out of stock HP G8 G1610T Microserver Computer $269 + Shipping @ Shopping Express

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OZB-EPIC-MICROSERVER

In this past 1 month, i've been receiving many queries to bring the G8 Microserver "Dream Price" $269 back. It's a very difficult price for us to repeat but ozbargain's recent great support for ShoppingExpress has convinced us to do it 1 more time. 200 units will be up for sale at $269 + Shipping, i've also include the compatible Kingston 8GB Ram on sale at $99 + Shipping.

To enjoy the prices below, please use coupon code: OZB-EPIC-MICROSERVER at checkout

Update 27-7-15 4:01PM AEST
Kingston RAM sold out, more of them on the way, earliest dispatch is next week, so anyone that want the microserver earlier, please make your purchase on seperate order with the ram, thank you.


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          @joshk: I ran stress

          I don't think it is quiet enough for a bedroom, but may be OK with lower fan setting. The fan options also depends on what else you have in it. I have 4 HDDs and an SDD for OS (running Win 2012 R2 but needed to configure microSD with a BCD boot partition to boot AHCI configured Sata5)

          Main reason for upgrade is I will be using it as a DVR and wanted to be able to handle more cameras. At this stage very much under-utilised, and I may well have been ok with a Celeron.

          For VMs it would be much more worthwhile as the Xeon chip provides VT-d and other virtualisation technologies that are missing from Celeron.

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          @ruddj: Hmmm, thanks. I might hold off on the processor upgrade for the moment and see how I go. Easy to upgrade down the track if I need to.

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    Would this be a good replacement for my Popcornhour streaming box?
    Does it have IR remote?

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    Bought one! Thanks Shopping Express. Can't wait to get FreeNAS running on this thing. Good upgrade to my current NAS machine, an ancient Dell Core2Duo desktop my employer was literally throwing in the bin.

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      NAS4Free is worth a look too. No so many bells and whistles, but does what it does well.

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      Make sure you use ECC RAM with ZFS otherwise it can be a data nightmare (google it), G8 Microserver supports it

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      I read somewhere FreeNAS can be a pain to set up. Apparently XPEnology is much easier and does the job.

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        I read somewhere FreeNAS can be a pain to set up.

        No, a pain to expand.. You cannot dynamically expand a raidz pool by adding a single disk.

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    Rep - any chance of deals on the horizon for WD Red 2TB?

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      Sorry LeifAlbor,

      No further reductions on our WD Red drives' prices at the moment. Buying the WD drives on same order means you don't pay extra freight and our pricing are still decently competitive at current price.

      cheers
      SE

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        No worries, will probably still end up buying one in a the week or two - but figured if there was anything coming up I'd hold off :)

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          thanks mate :). Hard drive prices are under pressure to rise again due to AUD weakening yet again - if you can, better do it faster.

          cheers
          SE

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    Hi Rep,

    Any chance you can provide a deal for the WD Red 3TB SATA 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (previous deal was $139)?

    Bought the HP G8 G1610T Microserver in the prior deal but I'd like to add another one to the NAS.

    Thanks

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      Sorry exp1,

      No further reductions on our WD Red drives' prices at the moment. Buying the WD drives on same order means you don't pay extra freight and our pricing are still decently competitive at current price.

      cheers
      SE

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    I was able to purchase this on the last epic, but there was no RAM deal, any chance I can order the RAM separate?

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      Hi garethb,

      Thanks for supporting our deals.
      The RAM can be ordered seperate, simply use the coupon code at checkout.

      Cheers
      SE

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    Has anyone tried using this for surveillance cameras e.g. Blue Iris software. It really struggled on my N54L with 4x 1080p IP cams, so I stopped using it for that.

    Is it worth upgrading?

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      That is actually why I purchased mine. Currently running 3 cameras on it with BI, but planning on adding several more.
      I did upgrade to a Xeon processor, but even without that it is running at quite low CPU utilisation.

      You can also enable Direct To Disc recording to reduce CPU load even more.

      The processor is much more powerful than the N54L.
      Compare

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    whats the performance difference between the N40L (which i currrently have) and this ? the celeron in my current box seems fine the only issue i have is memory which is currently maxed out at 16GB .. can these take any more ?

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    Kinda torn between buying one of these or spending a bit more and getting a Synology 4-bay.

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      synology if u r specifically after a quickie setup (nas)… and ain't the hands on type of person…that this microserver will offer u.

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      Synology NAS will kill this.. and use a fraction of the power.

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        For what - double the cost? a DS414 is $500+. Less CPU, less RAM too?

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          @CLoSeR:
          So we're relying on your "bet" now and not any actual experience?

          So it will "kill" it for just power consumption? Care to back that up with some numbers? Synology optimised "what" for NAS?

          I do expect the Synology to be lower power, but how much lower for a less capable device?

          Throughput will be similar / same.

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          [@Shonky]:

          My current idle power draw for the G1610T (with Celeron) is ~23W (4TB WD Red + 4TB Seagate) (including modem/router on the same power source).

          IIRC it jumps to 31W when streaming movies to NUC.

          At least that's what my UPS reports.

          DS1414 lists 28.43W (Access) and 13.17W (HDD Hibernation).

          I can check the G1610T's power consumption w/o the modem/router later today.

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          @derekrak:
          Thanks. 23W isn't too bad. That's with the disks spun down (i.e. about 10W more than a DS414)?

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    I'll be honest - I was not really looking at doing this right now, but this price is just unbeatable. Proper server hardware that supports Xeon and ECC RAM. I hope more deals like this come up in the future when I need more.

    Please tell me Shopping Express, do you sell HP Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation ROK licenses? Extended Warranties, etc?

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      We haven't start selling them, but if we get regular queries, we will put into consideration. If you are interested, send me a PM with your interest so i can refer you to our specialist.

      Cheers
      SE

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    Op, great deal however, do you have any offer on Synology NAS instead? My aging DS211j is due for an upgrade…

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    #$%#^!#$#! couldnt resist .. great price … now to retire the n40l.

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    Does it supports RAID5?

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    Any chance of getting a good price on some WD Red 4TB+ drives to go with it?

    Maybe like a more you buy cheaper they are type deal?

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    Whats a good video card to run in this? HTPC? I have the N40L and thinking of upgrading.

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    Cheers .. Yeah quite a big improvement with CPU performance but unless it can hold more than 16gb then I'll pass.

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    To run plex with 1080p content, do I need additional video card? If so, any recommendations?

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    Bought. Good price thanks SE.

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    USB2 only, correct?

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    It's a very difficult price for us

    May I ask you to try selling with a xxxxarse code and the price automatically comes down ;)

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    Hmm, do I need more than 10GB RAM…
    (currently have 8+2GB)

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    Thanks OP, bit the bullet to replace my n36L. Time to sell it on, I think.

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    Dumb question, currently I've old QNAP TS-119 one bay NAS and would like to replace with this server (with some NAS OS). My Qnap when not in use spins HDD down and only uses ~5W of power, I wonder if G8 could achieve similar power consumption or is it a lot more?

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    Anyone know what are the differencess between KVR16E118I and KTH-PL316E/8G?
    Can I mix those RAM ?

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    Just a headsup, our stock on the Kingston RAM has reached less than 40 pieces, i can keep it selling at this price but new stock will only arrive early next week. Anyone that want to receive the RAM fast please make your decision before the others.

    Regards
    SE

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    should i go for this one or qnap or synology 4 bay nas??

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      Synology.. best software and support.

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        You can run Xpenology on the HP if DSM is your cup of tea.
        Slower releases and you will need to setup your own DDNS instead of using the MyDS tool for remote in but you will also have a more powerful machine, with greater storage capability for similar money.

        The HP will use more power and will be a bit more difficult to setup and configure, it all really depends on your needs.

        I'm leaning towards changing to the HP from a DS213+ as I would like the ability to transcode good quality video and I require the extra 2 bays now.

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          Will the HP do hardware RAID?

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          thanks guys~ im an IT idiot @@

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          @CLoSeR:
          Only RAID 0/1/10

          Do Synology? I don't think so.

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          @CLoSeR:

          From my understanding & experience this is not a "hardware" Raid. Anything with the "B" as in B120i is software/firmware based raid. HP's raid controllers with "P" are usually the hardware based.

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          @br3tt:
          If presented to the OS as a single device I'd call it hardware RAID. Not necessarily that the parity/cloning is done in hardware - it could be firmware in the RAID solution do it, but it's still separate from the main CPU/OS.

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          @Shonky:

          brett is quite right. Your own definition or understanding is wrong. very "Shonky"!

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          @j03:
          There will always be a firmware content to hardware RAID devices so by that definition there's no such thing as hardware RAID.

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          @Shonky:
          Are you just highlighting your "IGNORANCE".

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          @j03:
          In capitals clearly. What makes this not hardware RAID? Does it need software drivers? Is it because it has no battery backup? No hardware acceleration?

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          @Shonky:

          For your own leisure & pleasure of learning. Googleup on HP's own releases & implementations between HP Dynamic Smart Array (B Series) vs HP Smart Array (P & H Series). You might even learn something between SoftwareRaid, Hardware Assisted SoftwareRaid & Hardware Raid. Dedicated Hardware Raid Cards, ROC implemented Raid, etc etc.

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    RAM has sold out - i will put more stock available as mentioned above to allow order to keep coming. New stock will be shipped next week so anyone that want the microserver earlier please make the order seperately

    cheers
    SE

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    Wohoo :) Bought one. Now I need some HD's…

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    Is the ram for this the same as ram in a 54l?

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      the RAM for this can be used on N54L and G8.
      N54L is compatible with more types of RAM but G8 is a bit more fussy and this is one of the RAM that works with it.

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    Maximum Order Quantity: 2 : WD40EFRX What if I want 4 for this MicroServer?

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    Not many know it. Just incase u insist on wanting to use these microserver with an optimized minimal WINBLOWS 2012 server OS.. The cheapskate FREE way to go about it is to install the "CORE" version of Windows Server 2012R2. Then if you ain't savvy with Powershell scripts or command prompt to administer it, Install http://files.ittechtools.net/IT_Admin/Server-Core/CoreSetupF... to give u "somewhat" gui tools (file manager, browser, etc). You'll still be able to install all your PLEX services, etc etc.

    Or simply go and discover some *nix based NAS OS.

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      Care to explain how can you install WS2012 R2 core for free?

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      Yeah I think only the Windows Hyper-V is license free. And you'll find that in the Core minimal install. When you purchase Windows Server 2012 R2 you are licensed to freely install teh CORE. Thats my understanding. Even if the Hyper-V part is "free" you are still required to license the VM's. The devil is in the details with Microsoft Licensing. Be careful.

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      oops. u guys might be right on the licensing part. In any case it would still cover me then since I do have a Win2k12R2 std license.

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    As one of those people emailing you hoping for a better deal (may have done that twice!), THANKYOU!

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    Not a bad price for what you get but far more interested in server SoCs. Any deals on the horizon?

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    took me a solid minute to realize it is not a Microwaver…..

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