Summary: I own a small land surveying company and wanted a small, simple server that would host very small cadd files. I figured if this thing was good for media it would not break a sweat with these tiny cadd files. We are talking 2mb files or less. I was right, it works perfectly. My only problem was the power supply crapped the bed 1 week after I had it in place, populated and phased out the old server.
Summary: I ordered this unit for a customer. When it came in, I turned it on and noticed there was NO operating system?? To get it working we had to purchase Microsoft Server 2008. The customer didn't want to purchase extra software so we sent the unit back. My CC was refunded minus a 20% restocking fee? I contacted the vendor, too bad so sad I'm told. And here is the crappy part, AMAZON SIDED WITH THE SELLER.
John "Searching for the origin of the univers..., Amazon
27 June 2013
Summary: This is a powerful small server. It runs WIndows 2008 R2 equally well as Linux and is very quiet. If your SPU needs are big it is ot for you but for our applications we are very happy with its small footprint and low noise.
Summary: I got this to setup a NAS for my household use. So far it's been perfect and easy to setup. I have freenas booting up via a USB flash stick and it works great. My only complaint is that the extra HD bays didn't come with screws. Also just a note, initially I was going to run a CF card off the IDE controller but there is no IDE drive connectors on this.
Summary: I am running FreeNAS on this machine and it works great. For those who know, I have these programs also runnning: Sickbeard Sabnzbd Couch Potato MiniDLNA All these programs if running all at once, take most of the CPU power but I am very happy with this machine.
Summary: I was looking to build a mini PC to run as a home server. After buying parts separately, and having some serious issues getting everything to agree with each other, I remembered I was always interested in trying out a ProLiant MicroServer. I returned all the PC parts, and grabbed this at an amazing price. I was so amazed to find all the tools and screws needed to add extra components quietly nuzzled in the front door.
Summary: This is up to HP standards in design, although I have another brand 4 disk server that is just over half this size. My Kill-a-Watt says it will cost about $3 a month to run (doing not very much yet). Quiet. Seems happy and stable with Ubuntu Server 12.LTS. Currently running 3 drives using LVM on a pair of WD 2T REDs. Have not run performance evals in this configuration.