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HP Gen 8 Microserver for £150 after cashback - can use as a 4 bay NAS - £199.97 @ Servers Direct
Found 7th Nov 2017Found 7th Nov 2017
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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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. :D


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 (y)


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




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.)

HP MicroServer (Latest Gen10) - £50 HP Cashback - £219.24 (£169.24 after cashback) @ eBuyer
Found 13th Oct 2017Found 13th Oct 2017
HP Product Code: 873830-421 Spec: HPE ProLiant Gen10 Entry Spec Internal Bays Qty: 4 Processor: 1 x AMD Opteron X3216 / 1.6GHz (Dual-Core) RAM Installed: 8GB DDR4 SDRAM No HD… Read more
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Damn, the price has gone through the roof. :/


this is the guy i got it off it came as a 1.7w variant https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1pc-SUNON-GB1206PTV2-AY-fan-12V-1-3W-3pin/131569777592?epid=1272649416&hash=item1ea22b7bb8:g:o9sAAOSwgQ9VrGNi i plugged it into a 12v fan header on my pc to test its default speeds which i think was just under 3700 on a 12.26v fan header and slowed it down to 2000/2200 or so cant remember exactly with two reducers it will perform far better with only one reducer you should plug one in and see what it reduces to as yours may well be different to mine and reduce far more per reducer Delta BFB0512LD 50x50x20mm 4.63 CFM at 3850 RPM (Stock mine runs) 4.45 CFM at 3700 RPM (Spec Speed) 3.56 CFM at 2960 RPM (Speed i run mine) Sunon Maglev GB1206PTV2-AY 60x60x25mm 7.30 CFM at 3600 RPM 5.06 CFM at 2500 RPM the microserver fan try's to keep it at 85 with momentary peaks of 90 which is within spec but a bit toasty and also means the case fan is going full pelt alot fitting the sunon keeps the rear fan at 10% for a lot longer under load and lowers the overall rear fan speeds e.g. with my 1265L v2 with a 50mm delta at 2950 rpm it stays under 75 full load with the rear fan running 10% to 20% depending on inlet ambient temps if the delta wasnt there the rear fan would be on something like 50% and the core temp would be 85 peaking at momentary 90 the 1240 v2 isnt quite as easy to cool as the 1265L v2 uses a max for 38.5w under full load at 8 threads x 3.1ghz where as the 1240 v2 uses a max of 54w under full load at 8 threads x 3.6ghz but its the same sort of thing


Thanks for your reply, it's much appreciated! I have got 2 spare fan speed reducers so will try those. What is the maximum temp the CPU can safely run at? I put an offer in of $15 for the Sunon but they are not biting and don't fancy paying $21.98 for it. I believe it is the same seller where you got yours from. I found another seller that has one listed that is just $9.93 but has the mini 3-pin connector. Do you know if you can buy a 3-pin adapter? I have had a look but haven't found one yet. This is the fan here Thanks


the sunon performs the best you not looking at ambient temps and rpm's etc e.g. i had two reducers on the sunon

Hp Proliant ML10 Gen 9 Server - £223.29 Delivered - £123.29 after £100 Cashback @ ServerPlus
Found 5th Oct 2017Found 5th Oct 2017
HP ML10 Gen 9 server currently £218.34+£4.95 delivery but has £100 Cashback this month. Useful little server If you want something a little bigger than a Microserver. Intel Pen… Read more

Still, not the best option as it comes with only 4GB RAM. Another 4GB ECC cost ~£50 but there are cheaper options and slightly more powerful (with AMD Opteron)


Can be used as alternative to NAS. And a very good one.


I see lots of servers on hukd that get heat but I’m not sure if I need one. What are they for?


​Yeah already posted


Cheaper at EBuyer, works out £112.99 inc free delivery

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HPE ProLiant ML10 Gen9 Tower Server £124.28 INC CASHBACK @ ServersPlus
Found 5th Oct 2017Found 5th Oct 2017
CLAIM FORM HERE If you purchase HPE ProLiant ML10 Gen9 (part code 837826-421) between the 1st and 31st October 2017 you can claim £100 cash back. Intel Pentium G4400 Dual-Core … Read more

this does, of course, see spec


Going Hot for being the first, have the heat, duplicate should be removed by mods


Any one know how this compares to the gen 8? Prefer the look and size of the gen 8 but maybe this has more going for it?


Cheaper here at 112.99 @ebuyer. free delivery


I'd like to know this too. Considering the option of a cheap low cost server for my file storage needs and then dedicate the performance components to the living room gaming set up.

HP MicroServer (Latest Gen10) - £50 HP Cashback - £218.99 (£168.99 after cashback) @ eBuyer
Found 1st Sep 2017Found 1st Sep 2017
HP Product Code: 873830-421 - Currently Cheapest on eBuyer Spec: HPE ProLiant Gen10 Entry Spec Internal Bays Qty: 4 Processor: 1 x AMD Opteron X3216 / 1.6GHz (Dual-Core) RAM I… Read more

Similar reason as to why I have not made the change from my N54L yet... With the Ryzen CPU around; its plausible to build a much more powerful system than the MicroServer for a similar price to the HP Pro version of the microserver, as I guess all you require is a CPU, Motherboard, PSU, RAM, a case and you'll keep your data drives. I read somewhere that Windows Server 2016 does run on Ryzen (if you use windows). For around £600 you could build something like this: CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 MoBo: Asus PRIME B350M-ARAM: 2 x AData 2400MHz 16GB (32GB Total)PSU: Be Quiet! 500W PSU Case: Any with enough bays for your HDD/SSDs GPU: Transfer from N54L HDD: Transfer from N54L SSD: Transfer from N54L


I've been running an N40L for years as a download/storage box, streaming content to Plex on various devices. It really struggles on some content when it has to transcode it and can't handle it. Is the Gen10 significantly better? Or should I be looking at a more powerful machine?


The iLo cards for G7s are like gold dust. eBay is going to be your best chance and even then it's usually an international seller and the price is ridiculous.


I smell a lack rack build coming up...


Anyone know where to get ILO cards for an n54l?

HPE ProLiant Microserver Gen8 Intel Celeron G1610T Dual-Core 2.30GHz
Found 30th Aug 2017Found 30th Aug 2017
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

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 (y)


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?


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)


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-bx80677g3930 http://www.ebuyer.com/786296-asus-intel-b150m-pro-gaming-micro-atx-motherboard-b150m-pro-gaming https://www.asus.com/uk/Motherboards/B150M-PRO-GAMING/HelpDesk_CPU/

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HP Proliant Gen 8 microserver at ServersDirect for £117.97 (£187.97 before cashback)
Found 1st Aug 2017Found 1st Aug 2017
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


I've got http://www.gearbest.com/tv-box-mini-pc/pp_416057.html (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 :)


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 (skeptical)


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


No real reason why not.

HP Proliant Gen 8 microserver at Ebuyer for £123.19 (£193.19 before cashback) @ Ebuyer
Found 1st Aug 2017Found 1st Aug 2017
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 £123.19 is the c… Read more

Isn't the cash back only £50? According to your post it should be £70 cash back..?


Cheaper from Servers Direct (see another post)


They are great value but this has generally been the typical sort of price you would pay for them as the cashback offer just restarts each month. In fact I ordered one from Ebuyer last month and it was very slightly cheaper.

HP MicroServer (Gen8) £184.14  / £189.09 delivered - £85.95 ex. VAT after cash back @ Serversplus
Found 27th Jun 2017Found 27th Jun 2017
HP MicroServer (Gen8) now at a much cheaper price! Some people still prefer this over the new Gen 10! Intel Celeron G1610T Dual-Core (2.30GHz 2MB 35W) 4GB (1 x 4GB) PC3L-12800E 1… Read more

Is there any way to boot with xeon installed without gpu? Thinking about using iLO to setup if server start without graphic card.


Nope. Not with you. Think you must be too cool for me,.


Yeah, I already said that. 4 weeks ago.


For gaming????? :o Maybe not the best choice ;)


I ended up going for a Core i3-3240, which cost £30 off eBay. Seems to run fine with the stock heat sink. I saw the Xeons from China but wasn't sure whether they were legitimate and didn't want to end up paying import duty.

HP MicroServer (Gen8) £191.88 - £121.88 after cashback @ Serversplus
Found 6th Apr 2017Found 6th Apr 2017
Overview The HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 is a small, quiet, and stylishly designed server that is ideal as a first server solution for small businesses. With a form factor that … Read more

I got the Intel® Core™ i3-3240 (3.4GHz/2-core/3MB/65W, HT) Processor from CEX for around £30. Works good, added 8gb extra also for around the same cost from Amazon. 4 Internal 3.5 drives and a SSD with WS2016


Looks like the offer has rolled over to 31st May if anyones still considering one: https://jrit-offers.ext.hpe.com/uk/en/pdf/01-UK-May2017-HPE-ProLiant-MicroServer-Gen8-Offer.pdf


Mine arrived today. Really impressed with how easy it is to get in there and customise. Have ordered one of those i3s from eBay and I've got a low-range graphics card I'll put in. Should be good as a Plex server and for Steam streaming and emulators.


Here is the list i posted days ago, I personally have the Intel® Xeon® E3-1220v2 (3.1GHz/4-core/8MB/69W) but that cost around £115 but the I3 may suit your purpose and that goes for around £50 I am not an expert but there are plenty of forums for additional advice Intel® Celeron® G540 (2.5GHz/2-core/2MB/65W) Processor Intel® Celeron® G1610 (2.6GHz/2-core/2MB/55W) Processor Intel® Celeron® G1620 (2.7GHz/2-core/2MB/55W) Processor Intel® Pentium® G2020 (2.9GHz/2-core/3MB/55W) Processor Intel® Pentium® G2120 (3.1GHz/2-core/3MB/55W) Processor Intel® Pentium® G2130 (3.2GHz/2-core/3MB/55W) Processor Base Processors NOTE: All support up to 1600MHz DDR3 memory speeds. Intel® Core™ i3-3220 (3.3GHz/2-core/3MB/65W, HT) Processor Intel® Core™ i3-3240 (3.4GHz/2-core/3MB/65W, HT) Processor Performance Processors NOTE: All support up to 1600MHz DDR3 memory speeds. Intel® Xeon® E3-1220Lv2 (2.3GHz/2-core/3MB/17W, HT) Intel® Xeon® E3-1220v2 (3.1GHz/4-core/8MB/69W) Intel® Xeon® E3-1230v2 (3.3GHz/4-core/8MB/69W, HT) Intel® Xeon® E3-1240v2 (3.4GHz/4-core/8MB/69W, HT) Intel® Xeon® E3-1270v2 (3.5GHz/4-core/8MB/69W, HT) Intel® Xeon® E3-1280v2 (3.6GHz/4-core/8MB/69W, HT) As long as you select a CPU from the list you should be fine. THere are lots on EBay and make sure the socket is LGA1155


Care to recommend one? All I need is Plex on the fly transcoding to one device

HP Microserver Gen8 Intel Celeron G1610T Dual-Core, 4GB RAM, No HDD £115.94 after £70 cashback  £4.95 next day shipping @ Serversplus - £190.89
Found 4th Apr 2017Found 4th Apr 2017
HP Microserver Gen8 Intel Celeron G1610T is a good entry level server. It was available for £60 cashback last month, but now it's available for £70 cashback. Good Deal & good w… Read more
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:) Great servers though, I have 4 !!!


They are a technically a hot swap bay with a controller that doesn't support it, cheap upgrade though and you have hot swap, this was more to answer the question at hand, does he need a sata cable :)


The Bays are not Hot swap, they are cold swap (power off to swap drive in bay).


Finally got mine how I want it. i5 2390t, hd 6450, 16gb ram, Esxi 6.5 November with passthrough to my bedroom Tv to watch films Its a backup server for my main server didn't want it just sitting there backing up every now and then so using it to watch films and remove a computer from the bedroom although it is in the loft because it's too noisy to put anywhere else. I just picked up some 2tb sky boxes with Wi-Fi and got the 2tb western digital green drives out of them they are all fine been on for ages so prove the test of time and dirt cheap around £15 a drive if you keep checking around little bit slow 5400rpm but great for vm's and backing up. These servers are still great will get a quad core cpu at some point I expect as the gen8 is so reliable and ilo and watchdog on my phone is amazing


Ordered before the cashback expires. Anyone found and cheap memory? Looking to get an 8GB DIMM initially then bump to 16GB with another 8GB DIMM if needed (Xpenelogy plus Open VPN server plugin).

HP Microserver Gen8 Intel Celeron G1610T Dual-Core, 4GB RAM, No HDD £125.94 after £60 cashback + £4.95 next day shipping @ Serversplus - £190.89
Found 17th Mar 2017Found 17th Mar 2017
For all those looking for a server in these new, expensive, post-Brexit times ... (Yes, I know it's not a Xeon/16GB etc.) ---------------------------------------------------------… Read more

I just used this table to calculate what was the best Passmark I could get for the same 35W TDP, then bought the i5-2390T. It properly sports virtualization as well which I don't need right now, but...


Looking to buy a server in the next week or two, hoping for a cashback offer on something cheap and Xeon like the basic Dell T20.


Don't worry op nobody got the Xeon 16gb & even if they did it would have cost £250.


Great Box .. would say the 4gb (vs 2gb) is probably better than the HD.. but the HD they normally supply are quite fast , but too small at only 250gb??


​Fair enough. Just struggling to see a reason for anything faster than the 54l. It's a bit of a scank not giving you a drive. The old ones came with a 250GB drive which is still going strong in my always on server.

HPE Proliant ML10 Gen9 - £164.99, £104.99 after cashback @ Ebuyer
Found 11th Jan 2017Found 11th Jan 2017
£164.99 before £60 Cashback (ends 31st January) Free Delivery. HPE ProLiant ML10 Gen9 Pentium G4400 v5 2/3.4GHz 4GB Tower Server 4GB Memory Installed 64GB Max HDD not included Ba… Read more

I don't need RAID for stuff that can easily be downloaded again. Saying that Iwill add more drives as and when I need them


Youve setup a NAS with a single data drive? I too, like to live dangerously!


This or the MicroServer Gen9 ? Cant really see a reason to go for the ML10...


These are excellent value especially after cashback, you couldn't even build this for £164 never mind £104. However I'd like to echo what others have said and also share my experience. It isn't plug and play and HP have seemingly made it as awkward as possible to get this setup as a basic home server. They only have display port and I have tried a cheap DP to HDMI adapter and also a HP adapter and neither worked. I ended up buying a monitor from ebay for £30 but you could easily add a HDMI graphics card. I bought this ProLiant to replace my ageing and small Readynas Duo and as I've built 100s of desktop PCs in the past I thought this would be a breeze. I was wrong, I even had to rely on good old google and youtube to get this one setup. You have to change settings in the BIOS to even get it to boot from a USB (it doesn't come with a DVD drive). I managed to install Windows 2012 Server, however none of the drivers from the HP website worked, all of them said it was the wrong OS even though it wasn't, I suspect you can't do it the normal way, I did try to download the ssp iso but I had issues registering my ProLiant. In the end I downloaded the network drivers from the Intel website but there's still unknown devices left in device manager. I also tried Ubuntu Server but I found it was like going back to the 90s, having to use commands to get the basics installed. Back to Windows 2012 again, from there it has been so simple, I have now disconnected the monitor and mouse and hid the server away, its set to auto login and I simply vnc into it to set downloads off etc. For those thinking about using one these for NAS I'd definitely recommend it, don't worry about the relatively low specs as its been easily good enough to lets say, torrenting and also streaming 4k files across the network at the same time. I currently have Windows installed on a 120GB SSD and all my disposable files on a 4TB Seagate Ironwolf NAS HDD. Overall great little setup and I'm pleased


I've looked at buying something like this HP server in the past but have trialled Freenas etc on Virtualbox with some problems. e.g. Installing, using two virtual HDDs, then trying out "disasters" like corrupting/swapping virtual HDDs to see what happens when things go wrong....and I experienced some problems. Is this something that people here have already done using suggested NAS solutions like openmediavault? i.e. Have people used these NAS solutions and been through a drive failure without issue? I'm curious as to why software is even required; can the server not be set up with its own bios/hardware raid and then just some plain server software run on it ?

HPE Proliant ML10 Gen9 Pentium G4400 - 4 GB RAM, no HDD. from Ballicom - £167.00 inc. (£107.00 after cashback)
Found 21st Dec 2016Found 21st Dec 2016
Barebones Proliant tower server, 3.3GHz Pentium G4400, 4GB unbuffered ECC RAM. Model: 837826-421, There's a £60 cashback offer on UK stock - details here . Which ends Jan 31st 201… Read more

I have an ML10 v2, and will be sticking with it... The ML10 v2 has two ethernet ports, and I was really hoping for front USB 3.0 ports. It's also about £70 cheaper to get hold of a compatible Xeon if you're happy with used. Maybe the Gen10 will look a little better...


I don't know what you're looking at but both machines have 4 RAM slots and 4 internal 3.5" drive bays, although the HP, being taller, does have an extra 5.25" bay which could be purposed for additional drives (e.g. 2 x 2.5") if required. With some imagination you could stuff either full of velcro/tie-wrapped drives if you're desperate. It's all a bit of a moot point anyway; there's plenty space in both for any realistic use, and if a huge amount of performant storage is a need then you're probably looking at the wrong solution with either of these two servers. I can't see any reference to 're-casing' the T20 on eBuyer. Would seem a rather futile and expensive way of doing things. If you need a small server, just buy one? And if you do, why all the fretting about drive bays?


It shows 4 bays available on each? Also one of the comments on Ebuyer states that while you can transfer into a smaller case (which I would do) the headers are different and some other cables would be required, there is also only one RAM slot so although you can get more RAM it has to be a single stick, that and I'd not use either 32gb or 64gb. The processor is more 'future' proof for sure but I wonder how many hours and PITA messing around I'll have to do to get it to where I want it? I'd also need to buy DDR4 as opposed to just using a stick from my existing system. Edit: The T20 looks like it may have to taken itself out the running anyway as it's case is bigger than I want so downsizing the existing setup looks the best option and that is the ML10 if I'm going through the processes


You make a good point to be fair.


This one? https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/dell-poweredge-t20-intel-g3220-4gb-ram-500gb-hdd-mini-tower-server-delivery-ebuyer-2594521 Yes, I get that is a bit smaller and it comes with a (cheap/slow) HDD but has older & slower CPU/memory, it's more expensive than the HP (after cb) and will similarly be unable to be rehoused in a Microserver-size case. The £20-odd you save buying the HP goes a fair way to buying a small SSD for the OS, hugely improving the responsiveness. It's your money though :)

HPE ProLiant Microserver Gen8 Intel Celeron G1610T Dual-Core 2.30GHz 2MB 4 x Non Hotplug £185.95 / £104 after poss cashback @ serversdirect
Found 24th Nov 2016Found 24th Nov 2016
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

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!!


Yes, thanks. I am on there already :D


​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.


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 - £185.97 (£125.96 After Cashback) - Laptops Direct
Found 2nd Nov 2016Found 2nd Nov 2016
Cashback deal available with this product until 31st Jan 2017 Link to claim form is here johnthehuman - Delivery is £4.95 minimum

I really want to like these but the price is almost double the previous versions, the internal hardware RAID is rubbish and by the time you've kitted it out with a load of drives it costs a fortune. My jury is still out...


Wouldn't an i3-3240 do that for you? They can be had for £25-50 and makes for a decent upgrade. The only thing you lose out on is VT-d for a hypervisor, although if you haven't even been using a hypervisor before then nothing lost anyway! My main concern is disks, I have a plethora of different disks to put in mine and I can't decide which ones to use yet! I opted to buy my server from Ebuyer instead as I paid for next day delivery to a nearby shop that's open 24/7


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.


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.


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

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
Found 31st Oct 2016Found 31st Oct 2016
£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

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


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.


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


​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


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

HPE ProLiant Microserver Gen8 Intel Celeron G1610T 4GB RAM - £169.97 (£114.97 After Cashback) - Laptops Direct
Found 12th Oct 2016Found 12th Oct 2016
Not quite as good as before, but not far off! Form Factor - Ultra Micro Tower Processor - G1610T Intel Celeron G1610T - 2.3 GHz RAM - 4 GB Optical Drive - N Operating System -… Read more

Awesome! Glad you got a deal! Thanks to MEDICGUY for posting the cashback time limit!


​anyway, i have ordered, and with the Which? promotion this is even sweeter. so, thank you very much for posting the deal.


Probably down to my cashback date error.


​same here...so i dont get why it is getting even colder


Still the best price I can find at the moment.

HP ProLiant ML10 Gen9 Pentium G4400 v5 2/3.4GHz 4GB Tower Server - £206.99 (£144.99 AFTER CASHBACK) @ Ebuyer
Found 28th Sep 2016Found 28th Sep 2016
Was looking at the G8 Microserver and noticed the ML10 G9 tower server. Looks a good deal for a home or small business. Spec: 4GB Memory Installed 64GB Max HDD not included Bay… Read more

now down to £104 after cashback...


Even better deal with the improved cashback until Jan 2017


yeh £144.99 now after CB


£60 cash back on the ProLiant ML10 Gen9 this month! If you purchase HPE ProLiant ML10 Gen9 (part code 837826-421) between the 1st November 2016 and 31st January 2017 you can claim £60 cash back. Just fill in the claim form below.


The £40 cashback is only available until 31st October....

HP Proliant Gen 8 microserver at Ebuyer for £124.99 (£179.99 before cashback)
Found 14th Sep 2016Found 14th Sep 2016
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 £124.99 is the c… Read more
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What about XPEnology? Works pretty good, just like Synology.


​I have no such issue with mine. Server sits next to my desk in my living room. if it was noisy the other half would be shouting at me!


These are the links for the ones I bought from my purchase history: iLo: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005JON748/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 RAM: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008LMNXS0/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Be careful if you buy RAM because it must be ECC and I've heard the thermal sensor is needed to keep the fan quiet.


Can you share the link please ? Appreciate that Also a ram upgrade if you have :) Cheers


Hi all before buying read this thread about noise issues that Hp can't solve for over 2 years : https://community.hpe.com/t5/ProLiant-Servers-Netservers/MicroServer-Gen8-is-noisy/td-p/6171563

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