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Migrate to Gen10

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schoondoggy
1 hour ago, JackoUK said:
While SD is the 'goto man' for building out a Microserver ...
… in your place I would be (re)building my own server.
 
Reasons:
- when an HP MS cost £100-125 in the UK it was a bargain: a new 3421 now costs £525
-  you have many re-usable components for a reparenting job
- why fiddle about extending a machine which does not have enough disk bays: why not go for 8 bays from the start?
- buying a new motherboard will give you direct support for an M.2 SSD (even NVME), instead of losing a disk bay for a fast OS partition
- a new motherboard also opens up the future for Thunderbolt and 10Gb networking (if you are careful!) and the possibility of leveraging SMB multichannel
- you have the option of a performance-enhancing, 8-disk Storage Space … plus the security of ReFS

MS Gen10 x3421 8GB is $369 in the US.
I do consider myself to be a bit more than just a Microserver resource. 🙂

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mehtaman
Posted (edited)
2 hours ago, schoondoggy said:

MS Gen10 x3421 8GB is $369 in the US.
I do consider myself to be a bit more than just a Microserver resource. 🙂

 

Yes its over priced here in the UK, eBuyer at £520 was the best I found.

Even with links to Trade Suppliers its costing the same (£433+VAT).

 

Edit:

Stand corrected found it for £457.75 but not sure if its UK Spec

 

Whats the difference between:

P04923-S01

and

P04923-421

 

Edit 2:

P04923-xxx

Country Code Key

xxx = S01, 001 Americas

xxx = 291 Japan

xxx = 375 AP

xxx = 421 EMEA

 

 

 

 

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kave

I recently "crashed" my Centos install on my Gen8 server (updated with Xeon cpu) running Plex Media server, 4x2TB HDD in raid config, 1 256GB SSD.

I am now considering migrating to a gen10 mainly to have a more silent server which takes less energy.

My last friends install of a Gen10 I had a really hard time installing a fifth SATA drive. I think I could not find anywhere to power it if I took the DVD bay SATA connector.

Is it worth the hassle?

My gen8 is currently a fileserver, surveillance camera server, plex server etc etc.

 

I am considering switching to ESXi running Centos

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schoondoggy

The MS Gen10 had a fdd power connector in the odd bay. You just need a fdd to data power adapter. ESXi works on the MS Gen10, but it is not a supported OS. The storage adapter is different on the Gen10 as well.

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kave

Ok, I will keep the old Microserver. I have it up and running now :)

I think the older one works better for me as long as it does not die.

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