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    #1 HSS-Dave

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    Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:46 AM

    You heard it right! $299 with a 2TB drive. Not a bad deal.

    http://www.newegg.co...N82E16859107052
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    Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:41 AM

    Heck, the drive is worh $150.

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    Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:14 AM

    How many of these things did they make? Still a great deal. I have moved my WHS 2011 install on to it and am now moving data. All is well so far.
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    Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:21 AM

    I'm soooooo tempted. The Force is not strong with me. With a 2TB drive? Jeeze. Must...not.....click.....must not......click......
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    Posted 31 January 2012 - 12:19 PM

    Do it Jay! You know you want to!
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    Posted 31 January 2012 - 01:32 PM

    Yeah... but is this an issue?


    Embedded SATA
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    SATA Protocol SATA 2, 3Gb/s
    SATA Ports 5 internal
    Port transfer rate 3Gb/s total
    So I suppose one could get a better internal card.


    And what about Raid 0 OR Raid 1 support? I'm sure it will do JBOD, but I suppose I'm just a bit curious.

    RAID Levels Supported RAID 1 (Mirroring)
    RAID 0 (Striping)

    I did find a guy posting a pretty good review of his. This alone appeals to expansion for sure. Then there's the question of "Do I NEED it?"

    I'm currently running with 14Tb (a PCI-E card + (2) 4-bay Sans Digital JBODs) and this box is quiet and runs cooler than the external drive boxes. I've experienced no problems with skipping, and that's with the server also running other processes, like podcatching, u-torrent client, and TiVo trasnfer/recoding.

    http://www.amazon.co...howViewpoints=1


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    Posted 31 January 2012 - 03:09 PM

    You heard it right! $299 with a 2TB drive. Not a bad deal.

    http://www.newegg.co...N82E16859107052


    An amazing deal! Nice catch Dave!

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    Posted 31 January 2012 - 03:13 PM

    An amazing deal! Nice catch Dave!

    (The Force is strong in the Micro...........................) :)


    Joe...you're not helping me. :angry:

    Edited by jazzerjay, 31 January 2012 - 03:14 PM.

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    Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:52 PM

    Tempting i figure buy March they will have the N53L out with the 2.2 processor out. though this would be perfect for a home mini server/iSCSI SAN
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    Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:02 PM

    and the perfect pass thru device for an ESXi server
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    Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:24 PM

    I wish I would have waited. I didn't need the WHS software that came with the last deal. I've been wanting another 2tb hard drive but not at current prices! Oh well, mine is now hosting my WHS and it is working fine. I just wish I could disable the glowing HP logo on it.


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    Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:15 AM

    The force was strong with this one....resist I did!
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    Posted 01 February 2012 - 05:52 AM

    The trigger has been pulled. I bought my EX485 in April of 09, looks like it's time. :rolleyes:
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    Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:06 AM

    Yeah... but is this an issue?


    Embedded SATA
    controller
    SATA Protocol SATA 2, 3Gb/s
    SATA Ports 5 internal
    Port transfer rate 3Gb/s total
    So I suppose one could get a better internal card.


    And what about Raid 0 OR Raid 1 support? I'm sure it will do JBOD, but I suppose I'm just a bit curious.

    RAID Levels Supported RAID 1 (Mirroring)
    RAID 0 (Striping)

    I did find a guy posting a pretty good review of his. This alone appeals to expansion for sure. Then there's the question of "Do I NEED it?"

    I'm currently running with 14Tb (a PCI-E card + (2) 4-bay Sans Digital JBODs) and this box is quiet and runs cooler than the external drive boxes. I've experienced no problems with skipping, and that's with the server also running other processes, like podcatching, u-torrent client, and TiVo trasnfer/recoding.

    http://www.amazon.co...howViewpoints=1


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    Yes those are concerns. But the drive is junk as well; being that it is a green drive. Why don't any of them use 7200 rpm drives?

    I wish I would have waited. I didn't need the WHS software that came with the last deal. I've been wanting another 2tb hard drive but not at current prices! Oh well, mine is now hosting my WHS and it is working fine. I just wish I could disable the glowing HP logo on it.


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    Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:47 AM

    Yea...a 2TB drive (regardless of the color) would have been a better deal than a copy of 2011 since I have technet. Good job on pulling the trigger Jay! Very interested in hearing your assessment.
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    Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:08 AM

    Yea...a 2TB drive (regardless of the color) would have been a better deal than a copy of 2011 since I have technet. Good job on pulling the trigger Jay! Very interested in hearing your assessment.


    Thanks...Didn't I tell you? I'm moving to Nebraska, so I'll need your address. Sorry for the short notice. Actually, I'm looking forward to it!



    Yes those are concerns. But the drive is junk as well; being that it is a green drive. Why don't any of them use 7200 rpm drives?


    My WD EADS are fine being green and they are 7200. Good point about the 5400 drive. Not sure where that will fit in here, but I'm sure I'll make it work.
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    Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:49 AM

    I posted some additional MicroServer Links you may find interesting at http://homeserversho...roserver-links/
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    Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:56 PM

    Shipped! Well tracking # at least. Which means I'll probably get it Monday.
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    Posted 01 February 2012 - 05:20 PM

    Then there's the question of "Do I NEED it?"


    How is that even part of the equation? :D :D
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    Posted 04 February 2012 - 07:14 PM

    How is that even part of the equation? :D :D


    It's not. The strange thing is that I have had two different issues in the past 48 hours on my EX485. One was a red hardware error and then suddenly green. Then this morning I could not connect to the console nor to any folders. Server responded to a ping, but not RDP. After a hard power off, we were back in action.

    Server logs said that the previous shutdown was unexpected. Interestingly enough, the time was hours before I pulled the plug. Looks like I couldn't have bought this at a better time.
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