Summary: Well made, does not take much space, quiet operation. Use it as a CVS/SSH server. Ubuntu installed from USB stick with little problems having to do with creating bootable USB stick. Some filenames got truncated and a few (unused) files did not copy. Initially had a problem with boot hanging around video driver or swap init but seems to have fixed itself (?!). Some people rightfully complained that top slot is only suited for CD/DVD drive.
Summary: Still working great, especially compared to the EX470 it replaced. Build quality is excellent and comes with all the tools/screws required for installing drives into the other bays. I'm using it with WHS 2011, even with the original 250GB hard drive and only the 1GB of RAM it came with. I had to customize the WHS 2011 installer to let it install with less RAM than it required. I use DriveBender to expand as I add hard drives.
Summary: We use these servers for FreeNAS. Have run constantly for several years 24/7 without a problem. Drive installation is easy. RAM installation is a pain in the posterior. Have added a DLT tape drive. Make sure if your add a tape or optical drive to get a SATA cable with a right angle connector.
Summary: WOW! Best $ 3 0 0 bucks I ever spent on a box. Runs Linux fast. Boots up within 1 minute. Bought a USB sound card and am very happy with the results. Although only a dual core, it runs rings around my other dual core laptops and PCs. Best bang for the buck as a mini-server. HP actually got something right. Highly recommend it.
Summary: The HP Proliant MicroServer is great product for small offices and works well as a home server platform. They are quiet and small with good space to install multiple hard drives. They are simple to set up and included inside the unit are the necessary screws and hardware to install the extra hard drives and optical drive if needed.
Summary: I have this running Windows home server 2011 and it works fine. yes it is an older version and is a little slow but for home it is just fine. i installed an SSD for the OS and all is working great.
Summary: Wow! A fantastic little workhorse. I've used various iterations of this product many times over the past few years professionally to provide basic services to small satellite offices for my company. When the time to build a new home server came, the choice was obvious. This little beast sits on the bottom shelf of my entertainment center quietly humming away serving as a time machine backup target, general purpose file server, wifi AP controller, music streaming...
Summary: Terrific footprint that is small but easy to access in terms of modifying Memory capacities. Excellent Server setup with full use of keyboard, mouse and monitor via VGA. Currently have two, with each running Windows Home Server....very cool in terms of temperature during excessive use, extremely large number of USB ports for various uses. A Perfect Home or Small Business Server platform. Very, very extensive documentation and a little mechanical toolset is included.