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Lenovo ThinkServer TS150 Intel Pentium G4400 8GB 3.3GHz DVD-RW Tower Server - £124.97 @ serversdirect
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Pretty solid home server with 8GB RAM onboard for £127.97 (Incl. VAT). Ebuyer charging £189.99 for the same. No storage or operating system supplied. Don't have to rely on cashback… Read more
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Great ordered, going to be a good home lab (esxi 6.5 etc). I need more RAM this should do the trick? amazon.co.uk/gp/…sed 2133p ecc 16GB.

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jetsetwilly16 h, 38 m ago

Looking at the lenovo website here …Looking at the lenovo website here (https://lenovopress.com/lp0071-ts150-intel-xeon-e3-1200-v5-core-i3-pentium-celeron-g-series), there is the following text (I've added the bold and text):"Power suppliesThe TS150 server supports one 250 W AC (100-240 V) fixed power supply (80 PLUS Bronze) or one 400 W AC (100-240 V) fixed power supply (80 PLUS Platinum). A country-specific power cord is included with the server (except EMEA models; EMEA models do not ship with a power cord).Important: To ensure that the correct power supply is chosen, it is highly recommended to validate system configuration for specific power requirements by using the latest version of the ThinkServer Power Planner, which is available at this website:http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds101155"


I had a spare one from a previous machine (5A) that I could use. The 250W PSU is looking for 4A, so the standard 5A kettle should suffice. Seems that lenovo scrimped on this and the lack of hard drive caddies, but still a good piece of kit for the price.
Edited by: "jetsetwilly" 18th Jan

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jetsetwilly5 h, 33 m ago

Just a quick note - my order arrived today, but there was no power lead …Just a quick note - my order arrived today, but there was no power lead (aka kettle lead) in the box. The box was sealed and didn't look opened/tampered with, and have contacted ServersDirect to understand if it should have included one.


Looking at the lenovo website here (https://lenovopress.com/lp0071-ts150-intel-xeon-e3-1200-v5-core-i3-pentium-celeron-g-series), there is the following text (I've added the bold and italics):

"Power suppliesThe TS150 server supports one 250 W AC (100-240 V) fixed power supply (80 PLUS Bronze) or one 400 W AC (100-240 V) fixed power supply (80 PLUS Platinum). A country-specific power cord is included with the server (except EMEA models; EMEA models do not ship with a power cord).

Important: To ensure that the correct power supply is chosen, it is highly recommended to validate system configuration for specific power requirements by using the latest version of the ThinkServer Power Planner, which is available at this website:
support.lenovo.com/us/…155"
Edited by: "jetsetwilly" 17th Jan

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Just a quick note - my order arrived today, but there was no power lead (aka kettle lead) in the box. The box was sealed and didn't look opened/tampered with, and have contacted ServersDirect to understand if it should have included one.

RiverDragon85 m ago

These CPU are compatible click.[Image] If you want an i5 or i7 CPU you …These CPU are compatible click.[Image] If you want an i5 or i7 CPU you need to swap the ECC server RAM click[Image]


Thanks, exactly what I was look for!
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Hewlett Packard HP 250 G6 Core i7-7500U 8GB 256GB SSD DVD-RW 15.6 Inch inch Full HD Windows 10 Professional Laptop 1WY37EA £629 @ ServersDirect
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Really good deal with following specification and possible 2% cashback with quidco. Operating system: Windows 10 Pro 64 Memory: 8 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM (1 x 8 GB) Standard … Read more
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Given the HUGE leap in performance for 8th gen I'd get the latest. Even the Curry's £399 deal looks better.

Already posted for £570ish in a different colour. Cold for this.

£629 with vat. Cold

Looks good except last generation CPU. Good value nonetheless.
HP 250 G6 Core i7-7500U 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6 Inch Full HD Windows 10 Laptop 2SY44ES at  Servers Direct for £569.97
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Good price for this kind of specification. Also 2% quidco cashback on all purchase. 15.6 Inch Screen Intel Core i7 7500U Processor (This is dual core processor - 7th Generatio… Read more
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hotukdeals.com/dea…503 this not better value, not sure if the 7200u Vs 7500u is a big deal?

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Thanks sindhujain1, I've fixed both threads with the VAT included price

nougat17 m ago

Strange, I added the total with VAT to the description and it got deleted …Strange, I added the total with VAT to the description and it got deleted almost immediately. Someone is playing games![Image]


And some think expiring the thread is the correct way to fix this!

Strange, I added the total with VAT to the description and it got deleted almost immediately. Someone is playing games!33028334-uQv53.jpg
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Need to add VAT I’m afraid! £569.97 Inc VAT......
HP 250 G6 Core I7-7500U 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6 Inch Full HD Windows 10 Laptop £559.97 with vat / £564.09 delivered @ Servers Direct
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Durable mobile design Rest assured that the HP 250 can keep up with assignments on the run. The durable chassis protects the notebook so it looks as professional as you do. Pow… Read more
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How much memory does this have

dave.coldwell36 m ago

Apologies i missed tgat


No problem. Shame it would have been really good at that price!

spodham44 m ago

Ex VAT


Apologies i missed tgat
Hewlett Packard HP 250 G6 Core i7-7500U 8GB 256GB SSD DVD-RW 15.6 Inch inch Full HD Windows 10 Professional Laptop 1WY37EA £524.95 / £639.97  incl VAT -  Serversdirect
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Looks better than the e/buyer deal as it's the Windows 10 pro version and has DVD-RW Optical Drive.
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Don't apologise. It's a good deal. There's also 2% Quidco Cash Back

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My apologies to everyone, i didn't see any mention of Vat to be added, until the item was added to the basket.

Which ebuyer deal are you comparing it to OP?

This is £639.97

Ah. Ok. I'm not tempted anymore!
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HP Gen 8 Microserver for £150 after cashback - can use as a 4 bay NAS - £199.97 @ Servers Direct
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I bought one of these a week or so ago but at a higher price. :-( I wanted to use it as a simple 4 bay NAS - similar to a QNAP or Synology and run Plex on it. Cashback appears to… Read more
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GadgetHunter8th Nov

Don't worry - I do understand all the RAID options (0,1, 10, 5, 6, …Don't worry - I do understand all the RAID options (0,1, 10, 5, 6, synology's SHR, etc.) pretty well. :-)With unRAID it uses one or more parity disks for resilience. I currently have one 4Tb parity disk and one 4Tb data disk. I didn't want to get 3x4tb disks initially, as this is my first NAS and I wanted to see how much use I would actually make of it. If I do make a lot of use of it then I will start adding extra data disks. The downside of the parity approach is that real time calculation of the parity means that data transfer rates fall from about 112Mb sec (I assume that this is limited by the 1 Gbit network) to about 40 Mb sec if transferring more than 1 or 2 Gb.unRAID allows you to use a caching disk to resolve this issue. I have already installed a 512Gb disk in the top slot on the microserver but I will only enable this once I have copied over the bulk of the data to unRAID. (As I understand it once I enable the cache disk the most data that I can write in a day to unRAID will be the size of the caching disk - as by default it only flushes once per day at 3:40am. I assume that I can change this to flush more regularly but I cannot see that I will be writing more than 512Gb per day once the NAS is fully up and running with all my data on it.)


Ive never heard of unRAID before until now, it does sound like an interesting route in terms of setting up your RAID.

Do keep me posted with your build, would be interesting to know how it plans out!

At the moment i have a N54L with a P410 using X4 500GB disks in RAID5 & a 120GB SSD boot disk.

I used to use it with xpenology and streamed movies around the house but after focusing more on my day job and dealing with servers i got Windows Server 2008 R2 Std on it and currently setting to run it as a data/Plex server.

KOLIBERk18 h, 26 m ago

It's working fine, but I have 4x 6TB REDs in two mirrors, so its two 5.9TB …It's working fine, but I have 4x 6TB REDs in two mirrors, so its two 5.9TB volumes.

Cheers for the response - Took a look around on the web and it looks like 16TB (4*4TB) was the biggest at the time of manufacturing so that's all they can officially say

zandermichaeljason7th Nov

I grabbed one of these recently but haven’t gotten around to setting it up …I grabbed one of these recently but haven’t gotten around to setting it up yet...The specs say it can only handle 16TB total but you’ve got 24TB in there by the sounds of it? Can you confirm? If you can fit 24TB I’d prefer to start off with the max!


It's working fine, but I have 4x 6TB REDs in two mirrors, so its two 5.9TB volumes.

OOS

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VengeceVapourX17 h, 37 m ago

(2) Put as many disks as you want into the disk holders. Western Digital …(2) Put as many disks as you want into the disk holders. Western Digital Red drives seem to be the preferred option for many. 3Tb disks are £92 from Amazon. You want at least 2 disks if you want RAID replication for resilience against a disk failure. That would be RAID 0 which gives you no resilience against disk failure, you would want RAID 1 or RAID 5 depending on storage needs.


Don't worry - I do understand all the RAID options (0,1, 10, 5, 6, synology's SHR, etc.) pretty well. :-)

With unRAID it uses one or more parity disks for resilience. I currently have one 4Tb parity disk and one 4Tb data disk. I didn't want to get 3x4tb disks initially, as this is my first NAS and I wanted to see how much use I would actually make of it. If I do make a lot of use of it then I will start adding extra data disks.

The downside of the parity approach is that real time calculation of the parity means that data transfer rates fall from about 112Mb sec (I assume that this is limited by the 1 Gbit network) to about 40 Mb sec if transferring more than 1 or 2 Gb.

unRAID allows you to use a caching disk to resolve this issue. I have already installed a 512Gb disk in the top slot on the microserver but I will only enable this once I have copied over the bulk of the data to unRAID. (As I understand it once I enable the cache disk the most data that I can write in a day to unRAID will be the size of the caching disk - as by default it only flushes once per day at 3:40am. I assume that I can change this to flush more regularly but I cannot see that I will be writing more than 512Gb per day once the NAS is fully up and running with all my data on it.)
HPE ProLiant Microserver Gen8 Intel Celeron G1610T Dual-Core 2.30GHz
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Servers Direct have this offer on again. I run two of these at home and they're great as a lab. £70 cashback making this a bargain at £124.97 (inc VAT)! Processor - Intel Celer… Read more

MJGM2 h, 32 m ago

Only? What are you hosting, Netflix?

Haha, not quite but with RAID you would just get the 8TB with that setup - Still nothing to sniff at obviously but just wanted to check before I made the purchase

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zandermichaeljason4 h, 45 m ago

On the website it says maximum 16TB, does that mean I can only put 4*4TB …On the website it says maximum 16TB, does that mean I can only put 4*4TB HDDs into this server?


Only? What are you hosting, Netflix?

On the website it says maximum 16TB, does that mean I can only put 4*4TB HDDs into this server?

mikehunt691 h, 25 m ago

In that case you are better off building something yourself based on a …In that case you are better off building something yourself based on a Skylake chip on a motherboard that has 4 DIMM slots. That way you can go up to 64GB of RAM. When you buy memory, get 16GB DIMMs even if you start with 1 or 2, that way you have options. I built a lab the learn the VMware vRealize suite and ended up having to go to 96GB of RAM on a Xeon E5 chip in a socket 2011 motherboard.Take below and add a case and PSU. If it's going to be on all the time, best get a PSU with decent efficiency as it will pay for itself eventually.http://www.ebuyer.com/766089-intel-celeron-g3930-2-90ghz-socket-1151-2mb-retail-boxed-processor-bx80677g3930http://www.ebuyer.com/786296-asus-intel-b150m-pro-gaming-micro-atx-motherboard-b150m-pro-gaminghttps://www.asus.com/uk/Motherboards/B150M-PRO-GAMING/HelpDesk_CPU/

Thanks Mike, I have a couple of Servers here at the mo but they are HP Ml110 old and a Dell T100 (DDR2 ram) both Xeon but neither quick enough to run Plex or the latest ESXi currently it's on 5.5 (Dell)

MarkT196730th Aug

My idea is to use ESXi to run different enviroments to get up to speed on …My idea is to use ESXi to run different enviroments to get up to speed on the recent tech! Haven't really touched a server since SBS2008 but would also like to have a Plex server running locally for movies


In that case you are better off building something yourself based on a Skylake chip on a motherboard that has 4 DIMM slots. That way you can go up to 64GB of RAM. When you buy memory, get 16GB DIMMs even if you start with 1 or 2, that way you have options. I built a lab the learn the VMware vRealize suite and ended up having to go to 96GB of RAM on a Xeon E5 chip in a socket 2011 motherboard.

Take below and add a case and PSU. If it's going to be on all the time, best get a PSU with decent efficiency as it will pay for itself eventually.
ebuyer.com/766…930
ebuyer.com/786…ing
asus.com/uk/…PU/
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HP Proliant Gen 8 microserver at ServersDirect for £117.97 (£187.97 before cashback)
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Great little server for the price, can be easily converted to a NAS box. Processor a bit underpowered but it can be upgraded. Has dual NIC's and a ILO card. Note £98.31 is the ca… Read more

Would this cope with a
plex server running mainly local movies and also a windows server 2008 via ESXi 6.5 after upgrading the processor ? Thanks

pjazzy1 h, 24 m ago

I have a gen 7 and the extra space at the top is real handy. The processor …I have a gen 7 and the extra space at the top is real handy. The processor is too slow for any decent transcoding though which is why I am looking at the gen 8 since you can at least upgrade the CPU, choices choices


I've got gearbest.com/tv-…tml (with KODI running as an app) which will be future proof for at least a couple years and I don't need to run a more powerful CPU which would increase the electricity bill. I have 3 torrent disks which run 24/7 without any spin down and I have configured other disks which store data to turn off after a couple hours. All the benefits and no disadvantages

ndl17 h, 19 m ago

I have managed to get 7 drives and a DVDROM in my HP Gen7 Microserver I have managed to get 7 drives and a DVDROM in my HP Gen7 Microserver FreeNAS boots from 2 mirrored flash drives and uses a separate 16GB PCIE ssd for the System partition (so that USB sticks are used in read mode, not write).



I have a gen 7 and the extra space at the top is real handy. The processor is too slow for any decent transcoding though which is why I am looking at the gen 8 since you can at least upgrade the CPU, choices choices

stu8315 h, 6 m ago

How would this be for a development environment running Sql Server, …How would this be for a development environment running Sql Server, SharePoint etc?


It's a little weak in all areas to be running that. Better value with other servers for your needs. Just my 2p

stu8313 h, 26 m ago

How would this be for a development environment running Sql Server, …How would this be for a development environment running Sql Server, SharePoint etc?

No real reason why not.
QNAP TS-251A-2G - £220.75 - ServersDirect
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A popular NAS in a great price - second best is Amazon with 268.80. Plenty of great reviews online i.e. http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/review/nas-network-storage/qnap-ts-251a-review… Read more

price doesn't include vat or delivery. comes to £274
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qnap are decent but if you have the space... should check out self built server
Acer Predator x34a £849.99 @ Servers Direct
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Acer 34" Predator X34A 2k Quad HD 100Hz G-Sync Curved Gaming Monitor. Haven't bought from them previously so can't say what they're like if you have an issue.
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wonkothesane

Linky


Thanks, didn't realise it was a VA panel

shinken17

I can't find it on Amazon but an extra £150 for an extra inch, supposedly … I can't find it on Amazon but an extra £150 for an extra inch, supposedly better curve and an even higher refresh rate might not be too bad at all.




Linky
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wonkothesane

Amazon are already listing it at £999.99 with a May 29 (Next Monday) … Amazon are already listing it at £999.99 with a May 29 (Next Monday) release date.



I can't find it on Amazon but an extra £150 for an extra inch, supposedly better curve and an even higher refresh rate might not be too bad at all.

shinken17

Awesome gaming monitor! I think this is a fair price. Z35 looks good but … Awesome gaming monitor! I think this is a fair price. Z35 looks good but I expect it to cost over £1k.GSync & FreeSync are the best gaming advances in years in my opinion



Amazon are already listing it at £999.99 with a May 29 (Next Monday) release date.

Awesome gaming monitor! I think this is a fair price. Z35 looks good but I expect it to cost over £1k.
GSync & FreeSync are the best gaming advances in years in my opinion
Dell PowerEdge T20 Xeon E3-1225V3 3.2 GHz 4GB RAM 1TB HDD Tower Server - £216.58 @ Serversdirect
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The PowerEdge T20 server packs large internal storage capacity and capable performance into a quiet mini tower chassis designed to deliver efficient and worry-free operation. With … Read more

I'm looking for a server that is cheap but can also run EsXi 6.5 Any suggestions peeps?

hi all im just looking in to building a unraid server... i was looking at basing it around a node 304 with a used Haswell i5 (exact one tba)

does anyone have a link to an alternative premade server what i should consider?

Am hoping for a TS150 deal sometime this summer.



Ha ha (_;) - given up on that so bought a used Dell T110ii like this

ebay.co.uk/itm…258

Am hoping for a TS150 deal sometime this summer.

powerbrick

??? Everybody should have the own little homelab



​I wrongly assume everyone has full gigabit, POE and storage sans but alas
QNAP TVS 673 £849.17 @ Servers Direct
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Currently looking around as I am thinking about upgrading my 215J to a larger unit with a bit more horsepower and future proofing. This appears to be around £180 cheaper than anyw… Read more

I bought an i5 TVS871u recently, way too overpowered for my needs but the qnap firmware seems easy enough to use and aimed more at professionals than symbology

GwanGy

EXpensive for what it is .. but I suppose you're paying to have it all … EXpensive for what it is .. but I suppose you're paying to have it all integrated, tested and supported. 10GbE is probably a fair bit of the cost.



Not to mention the cost of a 10GbE switch...

Just get an old puter .. install linux, setup MDADM raid. If linux is too difficult or you want to do it graphically take a look at FreeNAS

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I guess I have concerns with all my data on a system with limited support and no warranty I guess.

EastLondon

I got a 6 disk hp microserver with Xpenology running stable for 3 years … I got a 6 disk hp microserver with Xpenology running stable for 3 years now and only cost £80 new.If you do not mind tinkering with a diy build you get great vfm.



Yes...but you can't do updates

I got a 6 disk hp microserver with Xpenology running stable for 3 years now and only cost £80 new.If you do not mind tinkering with a diy build you get great vfm.
Lenovo V110-15ISK 80TL Core i5-6200U 2.3GHz 4GB 128GB SSD DVD-RW 15.6 Inch Windows 10 Laptop seems cheap to me? £379.97 @ Servers Direct
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What do people think about this? Seems like a good deal for an i5 6th gen and ssd, and its listed for £380 on amazon. Anyone got any other suggestions around the same price? Edi… Read more

Wouldn't touch a Lenovo laptop, they're so plasticy and poorly put together, even Acer make better laptops!

I'm sure Lenovo do some sort of high end stuff but their lower end stuff is pretty poor, so specs alone just don't cut it...

Regardless of lack of full HD, seems like a great spec laptop for the price. Hot

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p4zzle

OK cheers mate.


Shame though, my hunt for a laptop continues.

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NeoTrix

Don't sweat it, it happens Cheers for posting We all make mistakes … Don't sweat it, it happens Cheers for posting We all make mistakes :DSee here Haha, I have no excuse at all though [/quotDon't sweat it, it happens Cheers for posting We all make mistakes :DSee here Haha, I have no excuse at all though


OK cheers mate.

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p4zzle

Oh really? Damn



Don't sweat it, it happens Cheers for posting
We all make mistakes See here Haha, I have no excuse at all though
24inch IPS monitor £104.98 / £109.93 delivered at Servers Direct
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Seems like a good price for an 24 inch (nearly) IPS panel. VESA mountable which I found to be the sticking point with all the other value options that I was looking at

It's from the same company as Laptops Direct, I wouldn't be surprised if they mysteriously sell out of this and offer you something a bit more expensive. At least that's what has happened to me once or twice. Curious indeed.

I have the 22" version of this. Cracking monitor!

mdct

I think that is Ex VAT



Yes it is, because when I added it to the basket, the final price was £104.98

For an extra tenner you may as well get an i2369vm from Currys. It adds speakers and displayport plus it looks cooler too.

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Product spec mentions hdmi - only 1 though, I think (how many would you need?)

aoc-europe.com/en/…VWM

And MHL - to be honest, I don't even know what that is

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Dell PowerEdge T20 Xeon E3-1225V3 3.2 GHz 4GB RAM 1TB HDD Tower Server
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Decent entry level Dell server, Dell currently offering £80 Cashback making it £186.5 after £80 cashback. Ideal server as a Home NAS/Media/VM Host server if you want a little more … Read more

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Lahn

So which one is it, £80 or £67? :pAlso you should always add the full p … So which one is it, £80 or £67? :pAlso you should always add the full price + cashback in title of post, as you need to front that up


its £80

£239.80 inc. VAT after cashback.

vsh1

currently offering £80 Cashback making it £199.83 after £67 cashback.


So which one is it, £80 or £67?
Also you should always add the full price + cashback in title of post, as you need to front that up
HPE ProLiant Microserver Gen8 Intel Celeron G1610T Dual-Core 2.30GHz 2MB 4 x Non Hotplug £185.95 / £104 after poss cashback @ serversdirect
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Im looking for a central hub where everything is for the house and i don't know what to get this or a Synology I want to do mirror with 2 3tb it would be nice to have somewh… Read more

L1YD

​It needs setting up by connecting to a monitor keyboard and mouse. but o … ​It needs setting up by connecting to a monitor keyboard and mouse. but once it's setup you can just connect power and network cable. I used Server 2012 r2 installed on a SSD and have 4x 1tb hard drives in a Raid 1+0 setup. Ive then upgraded the ram to 16gb and cpu to e3-1260l Quad core.



Got the old proliant server running with Win Server 2012. Been able to extend the license of the trial version to date - but now hit the maximum number of times you can do it. Seems I now have to purchase it, or wipe the server clean, and do a fresh install.

Have you purchased yours - or also using trial version? Anyone aware of any way to extend it further? Workarounds online do not work.

PS. I assume if I just remove the 'data' drives, and do a fresh install on my SSD (OS drive) then I can just plug my data drives back in and I am away to go? Trying to find the easiest way around this - not paying 500+ for server 2012!

Synology would be a best bet for media!!

tezray

​Try homeservershow forum as well they have a gen8 section and have c … ​Try homeservershow forum as well they have a gen8 section and have covered pretty much everything with these servers now one of the firmwares needs downgrading for certain things like esxi file transfer speeds I believe which may affect other things can't quite remember but know people downgrade something for a reason.


Yes, thanks. I am on there already

JoeSpur

Thank u for the deep explanation, I will be trying everything you said … Thank u for the deep explanation, I will be trying everything you said later.Both N54L and Gen8 were using the onboard NICs and the same HDDs. N54L was running WHS2011 and Gen8 is running WS2012R2. I will be back after further testing



​Try homeservershow forum as well they have a gen8 section and have covered pretty much everything with these servers now one of the firmwares needs downgrading for certain things like esxi file transfer speeds I believe which may affect other things can't quite remember but know people downgrade something for a reason.

bma1445

Which OS are you using? The fact that it performs better with a single … Which OS are you using? The fact that it performs better with a single NIC would point to a configuration issue. Unless you have a managed switch, NIC bonding is largely pointless. It's OK if configured for redundancy, but you'll only ever get benefit from it if you concurrently need more than 1gbps (combined) in a single direction to multiple clients simultaneously, with less than 1gbps per client. Are you using onboard NICs? If you're transcoding, and CPU usage is at 100%, this will affect the performance of the onboard NICs. Especially if there's bonding involved, as this is more computationally expensive (as it's all done in software). Did your 54L have a PCI NIC?I'd try diagnosing in the following order:1. Remove bonding - since a single NIC isn't performing as it should, this should be the main focus.2. Storage - is your storage capable of providing data > 1gbps? The 70MB/s you're getting is awfully close to the transfer speed of some hard drives, so that could be the bottleneck.3. CPU - try with a standard file copy (via samba, scp, etc...), and keep an eye on the CPU usage during the copy. If you can reach reasonable speeds, the transcoding software/cpu usage is to blame - if not, then it's possible a deeper config issue with the NIC, or a hardware issue.4. Limit the CPU usage of the transcoder to around 80% - this should leave plenty of resources for everything that uses CPU (onboard NICs/SATA controllers, etc). Do another test to see what your throughput is like. If that doesn't work, it's going to need much deeper diagnosis unfortunately.


Thank u for the deep explanation, I will be trying everything you said later.

Both N54L and Gen8 were using the onboard NICs and the same HDDs. N54L was running WHS2011 and Gen8 is running WS2012R2. I will be back after further testing
HPE ProLiant Microserver Gen8 Intel Celeron G1610T Dual-Core 2.30GHz 2MB 4 x Non Hotplug  £140.17 delivered (£46.00 Cashback making it £94.34) @ Servers Direct
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£140.17 (£46.00 Cashback making it £94.34 VAT not included) Well known server, you can find specs on deal or here: https://www.serversdirect.co.uk/p/1039108/hpe-proliant-microser… Read more

Splather

​I put an i3 3240 in mine last week. Night and day! Can I ask which ram y … ​I put an i3 3240 in mine last week. Night and day! Can I ask which ram you picked up? As I understand it it's a specific type that's needed so some advice from someone who's done it correctly would be appreciated.





Hi

I bought:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0064R7LH8/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

from Amazon warehouse. 20% off student discount came out as being around 66 pounds. Also added 2x2TB + 1TB WD Red. The microserver sits in the living room and my partner did not complain yet. So it is pretty quiet

chatlow

Yeah my next post said to ignore this as I read afterwards and found the … Yeah my next post said to ignore this as I read afterwards and found the new cash deal. Buying from laptopsdirect as they offer same but with cheaper delivery. good find



You getting the ML10 or the microserver? Personally I'd get the ML10 as its much faster, additionally the extra PCI means it would make a much better whole house PVR TV server.

OrribleHarry

It's been extended till end of Jan and now has £60 cash back.



Yeah my next post said to ignore this as I read afterwards and found the new cash deal. Buying from laptopsdirect as they offer same but with cheaper delivery. good find

Edited by: "chatlow" 2nd Nov 2016

CampGareth

Doesn't have to be but it's highly recommended. For instance if you … Doesn't have to be but it's highly recommended. For instance if you wanted to use this microserver as a NAS you'd want to maintain data integrity. There's no guarantee of that with non-ECC RAM. Heck even with ECC you're not immune, it just gives you a much higher chance of catching and correcting it.



​This server will not take Non ecc memory it must be ecc thats why you look for ram with the e on the end otherwise i would have used non ecc and so many others on homeservershow forum

chatlow

118 in total inc vat when going for 9.99 delivery and 60 cash back. maths … 118 in total inc vat when going for 9.99 delivery and 60 cash back. maths on here is superb. Anyway the small print of cash back deal says must be invoiced and delivered by 31st Oct so I don't want to risk it and not going for this Shame.



It's been extended till end of Jan and now has £60 cash back.
Lenovo B50-50  i5-5200U 4GB 128GB SSD DVDRW 15.6 Inch Windows 10 Laptop £283 @ Servers Direct
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15.6" - 1366 x 768 Screen Intel Core i5 5200U - 2.2 GHz Processor 4 GB RAM 128 GB SSD Hard Drive Windows 10 Operating System DVD-RW Optical Drive 283 + VAT - Pondlife

omgpleasespamme

£340 with VAT thank you Pondlife. Move along, nothing to see here.


There is something to see - the accurate (inc. VAT) price in the deal title. It's not currently there.

omgpleasespamme

£340 with VAT thank you Pondlife. Move along, nothing to see here.



Why do they state a price excl. VAT without even make it clear that it is excluding VAT. Bizzare.

freebiehunter

Specs are good but just wish the build quality of these cheaper lenovos … Specs are good but just wish the build quality of these cheaper lenovos was better. I used to resell them but end up returning so many that I won't touch them now



Lenovo categorise B series as business laptop. It is the lowest range of business laptop.

Never used B series, do not know how do they compare to the lowest consumer range G50 and Z50 in terms of quality.

Specs are good but just wish the build quality of these cheaper lenovos was better. I used to resell them but end up returning so many that I won't touch them now

Wow. A little low on memory to my standard but it is an i5 SSD laptop. Good find.
AOC 23.6" IPS VGA HDMI Monitor (Model I2476VWM) £99.92 delivered @ Servers Direct
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24" IPS under £100 from a good brand? Sounds like a deal to me. £94.97 inc vat + £4.95 delivery. Though their website seems to want you to ring them and ask for Free Delivery... … Read more
Get dealGet deal

Original Poster

Unexpired

Now £99.97 , also TCB of 2.1% so about £98

£102.97 now price fluctuating

Original Poster

Now £115 so am expiring

Hot from me, Bought two.
2% cashback from Quidco (would just about cover a credit card transaction fee) 2% is based on VAT exclusive price and doesn't include postage. Ccard fee =1.5% on total - £1.55 cash back on one monitor, Ccard fee £1.47 on one monitor. Better than a poke in the eye I suppose.
8/7/16 Just had email - order cancelled - out of stock
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Lenovo TS140 Intel Xeon E3-1226 V3 1 X 1 TB 4GB Ram Tower Server - 70A50022UK Regular price: £285.00 ex.VAT, £180.83* ex.VAT (£217 with VAT) + (£125 Cashback) *price after £104.17 cashback (£125 with VAT), and Free Standard Delivery with Code: SDFR33
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Lenovo TS140 Intel Xeon E3-1226 V3 1 X 1 TB 4GB Ram Tower Server - 70A50022UK Regular price: £285.00 ex.VAT, £180.83* ex.VAT (£217 with VAT) + (£125 Cashback) *price after £104.17 … Read more

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twinkle

Yes, you are quite correct...the wording under the price read a little … Yes, you are quite correct...the wording under the price read a little differently to me before 6.00am



No kidding!, hmmmmmmmmmmm.

Thanx guys for actually reclarifying that for me. :-)

alexjameshaines

Not a listing error, item clearly shows that the proper price is £285 + … Not a listing error, item clearly shows that the proper price is £285 + VAT just they are a bit naughty and list the price after the cash back claim ;)They also naughtily add a £75 + VAT support item to your basket by default. I was under the impression that this practice had been banned in the UK/EU within the last couple of years.


Yes, you are quite correct...the wording under the price read a little differently to me before 6.00am

Not a listing error, item clearly shows that the proper price is £285 + VAT just they are a bit naughty and list the price after the cash back claim

They also naughtily add a £75 + VAT support item to your basket by default. I was under the impression that this practice had been banned in the UK/EU within the last couple of years.

confirmed basket price is £342 inc vat. Expired.

but £342 when you go to buy
Looks like a listing error, price goes up in basket to £342
Edited by: "twinkle" 8th Jan 2016