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Small NAS = HP Micro Server

Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by Stanza, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. Stanza

    Stanza Member

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    Nice looking little device:)

    http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13716_na/13716_na.html

    This is a Low Power (read 35w with 4 x HDD's) NAS/Mini Server
    Quiet with a single 120mm low speed fan in the rear
    And a tiny fan in the PSU

    Amd dual core 1.3ghz
    2 x PC10600E Memory slots (takes 8gig of ECC, or non ECC)
    Comes standard with 1gig ram, 250gig HDD and a 160w PSU (some versions had 160gig HDD and a 200w PSU)

    From spec sheet :
    Slot 1: PCI-Express Gen 2 x16 connector with x16 link
    Slot 2: PCI-Express Gen 2 x1 connector with x1 Link
    Slot 2-2: PCI-Express x4 slot for optional management card (HP 615095-B21 Micro Server Remote Access Card Kit)
    description here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816401170

    Optional management card gives you IPMI 2 type interface

    Depending how you configure it, you can have between 4 and 9 HDD's installed in one tiny chassis
    4 x Cold Swap trays
    4 x 2.5inch drives in the CDrom Bay
    1 x 2.5inch drive under the CDrom Bay


    Some info from this thread

    ESXi on this device
    http://www.techhead.co.uk/running-vmware-vsphere-on-an-hp-microserver?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+techhead+%28TechHead+-+All%29

    http://deludi.nl/blog/vbscript/various/various-how-to-build-a-decent-low-power-vmware-esxi-server-based-on-the-hp-n36l-microserver-and-the-hp-p410-raid-controller/

    More pics
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tamasrepus/5204520585

    Silent PC Review
    http://www.silentpcreview.com/HP_Proliant_MicroServer
     
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  2. aza2001

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    not a bad find dude... looks pretty cool... wonder how much :)
     
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    softraid (mdadm or raidz) would work fine, great looking little box!
     
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  6. hb20c

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    I would never trust a HP product after my last 3 laptop disasters. :/ I definitely wouldn't trust them with a micro server lol
     
  7. s3kemo

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    HP servers all the way here, no dramas at all. Wouldn't hesitate to buy one of these.

    Actually had a quick google but not much around in AU, unless I'm missing something...
     
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    Stanza

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    Announced to HP partners now, RRP is $599 inc GST
     
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    Did anyone end up buying one of these units... Or even something similar?
     
  12. Oxley

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    $275 at HT, so should be cheaper elsewhere,must resist urge to buy more toys.....
     
  13. hollstar

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    First problem is that its not in stock and I honestly question if you'd get it at that price?
    The wholesale from Ingram is a lot more!
     
  14. bbcw1980

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    They are on special now for $180.
     
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    Where on sale?
     
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    If someone can point me to where these can be bought at that price, I'll buy one right now and probably be able to post whatever tests are necessary. 1.3GHz on an Athlon II should be plenty fast enough for mdadm based R5.

    Edit: Okay, done :p
     
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  18. Gierke

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    See above! :)

    I'm tempted to get one for Server 2008 and the second as an unraid box to backup too.
     
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    I just bought one also

    Sweet price;)
     
  20. gords

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    Thanks for the heads-up. Looking to buy one to run WHS v1.

    Edit: Just buying it now... it seems other people have had success with this.
     
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