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HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8
8.6 out of 10

HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8

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Overall 4
4.0

Lots of money for little Value

Anonymous, Newegg
7 August 2015
  • Pros: Form factor HP reliability....? USB 3 GPT partition support
  • Cons: Fake RAID/ no RAID 5 Non hot swap Slow boot up, 3-5 minutes No driver support for RAID card 2 core processor HP update downgraded the firmware....?
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Home Lab/Server

Justin V., Newegg
30 June 2015
  • Summary: I'd purchase another one if I had a need for it.
  • Pros: I really like the form factor of the unit. They use barely any electricity. In my area, it will cost around 3 dollars to power for the entire year. Bought the xeon configuration and cant complain about much. I use it for software development/media server/backup. Handles everything smoothly. Super...
  • Cons: There is no documentation on setting up or logging into the standard ILO4 portal that is included without a subscription.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good little box

Michael R., Newegg
14 February 2015
  • Pros: Runs windows and Linux well. Need to turn off raid controller to get drives working. It is only software raid anyways. and Linux software raid 1 /10 matches hardware raid. I like to use these as firewalls or small servers. Firmware upgrades for the whole system can be done at boot (a HP Gen 8 ser...
  • Cons: Only 1 PCI slot for upgrades 2 would be nice. No redundant power. iLO license is ridiculous in license terms. I would prefer to buy a card like on gen 7 rather than permit the vendor to ongoing unfettered access to the server to check for license compliance.
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Overall 10
10

1.5yrs as media server

Jacob S., Newegg
14 January 2015
  • Summary: After stuffing 4hdds in this this when it arrived, I installed ubuntu server and plex, and I haven't had to physically touch it for as long as I can remember. CPU could be a bit beefier for transcoding multiple video streams, but in my case Plex usually does direct play and there's no transcoding...
  • Pros: - form factor (sits next to bed in bedroom) - quiet (never notice it, but it does sit next to a bigger pc so maybe it just blends its noise in :) - hdd storage for its size (fits 4!)
  • Cons: - CPU could be beefier, but suits my purpose
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Overall 6
6.0

Linux users, beware

Diane H., Newegg
2 December 2014
  • Pros: Small form factor, well built, very quiet, RAID built in
  • Cons: The RAID controller in this server is NOT supported in Linux distributions, like RedHat, SUSE, or Ubuntu. HP states that the B120i RAID controller driver is proprietary, and thus not included in Linux distributions. HP provides a convoluted driver download and installation workaround that is very...
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Overall 10
10

Fast, energy efficient, quiet

Tom, Amazon
16 October 2014
  • Summary: I've only had this in service for a few weeks, but so far so good. Running CentOS 6.5 in a RAID 1 with a hotspare PROS Fast, energy efficient, quiet - Fast. Much faster than the 3Ghz Core2Duo desktop-chip-based server that this replaced, even with the lower clock speed and the limitations of a low...
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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Allen Miller, Amazon
25 September 2014
Overall 2
2.0

One Star

Saminda Yapa, Amazon
25 September 2014
Overall 10
10

Great value! It took a little doing to figure ...

Brian Hosking, Amazon
25 September 2014
  • Summary: Great value! It took a little doing to figure out how to configure the drives the way I wanted, but after three tries it is just as I wanted. One thing I learned as a novice server-setter-upper was Windows seems to require a MBR (Master Boot Record) drive to boot up. MBR only recognizes 2TB.
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Overall 6
6.0

Linux users, beware

harryhendo, Amazon
25 September 2014
  • Summary: This server seems ideal for a small business server running Linux, to do common tasks like DHCP serving, DNS, samba, etc. It is well built, quiet, with plenty of power and features in a small footprint.
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