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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:37 pm    Post subject: Bought a new home server Reply with quote



http://www.ebuyer.com/product/253305

Bargain in my opinion.

270 with 100 rebate cheque back (despite it saying cash back, but I'd rather they post it as a cheque then cash).

HP ProLiant MicroServer, 4 bays upto 8TB storage (with 4 2TB drives)
1.3GHz AMD CPU
1GB of RAM
250GB SATA 300 drive included

Rebate runs out Feb 28th, it needs to be invoiced and delivered before then. I paid extra for next day delivery from Ebuyer which was the cheapest place I found to get the server.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice little box. I'd be tempted if I wasn't already using a Revo, with 1.5 TB of external storage, in a similar role.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Revo those 1 drive jobbies?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One drive inside, eSATA port and umpteen USB ports. How many do you need? USB and eSATA are still faster than ethernet, so they'll do.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah this has esata, 4 drive bays and 6 USB sockets.

Similar price I would assume too as I think it was in the 150-200 price range when I was looking at a Revo.

Wrote up some benchmark results: http://www.leenukes.co.uk/?p=381
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just confirmed in its current configuration my server uses 29 watts idle. Once I put a few more drives in I expect that to go up a bit. Not sure what a SATA II drive uses in watts. Maybe 5 watts each?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LeeNukes wrote:
Just confirmed in its current configuration my server uses 29 watts idle. Once I put a few more drives in I expect that to go up a bit. Not sure what a SATA II drive uses in watts. Maybe 5 watts each?


I believe it's between 7 and 17 watts during operation depending on the actual tasks (seek, read or write) and the hard drive model/size. I have seen 30 watts being quoted for Hitachi drives during start up Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The drives I'm looking at are 5.4 watts read/write and 0.4 standby.

So another 16.2 watts or there abouts added onto my server brings it to around 45.2 watts for 1.8TB storage (RAID 5) and a 250GB drive just for the OS (probably don't need this on RAID so much.)
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

how does one go about finding these figures for ones self?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

which figures? Per drive or server usage?

If the latter, I used one of these:

http://www.maplin.co.uk/plug-in-electricity-cost-and-usage-calculator-223573?c=froogle&u=223573&t=module
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