[Gllug] Small form factor backup machine

JLMS jjllmmss at googlemail.com
Tue Apr 5 23:15:10 UTC 2011

On 5 April 2011 13:18, Stephen Ford <ascdump at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 12:42 PM, Philip Hands <phil at hands.com> wrote:
>> HP are doing a 100 UKP cashback deal on their Proliant microservers,
>> which means that if you're in a position to reclaim VAT you can get them
>> for about 80 quid, the offer supposedly ends April, but they've been
>> rolling the end date forward a month every month for a while.
>> Seems like a good deal -- they're supplied with a 250GB drive, with room
>> for 3 more apparently, and have a 1.3 GHz AMD Dual core.
>> I think I'll probably get one to replace the server under my stairs
>> (which is faster, but only single core, and the HP has ECC RAM it seems,
>> which is comforting) and another for at least one of my clients if
>> they're any good.
> These HP microservers are pretty nice, I grabbed one on this deal late
> last year and would recommend it if you can stretch for the slightly
> larger footprint than a two disk nas.
> It supports ecc ram and non-ecc ram, so if you can get a couple cheap
> £30 4gb sticks upgrade the ram cheaply.
> I have also moved the 160/250gb disk to the top bay (where a cdrom can
> be installed) and installed os, and that allows me to use the four
> removable bays for large disks.
> -Steve

Do you have a link?

Failing that have you got the exact model  details? HP's website is
not very helpful ....
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