settings Registered User
#541

km991148 said:
Hey.. so the form posted in this thread is for last years offer.. does anyone have a HP Ireland contact to obtain an Irish for for (when bought via a UK supplier)?

I found a great deal in the UK, which is the same as the post cashback price in ireland.. but calling HP results in being passed around many suppliers!


Im pretty sure it doesnt matter if you bought it in the uk or here you can get 120e or £100 - whatever you like.
You need to send it off to the UK i think so the forms should be identical.
I bought mine here and my mate got his in the UK, both got the cash back.
Can you link the deal you got?

They are amazing machines.

omniscient_toad Registered User
#542

Does anyone know the cheapest place to order one of these including postage here, the prices seem to be up slightly from where Dabs were selling them before, still decent value!

Explosive_Cornflake Registered User
#543

I meant to post this awhile ago, but for anyone on linux having issues with WOL, i came across this which works for me.

echo PCE6 > /proc/acpi/wakeup

In addition to the wakeonlon bit from ethtool has WOL working again for me.
Just throw the above into an init script when shutting down the box and WOL will work.

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spongerobinson Registered User
#544

Explosive_Cornflake said:
I meant to post this awhile ago, but for anyone on linux having issues with WOL, i came across this which works for me.

echo PCE6 > /proc/acpi/wakeup

In addition to the wakeonlon bit from ethtool has WOL working again for me.
Just throw the above into an init script when shutting down the box and WOL will work.


Hi Explosive_Cornflake,

Any chance of a more detailed description of this fix for a linux newbie? Or a link to where you found the fix online?

Oh and have you this fix working with FreeNAS?

Cheers

km991148 Registered User
#545

settings said:
Im pretty sure it doesnt matter if you bought it in the uk or here you can get 120e or £100 - whatever you like.
You need to send it off to the UK i think so the forms should be identical.
I bought mine here and my mate got his in the UK, both got the cash back.
Can you link the deal you got?

They are amazing machines.


omniscient_toad said:
Does anyone know the cheapest place to order one of these including postage here, the prices seem to be up slightly from where Dabs were selling them before, still decent value!


Thanks for the replies - I confirmed with HP - it does not matter.. I can use either the UK or ROI form (Depending on what currency I have the cashback in). I will link to a good deal later (on mobile and cant rem the co), but I found the standard box for 200GBP ex VAT ex Delivery, 4GB upgrade for 220 ex vat and a 4TB bundle with freenas USB and RAM upgrade for less than 400 ex VAT - all these deals are the standard price - i.e. cash back has still to be applied - I would have bought here but elara et al have jacked up prices due to the cashback..

Stevo105 Registered User
#546

Has anybody installed a dvb-s2 card and if so which one did you get? space will be an issue nice i already have a ATI graphics card installed

EDIT: Ordered a TBS 6981 dual tuner dvb-s2 pci-e low profile card. I just hope it fits

vibe666 Registered User
#547

Stevo105 said:
EDIT: Ordered a TBS 6981 dual tuner dvb-s2 pci-e low profile card. I just hope it fits
the only thing that will stop it fitting is a lack of determination. and possibly a lack of power tools!

Explosive_Cornflake Registered User
#548

spongerobinson said:
Hi Explosive_Cornflake,

Any chance of a more detailed description of this fix for a linux newbie? Or a link to where you found the fix online?

Oh and have you this fix working with FreeNAS?

Cheers


I'm not sure about FreeNAS, it's BSD based as far as I am aware. I'm not sure what way power management works on that.
I might give it a whirl over the weekend and see what I can dig up.

vibe666 Registered User
#549

spongerobinson said:
Hi Explosive_Cornflake,

Any chance of a more detailed description of this fix for a linux newbie? Or a link to where you found the fix online?

Oh and have you this fix working with FreeNAS?

Cheers
the lads on the freenas forums are very knowledgeable, it might be worth throwing up a thread with what you've found out so far and see if anyone has a solution.

J-blk Registered User
#550

J-blk said:
A friend of mine got the Microserver as well but upgraded to 4GB so I'm going to try streaming some of the problematic files from his server to the iPad and see if it fares any better. I'll post back if it does.


Machalla (and anyone else using this with Plex)... I finally got around to testing this and it worked fine on my friend's Microserver. I then got an extra 2GB from Crucial (only €21.50 delivered), taking the memory to 4GB total and sure enough, Plex now streams all the problematic files beautifully and CPU usage is down about 30% on them. Early days still (just upgraded the RAM last night) but it worked without a single glitch so far.

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km991148 Registered User
#551

Sorry folks.. forgot to update this.. The deals I was talking about before were from ServersPlus.

4TB NAS Option (£370)
http://www.serversplus.com/servers/server_bundles/658553421-4tbnas

4GB Standard Option (219£
http://www.serversplus.com/servers/server_bundles/658553421-4gb

Bog Standard (199£:
http://www.serversplus.com/servers/tower_servers/hp_tower_servers/658553-421

If ordering for business you will need to give them 24hrs to validate your VAT no.

Also - if you cant call the +44845 no - get them on live chat..

Anyway.. sorry about delay (I think this company was mentioned in this thread earlier).

km

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km991148 Registered User
#552

Hey,

Thought I would post ths but dont think it is anything to worry about.

The HP response I received before was prom the HP Promotions mailing box (which appears to cover UK + ROI).

However I just received another mail from HP Ireland that states that I must buy from a ROI HP reseller.

I know from experience that when calling some numbers on the HP ROI site that it directs to resellers.

I do not know if this also happens with emails and wouldnt want to suggest that an HP reseller is using the HP.com email address to suggest that I should buy locally.

I will continue with servers plus..(According to my original HP mail and the others in this thread) but a small warning for others?

howamidifferent Registered User
#553

Just an fyi to anyone who may experience any problems with the Microserver...
I bought three of these, 1 in February 2011, 1 in March 2011 and 1 in June 2011.

Was doing a reinstall on one of the servers moving from FreeNas back to Win2008R2 when I decided to update to the latest HP bios prior to loading the OS. Unfortunately. the BIOS update somehow corrupted the bios and no amount of tinkering between swapping parts from all 3 servers would allow the corrupt BIOS reboot. It was dead....Luckily it was the March purchase so was still in warranty (just)...

Contacted HP by their chat function and after asking me a few questions to verify if I had tried several recovery options, they agreed to send me out a replacement motherboard. It was delivered by DHL express next morning for free, along with a prepaid label to re-attach to the box to return the faulty piece.

Superb service and new board worked as expected. Cant beat that for customer service.

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vibe666 Registered User
#554

km991148 said:
Sorry folks.. forgot to update this.. The deals I was talking about before were from ServersPlus.
i bought my nas from them a few years back and i was very happy with the service they provided, even when i had a few problems clearing payment on my end they were great about the whole thing and very attentive and had me sorted in no time.

i'll definitely be using them again if the time comes.

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frash Registered User
#555

Stevo105 said:
Has anybody installed a dvb-s2 card and if so which one did you get? space will be an issue nice i already have a ATI graphics card installed

EDIT: Ordered a TBS 6981 dual tuner dvb-s2 pci-e low profile card. I just hope it fits


Sorry for the bump but I'm thinking of getting a Proliant and am wondering if this card fitted ok & how you got on with it?

Will want to put a HD graphics card into it too,

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