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HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 / 712318-001

Great Deal: $415.00

Reviews and Problems with HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 / 712318-001

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Overall 10
10

Great little box

David S., Newegg
12 June 2014
  • Summary: I haven't had the noise issues that other have. It's nearly silent in my configuration. It's running Server 2008 R2 as a domain controller/print server in a small remote office.
  • Pros: Super compact size, space for lots of disks, easy to work on, attractive design, and value for the money. Easy to upgrade RAM. Celeron performs better than you'd expect.
  • Cons: Cabled, non-redundant power supply (though not super proprietary or difficult to find, which is good.)
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Overall 10
10

Nice Home Server or very Small Business Server

Rusty S., Newegg
9 June 2014
  • Summary: I bought this to replace an HP Home server that died. I wanted the versatility that an actual server allows that I couldn't get with a NAS. This fits the bill perfectly. If you have a home or small business network with Windows 7 Pro or Windows 8 Pro computers, this will give you all the benefits of having a full Windows domain for about the cost of a Server Standard license.
  • Pros: Smaller than your desktop computer. Very quiet - the only noises I hear are the drives I added spinning. The fan is almost silent even at full load. If you are willing to put the effort in to figuring it out, has all the benefits of Windows Server (RDS Gateway, IIS Server, Storage Spaces, etc). Plus, unlike a standard NAS, you can back it up to any cloud backup service.
  • Cons: I found this fairly difficult to setup. It actually has Windows Server 2012 Essentials - not Server 2012 and not Server 2012 R2. This might actually be an advantage to most home users but as someone who works with Server 2012 R2 standard on a daily basis I found the wizard confusing. That being said, everything is there and once you add a couple of drives this is far better than any NAS you can buy.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

James S., Newegg
25 April 2014
  • Pros: Great little Freenas box, upgraded to 16gigs of ram.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent home/small office server

Aaron D., Newegg
9 April 2014
  • Summary: This is an EXCELLENT home server. I debated between buying all the individual parts and putting together on my own (like I do with all my PC's), but this little box packs everything you need in a price range that is fantastic.
  • Pros: Simple, all-in-one design
  • Cons: Somewhat noisy
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Home Server

John S., Newegg
31 March 2014
  • Summary: This Machine is easy to upgrade/mod.
  • Pros: This is a good looking well built MicroServer – definitely a step up from the G7 N54L (which is also a wonderful & versatile box in itself).
  • Cons: None. Wish I had another.
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Overall 10
10

Well done!

Francois O., Newegg
30 March 2014
  • Summary: This is a great unit for a home lab or small enterprise. It is well built and easy to upgrade. I would just recommend not trying to use that unit as both a virtual machines server and a NAS. I tried for weeks and it's really not easy to do (if even possible)!
  • Pros: Great build quality.
  • Cons: As long as you do not plan to use VT-D on the Sata controller, it's all going well.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice

Oscar P., Newegg
17 March 2014
  • Summary: You don't need to buy HP Smart Memory or HP Hard Drives. Mine is running fine with 16Gb Kingston's ECC (p/n KTH-PL316E/8G) and 4 Western Digital Red NAS hard drives.
  • Pros: Sleek design, compact and really quiet even when using AHCI (Thanks to the latest ROM). Comes with Intelligent Provisioning for easy configuration, deployment and maintenance and iLO4 Management Processor that can be accessed from a dedicated NIC port or by sharing the server's NIC#1.
  • Cons: The Embedded B120i controller is a half baked Smart Array controller.
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Overall 4
4.0

HP gouging as per usual

Anonymous, Newegg
16 March 2014
  • Summary: If you're at a firm that just loves HP & wants to marry them then you'll get what you'd expect: a near-ProLiant packed into a tiny frame (15-20% premium just for that) which plays well with existing HP servers & infrastructure. For everyone else it's a confidence trick. The fanboys across the web touting the "innovative design" and "build quality" neglect to mention that any DIY equivalent -- especially with these low-end Intel chips -- is at least $100 cheaper and...
  • Pros: Small, stackable frame
  • Cons: Runs louder in non-HP AHCI or IDE mode (generic LSI driver)
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Overall 10
10

Great little server for the price

Chris B., Newegg
3 February 2014
  • Summary: Can't beat it for the price.
  • Pros: Small
  • Cons: Possibly fan if noise is an issue, when running in AHCI mode instead of using RAID the ILO cannot read the SMART temperatures of the drives and overcompensates by boosting fan speed to avoid damaging them.
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Overall 4
4.0

NOISY

Kevin S., Newegg
20 January 2014
  • Summary: Will sell or scrap and go back to older server. Too bad I didn't build it out while the return policy was in effect.
  • Pros: Small, Compact
  • Cons: NOISY....even fake RAID 0 is noisy. Tried all settings and configurations. Okay for empty room or lab. Not for home or small office. No new firmware updates in the last five months. Three fan speeds... high, higher and blaring high!
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