My old and only server is a 1974 W.I.F.E, that to be perfectly honest doesn't really know what she is doing as far as a server is concerned. So the HP would be a huge improvement. Would still keep the W.I.F.E to do other tasks through the house
Actually it's not so much a file server but more a warez server... I'm also worried that at some point she'll update her anti-virus software and realise that her machine has been 0wned. Her broadband sucks as well. Anyway, that's why I'd like my own dedicated machine for this instead of the one I'm currently using.
Sooo this is my current server, an 8gb flash drive in the back of my Vodafone router....i could really do with a better backup solution/media server. Would be a really nice box to play with WHS 2011 with.
I'm in for this. I have no server (however my kids think my desktop is a server since I had to replace it after the quakes). With this I'd be able to properly lock down the internet access the way it used to be and make my desktop a desktop again. (not being a firewall, parental control machine, media server).
It's starting to work a bit hard sometimes for what it's function was meant to be.
My current server is a dusty old IBM 6826 Netvista machine with mighty 1.8GHz CPU and a whopping 256MB RAM. I think its swallowed alot of plaster dust during the last 9 months of earthquakes and the repeated powercuts are giving its powersupply a good work out.
I'd love to win the HP Proliant Microserver so I can give it a sedate retirement serving as a shared pc for a friends family.
I would put the Microserver to great use to edit and print photos at my kid's school disco - the current HP2133 Netbook is painfully slow... I am sure I will find plenty of other good uses for it at home after the disco.
I'd like one as my current server is actually my htpc and my dlt drive is playing up and preventing me from doing proper backups. I could put this at my fathers place which is line of sight from my place and have off site backups directly to it.
The HP Microserver sounds like a pretty nice rig, and a significant improvement over our current server. It is an Asus M4 series MB, a Sempron CPU, and 5 320Gb drives in a Linux (Ubuntu 9.04 LTS) raid6 array. Good for music and photos, but the HP Microserver sounds as though it would ensure our data security for a good while beyond our current setup.