HPE ProLiant Microserver Gen8 Intel Celeron G1610T - £185.97 (£125.96 After Cashback) - Laptops Direct
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HPE ProLiant Microserver Gen8 Intel Celeron G1610T - £185.97 (£125.96 After Cashback) - Laptops Direct

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Found 2nd Nov 2016Made hot 2nd Nov 2016
Cashback deal available with this product until 31st Jan 2017

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johnthehuman - Delivery is £4.95 minimum

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delivery is £4.95 minimum

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johnthehuman

delivery is £4.95 minimum


Thanks for that, I've added it to the description

Still a good deal

Damn you OP, Ordered.

got an older version , installed windows 10 on it and use it to for light tasks

Will this run Pokemon Go?

Very tempted by this, but can I justify it so near to Xmas? The internal battle is raging. oO

Cenobite

Will this run Pokemon Go? 8)Very tempted by this, but can I justify it so … Will this run Pokemon Go? 8)Very tempted by this, but can I justify it so near to Xmas? The internal battle is raging. oO



If you die in debt.......you have won!

ordered ty

guys might be worth checking link below

serversdirect.co.uk/pdf…pdf

it says claims only cover items bought last month.

dominickuryliw

guys might be worth checking link … guys might be worth checking link belowhttp://www.serversdirect.co.uk/pdf/HPEMicroserverGen8CashbackAugust2016.pdfit says claims only cover items bought last month.



Nope, a new offer came out and get £60 cashback this time.

image.ebuyer.com/cus…pdf

These aren't nearly as good value as the older n54l unit. At this money I'd be looking at the Dell T20.

Can anyone recommend any decent good value hdds to go with this? Would like 2x4 tb or so to store photos on as raid
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[i]Edited By: Zandana on Nov 02, 2016 21:13: Oops, meant tb not gb

OliWarner

These aren't nearly as good value as the older n54l unit. At this money … These aren't nearly as good value as the older n54l unit. At this money I'd be looking at the Dell T20.


What makes you say that? I heard the dells aren't in the same league build quality wise?

Zandana

Can anyone recommend any decent good value hdds to go with this? Would … Can anyone recommend any decent good value hdds to go with this? Would like 2x4gb or so to store photos on as raid



​GB or TB?

OliWarner

These aren't nearly as good value as the older n54l unit. At this money … These aren't nearly as good value as the older n54l unit. At this money I'd be looking at the Dell T20.



I think it's the processor in this that put me off this. I needed something that would be comfortable with x265 (HEVC) playback and from what I found this wouldn't cut it

I was leaning towards the Dell but then the Prime day Shield deal came on so ended up just coupling that with my N40L instead of replacing it

Zandana

Can anyone recommend any decent good value hdds to go with this? Would … Can anyone recommend any decent good value hdds to go with this? Would like 2x4gb or so to store photos on as raid



wd red. ordered 3 from amazon warehouse. 1 was sealed, 2 were used for 14-16 hrs
20% off for amazon student accounts

A Mrs H Clinton asks if this would be OK as a private Email server ?

Thoughtful

A Mrs H Clinton asks if this would be OK as a private Email server ?


A Mr. Trump says yes

Zandana

Can anyone recommend any decent good value hdds to go with this? Would … Can anyone recommend any decent good value hdds to go with this? Would like 2x4 tb or so to store photos on as raid



​any sata hdd - I'm adding 2×1TB WD drives. some people have also added ssd drives although fitting and securing them is a bit of a fiddle

Cool thanks! Next question then... would this be my best bet to backup photos using freenas or so, or just plump for a cheap single external drive?

Ready made nas seems expensive.
The micro server route would give more flexibility and protection from failed drive with raid 1, over a single external.

I only have one desktop to backup so don't necessarily need network functionality.

Basically need someone to make my decision for me X)

Anyhow sorry for highjacking your post op, gave heat, and hopefully the extra comments will bring people in

I have a Lenovo TS140 that I only used for a week. Changed job and the company gave me Dell W540 so don't need it anymore. Anyone interested in buying can message me. I put 16GB RAM in it as well (Xeon E3-1226 v3 3.3GHz and 1TB hard drive). I'll take £200 for it.

joshtbh

What makes you say that? I heard the dells aren't in the same league … What makes you say that? I heard the dells aren't in the same league build quality wise?



​Build quality on the T20 is much higher than the average DIY case you'd get for that sort of cash. HP custom makes a ton of stuff for these (hence the lower value prospect).

For what you actually get (and can expand to) the T20 is objectively better.

I have had N54L and now a Gen8 and I have to say Gen8 is much MUCH better. The CPU is faster (twice the speed) and more efficient, not only that but it's upgradable too. In fact everything about it is better than the old model once you get used to it.

The killer feature on this Gen8 is iLO, once you get using it you won't be able to imagine managing a server without it!

A lot of people who are not so used to servers and their purposes think of it as just another pc/workstation that is used to backup their files. They don't have it "always on", and want to boot/reboot it frequently. If this is you then I would NOT recommend Gen8 as it takes a bit of a while booting up as it does various checks that cannot be disabled. Also the internal fan cannot be easily replaced and if you add a Gfx card for example, and wanna push it, the fan will be quite noisy. Some may wanna use this as a HTPC because of it's dimensions, but it's probably not the best idea due to the reason above.
Edited by: "JoeSpur" 3rd Nov 2016

MrBrightside1987

I think it's the processor in this that put me off this. I needed … I think it's the processor in this that put me off this. I needed something that would be comfortable with x265 (HEVC) playback and from what I found this wouldn't cut itI was leaning towards the Dell but then the Prime day Shield deal came on so ended up just coupling that with my N40L instead of replacing it



​Im in the same boat, looking for a NAS that has the processor to handle HEVC files but thinking I'm going to have to either a) stick with my current Shield setup, or b) opt for a Mac Mini with a good processor!

Purchii

I have a Lenovo TS140 that I only used for a week. Changed job and the … I have a Lenovo TS140 that I only used for a week. Changed job and the company gave me Dell W540 so don't need it anymore. Anyone interested in buying can message me. I put 16GB RAM in it as well (Xeon E3-1226 v3 3.3GHz and 1TB hard drive). I'll take £200 for it.



Possibly.....What part of the country are you in?

Original Poster

Zandana

Cool thanks! Next question then... would this be my best bet to backup … Cool thanks! Next question then... would this be my best bet to backup photos using freenas or so, or just plump for a cheap single external drive? Ready made nas seems expensive. The micro server route would give more flexibility and protection from failed drive with raid 1, over a single external. I only have one desktop to backup so don't necessarily need network functionality.Basically need someone to make my decision for me X)Anyhow sorry for highjacking your post op, gave heat, and hopefully the extra comments will bring people in


No worries!

For a backup I would either opt for a 2 bay synology NAS or go with a micro server like this one (you can install a modded version of Synology's DSM onto the HPE Proliant Gen 8 too). Depends what other features you want and also depends if you can get a deal by buying the NAS with the hard drives as a bundle. Basically, get anything that can do RAID 1 and rebuild easily when one of the hard drives fail.

Also, I just found the WD Red 2TB Hard Drives are £79.90 on the same site. If you ordered 2 of these with this, you could also use the Which? £20 Off offer. Gives you a micro-server with 2 x 2TB for £267.88

If you do the Which? Promo on this website, make sure you cancel it afterwards! Info about the promo is here




Edited by: "Storm08" 3rd Nov 2016

OrribleHarry

Possibly.....What part of the country are you in?



I am in Bracknell, Berkshire.

Purchii

I am in Bracknell, Berkshire.



Ah sorry too far, plus they are on offer again

Original Poster

Price has gone back up to £114.97 after cashback

Plus 2.1% cash back via Topcashback

Could someone tell me in a nutshell why these are better than a low powered laptop / nuc etc with a couple of external hard drives? Cheers

Price has gone up to £114.97 after cashback, should be expired

adamski88

Could someone tell me in a nutshell why these are better than a low … Could someone tell me in a nutshell why these are better than a low powered laptop / nuc etc with a couple of external hard drives? Cheers



Better for what?

anyone seen good deals for memory upgrades on this server? I'm after an 8G stick to go with the 4G already installed.

ElGato

Better for what?



Using as a media server

Original Poster

crazyhorse69

Price has gone up to £114.97 after cashback, should be expired


I haven't got the option to expire this for some reason. Not too sure why

i am thinking of selling mine cant decide on price to put it up for though. i3 3240, 16gb 1333mhz ram. 500gb hard drive. anyone have an idea where i should start

adamski88

Using as a media server



Biggest draw for me personally is the ability to boot from internal usb with ESXi and virtualise Xpenology and/or any other server I want/need using up to 32TB of internal storage.

Low end laptops for domestic use typically last about 3 years @ a few hours usage per day.

The microserver is a commercial product designed to be running 24/7.
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