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Topic # 173765 5-Jun-2015 09:00
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I am tasked with organising a server for a new department at my work. The only requirements are that it need to have a RAID 1 as a minimum. The server will be used for hosting a administration software suite. It won't be used for AD, Web, email or file sharing.

Long story short are the HP Microservers any good. I am looking at a Gen 8 G2020T running Server 2012R2.

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  Reply # 1317723 5-Jun-2015 09:06
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I am running the HP Microserver Gen8 at home, instead of a NAS. Mine came with 16GB RAM and I have 500GB + 3x 4TB HDD. It works as expected, up 24/7 on a UPS. The reason I use it instead of a NAS is that I can then run virtual machines for testing, development, etc.

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  Reply # 1317725 5-Jun-2015 09:09
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We use HP Microservers for our clients at work to host ShadowProtect backup's. No major issues with them except for CPU sometimes takes a hit (Pentium Dual Core). iLO license included is also a nice bonus.




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  Reply # 1375603 28-Aug-2015 11:47
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Thinking about buying one of these to act as a NAS, just want to share about 5Tb of files and back them up to another USB HDD nightly. Is it more of a consumer device or OK for small business? 

Any good or bad points? Also tempted by the Asustor 8Tb NAS but am a fan of HP servers in terms of long term reliability. 

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  Reply # 1375604 28-Aug-2015 11:49
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This is certainly a Small Business server, but can be used by consumers if you know what you are doing with Windows.

Still using mine at home, with 1x 512GB drive and 3x 4TB drives, running Windows Server 2012 R2.






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  Reply # 1375607 28-Aug-2015 11:52
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Great, do you think it cools itself well? I'll probably put 4x 3Tb in there. 

Actually does it have SDD support or just SATA? 


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  Reply # 1375615 28-Aug-2015 12:19
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Actually does it have SDD support or just SATA? 



I'm not sure that question makes sense. SATA is the interface - there are plenty of SATA SSDs.
 

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  Reply # 1375617 28-Aug-2015 12:20
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Run it in a hyper-visor, so it's easy to move/upgrade/backup. 

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  Reply # 1375624 28-Aug-2015 12:26
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You may be better to rent a cloud server and host on that. Backup etc. are usually all part of the service or easily added and you can scale it with more disk space as you need.





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