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HP Proliant MicroServer
7.5 out of 10

HP Proliant MicroServer

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Overall 8
8.0

Great Machine

N/A, Newegg
28 December 2013
  • 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
  • Cons: Louder than expected.
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid little home server

RobtRoma, Newegg
26 July 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Small *IS* beautiful

MagnumAsh, Newegg
4 April 2013
  • Summary: Why buy a NAS or a SAN when you can make your own. I liked the one I bought so much I bought another. Have had zero issues with it. I installed Windows Server 2012 and everything was recognized out of the box.
  • Pros: Small. Can fit 4 drives and came with the caddies to do so. e-SATA support. ECC support.
  • Cons: 2TB limit on internal drives. 8GB RAM limit.
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Overall 8
8.0

HP service good and bad, mostly good

ctny, Newegg
23 March 2013
  • Summary: Later the support guy on the phone told me a server is down, so he couldn't enter my case either. But he will make sure to enter my info in a few hours when the system is up.
  • Pros: I have had the server for a while. No prob with features and usage. I added a HDMI video card and use it as home theater server using XBMC.
  • Cons: I first tried hp.com's chat help, but microserver is not supported by chat. tried email help, but also not support by email. tried to submit a case myself, but got error "The service or information you requested is not available at this time." The whole hp website was sluggish and annoying to nav...
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Overall 8
8.0

I'm pleased with this

N/A, Newegg
18 February 2013
  • Summary: The 2 gigs of memory works fine for my needs with Windows 7 Pro installed since I have about a gig of free RAM to execute my proxy, P2P, web server and software development applications.
  • Pros: Quiet, low power, lots of drive bays, a couple of PCI slots, and small. I have it tucked away under my desk and it's easy to forget that it is there.
  • Cons: No molex to SATA adapter included for powering an installed optical drive.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Server but no PCIe Expansion

Rudi, Newegg
18 February 2013
  • Summary: When there's a nice coupon and a rebate on this product, it is quite a good value. It's a wonderful choice for home server, but get extra RAM and good luck adding a 2nd network interface.
  • Pros: Small form factor
  • Cons: Only has 2GB RAM - upgraded to 8GB
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Entry-Level Server

N/A, Newegg
12 February 2013
  • Summary: This is generally a well built machine for such a small formfactor. You have to sacrifice some ease of installation of expansion cards and memory for the size and airflow. Basically, this is a well thought-out machine.
  • Pros: This machine is whisper quiet.
  • Cons: Needs a hot-swappable back-plane and RAID controller that supports it.
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Overall 8
8.0

16GB RAM, 6 AHCI Ports, easy to service.

metro305, Newegg
9 January 2013
  • Summary: You can get "The Bay" BIOS to turn the 2 other ports to AHCI search for The BAY AHCI to get the BIOS and now you have 2 more AHCI ports.
  • Pros: 16GB of RAM possible use KVR1333D3E9SK2/16G
  • Cons: Mini-SAS plug needs to pressed and pushed down before you pull it out
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Overall 8
8.0

Strong product with minor caveats

LoneWolf, Newegg
25 November 2012
  • Summary: I purchased this unit on Shell-Shocker deal to replace my aging HP Mediasmart server. The CPU is less powerful, but the box overall is more flexible. As Microsoft has unfortunately orphaned Windows Home Server, I am running Server 2012 Essentials on mine.
  • Pros: Two expansion slots, one can support an HP Remote Access controller card for lights-out management
  • Cons: Driver support a bit spotty on Server 2012 (e.g., HP has drivers for RAID, but not AHC on the SATA controller, I had to second-source drivers from AMD for that and the VGA drivers on the optional Remote Access Card from Aspeed)
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

N/A, Newegg
18 November 2012
  • Summary: Actually takes up to 16 GB RAM. See the N40L wiki on Wikia for a list of some compatible model numbers.
  • Pros: Happily chugs along running Debian and BTRFS.
  • Cons: Uses Torx screws. Not a big deal, but wish it was standard Philips instead.
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