Posted 30 April 2011 - 10:02 PM
I have the EX490 and found that the HP Video Conversion process brought my server down to a crawl. I ended up getting a E5400 CPU from Tim Daleo and did the upgrade. It made CPU usage a lot better.
As for the Server Recovery, I don't like how HP does that process, it was a lot easier with the way the EX470 did it with the internal USB flash to start the restore. I ended up creating a small bootable USB thumb drive ( all you need is 256meg) this make Server Recovery a lot less complicated. If you want to go this way, PM me and I'll send you the files.
With 4 2TB drives, this box is enough for my needs.
Installing WHS2011 on this box requires some know how, and you end up loosing the HP blue lights, because that is HP software, not Windows WHS2011.
But that's just me.
Yep, stay FAR FAR away from HP's Server Restore. It's a total pain in the ass.
Primary Mac: 2011 15" MacBook Pro 2.2Ghz Core i7, 240GB OCZ Vertex 3, 8GB RAM, ATI Radeon HD 6750M 1GB, Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
Primary PC: Intel Core i7 2600K, 8GB DDR3 RAM, MSI P67A-GD80, Corsair Obsidian 650D case, ATI Radeon HD 6950 2GB, 120GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD, 27" Apple Cinema Display, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
HTPC: Intel Core i3 2100, 4GB DDR3 RAM, Gigabyte H67-USB3-B3, Thermaltake Element Q case, ATI Radeon HD 6570 1GB, 60GB OCZ Vertex 2 + 120GB Hitachi HDD, Antec Veris Multimedia Elite VFD, Samsung LN46A650 HDTV, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Server: Intel Core i5 2500K, 4GB DDR3 RAM, MSI H67MA-E45 Mobo, Lian Li PC-V354B case, 2x1.5 TB Seagate drives, 2TB Western Digital Green drive, SansDigital TR5UT+B w/ 5x2TB Seagate 5900RPM drives in RAID 5 for backup, WHS 2011 RTM