Category: Hard Drives

Installing Windows Server 2012 R2 on My HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer

• May 12, 2014 • Comments (0)
Installing Windows Server 2012 R2 on My HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer

  By: John Stutsman Figure 1 – Preparing my Gen8 MicroServer for Installation of Server 2012 R2   Recently, I loaded MicroSoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (“Server 2012 R2” or “S2012R2”) onto my HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer using the HP Smart Array B120i RAID Controller and P222/512 FBWC RAID Controller to manage my OS and […]

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HP ProLiant N54L G7 MicroServer & Sans Digital TR4M+BNC at HSS Meet-up 2013

• September 21, 2013 • Comments (0)
HP ProLiant N54L G7 MicroServer & Sans Digital TR4M+BNC at HSS Meet-up 2013

  By: JohnStutsman   One of the machines that I demonstrated at the Home Server Show Meet-up 2013 was an HP ProLiant N54L MicroServer running Windows Home Server 2011 (“WHS-2011”) with a Sans Digital TR4M+BNC.   Parts List (as demonstrated at Meet-up 2013): HP ProLiant N54L G7 MicroServer 8GB RAM: ECC 8GB KVR1333D3E9SK2/8G BIOS-Mod Port […]

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HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer with HDMI Video Card at HSS Meet-up 2013

• September 21, 2013 • Comments (0)
HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer with HDMI Video Card at HSS Meet-up 2013

  By: JohnStutsman   One of the machines that I demonstrated at the Home Server Show Meet-up 2013 was an HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer running Windows 8 with an HDMI video card. Parts List (as demonstrated at Meet-up 2013): HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer 16GB RAM: G.Skill 16GB F3-1333C9D-16GAO BIOS-Mod (I set Load Optimal Defaults in […]

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Performance of a Storage Space Pool in Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 Preview – Part 2

• August 25, 2013 • Comments (1)
Performance of a Storage Space Pool in Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 Preview – Part 2

By: John Stutsman Figure 1 — HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer Running Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 Preview used in this Test   In the previous paper Storage Spaces Performance in Windows Server 2012 Essentials on a HP N40L ProLiant MicroServer I ran performance tests on a number of Virtual Disks in Storage Spaces in Windows […]

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Performance of a HighPoint RocketRAID 2720 RAID10 in a Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H with Four Seagate ST3000DM001’s

• August 25, 2013 • Comments (0)
Performance of a HighPoint RocketRAID 2720 RAID10 in a Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H with Four Seagate ST3000DM001’s

By: John Stutsman Figure 1 — Lian-Li PC-A70F with GA-Z77X-UD5H and RocketRAID 2720 installed that was used in this test   Recently I upgrade my Testing Server that had been introduced in A Server Build With A GA-Z77X-UD5H In A Lian-Li PC-K9WX (see the references below for subsequent mods) to a Lian-Li PC-A70F case. The […]

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Creating and Measuring the Performance of a Storage Space Pool in Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 Preview

• August 17, 2013 • Comments (0)
Creating and Measuring the Performance of a Storage Space Pool in Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 Preview

By: John Stutsman Figure 1 — HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer Running Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 Preview used in this Test   In the Video, Creating A Storage Space Pool in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Preview, I show how to create a pool with three relatively small hard drive. From that pool I show how to […]

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Successful install: Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 Preview onto HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer

• July 29, 2013 • Comments (5)
Successful install: Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 Preview onto HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer

By: John Stutsman I finally got Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 Preview to install successfully onto an HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer after disabling the on-board NIC and using Intel NIC add-on cards. Read about it in the thread: Anyone Successfully install Server 2012 R2 Essentials on a MicroServer? Many thanks to DieHard who got this […]

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New MicroServer: Where to Start

• July 25, 2013 • Comments (0)
New MicroServer: Where to Start

By: John Stutsman   When Dave “joined the club” of new HP ProLiant N54L G7 MicroServer owners he went to the HSS Forums, as many have done, to ask: How much RAM is in it? Can I upgrade it? Should I flash the BIOS? It is not necessary to drop a lot of cash to […]

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Bizarre Storage Spaces Behavior in Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 Preview

• July 24, 2013 • Comments (1)
Bizarre Storage Spaces Behavior in Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 Preview

By: John Stutsman Figure 1 — Storage Spaces in a Nutshell   There was an interesting issue posted in the forums about some bizarre behavior a user was experiencing when trying to replace a HDD in his Storage Spaces Pool in Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 Preview. I had experience with a test setup of […]

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A First Time Build with Windows Home Server 2011 and HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer – Part II

• June 23, 2013 • Comments (0)
A First Time Build with Windows Home Server 2011 and HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer – Part II

By: John Stutsman   This is Part II of the posting A First Time Build with Windows Home Server 2011 and HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer – Part I. In Part I, we saw how to take a Stock MicroServer (Stock Factory BIOS, Stock VB0250EAVER HP HDD, and Stock 2GB RAM) and added Windows Home Server […]

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