thanks i had already upgraded RAM dont remember how much it was dont think 16GB though also got a slightly better CPU , i dont even know where i stored the brand new CPU it came with . got it off ebay on a whim from a guy who had over stock , i really nice guy who let me organise a courier and even dropped it off at a parcel shop for me .
thanks will read up on google and hopefully will be able to-do something :)
Indeed. When you're running many many servers, the extra cost for the branded servers and their support and reliability is worth it. I've seen proliants running for over 10 years with minimal issues, other than disk swaps. And even then, swapping them is a cinch, with no downtime, etc. And I've also seen a few howlers, like firmware which could trash the disks after a certain amount of uptime! But this g10 doesn't really have much of a USP. Disks are not hotswap, iLO is an extra, and the price isn't the sort of unmissable deal that was around for the g7 and g8 range. And being a Xeon with no GPU, you'll need to find a low profile GPU to do any hardware encoding. I can't really see a market. Home enthusiast would be better served with a proper built NAS or self build with commodity hardware. Enterprise are better off with proper servers. I suppose smallish IT companies setting up small offices might find these useful as a standard known hardware to deploy standard builds, but they'd probably have contracts to buy in bulk, or at least semi regularly to enjoy some sort of discount.
true but you could say that about alot of deals on HUKD but I get your point Not too sure about these model but the with their other servers like the Proliants Im sure people are just paying for the reliability etc
I've got a Gen8 which cost £130 with cashback. I brought the RAM up to 16GB and got a Xeon 1260L for £70 on eBay from China. Total cost for all that was around £250, which makes the Gen10 really poor value in comparison. They also removed iLO, which is incredibly useful when you've had to disconnect the power button because your toddler keeps turning it off! Mine is also headless, so no iLO could be really painful.