OT HP N40L server

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Tim.., Feb 12, 2013.

  1. Tim..

    Tim.. Guest

    Just noticed Misco still have these at £170 inc VAT AND £100 cashback.
    Ebuyer £209.

    Has to be the bargain of the century!!

    Tim.., Feb 12, 2013
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  2. Tim..

    Tim.. Guest

    Scrub all that, mis-read it ! Boo.
    Tim.., Feb 12, 2013
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  3. Excellent. They'll be shifting stock old, the N40L is deceased and the
    N54L is the new one.

    They're the most superb home NAS boxes you could find - I've got two,
    as setting up a second one to backup the first one to was cheaper than
    getting a USB cage!

    Cheers - Jaimie
    Jaimie Vandenbergh, Feb 12, 2013
  4. Aw. Still, eBuyer at £109 is also great.

    Cheers - Jaimie
    Jaimie Vandenbergh, Feb 12, 2013

  5. The ebuyer one is £210 before the cash back.
    the Misco one is £170 after the cash back.
    I will leave it to the reader to work out why Ebuyer is cheaper.

    PS they only have 49 in stock ATM.
    [email protected], Feb 12, 2013
  6. "[email protected]" wrote in message
    I can see how he misread it, if you search Misco for N40L it shows the price
    after rebate and its not until you click on it that it shows the normal
    Nick Le Lievre, Feb 12, 2013
  7. +1. Just sits there, minds its own business and gets on with it. I
    use mine headless now and manage it over VNC.

    Surprisingly quick too, given the cpu it has.

    I'm about to add a third 2Tb disk to the LVM volume, supposedly this
    can be done without losing data... we'll see!

    I think for the cashback offer to have run for so long HP must be
    sitting on a warehouse full of the things.
    Mike Tomlinson, Feb 12, 2013
  8. Misco are not alone in trying to confuse buyers.
    [email protected], Feb 12, 2013
  9. I bought my N36L's in their *second year* of cashback... they brought
    out the N40L (200MHz quicker CPU), discounted that its entire life,
    and now the N54L is about to hit the shelves.

    HP are not known for having any sense whatsoever in the PC market, but
    when it plays to our advantage that's fine!

    Cheers - Jaimie
    Jaimie Vandenbergh, Feb 12, 2013
  10. Forgot to mention I stuck a small SSD in mine for the OS (CentOS). Made
    a helluva difference, more than I expected.
    Mike Tomlinson, Feb 12, 2013
  11. What's better in the N54L, worth an upgrade?
    Simon Finnigan, Feb 12, 2013
  12. Jaimie Vandenbergh, Feb 12, 2013
  13. Tim..

    GB Guest

    GB, Feb 12, 2013
  14. N40L is the same dualcore chip at 1.5GHz, N36L at 1.3GHz.

    All of them are too slow to transcode movies, which is about the only
    thing a fileserver/mediaserver might need CPU grunt for. The slowest
    N36L is fine kicking data around a network at 100+meg/second on GigE.
    So it doesn't really matter which you get.

    Cheers - Jaimie
    Jaimie Vandenbergh, Feb 12, 2013
  15. Tim..

    GB Guest

    Not quite. I am using mine as a desktop.
    GB, Feb 12, 2013
  16. Sure, but I was talking about just "a fileserver/mediaserver".

    Cheers - Jaimie
    Jaimie Vandenbergh, Feb 12, 2013
  17. Mine seems fine using TVersity, although the majority of the output is to a
    1080p display.
    Simon Finnigan, Feb 15, 2013
  18. Is that transcoding, or just streaming? I'll be amazed if it'll do
    real-time transcoding at 1080p.

    Cheers - Jaimie
    Jaimie Vandenbergh, Feb 15, 2013
  19. It'll take any video file I give it and it'll stream to an Xbox 360. Beyond
    that I'm not sure :)
    Simon Finnigan, Feb 16, 2013
  20. Cor - colour me amazed then! That's pretty startling.

    Cheers - Jaimie
    Jaimie Vandenbergh, Feb 16, 2013
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