive. Dual core Celeron cpu.

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Looking at the part no., it comes with 2GB, but ebuyer state "no optical drive".

stoney73

i got one from Ebuyer a couple of weeks ago. 2gb Ram. no hard drive or … i got one from Ebuyer a couple of weeks ago. 2gb Ram. no hard drive or optical drive. Dual core Celeron cpu.


Thanks, just found that doing a few searches, shame on Ebuyer for not putting this in the description.

Would be good to know what average power it uses in terms of watts, I'm looking for something that can sit there using the minimum amount of energy. The CPU has a TDP of 35W and the PSU of the server is only 150W so I reckon it shouldn't use more than 40-50W idle but that will probably depend on how many HDDs you install.

Nice, been waiting for a decentish price on this. Ordered!. Its about time my zyxel NSA310 was retired and something that can transcode put in its place. This fits totally.

What are the CPU ugrade options?

RedmanDealer

Thanks, just found that doing a few searches, shame on Ebuyer for not … Thanks, just found that doing a few searches, shame on Ebuyer for not putting this in the description.Would be good to know what average power it uses in terms of watts, I'm looking for something that can sit there using the minimum amount of energy. The CPU has a TDP of 35W and the PSU of the server is only 150W so I reckon it shouldn't use more than 40-50W idle but that will probably depend on how many HDDs you install.



All the technical specs are a bit further down the page after the reevoo section.

manlikeronald

will this ever get to the £100 mark looks like the May cash-back will be … will this ever get to the £100 mark looks like the May cash-back will be £80


If it's going to be a fileserver/NAS and if your that bothered about an extra £20 then there are alternates with only a quarter of the power consumption of this. These alternates will save over £20 electricity within a few months

RedmanDealer

Thanks, just found that doing a few searches, shame on Ebuyer for not … Thanks, just found that doing a few searches, shame on Ebuyer for not putting this in the description.Would be good to know what average power it uses in terms of watts, I'm looking for something that can sit there using the minimum amount of energy. The CPU has a TDP of 35W and the PSU of the server is only 150W so I reckon it shouldn't use more than 40-50W idle but that will probably depend on how many HDDs you install.


I bought a Synology 2bay NAS last week after lots of consideration with these Microservers, with 2 HDD connected the Synology uses between 10w and 14w and as I have it on 24/7 recoring IP cameras the power saving over this is quite considerable.

A bit more of a fiddle to set up than the old microservers.

RedmanDealer

Anybody know what spec you get with the server in terms of CPU, memory & … Anybody know what spec you get with the server in terms of CPU, memory & HDD? Doesn't seem to be stated on the ebuyer page, just links to upgrades. I assume this is not bare-bones



You have to scroll right to the bottom, past all the reviews.

I have the Gen7, and it's a great bit of kit. Paid £120 last year for it, this is RED HOT!

How long does cashback usually take?

Any good for 1080p Plex transcoding?

hotdealseeker

What are the CPU ugrade options?



You can stick a Xeon in it: b3n.org/ins…er/

mrimac94

Any good for 1080p Plex transcoding?


do people still transcode? get a cheap KODI client that can read the files native

Damm you!!!! Bought one of these a couple of weeks ago with the much lower cashback offer of £35! :P

paulj48

do people still transcode? get a cheap KODI client that can read the … do people still transcode? get a cheap KODI client that can read the files native


not sure if being slow but... would the client not have to be on the device playing them back thus totally device dependant?

mrimac94

Any good for 1080p Plex transcoding?



My Gen7 hasn't had any problems yet with 1080p files so I think this should be fine.

brilly

not sure if being slow but... would the client not have to be on the … not sure if being slow but... would the client not have to be on the device playing them back thus totally device dependant?


correct, buy a £20 Rasberry pi and play native 1080P footage with it with KODI/XBMC, if your not that technically minded then a £40 andriod box with KODI/XBMC on it. Saves the resource hungry Plex server the need to transcode

paulj48

do people still transcode? get a cheap KODI client that can read the … do people still transcode? get a cheap KODI client that can read the files native



And what about watching your media on your phone/tablet/laptop/TV's that aren't on the same network (i.e. ata different location)? You'd need a much higher bandwidth and a VPN set up to access the files.

A boring question but does anyone know what the power usage on these is like and how much I'd be expecting to pay to keep it running?

paulj48

correct, buy a £20 Rasberry pi and play native 1080P footage with it with … correct, buy a £20 Rasberry pi and play native 1080P footage with it with KODI/XBMC, if your not that technically minded then a £40 andriod box with KODI/XBMC on it. Saves the resource hungry Plex server the need to transcode



Not strictly applicable for accessing your library from anywhere, only on the same network as the server.

aj_nu

A boring question but does anyone know what the power usage on these is … A boring question but does anyone know what the power usage on these is like and how much I'd be expecting to pay to keep it running?



I think they run at about 50w, all depends on how active they are, how many HDD's you have etc.

I'm looking to setup an automatic backup system for my whole household and all the computers (6) what do people recommend I use? This? A NAS drive? Any recommendations/product links greatly appreciated.

gerrykav

You can stick a Xeon in it: … You can stick a Xeon in it: https://b3n.org/installed-xeon-e3-1230v2-in-gen8-hp-microserver/



Oh don't be showing me that. I can't afford the upgrade from my Gen7 right now but that is TEMPTING!!

Rotoq

Not strictly applicable for accessing your library from anywhere, only on … Not strictly applicable for accessing your library from anywhere, only on the same network as the server.


do people seriously have 1080P files sat on a resource hunger Plex server so they can transcode on the fly when they're on another network, seriously?

A lot of people seem to think plex and kodi are similar things, they are not. Plex is for sharing your media out, kodi is for bringing other media in. I can't think of a way I could use a kodi client that would help in the distributed environment I have with plex, plus the £10 nowTV boxes were perfect for my less technically minded family!

paulj48

do people seriously have 1080P files sat on a resource hunger Plex server … do people seriously have 1080P files sat on a resource hunger Plex server so they can transcode on the fly when they're on another network, seriously?


Do people seriously have a 1080p, 720p, 360p version of each video to select stream quality. Seriously?.

I spent a fair bit of time, money and effort setting up my microserver. Being able to watch my content from anywhere with a chromecast or plex app is a major perk.

Edited by: "Rotoq" 1st Apr 2015

Oh and I am having the most joy with Xpenology. Only downside is booting from a usb drive when I have a 2.5" drive in the ODD bay (set the individual drives up in B120i raid as Raid 0 arrays)

Loving it though, though may switch to OMV once I get up to speed a little more with Linux

aj_nu

A boring question but does anyone know what the power usage on these is … A boring question but does anyone know what the power usage on these is like and how much I'd be expecting to pay to keep it running?


at an average of 50w 24/7 £5.40 a month if you take 15p for a unit of electricity
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