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Wannabe Geek

Reply # 484032 21-Jun-2011 22:41
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I have had 2 1TB hard drives fail on me so I am currently using my personal laptop as the home server for now.

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 484034 21-Jun-2011 22:53
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Definitely an improvement on both the Pentium 3 pc I use for a firewall and the HP D530 PC I use for the Amahi home server.  Capacity, Raid, Gigabit ethernet, it's all good!

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  Reply # 484036 21-Jun-2011 22:57
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Ive currently got a HP ML150 G3 with 6 gigs of ram and a couple of terabytes of storage running various bits and pieces on VMWare ESXi.  Its a nice machine but a bit noisy humming away 24/7 in my home office.  The HP Proliant Microserver would make an excellent replacement with HP reliability and a home office friendly demeanor.

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Ultimate Geek


Reply # 484037 21-Jun-2011 23:02
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I don't have a server currently but would really appreaciate one... I would utilise at home to centrally store my music, movies, photo's and anything else I wanted to share on my PC  & laptops.

Cheers, Stevo

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  Reply # 484038 21-Jun-2011 23:02
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Currently I don't have one - or know what one would be used for - but I'm sure when I win it will become indispensible. Thanks

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  Reply # 484039 21-Jun-2011 23:03
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No server here, would love the HP.

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  Reply # 484043 21-Jun-2011 23:07
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Woot a Microserver ! All I have is a Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ to power my mediastorage empire ...that and my HTPC

With a Microserver I could create secure storage for my data AND a virtual machine for my sons ..I could do with such a device and would not even blink in finding further uses for such a kewl tool :-)


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Master Geek

  Reply # 484044 21-Jun-2011 23:08
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No current server, but I'd love to have one to run continuous integration (build server), staging web server and the usual file and print operations.

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Wannabe Geek
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Reply # 484046 21-Jun-2011 23:14
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Come on guys this is Geekzone - it scares me how many of us do not have decent storage or backup for our valuable files!

Good on HP for giving this away - sadly neither distributor has these machines in stock in New Zealand at the moment but when they are in stock  they have a street price of around $600 ex GST with 2 x HDD

A bit of additional RAM, a Linux distribution or Windows Home Server plus some time and some form of removeable backup and this makes a reasonable Home based server at a reasonable cost.

p.s. wouldn't complain if I won - just saying

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  Reply # 484047 21-Jun-2011 23:14
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currently have no server and this one would suit me because it would give me a server

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 484049 21-Jun-2011 23:16
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Must... end.... sneaker-net... So need server!

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Reply # 484050 21-Jun-2011 23:18
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I would like this server to replace my current server. It's a intel se7505vb2, dual 3.06ghz xeon HT cpu's with 3gb of ram, a 8-bay sata hotswap drive cage, 3ware 9550sxu(12ML) raid controller loaded with 6 1tb enterprise edition sata drives in R5.

Why do I need this new server?
Current one rivals vacuum cleaners and is a bit slow due to pc2100 ecc, reg ddrram.

I would sell the server and donate all funds to the chch earthquake recovery efforts :)

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Master Geek

  Reply # 484051 21-Jun-2011 23:18
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Tbh, my first choice for a "server" at home would be something like this: Wink

But having said that, the cool little HP microserver would also be most welcome... as others have said, a portable drive attached to a laptop/desktop doesn't really count as a server!

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 484054 21-Jun-2011 23:19
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I'm in a new house, the wirings shot, the story of obtaining broadband is a tired one, the laptop battery is no more, the desktop has all but given up the ghost and watching a film now entails moving everything from upstairs to downstairs on account of there being no decent TV signal.

A HP Proliant Microserver would be an amazing thing, something to build my idea of a networked house with, kill the pain of my I.T days and nights and give me just one day where some of it, even just a little bit works.

Heres to the dream, cheers!

Matt H 

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Master Geek

  Reply # 484057 21-Jun-2011 23:31
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Currently I don't have one but I would like to upgrade my hardware skills and I would like a more powerful PC tohandle the heavy-duty data conversions that my job entails. So, here goes for my chance to win :)

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