HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 (Celeron Dual Core 4GB) (£110 after £55 cashback) £165 @ ServerPlus
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HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 (Celeron Dual Core 4GB) (£110 after £55 cashback) £165 @ ServerPlus

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Found 15th Feb 2016
The Gen8 microserver appears to have cashback available again. Though the page lists the end date for the cashback as 31st January, if you download the claim form linked on that page (and here: serversplus.com/pdf…pdf ) the dates are 1st Feb to 31st March 2016.

EDIT: They have now updated the dates on that page too.

EDIT: Thanks to LiamSmith78 for this code for free next day shipping:

MSFREENDUK

Note, no hdd or optical drive. Specs:

HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 (Celeron Dual Core)

Intel Celeron G1610T Dual-Core (2.30GHz 2MB 35W) 4GB (1 x 4GB) PC3L-12800E 1600MHz UDIMM (Low Voltage) 4 x Non-Hot Plug 3.5in Dynamic Smart Array B120i No Optical 200W 1yr Warranty
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Heat thanks going to order a few
Voted hot thanks
I can't think what I'd need a server for at home, but this is so cool I may buy one just so I can say I do have a server at home :-)
Good price though, heat added.
Cracking price and it comes with 4GB RAM too; have some heat!
othen

I can't think what I'd need a server for at home, but this is so cool I … I can't think what I'd need a server for at home, but this is so cool I may buy one just so I can say I do have a server at home :-)Good price though, heat added.



Media centre
I still got HP54L with Synology and love it
Purchase the HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 (part code 819185-421) between 16th November 2015 and 31st January 2016, complete the claim form below and HP will refund £55 cash back.

Edited by: "Crossy" 16th Feb 2016
Stupid question alert; what makes this a server and not a pc??
thermomonkey

Stupid question alert; what makes this a server and not a pc??



Nothing aside from ECC RAM support really.

It's just a SFF PC with lots of room for storage options. Although the GPU is absolute crap so you wouldn't want to use it as a desktop.
Edited by: "ollie87" 16th Feb 2016
thermomonkey

Stupid question alert; what makes this a server and not a pc??


It would make a very slow crappy PC, very good budget server, especially when you hunt down a 4gb stick of HP ram (for around £20) that people sell off after buying an 8gb or more kit.
I. will. not. buy. a. 4th. microserver. oO
toonarmani

Media centre



:-) I know, I use an old desktop for that at the moment, and it does the job perfectly well. I might get the server because it looks much more sexy though, people might think I work for MI5, GCHQ or JARIC!
Fantastic and HIGHLY recommended!
quite a few places price matched if that 1st feb to 31st march cashback works.
othen

:-) I know, I use an old desktop for that at the moment, and it does the … :-) I know, I use an old desktop for that at the moment, and it does the job perfectly well. I might get the server because it looks much more sexy though, people might think I work for MI5, GCHQ or JARIC!


Doubt it.
Crossy

Purchase the HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 (part code 819185-421) between … Purchase the HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 (part code 819185-421) between 16th November 2015 and 31st January 2016, complete the claim form below and HP will refund £55 cash back.



first thing i looked for, the deal has expired.
othen

MI5, GCHQ or JARIC!



They're more likely to think you work for eBuyer.
ollie87

They're more likely to think you work for eBuyer.


Good cover story!
:-)
othen

Good cover story!:-)



Your spy cover story is that you're a spotty-faced warehouse worker?
ollie87

Your spy cover story is that you're a spotty-faced warehouse worker?


No one expects - The Spanish Inquisition...
:-)
So will this cash back offer work then? Given the date irregularities on the claim form?

EDIT - Ignore me, should read the original post better

Edited by: "Searla" 16th Feb 2016
Great deal, I bought one during the last time they had this offer and it works great!

As usual, loads of useful information here - homeservershow.com/for…ks/
Markgranto

first thing i looked for, the deal has expired.



It's quoted in the deal description; https://www.serversplus.com/pdfs/ms55_feb16mar16.pdf

It seems the promotion has started again but they haven't actually updated the listing to say so. Obviously worth sending them a message just to confirm but the claim form suggests 1st February to 31st March.
thermomonkey

Stupid question alert; what makes this a server and not a pc??



ECC RAM Support.
iLO Management Console, you can read about it here.
This is basically designed to work as a headless machine (i.e. no keyboard or monitor) for light work (i.e. home server, development or test machine, etc etc).

I personally bought one in December and use it as a NAS and a host for multiple virtual machines. I upgraded the memory to 16gb, added four 4tb drives and installed FreeNAS (a fork of FreeBSD with a web interface for dummies).

Hope that helps.

Edited by: "refaey" 16th Feb 2016
Anyone know of an email address to send the claim form to?

I remember emailing it last time?
Searla

Anyone know of an email address to send the claim form to?I remember … Anyone know of an email address to send the claim form to?I remember emailing it last time?



promotions@outboundpromotions.com is that one that I used last time, but I would stick with the instructions they've given.
I have one of these upgraded to 16GB RAM and it is absolutely rock solid. I'm running Hyper-V with a number of virtual machines and the last time I had to power it down was to plug it into a UPS :-)

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Guys (and gals), at present I use my i5 PC (GeForce 960 gtx card) to run plex (as well as a PC). It generally transcodes up to three things at a time (to two Amazon Fire sticks on the same network and and my iPad while overseas). Would this be up to the task to do the same or is it more for NAS use?
I'm thinking of replacing my current NAS (basically a seagate external drive that connects to a network) with a proper RAID setup (thinking two 4tb drives in mirror mode). Would this be a smarter move than buying a dedicated NAS box?
I have a similar question to the above posters; would this be decent for a Plex server? Could it handle 4K transcode or multiple 1080p transcode?
And for my final stupid question, it says the maximum is 16TB hard drive space. Therefore I assume it will only take a maximum of 4TB drives? (I wanted to buy a couple of 6TB drives or the new Seagate 8TB)
defard

I'm thinking of replacing my current NAS (basically a seagate external … I'm thinking of replacing my current NAS (basically a seagate external drive that connects to a network) with a proper RAID setup (thinking two 4tb drives in mirror mode). Would this be a smarter move than buying a dedicated NAS box?



Yes, and I highly recommend it.
I upgraded from a Zyxel NSA325 with 6tb storage to this.
The processor in most NAS boxes is quite slow, this one is fast.
A NAS box is rarely upgradeable, this one is (processor, memory, space for 5 hard disks, maybe 7 if you push with a mod).
You can use this for other purposes, like hosting VMs.
You can use this for transcoding, most NAS drives can not do this.
A NAS box is obviously easier and more straightforward to use. This one is a bit harder, but no rocket science.
nvirtue

I have a similar question to the above posters; would this be decent for … I have a similar question to the above posters; would this be decent for a Plex server? Could it handle 4K transcode or multiple 1080p transcode?And for my final stupid question, it says the maximum is 16TB hard drive space. Therefore I assume it will only take a maximum of 4TB drives? (I wanted to buy a couple of 6TB drives or the new Seagate 8TB)



Using two drives will only allow you to use RAID 0 or 1. To use more advanced modes you need more drives.
I moved from hardware Raid to software Raid.
I use ZFS1, which means I get about 9tb of storage from my four 4TB drives with redundency (i.e. if anything happens to one drive, take it out and put another one and you won't lose any data). There is also ZFS2 that allows two drives to go down at the same time without losing any data, but obviously you get less storage space than ZFS1.
Edited by: "refaey" 16th Feb 2016
Damn you all to hell. my N40 is asking for more grunt, and it looks like the 16GB ECC ram will transpose nicely (even if a bit slow)
No, I don't need it, but damn you all... this will happily run a few more virtual machines.
Does the cashback offer apply if bought from ebuyer? I can get quidco from there
I used this code for free next day delivery : MSFREENDUK

LiamSmith78

I used this code for free next day delivery : MSFREENDUK:D


Thanks!

I've been suckered into buying one now! I would ideally want to use it to host a few vms and as a plex server.

Before I go and get additional components to add to it does anyone have good tips on what to add? ie. hard disks, additional RAM and best value place to buy etc Many thanks
martinto8

Thanks!I've been suckered into buying one now! I would ideally want to … Thanks!I've been suckered into buying one now! I would ideally want to use it to host a few vms and as a plex server.Before I go and get additional components to add to it does anyone have good tips on what to add? ie. hard disks, additional RAM and best value place to buy etc Many thanks



You can add an SSD in the ODD slot fairly easily, just needs a cheap adapter cable. Makes boot up quicker, the OS will feel smoother and it'll leave the other slots free for higher capacity HDDs for storage.

Another 4GB RAM is a cheap and easy upgrade.
For those looking to use this for PleX, it struggles with 1080p transcoding. Apparently you can upgrade to a Xeon processor, here's a guide b3n.org/ins…er/
martinto8

Thanks!I've been suckered into buying one now! I would ideally want to … Thanks!I've been suckered into buying one now! I would ideally want to use it to host a few vms and as a plex server.Before I go and get additional components to add to it does anyone have good tips on what to add? ie. hard disks, additional RAM and best value place to buy etc Many thanks



​me too . almost went for this fill price on Amazon! glad I waited.

I have a bad drive with 5tb of films etc on and I've been wanting to migrate to plex and this is perfect for that

glad I helped
thermomonkey

Stupid question alert; what makes this a server and not a pc??



the *really* old graphics card and the total lack of sound card, along with the 4 hard drive bays and remote monitoring. It's basically a "PC focused on being a server" rather than being a server I guess.
However it will happily run windows if you want a business desktop (ie no games ever)
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