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Posted 8th Oct
Still got one of those ancient HP microservers? Here's a cheap PSU. The HP microservers originally came with 150w PSUs, and had the option of a 200w one. This Seasonic is fanless at up to 50% load, so will probably effectively run fanless most of the time, and be a good way to be rid of that noisy fan in the original PSU.

Note PSU only has one molex connector so would need splitters to provide the 4 required molex connectors for the drive bay.
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55derek08/10/2019 08:40

I'd definitely buy one if only I knew what it was.


This is HUKD, so you buy it first, work out what it is, then buy the item it needs to go with - also at a discount and ignoring whether you need it or not.
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I ran a couple of N54Ls on 160w picopsus with 4 drives and a graphics card and a usb3 card. Worked a treat for years. No noise at all from the PSU.

This is interesting though. I've got an Areca RAID array which needs a PSU which can deliver decent power along the 12V rail, and the included one is very noisy. I might try the 300w version of this (30% load is fanless)
I'd definitely buy one if only I knew what it was.
55derek08/10/2019 08:40

I'd definitely buy one if only I knew what it was.


This is HUKD, so you buy it first, work out what it is, then buy the item it needs to go with - also at a discount and ignoring whether you need it or not.
> Still got one of those ancient HP microservers?


Me...
tehwabbit08/10/2019 09:33

> Still got one of those ancient HP microservers? Me...


Ancient?! My Gen 7 is running fine, but I must be sooo far behind with the times what's the latest must have gadget I should be looking to upgrade to now?!
dannyboiz08/10/2019 09:58

Ancient?! My Gen 7 is running fine, but I must be sooo far behind …Ancient?! My Gen 7 is running fine, but I must be sooo far behind with the times what's the latest must have gadget I should be looking to upgrade to now?!


Same, my N40L is doing fine, doesn't handle transcoding well for Plex, but it runs media server and a minecraft server all the time with no real issue. Want to upgrade to a dedicated NAS but all so expensive currently
dannyboiz08/10/2019 09:58

Ancient?! My Gen 7 is running fine, but I must be sooo far behind …Ancient?! My Gen 7 is running fine, but I must be sooo far behind with the times what's the latest must have gadget I should be looking to upgrade to now?!


I don't think there's a compelling reason to upgrade to a g8 or g10. The G7s at £70 after the cashback offer were crazy deals, and I don't think the g8 or g10s ever saw such deals.

I just sold my N54Ls for £90 each (albeit with a bit of extra ram and some old 1tb drives) so they still fetch strong money if you do choose to upgrade.
Still got one. Just bought a Synology diskstation to replace it cos I've had to move it somewhere where I can hear the fan. Getting it ready for sale if anyone wants it.
Is this a direct plug and play replacement for the psu in the n40l. My power supply fan has been broken for a while.
Deedie08/10/2019 16:54

Is this a direct plug and play replacement for the psu in the n40l. My …Is this a direct plug and play replacement for the psu in the n40l. My power supply fan has been broken for a while.


I just tried fitting it to my n40l. The 24 pin plug wire is a bit shorter but just about reaches (curved under the drive bays instead of tray). There's only one molex connector and you need 4 for the drive connectors (just under where optical tray would be). There's 3 Sata power connectors so you could use a three way splitter on the molex, and a dual male SATA to molex female converter which would bring you up to the 5 the original psu has.

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Edited by: "anewman" 8th Oct
anewman08/10/2019 18:08

I just tried fitting it to my n40l. The 24 pin plug wire is a bit shorter …I just tried fitting it to my n40l. The 24 pin plug wire is a bit shorter but just about reaches (curved under the drive bays instead of tray). There's only one molex connector and you need 4 for the drive connectors (just under where optical tray would be). There's 3 Sata power connectors so you could use a three way splitter on the molex, and a dual male SATA to molex female converter which would bring you up to the 5 the original psu has.https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/332464946485https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/383002682661


Thanks for that. So apart from the wire length it was pretty straight forward swap?
anewman08/10/2019 18:08

I just tried fitting it to my n40l. The 24 pin plug wire is a bit shorter …I just tried fitting it to my n40l. The 24 pin plug wire is a bit shorter but just about reaches (curved under the drive bays instead of tray). There's only one molex connector and you need 4 for the drive connectors (just under where optical tray would be). There's 3 Sata power connectors so you could use a three way splitter on the molex, and a dual male SATA to molex female converter which would bring you up to the 5 the original psu has.https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/332464946485https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/383002682661


What's the noise like? Does it stay fanless in general usage?

Thanks
rprp09/10/2019 11:24

What's the noise like? Does it stay fanless in general usage?Thanks


Still waiting for the molex adapters I've ordered. Here's a picture of the 24 pin routing.
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rprp09/10/2019 11:24

What's the noise like? Does it stay fanless in general usage?Thanks


Just got and fitted the molex adapters. It's significantly quieter than I thought it would be. Turns out most of the noise I thought was hard drive noise was from the PSU. The fan doesn't seem to have turned on yet. I'm using Xigmanas and 4x 3TB WD RED drives.

I previously also replaced the main fan from the stock one to a Coolermaster Silencio FP 120. This needs the pins rearranging as per silentpcreview.com/art…tml Note that if replacing the main fan the fan must rotate at a certain minimum speed or the server just won't even turn on. Changing the PSU to this one has made the biggest difference though.

There's only 6 left in stock now. It's possible to see stock levels on Amazon as they sell via there too.

One thing I wish I'd done is plugged it into a power monitor before and after to see how much electric it saves, but my guess is it will be a little more efficient than the original.
Edited by: "anewman" 10th Oct
anewman10/10/2019 11:12

Just got and fitted the molex adapters. It's significantly quieter than I …Just got and fitted the molex adapters. It's significantly quieter than I thought it would be. Turns out most of the noise I thought was hard drive noise was from the PSU. The fan doesn't seem to have turned on yet. I'm using Xigmanas and 4x 3TB WD RED drives.I previously also replaced the main fan from the stock one to a Coolermaster Silencio FP 120. This needs the pins rearranging as per http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1193-page7.html Note that if replacing the main fan the fan must rotate at a certain minimum speed or the server just won't even turn on. Changing the PSU to this one has made the biggest difference though.There's only 6 left in stock now. It's possible to see stock levels on Amazon as they sell via there too.


Brilliant thank you. I'm going to take a punt on this then. I read a couple of reviews which had the fan turning on and off incessantly. Mine is going in an 8-bay Areca RAID device which has a high 5V demand. I've already replaced the 92mm fans with Noctua fans but it's the FlexATX PSU that makes all the noise. I don't think a PicoPSU will cut it
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