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HP ProLiant N54L G7 Server System: AMD Turion II 2.2GHz CPU, 2GB DDR3, 250GB HDD, 150W Power Supply EXPIRED

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Promoted 03-25-2013 at 11:57 AM View Original Post
Newegg.com has HP ProLiant N54L 7 Server System AMD Turion II 2GB (704941-001) for $299.99 - $15 w/ promo code HPN5413US - $50 rebate = $234.99 with free shipping. Thanks calistyle & pcguy33144
  • AMD Turion II Model Neo N54L 2.20 GHz
  • 2GB DDR3
  • 250GB 7200RPM HDD
  • 150W Power Supply
Price Research: Our research indicates that this HP ProLiant N54L G7 Server System is $110 lower (31% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting at $360 - brisar

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Quote from Deal Diwana View Post :
Under $300 (no HDDs). My plan is to use this as my NAS also so I'd like at least 4 drive bays and small form factor, low power consumption, may be a video card for HDMI out.
Lian-Li PC-Q25 or PC-Q18. intel i3-3225, basic Seasonic PSU, your choice mobo, maybe Asus p8h77-i for 6 SATA.

It will do everything you imagine, including transcoding. Very fast, low power CPU.
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Quote from utekineir View Post :
That case has 1 3.5" bay, newegg does have a nice small one with multiple hot swap bays from another manufacturer but its around $130

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6811112339 lian li with plenty of 3.5" bays, but no power supply. $120

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6811128074 other brand with hot swaps and power supply included. $130

Yes, you are correct on the cases and I did consider them, but the price was a bit more than I wanted to spend. Perhaps I should considering what I ended up doing last night which was order this [amazon.com] and will mount the drives externally. My major concern was cooling 4X4TB drives in a small case, save power and also to eliminate as much noise as possible. I think I will get a picoPSU instead for the MoBo and if it can't power the 4x4TB, will drop back to a regular PSU.

Lian Li PC-Q07 - $37
ASRock E350M1/USB3 - $80
CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W - $20
Sans Digital HDDRACK5 5-Bay - $30
4 GB DDR3 - Free (already had)

UPDATE - According to this [outervision.com] site, I'll need 160W min, 210W recommended PSU to push the drives so I'll go back to the regular Corsair PSU instead of ordering the Pico PSU
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I was wondering if using a dual xenon quadcore would work for a NAS i am trying to find a used computer and maybe throw freenas or something similar on it but i am looking for suggestions. the synology seems a bit overpriced in terms of processing power.

power consumption is going to be the issue,

i had an older mac pro running the 2x quad xeons till recently (idled around 180 watts). Fantastic machine, but my needs have changed and doing the math out having it run as a server was nearly $200 difference a year on power consumption.

So it was sold while it still had good resale.
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power consumption is going to be the issue,

i had an older mac pro running the 2x quad xeons till recently (idled around 180 watts). Fantastic machine, but my needs have changed and doing the math out having it run as a server was nearly $200 difference a year on power consumption.

So it was sold while it still had good resale.
I am basically looking for a cheap nas that can at least do 720p prefer 1080p transcoding. Any suggestions?
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I am basically looking for a cheap nas that can at least do 720p prefer 1080p transcoding. Any suggestions?

Do you pay your own electric bill? What is your budget?
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Quote from amanpatel View Post :
unraid free? How many harddrives do they allow in the free version?

They allow three drives in the free version.

I have mine running 3- 3TB drives.

So its 6TB effective storage space, one parity drive.

http://lime-technology.com/produc...ation-keys
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found a $15 promo code!!! "HPN5413US"
And it's working!!!laugh out loud
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Quote from utekineir View Post :
Do you pay your own electric bill? What is your budget?
i dont want to pay more than 150. I am currently using an external HD hooked up through my Tomato router that is running DLNA. As for fetching material I am using a Raspberry Pi.
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Quote from 2devnull View Post :

...You can build a much better system for less that this cost...

Yes, you are correct on the cases and I did consider them, but the price was a bit more than I wanted to spend. Perhaps I should considering what I ended up doing last night which was order this [amazon.com] and will mount the drives externally. My major concern was cooling 4X4TB drives in a small case, save power and also to eliminate as much noise as possible. I think I will get a picoPSU instead for the MoBo and if it can't power the 4x4TB, will drop back to a regular PSU.

Lian Li PC-Q07 - $37
ASRock E350M1/USB3 - $80
CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W - $20
Sans Digital HDDRACK5 5-Bay - $30
4 GB DDR3 - Free (already had)
Except there is a cost and a benefit in that you now need an external enclosure for your hard drives. To keep the noise down, you will need to place that open hard drive rack tucked away somewhere and still have them connected to the motherboard in the PC-Q07. It's starting to get a bit messy. Lastly, the 4GB DDR3 was free for you but not everyone else.

Not saying you should buy the microserver instead, only that there are costs and benefits to both paths.

If anyone really needs more than a microservers worth of hard drive connections, they can opt to build a tower server.

My two N36 microservers (mirrors) hold 5 x 2TB hard drives and a SSD boot drive. I can add another hard drive if I really wanted. Instead, the plan is to slowly swap out with 3TB when the need arises.

I may use your option (minus the external rack) for a strict audio/flac server which would require an SSD and a 3TB hard.
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Quote from cequalspid View Post :
Why do you speak without thinking? Why do you assume the world revolves around you and your processor/ram specifications?

It's a mystery to those of us who understand the possible purposes for this nice little home microserver.
There is no purpose for it..
I'm not trying to be a dick.
But this is an overpriced piece of garbage.
It can't even do 720p
What would you possibly use it for?
You can buy a NAS that is a pure NAS if you wanted network storage.

Or you could just use a cheap desktop to provide much more than this machine.

Its not about how crappy this is..
Its about how crappy it is on the front page..
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Quote from ztkraptor View Post :

...There is no purpose for it..

What would you possibly use it for?....
The universe does not revolve around you I'm afraid to say. Your uses, limitations and space requirements are not the ultimate blueprint for everyone else. Learn better what context means, which will require looking beyond a 10-ft radius.
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Quote from Stunner2xx View Post :
i dont want to pay more than 150. I am currently using an external HD hooked up through my Tomato router that is running DLNA. As for fetching material I am using a Raspberry Pi.
get someones old computer, throw drives in it, $150 isn't going very far in terms of off the shelf solutions.

Quote from ztkraptor View Post :
There is no purpose for it..
I'm not trying to be a dick.
But this is an overpriced piece of garbage.
It can't even do 720p
What would you possibly use it for?
You can buy a NAS that is a pure NAS if you wanted network storage.

Or you could just use a cheap desktop to provide much more than this machine.

Its not about how crappy this is..
Its about how crappy it is on the front page..
Link a 4 bay diskless nas that isn't a steaming turd for $250. That range you'll have the shit seagate black armor, low end/obsolete net gear, and maybe some iomega junk.

You arent getting a current synology or qnap in a 4 bay for that price.

How many drive bays do most <$300 desktops have? and at what sort of power consumption?
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Quote from cequalspid View Post :
Except there is a cost and a benefit in that you now need an external enclosure for your hard drives. To keep the noise down, you will need to place that open hard drive rack tucked away somewhere and still have them connected to the motherboard in the PC-Q07. It's starting to get a bit messy. Lastly, the 4GB DDR3 was free for you but not everyone else.

Not saying you should buy the microserver instead, only that there are costs and benefits to both paths.

If anyone really needs more than a microservers worth of hard drive connections, they can opt to build a tower server.
Indeed what you say is all true....can't really argue. I'm hoping there is an advantage to externalizing the 3.5 mechanical HDDs from a mini-ITX case and have some extra space in there for a couple of notebook or SSD drives or something else. I'm in Florida and really would like to keep the drives cool in the summer without having to cool the office. If it gets too hot, perhaps I can take an extra tornado fan to it....else the cost/benefits aren't any better than those suggestion on enclosures made previously.
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Got mine last week from the last deal for $240 after rebate. I love it, had built an N40L for a friends SOHO. Both with WHS2011. Loaded mine with 2X1TB and 2x2TB. Have it backing up 5 pc's and 2 laptops in the house. Sharing music and pictures from the 1TB and backup of my HTPC 2x2TB worth of media. Some day I hope to put my movies on there and backup N54L to an external eSATA raid box.
I love it, quiet, small, low power and hands off. Runs quietly in my workshop next to our modem and firwall. I think it's a great no fuss box. No way i could put together 4 RAID bays in a low power box for under $240 even after rebates. I get peoples arguments, but I'm just sharing, not transcoding anything heavy. Maybe someday to the 360 or PS3, but I just wanted central storage and automated backups of documents, kids' homework and family pictures. If I lose them, i'll be in hot water! Thanks OP.
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THIS N54L CAN do it.

I test it on mine. 1080P not a problem.

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I am basically looking for a cheap nas that can at least do 720p prefer 1080p transcoding. Any suggestions?
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