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Upgrade my N40L to the new Gen8?


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Hi all - I have had my N40L for a couple of years now. I have an upgraded gpu on it and also 4gb ram.

I have 4tb storage plus a 120gb ssd for the OS (WHS2011)


I only use the server for storing my backup and videos - it's hooked up via HDMI to my tv and I watch movies sometimes using VLC.


I noticed there's a cashback for the Gen8 proliant server... I'm tempted...


Will this be a smart upgrade?

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i sold my NL 40 for £125 few weeks back...with 8GB ram & 2 400GB Drives that were lying around.  (This RAM will not work in the G8)


The G8 cost me £99 + VAT lol   but i stuck a P222 raid controller in it - as i wanted RAID 5 and faster performance.. 


the onbard raid controller can not do RAID 5 and 2 bays are slower then the other 2


Defiantly worth doing..2 Nics, ILO able to take more ram if required...did not even think twice 


Even with 2GB RAM its running good in my lab.



I also bought 2 Lenovo TS140 Servers - for £140 + vat after the cash back  (my esx hosts)     

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That's cool! Thank you. I might just do it then!

Altho I need to put my gpu in that pci spare port as I need hdmi.


can you tell me if this server is able to accept 6tb drives?

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