HP Proliant N40L MicroServer £240 - £100 CASHBACK @ Ebuyer or DABS (with -£10 with SALE10 code)
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HP Proliant N40L MicroServer £240 - £100 CASHBACK @ Ebuyer or DABS (with -£10 with SALE10 code)

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Found 29th Dec 2011
Well I could buy a NAS (Network Attached Storage) to store and serve all my networked devices but why bother when I can pick one of these beauties up for £140 including free Super Saver delivery - wow!

There was 50 odd in stock a little earlier and although there is free software available (Linux etc), I am about to order with a copy of Microsoft Windows Home Server 2011 (Licence and media - 1 server, 10 CALs - OEM - CD/DVD - 64-bit - English) which ebuyer also has for only £34.88 - linkage below:

ebuyer.com/269…128

It's £10 more than listed on here previously and HP is accepting cash-back claims until the end of January 2012 for invoices dated up until 31st December 2011 - see the linky below:

dabs.com/Ima…pdf

Oh and don't forget your 2% quidco.

Hope it helps someone out - happy shopping!!

Ssshh - it super quiet spec is below:

Chassis type Ultra Micro Tower
Standard storage connection Non-hot plug 3.5-inch SATA
Tape or Disk Drives (range) (4) LFF SATA; non-hot plug
Processor clock speed 1500 MHz
Processor family AMD Turion II Neo
Number of processors installed 1
Processor model N40L
Processor number of cores 2
L2 cache 2 MB
Motherboard southbridge AMD SB820M
Motherboard chipset AMD RS785E
Total storage capacity 250 GB
Hard disk drive capacity 250 GB
Hard disk interface Serial ATA
Hard disk size 8.89 cm (3.5 ")
Number of hard drives supported 4
Maximum storage capacity 8 TB
Internal memory 2048 MB
Maximum internal memory 8 GB
ECC Y
Internal memory type DDR3
Memory slots 2x DIMM
Memory layout 1 x 2048 MB
Memory clock speed 800 MHz

Simple to own and easy to use

Server performance but at a PC price
Designed to make adding drives or peripherals a minimal effort
At a 22 dBA noise level, it is quiet for ergonomic working environment
Space-saving; ideal for smaller environments

Note: No optical drive included
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Just bought this, for son,
is the care pack cashback 30% offer extended as well?
Just in case someone does nt realise... you need to buy HDDs for this too, they are nt included.
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kandinsky

Just in case someone does nt realise... you need to buy HDDs for this … Just in case someone does nt realise... you need to buy HDDs for this too, they are nt included.



although it does come with a 250GB drive to get you started, you will soon use this up so agree that you'll need to buy some bigger drives - i think there's space for 4 in there ;-)
kandinsky

Just in case someone does nt realise... you need to buy HDDs for this … Just in case someone does nt realise... you need to buy HDDs for this too, they are nt included.


You get one with it according to their site...

- Ultra micro tower
- AMD Turion II Neo N40L / 1.5GHz
- 2GB DDR3 SDRAM
- HDD 1x 250GB
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Bumpydog

Just bought this, for son, is the care pack cashback 30% offer extended … Just bought this, for son, is the care pack cashback 30% offer extended as well?



i am not certain but HP only lists one very expensive (£1,750+) care pack at the base of that pdf linked above.
telferraz

i am not certain but HP only lists one very expensive (£1,750+) care pack … i am not certain but HP only lists one very expensive (£1,750+) care pack at the base of that pdf linked above.




Sorry I meant this item?

amazon.co.uk/HP-…8-1
Excellent bit of kit, works like a dream
Power consumption?
Anyone running WHS on this, how does it run? Am thinking of getting one for that or FreeNAS, anyone done that?
Buy it from Dabs through Quidco - here

Use the £10 off voucher SALE10 and get it for £229.98
Mine arrived today.. very impressed with it.. Server 2008 R2 is running well on it.

much better to buy one of these than a standard NAS ..as you will outgrow it.
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Sootie

Buy it from Dabs through Quidco - hereUse the £10 off voucher SALE10 and … Buy it from Dabs through Quidco - hereUse the £10 off voucher SALE10 and get it for £229.98



Sootie

Buy it from Dabs through Quidco - hereUse the £10 off voucher SALE10 and … Buy it from Dabs through Quidco - hereUse the £10 off voucher SALE10 and get it for £229.98



tis a good shout - Dabs website says that they have 3 left if you're quick ...
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AddictWeb

I run 2008 R2 with XBMC, Sickbeard, Couchpotato and SABnzb as well. … I run 2008 R2 with XBMC, Sickbeard, Couchpotato and SABnzb as well. Upgraded the graphics and RAM and it runs as a glorious full HD media player and server. Some useful links below:HP Microserver purchase and setup guideInstalling Server 2008 R2Setting up XMBC / Automated media setup



just as i plan to do but you're clearly way ahead of me already - this may be worth a read as it looks like other bright sparks also have this kit ;-)
On the HP website it says the RAM has to be max 800mhz yet I can't find a 4gb dd3 stick that runs at that speed? Seem to start at 1333mhz.

Which is what RAM it matches to if you put it on Kingston.

Anyone know which is right? Am after 8gb, overkill I'm sure, but better over than under!

Also if anyone has recommendations for a graphics card that would be cool.
I was gonna buy a ReadyNAS to stream my media to my PS3 and XBOX 360, would this do the same thing once setup correctly, and can I access this from my MacBook when I'm out and about?
Deanoaka

I was gonna buy a ReadyNAS to stream my media to my PS3 and XBOX 360, … I was gonna buy a ReadyNAS to stream my media to my PS3 and XBOX 360, would this do the same thing once setup correctly, and can I access this from my MacBook when I'm out and about?


It would replace the ReadyNas and PS3/360 if you wanted it to. Put the content on the N40L and simply play that through your TV.

And yes you could setup something to access it when away Might be best/easiest if you just used Dropbox so it synced whatever you put in your Dropbox folder on your MBP. I'll probably set up an FTP address I can access from anywhere to drop stuff to.
I can't find the link/form for the £100 cash back that has been extended to 31 Jan 2012.

The link posted by OP (http://www8.hp.com/uk/en/pdf/PA0031_Microsoft_ROK_Cash_Back_Dec_11_tcm_183_1141156.pdf) is only showing the £200 cash back, which you must purchase a Microsoft server OS in order to qualify for the cash back.

The page here is still showing the £100 cash back is valid until 31 Dec 2011 only.
www8.hp.com/uk/…tml
Edited by: "sunnydurian" 29th Dec 2011
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can i get power consumption on this?


I'm looking for a NAS at the moment and this looks superb but i daresay i'm correct in beleiving the power figures for this are going to be upwards of 300W while a standard NAS would be far less i would have thought. Might not be a problem for others to which this is an amazing deal.
sunnydurian

I can't find the link/form for the £100 cash back that has been extended … I can't find the link/form for the £100 cash back that has been extended to 31 Jan 2012.The link posted by OP (http://www8.hp.com/uk/en/pdf/PA0031_Microsoft_ROK_Cash_Back_Dec_11_tcm_183_1141156.pdf) is only showing the £200 cash back, which you must purchase a Microsoft server OS in order to qualify for the cash back.The page here is still showing the £100 cash back is valid until 31 Dec 2011 only.http://www8.hp.com/uk/en/campaign/focus-for-smb/solution.html#/tab2/




I can't find the form either, would be better to wait untill it shows up.
Sykos

can i get power consumption on this? I'm looking for a NAS at the moment … can i get power consumption on this? I'm looking for a NAS at the moment and this looks superb but i daresay i'm correct in beleiving the power figures for this are going to be upwards of 300W while a standard NAS would be far less i would have thought. Might not be a problem for others to which this is an amazing deal.




(Actual power usage seems to be between 30 - 45 watts)
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Oh my, thanks! Hot hot hot!
Yeah, invoice dated 31st Dec but also has to be delivered by that date to qualify for the cashback so until it's concrete that it's extended until end of Jan I'd hold off ordering.
Sykos

can i get power consumption on this? I'm looking for a NAS at the moment … can i get power consumption on this? I'm looking for a NAS at the moment and this looks superb but i daresay i'm correct in beleiving the power figures for this are going to be upwards of 300W while a standard NAS would be far less i would have thought. Might not be a problem for others to which this is an amazing deal.



300W? No way.
Just ordered mine
Rolyin

Just ordered mine



Good luck getting it delivered tomorrow.
I was going to order this, then I spotted the small print
"Product must have been delivered and invoiced between 1 November and 31 December 2011"

oO
Kata_Tjuta

I was going to order this, then I spotted the small print"Product must … I was going to order this, then I spotted the small print"Product must have been delivered and invoiced between 1 November and 31 December 2011"oO



Yay, one free internet for someone actually reading the terms and conditions!

http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/27/ticket_one_internet.png
I think there's a good chance it'll be extended to end of Jan and if not you can always just send back for a refund anyway. So no major issue if ordered.
i'll wait until the cashback is confirmed before ordering. thanks
Soong

I think there's a good chance it'll be extended to end of Jan and if not … I think there's a good chance it'll be extended to end of Jan and if not you can always just send back for a refund anyway. So no major issue if ordered.


Yeah they extend it every month Lol.

It's pretty much a safe bet It's going to be a year round promotion.
Im another that is holding off untill jan extension is confirmed
kandinsky

Just in case someone does nt realise... you need to buy HDDs for this … Just in case someone does nt realise... you need to buy HDDs for this too, they are nt included.


Wrong. Comes with a 250 GB hard drive.
This is the
another sites sp on buying the server they say Invoiced by 31/12/11. Not Delivered, also you can have the on site cover for £30.00 off as well

£100 End User Cashback on the ProLiant MicroServer!
With this offer, purchase your ProLiant Microserver N36L or N40L between 1st November and 31st December 2011, complete this claim form and HP will refund £100 Cashback.

In support of this offer, attach HP Care Pack (UR482E) and claim a further £30!.

This offer is limited to FIVE microserver units per customer. Terms apply.

How to Claim:
Complete the claim form
Attach proof of purchase (reseller invoice(s)) to the claim form, with qualifying products and HP part codes circled and make copies for you records.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Product must have been invoiced between 1st November and 31st December 2011
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mail to: HP Claims Dept, PO Box 7393, Reading, RG27 7JJ. All submissions must be received by Tuesday 31st January 2012
You will then receive an email confirming the rebate due to you and your individual reference number within 7 days of posting. If you do not receive this email then please contact promotions@out-bound.co.uk
Cheques will be issued within 28 days of receipt of your correct invoice

serversplus.com/mic…ack
Says on the HP claim form - "Product must have been delivered and invoiced between 1 November and 31 December 2011."
Soong

Says on the HP claim form - "Product must have been delivered and … Says on the HP claim form - "Product must have been delivered and invoiced between 1 November and 31 December 2011."



Invoice date is all that matters. HP will not check on the delivery date and you have until the end of January to get your claim in anyway. I picked up my first Microserver in person. There was no delivery to speak of.

Misco seems to be indicating that the £100 cashback offer has been extended for another month to the end of January, however, the link to the claim form goes nowhwere.
Edited by: "spraint" 31st Dec 2011
also the T&C page would override that, and that only talks about invoice

edit: gone for it - if it's invoiced after today I'll cancel it or refuse delivery under distance selling regs.
Anyone seen a new form yet?
Some great info here including how to use picoPSU to half the power consumption at idle.
Still waiting on my cashback. Email confirmed on the 15th Dec and it said I'd have it within 45 days. They've not replied to my email chasing it up either.

Anyway, answers to most questions will be in these threads:

N40L Crescent Electronics Deal

This one is for the N36L but it's still useful:

N36L
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