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  Reply # 484311 22-Jun-2011 12:19
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Have a Netgear Stora NAS at home.  It does the job but its just a big pool of storage.  The HP looks like it would be a great home server so storage and server functionality.

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 484319 22-Jun-2011 12:31
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Now this is something of great interest to me, having started working towards more server type stuff in my role.

This would help me out no end, currently have a p4 desktop/tower as my server, which is at the moment making loud and strange noises and runs like a 3 legged dog on a good day.

The P4 was a hand me down from work, the joys of having a family/budget :-)


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  Reply # 484331 22-Jun-2011 12:44
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Having ProLiant MicroServer in my home office will be a solid and cost effective platform for storing huge amount of data in a single box which makes very little noise while consuming very little energy the same time.

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  Reply # 484339 22-Jun-2011 12:52
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Must be about time for an upgrade LOL!  (this is not actually my computer!)

Old PC

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Master Geek

  Reply # 484344 22-Jun-2011 13:02
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I have an HP DC7100 P4 tower, and some old Compaq Deskpro P3 systems!

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  Reply # 484347 22-Jun-2011 13:06
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I want one of these to replace my home-built server as my server is built from quality hardware (Intel motherboard, etc.) but it's just too big for what it does.

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  Reply # 484349 22-Jun-2011 13:08
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not a fancy setup..  a couple of usb hard drives installed at the back of my system.  all of our pictures and files are in different pcs so a server would really help clean that mess.

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  Reply # 484364 22-Jun-2011 13:50
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As per my current thread, our NAS devise has fried leaving us with perfectly good drives and data but no enclosure to read them. Could do with something a little better ...

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  Reply # 484382 22-Jun-2011 14:13
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My "server" consists of a Wester Digital MyBook World 1TB NAS with a Western Digital 1GB Essentials USB drive as a backup. I also have a 2TB and 1TB Hitachi USB drives that I share when my laptop is on. I'd put the microserver in my workshop and clean up the mess. (Can't post a picture because I don't have enough posts?)

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  Reply # 484387 22-Jun-2011 14:17
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I need a server so my 4 external HDDs aren't plugged into my laptop! (which has no screen) :D

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  Reply # 484389 22-Jun-2011 14:18
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My current HP DL360G3 doesn't even support USB2.0.

Please sir, may I have a new one?

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  Reply # 484393 22-Jun-2011 14:28
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I have a desktop system that was once my primary PC. A laptop and iPad later and it has turned into a file server, effectively. This would give me a dedicated box to hold all my media and operate as a central hub for my home setup. If it fits in, it may even end up in my living room.

My current

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Master Geek

  Reply # 484396 22-Jun-2011 14:31
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If I won this server I would upgrade my current rig (see photo below). Its my media pc slash video and music server.

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  Reply # 484397 22-Jun-2011 14:32
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I'm not kidding, that's a HP Pentium II 500Mhz.  This is a testament to HP reliability.  Running Ubuntu 7.10, Samba, and Amanda.  This baby handles our home businesses file server and backup server needs.  Oh yes, space is a premium.  Do we need to upgrade this with a current machine?  Hell yes!

HP Pentium II 500Mhz

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  Reply # 484417 22-Jun-2011 14:57
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At present I am running in the Man Cave a HP DL 380 G5 as a ESX server 24/7 and the power bill is killing me.

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