Category: SSD

Testing My Gen8 MicroServer before HSS Meetup 2014

• September 14, 2014 • Comments (0)
Testing My Gen8 MicroServer before HSS Meetup 2014

By: John Stutsman   Last week in Supplemental Cooling for my Gen8 MicroServer and P222 I illustrated some of the supplemental cooling techniques I would be showing at the Home Server Show Meetup on September 20, 2014 #BestMeetUpEver. On September 10 HSS Forum member Saburr told us (and posted a link to HP’s download page) about […]

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Supplemental Cooling for my Gen8 MicroServer and P222

• September 7, 2014 • Comments (0)
Supplemental Cooling for my Gen8 MicroServer and P222

By: John Stutsman   In preparation for the Home Server Show Meetup on September 20, 2014 (see “Meetup 2014 Registration and Info”) I wanted to show participants modifications I had made to my HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer as well as, “hopefully”, an interesting demonstration of how it all works together. This blog posting is intended […]

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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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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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Windows Server 2012 and Data Deduplication

• June 23, 2013 • Comments (0)
Windows Server 2012 and Data Deduplication

By: John Stutsman   One of the topics I had wanted to try in Windows Server 2012 was the Data Deduplication Server Role. I had read about it in Chapter 28 of Windows Server 2012 Unleashed some time ago and had been looking for a good opportunity to test it out. To centralize my storage, […]

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Performance Tests using a Rocket RAID 2720 in a HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer

• June 9, 2013 • Comments (2)
Performance Tests using a Rocket RAID 2720 in a HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer

By: John Stutsman   The purpose of this paper is to measure a performance baseline of up to 4 similar Hard Disk Drives in a number of RAID configurations using a Rocket RAID 2720 in an HP ProLiant MicroServer. I first looked at a Rocket RAID 2720 (“RR2720”) in a MicroServer in HP ProLiant N54L […]

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Performance: Using SSD’s for VM Drives in Home Hyper-V Server on GA-Z77X-UD5H

• June 3, 2013 • Comments (4)
Performance: Using SSD’s for VM Drives in Home Hyper-V Server on GA-Z77X-UD5H

By: John Stutsman   In the paper Performance Comparison of Windows Server 2012 Essentials on the HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer and the HP ProLiant N54L MicroServer I described my Client Workstation that NASPT (NAS Performance Toolkit) would operate from as a Hyper-V Client operating on a VM Drive that was on my Hyper-V Server. This […]

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Performance Comparison of a Modified HP EX-487 and the HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer & the HP ProLiant N54L G7 MicroServer

• May 21, 2013 • Comments (1)
Performance Comparison of a Modified HP EX-487 and the HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer & the HP ProLiant N54L G7 MicroServer

By: John Stutsman After working with Intel’s NAS Performance Toolkit in testing the performance of the HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer (“N40L”) and the HP ProLiant N54L MicroServer (“N54L”) I became curious to see how my HP Media Smart Server EX-487, which had been modified up from Stock, would perform compared to the MicroServer’s.   Note: […]

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