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Re: HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #165 on: April 11, 2015, 22:36:51 PM
Why do you need so much RAM in it if its just doing Freenas?

I don't I just like to max stuff out and keep my options open

Re: HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #166 on: April 13, 2015, 09:46:36 AM

Very happy with my G8, very nice bit of kit

Running 16Gb RAM, 4x 3TB SATA discs and an 8GB USB flash drive to boot freenas

Have you used the remote management care in it yet? Do you know what you end up getting without a licence? So very tempted at this price, but I really don't need it!

Re: HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #167 on: April 14, 2015, 06:10:33 AM
talking about the ilo4?

without the advanced license you can turn the power on and off or send a reset. with it you get a full remote session/kvm. this is pretty standard on all hp servers.

Re: HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #168 on: April 15, 2015, 00:30:31 AM
Yeah, only used the DRAC on the Dells before, which I didn't need to worry about any licensing.. Pretty pointless without the licence though by the looks of it then

Re: HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #169 on: May 09, 2015, 17:48:44 PM
Mate of mine bought this on the deal then found a Xeon processor for cheap and basically upgraded it to the £400+ one by spending about £200.

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Re: HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #170 on: May 20, 2015, 16:48:05 PM
Hello, I'm New on this board.

I searching information about additional HDD in optical drive
You talking about this item : http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0001UZQWG/ref=nosim/

Can i add 2 HDD with it ?
(in order to have 6 * 2T )

i search a solution to have this in my N40L


thanks


Re: HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #171 on: May 20, 2015, 21:17:20 PM
Yeah that would be fine for fitting a single 3.5" drive in the optical bay, but won't hold two, not sure if there is a proper mount to get two in there..

HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #172 on: May 31, 2015, 21:23:40 PM
£99 + £4.95 p&p after cashback.

Can't go wrong for £104...

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-gen8-microserver-now-99-after-80-cashback-4-95-delivery-2217762

Edit: just realised this offer only becomes effective tomorrow, hoping the cost does not go up!
Last Edit: May 31, 2015, 22:56:04 PM by XEntity #187;

Re: HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #173 on: July 31, 2015, 17:51:29 PM
good thread.  I have the N36L with modded BIOS, running WHS 2011.  I have an SSD slotted under the optical bay, and 4 x HD's in the 4 bays, and also have a removable HD enclosure in the optical bay.  I like to slot hard drives into the caddy for backups but want to replace multiple back up drives with one larger drive, so my question is - what is the maximum sized hard drive that the N36L/WHS 2011 can see?
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Re: HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #174 on: July 31, 2015, 21:36:33 PM
So the N36 to the N54 are all the same bios..

When I wrote the original post, 3TB drives were about as big as you could go.. at the time 3TB were supported, although you could only boot from a 2TB max (As stated in the 2nd post)

After a quick google people are running 6TB in the 4 Bays, and pretty much if anything supports 3TB it should support any size greater.

But for some reason the optical bay seems to be limited, and wont play nice with large drives.

Re: HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #175 on: July 31, 2015, 23:03:44 PM
So the N36 to the N54 are all the same bios..

When I wrote the original post, 3TB drives were about as big as you could go.. at the time 3TB were supported, although you could only boot from a 2TB max (As stated in the 2nd post)

After a quick google people are running 6TB in the 4 Bays, and pretty much if anything supports 3TB it should support any size greater.

But for some reason the optical bay seems to be limited, and wont play nice with large drives.

Excellent - I am booting off an SSD too, and also have a 3TB running in one of the bays with no issues.  Hopefully if I get an 8TB drive and stick it in the optical bay removable slot then I can just back up to there without the need to swap drives anymore !

Re: HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #176 on: July 31, 2015, 23:56:36 PM

So the N36 to the N54 are all the same bios..

When I wrote the original post, 3TB drives were about as big as you could go.. at the time 3TB were supported, although you could only boot from a 2TB max (As stated in the 2nd post)

After a quick google people are running 6TB in the 4 Bays, and pretty much if anything supports 3TB it should support any size greater.

But for some reason the optical bay seems to be limited, and wont play nice with large drives.

Excellent - I am booting off an SSD too, and also have a 3TB running in one of the bays with no issues.  Hopefully if I get an 8TB drive and stick it in the optical bay removable slot then I can just back up to there without the need to swap drives anymore !

No like I said, the optical bay appears to have a 2tb limit, the 4 bays will take anything..

Re: HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #177 on: July 31, 2015, 23:58:25 PM

So the N36 to the N54 are all the same bios..

When I wrote the original post, 3TB drives were about as big as you could go.. at the time 3TB were supported, although you could only boot from a 2TB max (As stated in the 2nd post)

After a quick google people are running 6TB in the 4 Bays, and pretty much if anything supports 3TB it should support any size greater.

But for some reason the optical bay seems to be limited, and wont play nice with large drives.

Excellent - I am booting off an SSD too, and also have a 3TB running in one of the bays with no issues.  Hopefully if I get an 8TB drive and stick it in the optical bay removable slot then I can just back up to there without the need to swap drives anymore !

No like I said, the optical bay appears to have a 2tb limit, the 4 bays will take anything..

ahhh ok so not an issue to take one of the existing HD's and stick them into the optical bay, providing their < 2TB and stick the 8TB one in it's place.    I've just ordered an 8TB literally 5 mins ago :)

Re: HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #178 on: August 01, 2015, 10:11:37 AM
Yeah that should work :-)

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Re: HP Proliant Microserver - Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide
Reply #179 on: August 05, 2015, 10:15:20 AM
Does anyone have the Win8.1 / Win10 network drivers (2013) for this? The HP site is a nightmare...

EDIT
After a bit of reading I went to the manufacturers site in the end:
http://www.broadcom.com/support/?gid=9
Last Edit: August 05, 2015, 10:30:48 AM by ERU #187;

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