HP ProLiant ML10 v2 G3240 Server £159.99 (£106.80 after cashback) at Ebuyer and others
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HP ProLiant ML10 v2 G3240 Server £159.99 (£106.80 after cashback) at Ebuyer and others

£159.99Ebuyer Deals
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Found 10th Sep 2015
New September Cashback offer, making this the best value entry-level server around.

Cashback details:
h41111.www4.hp.com/egp…pdf

"Purchase the HP ProLiant ML10 v2 (part code 814483-031) between
1st September and 30th September 2015, complete this claim form
and HP will refund £50 cash back."

Ebuyer Link: image.ebuyer.com/cus…pdf

It can be had slightly cheaper elsewhere, but eBuyer are currently the only ones listing this offer on their site, and stating the part code as 814483-031. A different part code means no cashback, and there are multiple codes around for this product, so beware!

Use quidco for 2% off the list price, taking this down to £101.88 post-cashback.

Previous thread (August Cashback):
hotukdeals.com/dea…576

Currently 20 in stock on eBuyer.
Available on Servers Direct for £159.30, but no Quidco/TCB.
Non-applicable part code on Servers Plus and Ballicom (814483-421).

HP Product Page:
www8.hp.com/uk/…072

HP ML10 v2 QuickSpecs Detailed PDF:
www8.hp.com/h20…pdf

Given the jump in cashback from August to September, and this model being OOS on Servers Plus (and maybe Servers Direct?) this may be end-of-line.

Delivery is free, with faster options available.

I've previously returned a TS140 to eBuyer, and arranging that with them directly they took £10 to cover the return delivery, so that's what it'll cost if you buy and change your mind. I couldn't find a service any cheaper at the time.

I think this server, being an entry-level server and all, requires non-registered ECC RAM, so if you're intending to use what you have make sure it's the right stuff! It takes 4 modules, and supports 32GB max.

Note: this doesn't come with a disc drive, that's just how they like to picture it.

You DO NOT require additional parts to fit 4 standard 3.5" hard drives.

Price drop from £159.99 (£106.80 post-cashback) to £154.98 (£101.88 post-cashback) on 14/09/2015 - thanks to topss for pointing that out
Price up from £154.98 to £159.99 on 15/09/2015
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this is better price and specs than gen8 microserver but I like my g8m
steffcip

this is better price and specs than gen8 microserver but I like my g8m



I like the Gen 8 Microserver, but I really want a Quad-Core Xeon, and the v2 E3 Xeons compatible with the Microserver Gen 8 are becoming quite rare. This will take the newer and readily available v3 E3 CPUs.
stringsonfire

I like the Gen 8 Microserver, but I really want a Quad-Core Xeon, and the … I like the Gen 8 Microserver, but I really want a Quad-Core Xeon, and the v2 E3 Xeons compatible with the Microserver Gen 8 are becoming quite rare. This will take the newer and readily available v3 E3 CPUs.


I have a xeon for sale in fs section
agreed v2 is almost impossible to find in uk, v3 is very easy to buy but not compatible with gen8m
steffcip

I have a xeon for sale in fs section :)agreed v2 is almost impossible to … I have a xeon for sale in fs section :)agreed v2 is almost impossible to find in uk, v3 is very easy to buy but not compatible with gen8m



I might have bought that if I went for the Microserver, but given this is rated for an 80w CPU I'm happy with a non-L model for that extra oomph.
Anyone got a link/info on hard drive trays for this ? I assume it doesn't come with any.
cjed

Anyone got a link/info on hard drive trays for this ? I assume it doesn't … Anyone got a link/info on hard drive trays for this ? I assume it doesn't come with any.



I spoke to Servers Plus. The technical guy said it takes standard 3.5" drives, as it doesn't support hotswap.
Great price after cashback. Still waiting for the Lenovo Ts140's to come back down in price though.
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Hot from me!
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PS tea4me discovered this earlier and mentioned it on the microserver thread, probably should acknowledge this....
This could be turned into a basic desktop quite easily
emodan

This could be turned into a basic desktop quite easily


I am being a bit lazy. Please advise. What operating system would work with this? Also any other issues I should be aware of?
topss

Great price after cashback. Still waiting for the Lenovo Ts140's to come … Great price after cashback. Still waiting for the Lenovo Ts140's to come back down in price though.



I'd advise against that if you value your sanity. I sent mine back because it was fairly noisy when powered on, but worse, when turned off, the PSU fan went to 100%, and there was no way to change this behaviour. It seems they never considered it would be used anywhere other than tucked away in an office or other always-on environment with fairly high ambient noise.
emodan

This could be turned into a basic desktop quite easily



Yup, but keep in mind the PCI-E 3.0 x16 socket runs at x8 speed. I'm not sure if this would actually have any real impact on graphics card performance or not, so something to look into.
OrribleHarry

PS tea4me discovered this earlier and mentioned it on the microserver … PS tea4me discovered this earlier and mentioned it on the microserver thread, probably should acknowledge this....



Sorry, was unaware. Found it by googling 'HP cashback' while looking for something with more power and flexibility than the Microservers.
Edited by: "stringsonfire" 10th Sep 2015
bruceboy

I am being a bit lazy. Please advise. What operating system would work … I am being a bit lazy. Please advise. What operating system would work with this? Also any other issues I should be aware of?



Anything should work. At this price I doubt there's any exotic hardware in here. Obviously if you want windows it's cheaper to spend another £30 and get a machine complete with hard drive & windows than buying them yourself.
stringsonfire

I'd advise against that if you value your sanity. I sent mine back … I'd advise against that if you value your sanity. I sent mine back because it was fairly noisy when powered on, but worse, when turned off, the PSU fan went to 100%, and there was no way to change this behaviour. It seems they never considered it would be used anywhere other than tucked away in an office or other always-on environment with fairly high ambient noise.



Already have two TS140s. Ones a normal file server and the other I use as an everyday desktop. Cant vouch for the file server because that's in a pretty busy office, but my 'desktop' is almost whisper quiet. Maybe you had a faulty one?
topss

Already have two TS140s. Ones a normal file server and the other I use as … Already have two TS140s. Ones a normal file server and the other I use as an everyday desktop. Cant vouch for the file server because that's in a pretty busy office, but my 'desktop' is almost whisper quiet. Maybe you had a faulty one?



​Could be. Do yours not make a ridiculous amount of noise when powered off?
can be had for much cheaper when used bespoke beat my price + quidco
Wondering if I should update the n40l....
stringsonfire

​Could be. Do yours not make a ridiculous amount of noise when powered o … ​Could be. Do yours not make a ridiculous amount of noise when powered off?



I rarely re-boot. My own machine is on 24/7 and honestly I can hardly hear it. I know after a full power down and unplug from the mains, when I turn it on the fans spin up and are noisy, but then it settles down. Can't remember it making too much noise when powering down though.
topss

I rarely re-boot. My own machine is on 24/7 and honestly I can hardly … I rarely re-boot. My own machine is on 24/7 and honestly I can hardly hear it. I know after a full power down and unplug from the mains, when I turn it on the fans spin up and are noisy, but then it settles down. Can't remember it making too much noise when powering down though.



​I have a TS140 with a fanless NVidia 750Ti GPU in it for light gaming and it is the quietest PC I have ever owned, in fact quieter than some laptops as well. I only have an SSD in it which I suppose helps too but fan noise is negligible.
Have bitten, thanks
tek-monkey

Wondering if I should update the n40l....



​I'm on the same boat! been holding out for quite a while now...
How do you use servers at home? Or are you/have you purchased for the office? just wondering about benefits for servers as opposed to a NAS device.
Just a word of warning, i have 2 x G8 microservers and an ML110 G7 at home. The microservers are fine for home use (virtually whisper quiet) the ML110 G7 whilst capable of taking more in terms of PCI and an LTO device is too noisy for 24x7 use. I'd do some research on noise levels before clicking buy if planning on home use. Voted hot, i'd like a deal on the ML110 G9 though, that looks like a very expandable machine!

Edited by: "garethcamp" 11th Sep 2015
timefortea

​I have a TS140 with a fanless NVidia 750Ti GPU in it for light gaming a … ​I have a TS140 with a fanless NVidia 750Ti GPU in it for light gaming and it is the quietest PC I have ever owned, in fact quieter than some laptops as well. I only have an SSD in it which I suppose helps too but fan noise is negligible.



I also have a TS140 which is virtually noiseless. And no extra noise when powering up or down. The OP's one must had some obscure fault
Well that sucks
bruce007

How do you use servers at home? Or are you/have you purchased for the … How do you use servers at home? Or are you/have you purchased for the office? just wondering about benefits for servers as opposed to a NAS device.



A NAS is a server build solely for Network Attached Storage. A server like this one allows you to install your own OS. Even if you install an OS that only does NAS, this is still far cheaper. I'll be using this as a NAS, gameserver, Plex media server, web server and more with Windows Server
I can confirm that my TS140 is the quietest machine I've owned and that includes a few macs as well.
stringsonfire

A NAS is a server build solely for Network Attached Storage. A server … A NAS is a server build solely for Network Attached Storage. A server like this one allows you to install your own OS. Even if you install an OS that only does NAS, this is still far cheaper. I'll be using this as a NAS, gameserver, Plex media server, web server and more with Windows Server



Web server? I hope you don't get a lot of traffic!

Personally I use VPS's for webservers and small gaming servers. The one I'm using has 4GB memory, 2.8Ghz CPU with 4 virtual cores. 50GB HHD. Unlimited bandwidth and just ran a speed test, getting 514Mbps down and 98Mbps up.Located in France.
£15 a month, so far 100% uptime and support is within minutes.

Far cheaper than running your own server at home. A 300w PC will cost ~£260 just in electricity per year. Not to mention the cost of the box and internet usage.

Edited by: "JoeyJoeC" 11th Sep 2015
Nayana

can be had for much cheaper when used bespoke beat my price + quidco


Not too sure about that. The cashback terms and conditions look to exempt such pricing, I could be wrong.
Terms and Conditions - Resellers 1. All products purchased to participate in this offer cannot be purchased via a Smart Quote or have special pricing applied. It will be the reseller’s responsibility to settle any claims with end customers if kit has been purchased via a Smart Quote.
JoeyJoeC

Web server? I hope you don't get a lot of traffic!Personally I use VPS's … Web server? I hope you don't get a lot of traffic!Personally I use VPS's for webservers and small gaming servers. The one I'm using has 4GB memory, 2.8Ghz CPU with 4 virtual cores. 50GB HHD. Unlimited bandwidth and just ran a speed test, getting 514Mbps down and 98Mbps up.Located in France.£15 a month, so far 100% uptime and support is within minutes.Far cheaper than running your own server at home. A 300w PC will cost ~£260 just in electricity per year. Not to mention the cost of the box and internet usage.



Not for public websites - I run some collaboration software accessed in browser. It's very memory hungry, making it expensive to host elsewhere. Wouldn't have bought this if I didn't also need a NAS and media server.

I didn't think 300w PSU uses 300w unless at peak. Doesn't it depend on the draw from the components?
Edited by: "stringsonfire" 11th Sep 2015
stringsonfire

I've previously returned a TS140 to eBuyer, and arranging that with them … I've previously returned a TS140 to eBuyer, and arranging that with them directly they took £10 to cover the return delivery, so that's what it'll cost if you buy and change your mind.


They'll charge you to return faulty goods too, even though that's illegal. I avoid them now after being stung by that a few times.Hopefully the cashback will be offered by nicer vendors soon.
Anyone know how many drives can be attached to this? I have the G7, which is getting a bit long in the tooth, but can take 5 SATA drives (4*HDD, 1 * SSD).
If anyone knows the memory configuration as sold and slots available that would also be useful.

I looked on ebuyer, but there was none of that level of detail.
stringsonfire

Not for public websites - I run some collaboration software accessed in … Not for public websites - I run some collaboration software accessed in browser. It's very memory hungry, making it expensive to host elsewhere. Wouldn't have bought this if I didn't also need a NAS and media server. I didn't think 300w PSU uses 300w unless at peak. Doesn't it depend on the draw from the components?



That's correct. The figures quoted on energy usage were totally misleading.
rhaegox

​I'm on the same boat! been holding out for quite a while now...



I'm also in the same boat, have 6TB on mine and use it as a media server, Time-machine back-up for my macs and a personal cloud server. No complaints here
bluntmachetti

I'm also in the same boat, have 6TB on mine and use it as a media server, … I'm also in the same boat, have 6TB on mine and use it as a media server, Time-machine back-up for my macs and a personal cloud server. No complaints here



This is replacing my N54L
steffcip

this is better price and specs than gen8 microserver but I like my g8m


Actually the Microserver is better due to its iLo
This isn't a bad server, I don't think, compared to the TS140 generally (there are many versions) the HP has six drive bays, on the TS140, you're struggling to find four. The Hp has to have ECC ram and the two USB ports on the front don't appear to be USB3 (looking at the colour) The USB ports on the TS140 are USB3 and it will take non ECC ram. Also the Hp is about 10cm higher and 5cm deeper. Not a lot but nowadays smaller is possible with more efficient cpus and power supplies. The TS140 is very quiet as has already been mentioned. However the TS140 isn't available at anywhere near this price at the moment
Edited by: "jasee" 11th Sep 2015
danceresort

Actually the Microserver is better due to its iLo


oh yet I didn't look into this but ilo is great even without advanced license and the license isn't that expensive and can be bought from ebay
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