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Good Cheap Server - HP Proliant Microserver 4 BAY - OWNERS THREAD

Discussion in 'Servers and Enterprise Solutions' started by dragonuk, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Uhtred

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    Location: Hertfordshire

  2. uncle_rufus

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    +1

    Also will the custom image work with the stock amount of RAM? (Yes I'm too tight to buy some extra RAM at the moment)
     
  3. Cooners

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    Looks like the psu on my n36l has given up and keeps tripping the leccy so might as well upgrade as I doubt I can pick up a psu for it as cheap as getting a new machine. Anyone know if any of those £85 after cash back deals are on at the moment.
     
  4. Uhtred

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    Afraid not for esxi 5 and above. There isn't quite enough when you take into account the RAM used for VGA. I used 4.1 while I waited for delivery and then upgraded!
     
  5. uncle_rufus

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    Interesting... I shall have a look into this
     
  6. Dunks

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    Is the microserver G8 available anywhere? Can't seem to find it!
     
  7. uncle_rufus

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    I just checked the site I bought my N54L from and they still have them it seems... Can't say where, but a lot of people got their servers from them I think, so look on the plus side - google is your friend

    What do people think about the Toshiba drives in this week's deals? This one in particular:

    YOUR BASKET
    1 x Toshiba 2TB 5700RPM SATA 6GB/s 32MB Cache - OEM (DT01ABA200) HDD £61.99
    Total : £70.69 (includes shipping : £7.25).

    [​IMG]

    I was planning to go with WD Reds but this is pretty tempting honestly...
     
  8. Vanilla

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    How long did it take you all to get notice of the rebate? Some people mentioned an email confirming the rebate had been received?

    I sent mine about 3 weeks ago and have not heard a peep....
     
  9. chenko

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    Got mine the other day, within a week. My previous was pretty fast too.

    Give them a call, or send it again (recorded?) whats a £ or so for 100.
     
  10. MartynB85

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    I received an email a few days after i'd sent the letter. I would chase them.
     
  11. uncle_rufus

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    Can I check we're just talking about receiving the confirmation that you'd sent the claim form (i.e. not the actual £100 cheque itself)? I got a confirmation right away (emailed them a scan of the claim form) but I don't think the 45 days are up for another couple of weeks yet
     
  12. rotor

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    Was less than a week for me.
     
  13. MartynB85

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    Yes, i am yet to receive the cheque ;)
     
  14. Infidelus

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    Probably worth sending them an email to see if they've received your claim.
     
  15. rotor

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    Yes, just the confirmation email. The cheque takes ages.
     
  16. DIABLO

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    Check your spam folder, that's where mine was.
     
  17. Vanilla

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    Yeah was in my spam folder :)

    To those running ESXi I have some questions:

    1.) How is video performance when running Windows Home Server and watching 1080p movies? Did you notice a difference being on ESXi?

    2.) Anyone running another flavour OS for XBMC?
     
  18. gavind

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    You might as well tag it as a "non spam" so it goes directly to your inbox in the future.
     
  19. uncle_rufus

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    xblinim if you're still out there - Did you manage to install your 40mm fan in the end?

    Also I'm thinking about buying more RAM, but I can't decide what would be better out of the cheapest 8Gb (2x4Gb) I can get... Or buy a single 8Gb DIMM and stick it alongside the one which came with the server to have 10Gb overall (I don't normally mix RAM like this, but I'm sure a while back someone suggested that they had done with no ill effects)... This would also give me the option of getting a second 8Gb stick down the line to go up to 16Gb... Thoughts?
     
  20. Conan257

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    I've done the 120mm/40mm fan mod. Noticeably quieter which makes me happy as it's sat behind the TV.

    I've upgraded to 4gb and everything works hunky-dory under Server 2012. Not really taxed all the hard, but I did have it running an Ubuntu VM as well with no issues.