Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by oli, May 10, 2011.
That is S812 - old tech and not good with Libreelec. Get a S905
I have an ML10v2 as my backend server running Windows Server 2016 Essentials. Thanks for your help.
What software are you running on the backend to act as a media server, as Windows Server 2016 Essentials no longer has a media server provided by Microsoft? Plex? Other?
Plex is good, but I just use an NFS file server for Kodi.
What does Windows media server do beyond simple file-serving?
Provides DLNA server capability. It is available on Windows 10 and also Server 2012 R2, but not on Server 2016.
I use these (i have 2 N54L Units running them) https://www.scorptec.com.au/product...Dt9OtO2Gik9GaC68K7Js8TocTQA4DYphoCuj0QAvD_BwE
Great card and 2gb, no issues with the heat spreader its single slot and comes with a low profile bracket.
Thanks Gothic, just what I wanted to hear. I think I will proceed down this track for now.
Mikehol, thank for your considered input as well, it certainly gave me an interesting read on a subject I didn't know much about.
I have spent a number of hours now reading about Kodi boxes, including Andoid and LibreElec and am not comfortable I can pick the right one to buy based on reading Whirlpool, OCAU, Kodi forums etc. I am not in the market for the higher priced options.
However, I plan to put my toe in the water and buy a cheap S905(x) box as well and try LibreElec just for fun. I can then decide which way suits me best going forward.
It looks like I can buy a graphics card for my N36L for about $40 and a Kodi box for $50-60, so I can afford to try both options.
MXQ Pro now Watched on ebay, cheers mate!
Gen 10 specs
Thanks to Ktmrida & Sarquiss for these links
Quick Specs PDF for the Gen10:
Hooray! 2 expansion slots & Display ports could be good for HTPC again (my N40L is getting a bit overwhelmed by the number of recording to lookup in wmc.
Looking at the new specs of the Gen 10 Microserver, it doesn't appear to have ILO at all.
I hope they haven't taken that out.
I cannot see it either.. could be because it is on an AMD apu now. I could be wrong but iLO could be an intel option.
iLo is a HP only product and uses matrox g200 video ...
it wont work with the AMD graphics
a small loss considering what you get in return
if you need hardware raid (b120) or iLo you need to move up the proliant foodchain
ILO is more than a small loss, it is quite a substantial loss when you run headless servers and are not able to access or control the server remotely.
From what I have seen so far of the Gen 10 Microserver, it appears to be a step backwards from the Gen 8 Microserver. in respect to the Gen 10 not having a removable cpu socket, no ILO, no proper Raid Controller etc.
So I don't quite see what one is getting in return for losing all of the above.
Even the Gen 7 Microserver with its AMD cpu, had an optional remote access card, that gave it full remote access including power on/off. The Gen 10 appears to have no such option.
you'll be in the minority
lifted the following from homeservershow forums
What is the same/similar?
Case is the same size, so It stacks with Gen8
Four swappable bays
Two Gigabit Ethernet ports One internal USB port
What is new/different?
AMD X3421 SOC APU in my Beta unit. No socket, soldered to motherboard,
32GB of memory max, two slots
Tray-less design for the 4 bay
No door for the drive bays, need to remove the front bezel to get to the drives
No Intelligent Provisioning
No microSD slot
Marvell 88SE9230 6Gb SATA controller 4 SATA ports on a SFF8087 for the 4 drive bay. Specs show a 5th SATA port, but we also found a 6th SATA port. Not sure if port 6 will make it into production
Support for a SSD mounted in the ODD bay. User Guide shows SSD mount bracket for mounting a SSD in the ODD bay, but I did not get one with the Beta unit.
Radeon 7 graphics with one VGA and two DP
Ships with ClearOS
Watch out! I bought one and when it turned up, only the outside case was as per the ad. The internals are Rockchip and it has an older ARM processor. Currently returning it and getting my money back.
I got the 1GB version from MSY for $39. Fits well and works with no issues. Thanks again for your input.
What graphics card are people using in their n40? Lately I've noticed that some of the Bluray rips I'm playing back (using VLC) stutters every now and then
I assume we have a thread (or this thread?) on FINALLY the new AMD Opteron X3000 Microserver Gen 10?
2 NICs, 6 USB (4x 3.0)
up to 32GB DDR4
2 or 4 core models
4 HDDs (sigh)
Dual 4k Displayport.
Looks dremmable to do 5x 3.5" easily but 3.5" #6 looks difficult (like the Gen 8)
EDIT: it needs to run FreeNAS 11 and support more HDDs for me though.
There is a new thread over here
Seems like there are less features over the Gen8 though
The power supply seems to be dead on my N40L.. It has served me well for 6 years now ..
Is it worth trying to get a replacement power supply unit for it?