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  Reply # 924124 30-Oct-2013 12:18
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Well, the specs look good enough for a nice Linux file server. I could probably do with a NAS, and maybe the CPU is good enough to compile my kernels on it.

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  Reply # 924134 30-Oct-2013 12:31
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My suppliers don't sell the version with Server Essentials preloaded :(.  That is a huge hassle, and an extra expense since the HP servers pre-loaded with Windows Server are only marginally more expensive than the same server with no OS.

How long has the R2 version of Server Essentials 2012 been out?  Ingram Micro has it on their website, but no ETA on stock & no RRP.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 924164 30-Oct-2013 12:57
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Instant out-of-box server set up and deployment.

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  Reply # 924184 30-Oct-2013 13:29
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Love the size - this would be a great replacement for my existing media/file server and the collection of external drives plugged in to it!

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  Reply # 924185 30-Oct-2013 13:29
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looks awesome, would use it as a server (file, web, whatever), upgradable memory is awesome.

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  Reply # 924190 30-Oct-2013 13:49
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The form factor is a big plus.  If you have space constraints like I do then getting that functionality out of something that size is great. 

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  Reply # 924207 30-Oct-2013 14:15
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For me it being Small, quiet, energy efficient are the key point that would make it a great replacement to our current homeserver which is based on a full size tower case and is none of those things.







Media centre PC - Case Silverstone LC16M with 2 X 80mm AcoustiFan DustPROOF, MOBO Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H, CPU AMD X2 240 under volted, RAM 4 Gig DDR3 1033, HDD 120Gig System/512Gig data, Tuners 2 X Hauppauge HVR-3000, 1 X HVR-2200, Video Palit GT 220, Sound Realtek 886A HD (onboard), Optical LiteOn DH-401S Blue-ray using TotalMedia Theatre Power Corsair VX Series, 450W ATX PSU OS Windows 7 x64

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  Reply # 924210 30-Oct-2013 14:24
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I love how small the Microserevr is & the fact that I can tuck it away in a cupboard without worrying that its going to take up heaps of space like traditional home servers

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  Reply # 924222 30-Oct-2013 14:39
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Its small form factor, definite WAF (Wife Approval Factor) appeal, and the ability to replace my ancient home server make this very attractive!

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  Reply # 924244 30-Oct-2013 15:48
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Fantastic form factor, and plenty of power in that form factor, CPU is a big step up from an Atom - perfect for light virtualisation duties!

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  Reply # 924263 30-Oct-2013 16:26
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The at a glance health bar should improve the WAF for my home office server, so that she can actually see that there isn't anything wrong with the server and not make me panic with inaccurate phone calls... the additional drive bays would also be fantastic for actually allowing me to expand server storage without having to replace a ton of disk.

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  Reply # 924270 30-Oct-2013 16:42
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I like the size and also that you can change the front bezel. For me it's a no-brainer for a home media server and it's something that would get constant use by our family.

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  Reply # 924272 30-Oct-2013 16:43
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Perfect size and great new software to help organize, backup, and store files in a growing home network.

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  Reply # 924320 30-Oct-2013 17:47
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Small size combined with plenty of internal storage would make this perfect for all my data and development needs.

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  Reply # 924322 30-Oct-2013 17:49
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The small form factor and ease of use would be great for me to set up a home NAS for all the family to use. I would even consider setting up a dns cache such as bind9, caching proxy such as squid and ftp to access the storage array while away from home. The automatic backups would also be really nice for redundancy and easy restoration of OS drives.

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