HP ProLiant MicroServer N40L £229.98 FREE Delivery & £100 cashback! (+ Quidco) @ dabs.com
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HP ProLiant MicroServer N40L £229.98 FREE Delivery & £100 cashback! (+ Quidco) @ dabs.com

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Found 4th Nov 2011
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NEW £10 Voucher Code from Dabs - " 10MVC "
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OLD £10 Voucher Code from Dabs - " SALE10 "
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Hey Guys!

Following on from this thread hotukdeals.com/dea…368

Ive found the NEW N40L cheaper @ dabs.

Using a Voucher Code GIFT10 from the recent email offers.

1) Use Quidco to get you 2% Cashback
2) dabs.com Quicklinx: 7RMDTB00
3) Enter 10MVC at the checkout
4) Use FREE delivery option

Gives you a total of £229.98 to pay at checkout
2% Quidco works out at £3.83
£100 Cashback from HP £100

Leaving you a total paid of £126.15 !!

Hope this helps!

Manufacturer Part Code: 658553-421
Order Code: SVHEW-658553421
AMD Turion II Neo N40L 1.5GHz Dual-Core CPU, 2GB DDR3 ECC UDIMM (8gb max), Internal SATA Cold Plug SATA 250GB Hard-Drive, Embedded RAID 0/1, 1x Gigabit Ethernet, 150W PSU, 1 Year Warranty

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- is this Mac compatible? I recently changed from PC, and own a couple of the HP EX470's and they're not.
Found the right claim form here
Somebody

Found the right claim form here



Thanks for that, ive updated the details.
I just copied it from the last thread that was running.

I cant find the direct link to the HP site for it...
spartacus101

- is this Mac compatible? I recently changed from PC, and own a couple … - is this Mac compatible? I recently changed from PC, and own a couple of the HP EX470's and they're not.



When you say Mac compatible, what do you need it to do? Is it for hosting Time Machine backups and such? Or are you trying to cajole OS X onto one of these?
Just need the price of hard drives to come back down and we are laughing
spartacus101

- is this Mac compatible? I recently changed from PC, and own a couple … - is this Mac compatible? I recently changed from PC, and own a couple of the HP EX470's and they're not.



How can a PC be Mac compatible? You can't run OSX on it if that's what you mean. In regard to backups it completely depends what OS you're running on both your Mac and on your MicroServer. If you install a NAS Operating System or Windows Home Server it would be simple to enable Time Machine backups for Snow Leopard and prior, however if you are running Lion on your Mac, then you'll be lucky to find any OS that supports Time Machine (with the exception of a few NAS boxes such as higher end QNap).
jazlabs

How can a PC be Mac compatible? You can't run OSX on it if that's what … How can a PC be Mac compatible? You can't run OSX on it if that's what you mean. In regard to backups it completely depends what OS you're running on both your Mac and on your MicroServer. If you install a NAS Operating System or Windows Home Server it would be simple to enable Time Machine backups for Snow Leopard and prior, however if you are running Lion on your Mac, then you'll be lucky to find any OS that supports Time Machine (with the exception of a few NAS boxes such as higher end QNap).



I have a low end qnap 110 which cost 100 and that supports time machine on lion.
jazlabs

How can a PC be Mac compatible? You can't run OSX on it if that's what … How can a PC be Mac compatible? You can't run OSX on it if that's what you mean. In regard to backups it completely depends what OS you're running on both your Mac and on your MicroServer. If you install a NAS Operating System or Windows Home Server it would be simple to enable Time Machine backups for Snow Leopard and prior, however if you are running Lion on your Mac, then you'll be lucky to find any OS that supports Time Machine (with the exception of a few NAS boxes such as higher end QNap).



You can run OSX on it acording to this post:

insanelymac.com/for…028

DABS are out of stock - due in in 1 -2 days.

Same price on shop.bt.com using code BTS1011 - but they are out of stock too.

A way of getting cheap(er) HDDs is to buy one that is in an enclosure and just use the drive. Places seem to have these in stock and prices haven't gone up.
a_and_s

DABS are out of stock - due in in 1 -2 days.Same price on shop.bt.com … DABS are out of stock - due in in 1 -2 days.Same price on shop.bt.com using code BTS1011 - but they are out of stock too.A way of getting cheap(er) HDDs is to buy one that is in an enclosure and just use the drive. Places seem to have these in stock and prices haven't gone up.




Worth waiting for as they should be with you by next week.

BT Shop / Dabs are the same.....

Good idea on using external drives, seems to be the going trick at the moment mentioned by a few people.
smallstools

You can run OSX on it acording to this … You can run OSX on it acording to this post:http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=261028:p



Illegal. Plus you risk getting an EFI firmware update that trashes the whole installation. If you genuinely want to run Mac OS as a server, then you'd be better off saving up and buy a Mac Mini. They even support ESXi (legally) these days to run virtualised Mac OS.
Edited by: "jazlabs" 4th Nov 2011
KittyJunior

When you say Mac compatible, what do you need it to do? Is it for hosting … When you say Mac compatible, what do you need it to do? Is it for hosting Time Machine backups and such? Or are you trying to cajole OS X onto one of these?



Just want to use it as a server/network drive TBH (I already own the HP EX470 which I think I have to abandon as it doesn't work with the iMac from what I've read so far), but also (and importantly) I want to have it backup the Mac (Time Machine).

Thanks for any advice!
jazlabs

How can a PC be Mac compatible? You can't run OSX on it if that's what … How can a PC be Mac compatible? You can't run OSX on it if that's what you mean. In regard to backups it completely depends what OS you're running on both your Mac and on your MicroServer. If you install a NAS Operating System or Windows Home Server it would be simple to enable Time Machine backups for Snow Leopard and prior, however if you are running Lion on your Mac, then you'll be lucky to find any OS that supports Time Machine (with the exception of a few NAS boxes such as higher end QNap).



What I mean is, can I backup to this from my iMac running Lion and use it as a server for it (WHS)?
spartacus101

What I mean is, can I backup to this from my iMac running Lion and use it … What I mean is, can I backup to this from my iMac running Lion and use it as a server for it (WHS)?



No, there are problems with Mac OS X Lion and Time Machine on non-Apple hardware. Google should be able to present all the reasons why, but fingers crossed Microsoft will bite the bullet and pay for the Netatalk 2.2 support to be integrated into WHS... But somehow I have my doubts it will happen.

If you use a 3rd party tool that backs up over CIFS or AFP, or are willing to hack you iMac's settings to make it work with older Netatalk protocols, then backup is potentially possible with Time Machine.
Now showing in stock on bt site
spartacus101

Just want to use it as a server/network drive TBH (I already own the HP … Just want to use it as a server/network drive TBH (I already own the HP EX470 which I think I have to abandon as it doesn't work with the iMac from what I've read so far), but also (and importantly) I want to have it backup the Mac (Time Machine).Thanks for any advice!



If you can create a share then your Mac should connect to it fine. Macs can connect to SMB/CIFS (Windows), NFS (Linux), and of course their native AFP.

I must admit I don't use Time Machine to backup my Macs, although there seems to be plenty information on the webs saying you can backup to non-Apple shares with a bit of wrangling, but jazlabs (above) suggests there are some issues with this. Personally I use CrashPlan to backup my computers, it works for Macs, PCs and Linux-based machines. It is free to backup to your own locations. I have a backup server in a shed attached to my bunnies house - it had a gigabit link until one of the bunnies chewed the cable, now I have to use a wireless link
Terms and conditions say the server must be bought from authorised resellers. Are BT / DABS authorised resellers?
jazlabs

Illegal. Plus you risk getting an EFI firmware update that trashes the … Illegal. Plus you risk getting an EFI firmware update that trashes the whole installation. If you genuinely want to run Mac OS as a server, then you'd be better off saving up and buy a Mac Mini. They even support ESXi (legally) these days to run virtualised Mac OS.



Illegal may be stretching the definition - It's certainly in contravention to the EULA for OSX to use it on non-apple hardware, but if you paid for it, i think it would be highly unlikely that you could be prosecuted under any copyright / piracy legislation unless you reverse engineered the software, decompiled it and made the code publically available or if you decided to make a business out of selling OSX on non-apple hardware.
Yes i beleive DABS are on the Authorised Resellers list. Didnt see BT on there tho....
incidentally, how long has this deal been going on for now??? are HP and DFS part of the same company?
Down to 37 left. Sold a few since they got stock of 50 earlier!
bradford_dr

incidentally, how long has this deal been going on for now??? are HP and … incidentally, how long has this deal been going on for now??? are HP and DFS part of the same company?



The £100 cashback started on the old N36L ages ago......

But the N40L (New Version) has only just had the promotion carried over.
TechNet

The £100 cashback started on the old N36L ages ago......But the N40L (New … The £100 cashback started on the old N36L ages ago......But the N40L (New Version) has only just had the promotion carried over.




What do you reckon on this?

I keep umming and arrring ... should I shouldn't i.....damn I cant make up my mind; if it was even cheaper I could though LOL


How many internal cards can I put in this?
Does it have a onboard sound card?
What video card will fit in this if i wanted to upgrade?
Does it still have the internal usb port?
Other than the psu ram and cpu speed whats different between this and the old one?
Is anyone running this raid 5?


Edited by: "ukez" 5th Nov 2011
ukez......ive been watching these deals since the appeared on the N36L ages ago with the cashback. I put it off for ages and then last month when they reached around £99 (after cashback) i thaught i had missed it.

Then the N40 dropped and i thaught hmmmm, waited and hey presto cashback appeared.

I was going to jump on the other thread with server plus, then spotted the dabs one. Couldnt resist with the £10 off to get it to this price.

I dont think they will get this low till after xmas again....
Ive gone for it as i want a toy to play with over xmas hehe!
Dabs is now also down to 27 in stock!

Wahoo! Ordered yesterday just before posting and its been despatched for monday delivery!

"Dispatched items (QTY 1)

Your items have been dispatched and are on their way to you"
Edited by: "TechNet" 5th Nov 2011
smallstools

You can run OSX on it acording to this … You can run OSX on it acording to this post:http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=261028:p



Thanks for posting that - I have a mate whose a developer and could probably use that for an upcoming project he's got lined (a Hackintosh configuration would save him a packet for the six months long project); would never have thought that the AMD CPU support was available though as it was always such a pain trying to get the Mac OS X working on AMD systems.
Adding some heat to this. Price close to the older model and looks to be cheapest around.
Only just noticed that there's also potential cashback available via TopCashBack as well at 2.06% - thought it prudent to post this in for those who prefer dealing with them over Quidco.
HP totally rock, I can't believe they're pulling mostly out of the hardware market. I can't think of another company with such high quality products, promotions and free online chat support, total bummer


Any guides to installing windows server 2011 on this? Thinking of using it instead of a NAS setup for backups
Edited by: "scoobiedoo" 6th Nov 2011
HOT. I placed my order, but the remaining stock count stays at 27. Not sure if it's confirmed.

I want to use it to play 1080p mkv files. Does any one have experience in this? Read that I need extra graphics card.
I've just ordered one too. I was tempted by the last few N36L threads but this is a better deal

Still says 27 left in stock.
TechNet

Dabs is now also down to 27 in stock!Wahoo! Ordered yesterday just before … Dabs is now also down to 27 in stock!Wahoo! Ordered yesterday just before posting and its been despatched for monday delivery!"Dispatched items (QTY 1)Your items have been dispatched and are on their way to you"




Sod it, I've ordered one. If its rubbish I'm going to hunt you down and beat you with it and if its good I'm going to come in here and sing your praises; actually I think I might just beat you anyway for putting these deals up on here that keep making me spend my money.

When my miss sees I've spent money on myself again she's going to beat me and the postman oO
The claim form looks very 'business' specific, will they actually rebate an individual home user?
AlanClarke

The claim form looks very 'business' specific, will they actually rebate … The claim form looks very 'business' specific, will they actually rebate an individual home user?


Yes.

Got a 36L and they sent the £100 cheque fine.
From the looks of it the N40L has an extra gig of ram compared to the N36L's 1 GB. Not sure what other differences there are.
not a bad price
I've bought the 1.3ghz version from ebuyer couple of weeks ago. I'm very happy with the server. Good build quality and providing you add some good RAM in it, does not feel like its running only 1.3ghz. (i've added 8gb in mine), running server 2008 r2. We have the same machine at work with the same OS but only 4gb ram and it feels a bit laggy through remote desktop. The offer has been on since February.
genieuk2008

From the looks of it the N40L has an extra gig of ram compared to the … From the looks of it the N40L has an extra gig of ram compared to the N36L's 1 GB. Not sure what other differences there are.



dual 1.5ghz processor instead of 1.3ghz


challengedavid

not a bad price


Oh and Quidco tracked already it tracked on "Purchase Amount: 191.65" = £3.833 quidco

£239.98 (original price) - £10 SAVER10 Code = £229.98 - £3.833 = Grand Total £226.147 (Bargain)


I need to sell my QNAP TS209 PRO II now.. (My work horse) Gumtree Me Thinks!

Edited by: "ukez" 6th Nov 2011
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