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HP Proliant Microserver - £220.04 + 2.49 Delivery @ Crescent Electronics
HP Proliant Microserver - £220.04 + 2.49 Delivery @ Crescent Electronics

HP Proliant Microserver - £220.04 + 2.49 Delivery @ Crescent Electronics

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With the £100 cashback that makes a nice price of only £120.04

Crescent Electronics now the cheapest seller at £220.04 (Thanks to Bungral for finding this)

I can confirm they are an authorised HP reseller and work fine for the cashback!

HP has extended it's Proliant Microserver cashback offer.

Offer details:
h41112.www4.hp.com/pro…ver


Extended to end of April

h41112.www4.hp.com/pro…pdf
- Tillboy

Extended to end of May

h41112.www4.hp.com/pro…pdf

Complete this claim form.
Attach proof of purchase (reseller invoice(s)) to the claim form, with qualifying products and HP part codes circled and make copies for your records.
Product must have been invoiced between 1st February and 31st May 2011.
Mail to: HP Claims Dept, PO Box 7393, Reading, RG27 7JJ. All submissions must be received by Thursday 30th June 2011.
You will then receive an email confirming the rebate due to you and your individual reference number within 7 days of posting. If you do not receive this email then please contacts us at [email protected]
Cheques will be issued within 28 days of receipt of your correct invoice
You will then receive an email confirming the rebate due to you and your individual reference number
Cheques will be issued within 28 days of receipt of your correct invoice.
- Tillboy

Available again.

- ibiza

Extended till the End of August

crescentelectronics.co.uk/nod…520
- pgregg

Extended to end of September

http://h41112.www4.hp.com/promo/proliantmicroserver/pdf/PA0023%20-%20£100%20off%20Microserver%20Offer%20Sep%202011.pdf
- tamoil

1561 Comments

£213 on amazon , dunno if makes a difference with quidco.

also to note , claim form requests company name , but couldn't say if it was mandatory as havent found the small print yet >__>.

Is this basically a really good nas box? Seems like a really good offer!

Looks a good deal... Review on PC Pro or WeGotServed

http://photos.pcpro.co.uk/images/front_picture_library_PC_Pro/dir_317/it_photo_158899_52.jpg
Edited by: "Isinor" 1st Mar 2011

beavisrules

£213 on amazon , dunno if makes a difference with quidco.also to note , … £213 on amazon , dunno if makes a difference with quidco.also to note , claim form requests company name , but couldn't say if it was mandatory as havent found the small print yet >__>.


please note that this unit for £213 on Amazon is the 160 gig model that I dont believe is included in the 100 quid cashback (that ended end of Jan I think, different part number to the 250gig model)

Whats the difference in the 160gig model an this?

RyanC

Whats the difference in the 160gig model an this?


I think the only difference is the size of the hard drive and the fact that this model has £100 cashback for this part number 633724-421 currently
I missed out getting the 160 gig version late last year, there were deals for this model for about £110 with the cashback (160gig version 612275-421) I would be very wary trying to get the 160 gig version and trying to claim cash rebate from HP

Original Poster

Cashback form specifically mentions the model number so that the £100 cashback is only valid on the newer 250Gb model. Also 160Gb was end of life, so suprising to see it still around! This is an awesome machine. For ages I tried different NAS devices and found the newer ones were always quicker, but this will beat any NAS for speed and functionality (depending on software)! Install Windows Home server or some free linux software and you will have a great home server with very low power usage! Good forum for this "Good Cheap Server" online where people have tried some of the many options!

(._. ) amazon page says their 160 gig model is part number 633724-421 , as per rebate coupon.
amazon.co.uk/HP-…TWM

I admint to being no expert but would also asume the 100 & 160 models should have different part number.

also havent found if relevant to end user or just business customers.

excellent value, most 4 drive NAS are £250+ with no drive

Edited by: "royals" 30th Mar 2011

royals

excellent value, most 4 drive NAS are £250+ with no drive


I purchased for exactly this very purpose and to run Squeezecenter. Initially thought the processor wasnt all that (1.4 ghz) but after bit of reading found out that its supposed to be faster than Atom 330 which I was going to build to make a NAS. For novices out there, please note unlike an off the shelf NAS you will need to put a OS on it

how good is software like freenas compared to that on the qnap ts210? also how much more power will this take compared?

Can anyone confirm if this can take non-ECC ram or only ECC ram? Will get rather pricey if you need to bump up it up with ECC...

Original Poster

There were a few ram deals on previous deals with this... Also that forum I mentioned online talks about ram.

Powerwise, I would guess this would only use a little more. CPU is 15Watt I think, so without usage should be almost as low, and then peak higher depending on how many and what HDD you use.
FreeNAS is supposed to be great, but again, the forum I mentioned has other alternatives that seem to be giving better transfer speeds.

Also, I myself bought one of these and can confirm it is not just for business use... just write N/A under company name in form!

Edited by: "kingofbeans" 2nd Mar 2011

Answers based on my 2 x 160Gb Microservers plus previous threads:

the 250Gb model has the larger disk and supposedly a more efficient power supply

if the motherboard is the same as the 160Gb model , it will take non-ECC RAM - I've got a 160Gb model running 4Gb (2 x 2Gb) of Play RAM with no problem

company name on claim form is irrelevant - I left it blank and received £100 cheques for both mine

Original Poster

beavisrules

(._. ) amazon page says their 160 gig model is part number 633724-421 , … (._. ) amazon page says their 160 gig model is part number 633724-421 , as per rebate coupon.[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FHP-ProLiant-MicroServer-Gigabit-Ethernet%2Fdp%2FB0042ORTWM]http://www.amazon.co.uk/HP-ProLiant-MicroServer-Gigabit-Ethernet/dp/B0042ORTWM[/url]I admint to being no expert but would also asume the 100 & 160 models should have different part number.also havent found if relevant to end user or just business customers.



They do have different part numbers so part number or specifications are wrong on amazon. Also sold by lambdatek on amazon and they have the newer model at 250 on their site, so something seems wrong.

I'm running standalone Debian on one of mine for things where I don't want to share the CPU. Also as a backup (rsync) to the FreeNAS server on the other one.

On the other I'm running Vmware ESXi with virtual machines of: FreeNAS, Torrent Client, Music Server (php/MySQL), Smoothwall - all running simultaneously with no problem.

So work out your needs and consider these have 1.4Ghz dual-core CPUs.

I measured 40 watts with 4 x HDD installed

hmmm - so in theory could install a low power / fanless video card and blu ray drive and turn into a full NAS as well as HTPC (bit ugly i guess though?)

Looks good, going to order. Heat

beavisrules

£213 on amazon



I think the Amazon one is for a different model. Although the SKU is correct (633724-421) the listed HDD is only 160GB. I think Amazon have made a mistake with their listing.
Edited by: "andyxl987" 2nd Mar 2011

Does this feature an internal USB port so that it's neat to stick the OS (something like VMWare ESXi or FreeNAS) and USB boot it?

Looks like a great deal. I remember the ML115 years ago by HP at a similar net price. And this one hardly uses any power and is more home friendly!

Loads of info here: hardforum.com/sho…868
I'm just reading before making a decision

I bought one of the 160gb ones back in the december offer. I bought windows home server and some of the 2tb samsung spinpoints that keep popping up on here and its been a fantastic addition to my home network. Full automated backup of all computer, media streaming as well as access to my files and compters when I'm away from home. The unit is quiet and rock solid, its just been sat there for 2 months now doing its thing. Would definatly reccomend. Have some heat!

Bought one in December running vortexbox:

vortexbox.org/

I now have all my ripped CD's in FLAC & MP3 and all my DVD's in MKV & MP4.

Works brilliantly!

Code AW1PCMAR gives 1% off order and delivery - though don;t know if that impacts cashback.

Cheers

John

if i was to buy one of these which is the best os to use? Il just be using it to stream full hd movies, music, downloading torrents and nzbs? Any help appreciated!

Hot. But how can I justify this purchase. I only need a two-bay nas:(

beavisrules

£213 on amazon , dunno if makes a difference with quidco.also to note , … £213 on amazon , dunno if makes a difference with quidco.also to note , claim form requests company name , but couldn't say if it was mandatory as havent found the small print yet >__>.



dunno if someone's already commented on this -- but just put yourself on as a sole trader. You don't have to have a company to be a sole trader.

would the hp server be a much better option than THIS? (StarTech.com StarTech 3.5 inch 4 Drive eSATA RAID External Hard Drive Enclosure with Controller)

what would be the extra costs for setting this up (OS/cables ect)?

Do the 2tb samsungs work with this?

Thanks for any comments
Edited by: "DDTTAA" 2nd Mar 2011


ohit

Does this feature an internal USB port so that it's neat to stick the OS … Does this feature an internal USB port so that it's neat to stick the OS (something like VMWare ESXi or FreeNAS) and USB boot it?Looks like a great deal. I remember the ML115 years ago by HP at a similar net price. And this one hardly uses any power and is more home friendly!



Yes it does and ESXI works as well i have tested it.

Still waiting for the cash back for mine since Jan
Edited by: "tomlewis007" 2nd Mar 2011

This is tempting as I'd like to dabble with an MS Server of some kind. Only thing is that I've bought a few copies of Windows 7 Home Premium but it seems that they wouldn't be able to join the MS Server Domain. Anybody know if this is correct?

Thanks

looks good - thinking of replacing my current Netgear readynas duo with this.
Anyone know if it's possible to take the drives out the readynas and out straight into one of these ?

Is this better than a Thecus Nas unit?

I could get 4 drives in the following build, and have a nice gaming machine for £33 more!

hotukdeals.com/dea…210

For a low powered NAS with no graphics? Rip off.

Lupeto

I could get 4 drives in the following build, and have a nice gaming … I could get 4 drives in the following build, and have a nice gaming machine for £33 more!http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/gaming-pc-bundle-crysis-2-good-268-16-delivered-scan-base-7dayshop-save-upto-80/888210For a low powered NAS with no graphics? Rip off.



If you took the time to read the OP instead of blindly promoting your own post then you'd realise that this was £135 after cashback.

Lupeto

I could get 4 drives in the following build, and have a nice gaming … I could get 4 drives in the following build, and have a nice gaming machine for £33 more!http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/gaming-pc-bundle-crysis-2-good-268-16-delivered-scan-base-7dayshop-save-upto-80/888210For a low powered NAS with no graphics? Rip off.

This has £100 cashback...

tomlewis007

Still waiting for the cash back for mine since Jan



Did you get a confirmation? I got a confirmation email from HP a week after sending in the claim form -- that was a couple days ago. Based on that, and with it being a reputable company, I'm quite sure I'll be getting the cheque soon -- but if you didn't get a confirmation, I'd suggest you chase it!

This is a great little box to build a home server on

I bought one on the Christmas deal to replace a homebrew server

It is small and quiet, low power

I got my cashback and ordered off 247com

ohit

Does this feature an internal USB port so that it's neat to stick the OS … Does this feature an internal USB port so that it's neat to stick the OS (something like VMWare ESXi or FreeNAS) and USB boot it?Looks like a great deal. I remember the ML115 years ago by HP at a similar net price. And this one hardly uses any power and is more home friendly!



Yes. I've got XBMC booting off the internal USB port.

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