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HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 £186.90 (Stock due 18/12/2014) EXCLUDES potential £35 cash back offer from HP
HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8  £186.90 (Stock due 18/12/2014) EXCLUDES potential £35 cash back offer from HP

HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 £186.90 (Stock due 18/12/2014) EXCLUDES potential £35 cash back offer from HP

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Received an Email from ServersPlus this morning, The ever popular HP Microserver is back from ServersPlus.

Stock from 18th Dec.

VAT included for everybody else
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£179.95 + £6.95 (2 day delivery) = £186.90
-£35 offer = £151.90

exVAT for business owners on here!
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£149.95 + 6.95 (2 day delivery) = £156.90
-£35 offer = £121.90

HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 (Celeron Dual Core)

Intel Celeron G1610T Dual-Core (2.30GHz 2MB 35W)
2GB (1 x 2GB) PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz UDIMM
4 x Non-Hot Plug 3.5in Dynamic Smart Array B120i
150W
1yr Parts Only Warranty

CPU scores 2336 on cpubenchmark.net, so PLEX might be able to handle a single 1080P transcode. Popular with the ESXi fans out there.

£221+£11 shipping on Amazon (iMash) and £269+free delivery with Amazon fulfillment.

Seemed a good deal with the cashback...

Hope it helps someone!

EDIT1 to explain price better
EDIT2 switched price for people who can't get the VAT back
EDIT3 removed £35 cashback from price as being voted cold. As long as you receive the item and have the invoice by 31st Jan 2015 you should receive the £35 cash back cheque from HP within 45 days

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Good price - still waiting for the sub £99 as i'm not desperate to replace mine currently. voted hot.

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HP Claim form here

want one of the new ones but my old one is still ticking away quite happily & deals with everything I throw at it, will bite when they drop to around £100 though

price shouldnt include cashback as it isn't guaranteed..

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666

want one of the new ones but my old one is still ticking away quite … want one of the new ones but my old one is still ticking away quite happily & deals with everything I throw at it, will bite when they drop to around £100 though



Yeah, deal always goes nuclear when it hits that sweet £99 price point.

Gen8 finally on HP cashback!

cold for me as the op has clearly put it ex vat (yes i know they have said its ex vat) to try to get heat off those who dont read it properly and think it is genuinely that price for the majority of users on here. should include vat and let the minority of business users remove it for their own ends.

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bouncy99

cold for me as the op has clearly put it ex vat (yes i know they have … cold for me as the op has clearly put it ex vat (yes i know they have said its ex vat) to try to get heat off those who dont read it properly and think it is genuinely that price for the majority of users on here. should include vat and let the minority of business users remove it for their own ends.



Entitled to your own opinion, but incorrect on the heat grab I was quite clear on the VAT. Item quite niche and popular among small business owners and IT professionals with their own limited company. To save a flame war I've updated the price to include VAT.

Back to catching flame deers...

What software would you install? I've got whs2011 on my hp.
Was going to get a 2nd drive for the Hp as I had a fresh win7 to build and update before they end support and ended up getting a Brix at £159 about 5" sq with mount for rear of tv.



ps also got new win8 but trying not to upgrade to 8

This is a decent price considering they come with the ilo interface built in - the remote access cards on the older model were at least £60 a time.

cold for including cashback

Hot but price should be shown excluding cashback?

Voted cold as the headline does not state ex VAT

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ristac

Voted cold as the headline does not state ex VAT



£151.90 is including the VAT

£179.95 + £6.95 (2 day delivery) = £186.90

£186.90 - £35 offer = £151.90

HTH

flannell

£151.90 is including the VAT£179.95 + £6.95 (2 day delivery) = £186.90 £18 … £151.90 is including the VAT£179.95 + £6.95 (2 day delivery) = £186.90 £186.90 - £35 offer = £151.90HTH

Can I get it today for £151.90 the answer is no

ristac

Voted cold as the headline does not state ex VAT

That'll be because the headline price includes VAT.

Siddy

What software would you install? I've got whs2011 on my hp.Was going to … What software would you install? I've got whs2011 on my hp.Was going to get a 2nd drive for the Hp as I had a fresh win7 to build and update before they end support and ended up getting a Brix at £159 about 5" sq with mount for rear of tv. ps also got new win8 but trying not to upgrade to 8



FreeNAS

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ristac

Can I get it today for £151.90 the answer is no



I see, updated price for those who need the discount today. Makes sense. Thanks.

flannell

I see, updated price for those who need the discount today. Makes sense. … I see, updated price for those who need the discount today. Makes sense. Thanks.



Ta

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Siddy

What software would you install? I've got whs2011 on my hp.



Quite a few people run ESXi on it, now that it supports 16GB of memory officially and even HP has an ESXi image for it.

HTH

flannell

Entitled to your own opinion, but incorrect on the heat grab I was … Entitled to your own opinion, but incorrect on the heat grab I was quite clear on the VAT. Item quite niche and popular among small business owners and IT professionals with their own limited company. To save a flame war I've updated the price to include VAT.Back to catching flame deers...

the only problem (which of course isnt one for you) is people see the headline price, dont read it properly to understand it excludes vat, and think its much more of an amazing deal than it actually is. Dont get me wrong £150 ish with the cashbacks a nice price but its isnt as headline grabbing now that you included vat (which the majority of the users on here will have to pay)

Can anyone recommend anything other than this that will handle at least 1 1080p plex transcode stream? Alternatively is there anything around the £200 that can handle 2 streams?

Many thanks,

dbailey10

Can anyone recommend anything other than this that will handle at least 1 … Can anyone recommend anything other than this that will handle at least 1 1080p plex transcode stream? Alternatively is there anything around the £200 that can handle 2 streams?Many thanks,

these things are designed to be small, and easy on the pocket iro running costs, hence the trade off on cpu power. you probs would want to build or buy some sort of desktop system with at minimum core i3 or core i5 cpu perhaps and run that as a server (of course you may be limited by disk connectivity etc?

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bouncy99

the only problem (which of course isnt one for you) is people see the … the only problem (which of course isnt one for you) is people see the headline price, dont read it properly to understand it excludes vat, and think its much more of an amazing deal than it actually is. Dont get me wrong £150 ish with the cashbacks a nice price but its isnt as headline grabbing now that you included vat (which the majority of the users on here will have to pay)



Totally understand, that's why I corrected it once understood. I thought incorrectly that someone after a network server would be from a small business or IT professional, hence the lack of VAT. I didn't take into consideration people who are home labbers or data hoarders who would be interested in it.

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dbailey10

Can anyone recommend anything other than this that will handle at least 1 … Can anyone recommend anything other than this that will handle at least 1 1080p plex transcode stream? Alternatively is there anything around the £200 that can handle 2 streams?



The best advice is given by Plex themselves, for each separate stream you need a CPU with at least 2000 passmark score on CPUbenchmark.net. So in your case any CPU that scores at least 4000 would be needed to support two concurrent 1080p streams.

I looked at the Synology DS214Play (£270 Amazon ATM) which had a special chip to offload transcoding duties, but it appears Synology disabled it due to licensing issues. May change in the future, worth keeping an eye on.

0.0000cents

Or just use xbmc?

flannell

Totally understand, that's why I corrected it once understood. I thought … Totally understand, that's why I corrected it once understood. I thought incorrectly that someone after a network server would be from a small business or IT professional, hence the lack of VAT. I didn't take into consideration people who are home labbers or data hoarders who would be interested in it.

it would be interesting to know if there are more of these servers in peoples homes than in offices.

hoped it was the Xeon model as I wasn't aware there was a crippled celeron model.

Anyone got one of these and can comment on the noise level produced?

Wonder if some of these will work in them and what performance will be like to stream

seagate.com/gb/…dd/

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bouncy99

it would be interesting to know if there are more of these servers in … it would be interesting to know if there are more of these servers in peoples homes than in offices.



They make great little test platforms at work and really handy "lights out" remote management. Cloud based servers are not always ideal so these do the job nicely. As a DevOps you see these quite often.
Edited by: "flannell" 12th Dec 2014

smr1

hoped it was the Xeon model as I wasn't aware there was a crippled … hoped it was the Xeon model as I wasn't aware there was a crippled celeron model.



You can always replace the cpu later

enigmatik33

You can always replace the cpu later

do you think so? the older n54l's had the chip soldered straight to the board like a laptop.

enigmatik33

You can always replace the cpu later

yes you can it seems

b3n.org/ins…er/

Heat from me. Looking to replace my ds212j with something that can support transcoding so had my eye on one of these. I'll be buying when they come closer to the the £99 mark or when the model is powerful enough for transcoding more than 1 stream at 1080p. For now it's just a little more than I'd spend for this

How would u purchase this ex vat? My sister has her own business would she be able to buy it ex vat or is it a case of claiming the vat back at the end of the year? Very tempted just wondering if I can get it at the lowest price.. 114 after cash back and they can take my money now!

tempted by this, if there was only the same cash-back as the previous models

This is actually a real bargin because to get the some functionalty from the old one you had to buy a £65 remote access card. This has it built in - perfect for when things go wrong.

Also for those considering if it's an upgrade over the NL54 - cpuboss.com/cpu…54L Has 64% better passmark on single core.
Edited by: "RXP91" 13th Dec 2014

RXP91

This is actually a real bargin because to get the some functionalty from … This is actually a real bargin because to get the some functionalty from the old one you had to buy a £65 remote access card. This has it built in - perfect for when things go wrong.Also for those considering if it's an upgrade over the NL54 - http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Celeron-G1610T-vs-AMD-Turion-II-Neo-N54L Has 64% better passmark on single core.


Not a killer feature for the home user - I'd prefer one without for £65 less !

For future-proofing, can anyone confirm whether the CPU is socketed or soldered?
Edited by: "grandwazoo" 13th Dec 2014

grandwazoo

Not a killer feature for the home user - I'd prefer one without for … Not a killer feature for the home user - I'd prefer one without for £65 less !For future-proofing, can anyone confirm whether the CPU is socketed or soldered?



Socketed. A link was posted above on upgrading to a Xeon CPU.
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