Pros: ProLiant MicroServer is great. This review is about the OEM Seagate HDD.
Cons: After receiving the ProLiant, I immediately pulled the original Seagate 250GB HDD to install a 2TB RAID configuration. This week I installed the Seagate 250GB HDD in another system. It failed in less than an hour. Seagate does not honor its usual warranty because this is regarded as an OEM drive....
Summary: I have a small law office with 4 of us total. I had been using an HP MediaSmart server that finally died after a few good years of service. I purchased this server from Amazon and put three two terrabyte hard drives in it from my old server - I tested the hard drives and they worked just fine.
Summary: Excellent little home system. I used it to build a NAS server and so far I am very happy with the system. I upgraded the system to max out the memory and I am also using the CD/DVD bay as a 5th HDD. I bought a HDD drive rack and it fit in without much of a hassle.
Pros: Small Size Plenty of drive space Good Price Solid hardware so far
Cons: Louder than expected. Tight fit within chassis makes upgrades a bit harder than in a larger chassis.
Summary: Naturally the first pre-built computer I've bought in over 15 years lasts just long enough to croak outside of return policy. Thought it was the RAM, bought a replacement and the machine is still stuck with a red light. Will never buy an HP product or pre built computer again.
Pros: 1) Small. 2) Cheap price.
Cons: 1) Not quiet, could hear across living room. 2) VERY cheap hardware 3) Broke (for me) after about 6 months of light use.
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.
Summary: I've had this server running in my house for a little over a year and a half now. I got a great holiday combo deal from Newegg back then. I purchased it as a way to consolidate all the files and backups I had scattered over 4 PCs and 5 or six external drives.
Pros: Small size, low power usage, easy access to drives,
Cons: Very tight inside, difficult to install add in card.
Summary: I bought this server system to migrate an HP EX470 four hard drive system that experienced a motherboard failure. Setup was easy once I found the correct Ethernet driver, and I greatly enjoy the ability to view the system via a monitor. I'm back in business!
Pros: Fast delivery, Easy setup, great upgrade!
Cons: System didn't come with any drivers to help facilitate setup- especially an Ethernet controller driver. Had to search HP's website for a download. Not a biggie...
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?
Summary: Not reliable motherboard... and VGA output. System update, such as BIOS and driver is very slow and limited.
Pros: This is addition to the previous comment I wrote, I forgot to mention this. There is a PCI express card slot, which allow user to upgrade the video card.
Cons: However, the PCI express slot is a position bad or the case designed a little "mis-calculated". Basically, it is on the "2nd" slot on the board, if we count from the left. It is very close to the case, so that type of video is actually very limited, because of the high-sink or fan. Any decent car...