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Wannabe Geek

#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

  #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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  #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


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

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  #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

  #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

#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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Master Geek

  #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

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

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#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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Wannabe Geek

  #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

  #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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Ultimate Geek

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  #484060 21-Jun-2011 23:47
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Love my current HTPC, wrapped up in a Wavemaster case, which also doubles as my file server. But I've used all the SATA ports. Too much going on in there, so this little HP box would be nice, would swap out all my existing storage.

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