HP ProLiant Microservers are down again £167.99 at ebuyer with £55 cashback making them £112
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HP ProLiant Microservers are down again £167.99 at ebuyer with £55 cashback making them £112

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Found 7th Jul 2016
Ebuyer are selling the gen8 ProLiant microservers cheap again.... £167 with £55 cashback making them £112 in total. Well worth it really!

Deal is running until end of July
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Great timing as my N40L seems to be on its way out.
I was looking at second hand gen 8s on e**y and thought I'd just have a check - last I saw they were a bit more on here a month ago... glad I checked! I'm now getting rid of my NAS drives to fund one of these - we use them at work and they're pretty impressive !
I just enabled a 14-day free trial on Flubit - hopefully they can come back with an even lower price on this deal
Edited by: "jai47" 7th Jul 2016
Flubit Elite came back with £148.37 - I'm just checking the T&C's of the HP Cashback offer to see if its retailer specific
Edited by: "jai47" 7th Jul 2016
Won't get cash back with flubit
KiNG

what cpu is in this ?



1 x Intel Celeron G1610T / 2.3 GHz ( Dual-Core )

2300 on CPU Mark

This or a nas Qnap? Which is better quicker to set up future proof
What do people usually use this for?
akhlaq768

What do people usually use this for?



we use them at work as servers - others use them as NAS, or even media centre pcs. Pretty much anything you can think of really.
toonarama

Great timing as my N40L seems to be on its way out.


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ci5BOSeW0AAoa3J.jpg
any one use these for streaming blu ray / htpc duties.
can it cope with transcoding multiple streams.
can the cpu be upgraded or would I be better going for something like the t20 dell?.
need to upgrade my n36l.
thanks
akhlaq768

What do people usually use this for?



I use one of the older models as a NAS, you can fit 6 drives in there and run freenas off a USB drive. Far cheaper than a Drobo or most other things in the category.
akhlaq768

What do people usually use this for?



Windows Server / NAS
sad099

any one use these for streaming blu ray / htpc duties.can it cope with … any one use these for streaming blu ray / htpc duties.can it cope with transcoding multiple streams.can the cpu be upgraded or would I be better going for something like the t20 dell?.need to upgrade my n36l.thanks



​The Celeron is a bit weak for transcoding multiple streams I upgraded the cpu to an i3 3240 but would have liked a xeon but they are very expensive. it is quite hot indoors at the moment so my fan is running high so it's a bit noisy the noise level is hit and miss on these and I really wish I had spent another £100 or more on the Dell t20 xeon it is a lot more powerful. mine is used as a 24/7 on htpc and file server put a cheap hd 5450 for bit streaming to my amp. the Dell t20 can house a gtx 750ti so could game if wanted to
Great price
I use one as a Plex server for my friends and family running Ubuntu with more RAM , Windows server kills performance I found...
Use mine mainly as plex server and local backup. Can only do one 1080p stream if transcoding.
Been waiting for this. Thanks op.
My only reservation is lack of s3 sleep and noisy fan.
I think dell t20 might be a better choice for me.
Soooo much porn...

http://thewilderness.me/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/quagmiremuscle.jpg
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Small outside

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Small inside
Does server 2012 r2 or server 2016 install on this, drivers, etc..

Update: all versions on Server 2012 R2 is supported..

Might order one.. Heat!
akhlaq768

What do people usually use this for?



Best use for this is:

a) install either Windows or a free Linux OS
b) bung at least one HDD inside
c) put all your media on it (photos, music, movies etc).
d) connect to your network with an ethernet cable (either straight into your wifi router, via a switch etc)
e) stream to your TV using something like Kodi
f) stream your music to media players around the house (can use Raspberry Pis and Squeezebox, for example)
g) whatever you want to do

These boxes will also do your torrenting/sickbeard etc too. Much more flexible than an off-the-shelf NAS but you need a little more knowledge.
Thanks for the heads up! Picked up a couple - one for a customer, one for me....
akhlaq768

What do people usually use this for?



Personally, I use it as a 24x7 server running multiple OSs via ESXi, server software (Plex, MySQL, PHP, etc.) and NAS via 4x4TB HDDs (with 2 in a RAID 1 configuration).

It's not the best performance in the world but it does the job and I prefer it to leaving my desktop on all the time.

Only mods I made were adding a fifth HDD and adding 8GB of RAM for 10GB in total.
Edited by: "tech3475" 7th Jul 2016
The last thing you want is a server that is "down again"..........
wakkaday

This or a nas Qnap? Which is better quicker to set up future proof


depends who pays the electric bill in your house as running a NAS 24/7 will be a hell of a lot cheaper than running this.
Is there anyone on hotukdeals that doesn't own one of these yet? I've got two and trying to think of an excuse for a third one
akhlaq768

What do people usually use this for?


Keeping my cheese warm.
What's the max number of HDDs does this support?
toonarama

Great timing as my N40L seems to be on its way out.



Really, how long have you had it? These should last at least 5 years. It's usually the hard disks that give up on servers, rarely the motherboard or other components.
richardb70

Best use for this is:a) install either Windows or a free Linux OSb) bung … Best use for this is:a) install either Windows or a free Linux OSb) bung at least one HDD insidec) put all your media on it (photos, music, movies etc).d) connect to your network with an ethernet cable (either straight into your wifi router, via a switch etc)e) stream to your TV using something like Kodif) stream your music to media players around the house (can use Raspberry Pis and Squeezebox, for example)g) whatever you want to do :)These boxes will also do your torrenting/sickbeard etc too. Much more flexible than an off-the-shelf NAS but you need a little more knowledge.



With the internet, knowledge is free. You can do worse than starting off with one of the free courses on networking run by world class Unis on Coursera or EdX; will give you a strong theoretical basis of why you do what you do.
For dirty and fast, try the many YouTube videos on this server.
Edited by: "hcc27" 8th Jul 2016
basergorkobal

Been waiting for this. Thanks op.My only reservation is lack of s3 sleep … Been waiting for this. Thanks op.My only reservation is lack of s3 sleep and noisy fan.I think dell t20 might be a better choice for me.



I have both of these sat within a meter of me right now, both are silent. The T20 though i was disappointed with as its basically a desktop pc with server processor. The HP is a proper server, its just that the processor isnt as powerful. The HP is far better quality too.

https://s32.postimg.org/3wvkh8ip1/IMG_4803.jpg


Edited by: "jimhuf" 7th Jul 2016
TimeZ0ne

Does server 2012 r2 or server 2016 install on this, drivers, etc.. … Does server 2012 r2 or server 2016 install on this, drivers, etc.. Update: all versions on Server 2012 R2 is supported.. Might order one.. Heat!



Server 2016 in my experience runs like a dog on this even with 8gb of ram. If you go for this go linux, freenas is ideal
has anyone tried running voice servers or game servers on these ? wondering if one would be able to run counter strike global offensive dedicated servers.
Khhaaaaannnnn

Won't get cash back with flubit



are you sure about that ? seems other have been ok with the same deal in the past
muffboy

The last thing you want is a server that is "down again"..........



I was just going to post a similar comment - especially when they are "down again".
bally12345

What's the max number of HDDs does this support?


4 in the front slots but you can squeeze an SSD / 2.5" disk in the top where the Optical drive is meant to go
Edited by: "glenns" 7th Jul 2016
BigOrkWaaagh

+Small outside-Small inside


Agreed, I have several they struggle occasionally used as media servers with 3d films for instance and large .mkv
jimhuf

I have both of these sat within a meter of me right now, both are silent. … I have both of these sat within a meter of me right now, both are silent. The T20 though i was disappointed with as its basically a desktop pc with server processor. The HP is a proper server, its just that the processor isnt as powerful. The HP is far better quality too.


Yes I'd prefer HP for the server chassis. What worries me is non atx PSU on 5 T20. And the size.
But with no drive spin down and no s3 sleep I don't see myself buying HP.
Have to pick one of the two
jimhuf

Server 2016 in my experience runs like a dog on this even with 8gb of … Server 2016 in my experience runs like a dog on this even with 8gb of ram. If you go for this go linux, freenas is ideal



This was the main reason for upgrading to this, as my current microserver doesn't have Server 2012 drivers.
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