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ProLiant ML10 v2, ML310 Gen8 v2, ML30 - which is right for you?

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Me too. I wonder why a moderator or Dave or someone hasn't commented on this yet? 

Dave looked at this a few weeks ago and found a permissions issue.  I think he thought that fixed the issue.  He will need to look further.

 

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I also tried a drag and drop (which I never do anyways) and it won't allow it.  It shows the image but it won't save it (or post it).  I have a thought on why this may be happening but I will have to dig around.

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Dave looked at this a few weeks ago and found a permissions issue.  I think he thought that fixed the issue.  He will need to look further.

 

Here is an image from a URL

385358_508409089208376_1038862858_a.jpg

 

I also tried a drag and drop (which I never do anyways) and it won't allow it.  It shows the image but it won't save it (or post it).  I have a thought on why this may be happening but I will have to dig around.

 

Thanks for the reply. We'll keep our eyes out for a fix :)

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One additional note to add for ML10 v2 people.

 

If you are willing to lose 5.25" bays, HP offers an LFF drive-enablement kit, HP Part # 8122480-B21 .

 

This will convert your top two 5.25" bays into a kit that holds 6 LFF (2.5") drives.  A quick price check showed it at about $55USD.

 

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This leads to a couple of interesting notes:

 

1)  Clearly, this means there's an oversight of some sort in HP's QuickSpecs about RAID controller support, because the B120i controller does not support six drives.  Also note this specified in the QuickSpecs:

 

NOTE:  Supports RAID 0/1/10 only. No FBWC support. For FBWC, a standup Smart Array Controller card must be configured.

 

Admittedly, that's boilerplate language for the B120i controller (and is also likely found in the Microserver Gen8 and ML310e Gen8 v2 documentation), but it stands to reason another controller must be used, and that HP (whether you as an enthusiast are going to or not, that's another matter) would prefer you use one of their controllers.

 

2)  Personally, I think you're way better off having the best of most worlds and getting a 4 x 2.5" IcyDock.  It fits in a single 3.5" bay, letting you keep the optical drive.  And, if you get the ToughArmor version, you can fit slightly larger height drives; Western Digital makes WD Reds in a 1TB 2.5" form-factor, and Velociraptors in 600GB/1TB models, also in the same form factor; I used two 80GB 2.5" Velociraptors in RAID-0 in my N40L-N54L in their slim-optical/2 x 2.5" ToughArmor model when I had them.

 

Whether this changes your mind on anything, tough call.  The part number is listed as specific to the ML10 v2 (not to say you wouldn't find it might fit in the ML310e or the ML30).  But, it's a noteworthy mention.

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Excellent post :D took me a while to read the post due to so many references in different places but after reading the 3rd time it's clear to me I'm going to upgrade my Microserver Gen 8 to the ML310e v2 due to it using v3 processor I also have many available to me at work for personal upgrades due to EOL equipment laying around and already have 16gb DDR3 so will be a cheap upgrade with huge benefits.

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Hello this is my first post.  Excellent information.  I have one comment/question.....as a long time HP server user, this ML10 v2 is the first server I've seen that requires you to lock the case under normal operation.  In other words as far as I can tell you can't remove the key from the lock in the unlocked position.  It's not a terribly big deal but if the key ever was lost that would be a major pita. 

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Hello this is my first post.  Excellent information.  I have one comment/question.....as a long time HP server user, this ML10 v2 is the first server I've seen that requires you to lock the case under normal operation.  In other words as far as I can tell you can't remove the key from the lock in the unlocked position.  It's not a terribly big deal but if the key ever was lost that would be a major pita. 

 

As far as I know, the case operation is identical for all three servers, as the case (aside from the minor front panel color/port changes) is identical.

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Hello this is my first post.  Excellent information.  I have one comment/question.....as a long time HP server user, this ML10 v2 is the first server I've seen that requires you to lock the case under normal operation.  In other words as far as I can tell you can't remove the key from the lock in the unlocked position.  It's not a terribly big deal but if the key ever was lost that would be a major pita. 

The lock can be fixed with a screwdriver..  If you take the door off when it is locked and rotate the locking mechanism 180 degrees you can have it "locked" but not actually locked.

 

There was a deal at Newegg on the HP ML10v2 with the i3-4150 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 500GB HDD and a free iStarUSA 2 x 5.25" to 3 x 3.5" SAS/SATA Trayless Hot-Swap Cage.  The cage is normally $72 and the whole deal was $213 out the door.  The same ML10v2 is now $259.  I picked one up to replace my aging N36L and it's working out really well, very fast compared to what I was used to.

 

- Ken

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