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    HP ProLiant MicroServer owners' thread

    One of the following worked, not sure which, but in order of likelihood: 1. Crucial "garbage collection" -- works like trim but not good idea to do this outside Windows. Found out about a possible bug in Windows where it defrags your SSDs which might well have caused my mess in the first...
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    Sorry yeah that would have been useful.... N40L, no additional h/w apart from a 6450 GPU and 2x4GB RAM. Yes it's the miniSAS plug I meant, I was just typing shorthand. I'll report back once I've tried a bit more testing with a new cable.
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    SSD (Crucial M4 64GB) decided to fail on me this week. BSOD with 0x000000f4 errors and apps crashing all over the place. It still seemed to have all the data in place, and I could copy it to a HDD. Just apps and OS going wrong. So I figured just time to reformat and do a fresh OS install...
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    My guess would be a change of architecture and they're Celeron spec CPUs. Dad's machine I built had a G530. Reasonably quick but not a big step above the Turion. I'd expect maths processing would be a lot better though so multi threading and transcoding on the CPU would be a lot more achievable.
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    Check with a power meter, picoPSU will normally handle most everyday PC tasks, bear in mind that your biggest power drain might be during boot or when at full tilt in a test situation. I'd be surprised if 90W picoPSU couldn't accommodate your setup but do bear in mind the cost ramps up for...
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    HP ProLiant MicroServer owners' thread

    I stand corrected! Although I've only tried Windows 8 (with OracleBox) and Ubuntu (with VMPlayer) both on top of Windows 7 Ultimate, so I'm no expert but neither gave me the option of assigning 2 cores (or so I thought!) Maybe ESXi is more flexible?
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    Loads doing that, but no H/W virtualisation on the AMD Turion chips, so bear in mind you'll be limited to single core per VM. This is a NAS with grunt, not a cheap server.
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    This is the first time I've ever heard of Wikia and I'm mightily impressed by how quickly it's come together. I seem to have contributed a lot of the text though... thanks to a few people for correcting me :-) Agree, there's not much hardcore tech info on there, but I bet as soon as someone...
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    HP ProLiant MicroServer owners' thread

    It depends on your country and purchasing rights, but in the UK the length of the warranty period is nominal and largely irrelevant. Something like USB function (and therefore the motherboard - and therefore the whole unit!) should last much longer than 12 months without failure, and they...
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    HP ProLiant MicroServer owners' thread

    System bus speed is one potential bottleneck Gigabit ethernet is another You can only shove so much data down a pipe before it's saturated. I suspect the 180Mb/s quote I saw was on the N36L, and I'm sure it was 180MB/s, judging by the above quoted speeds through N40L arrays! B vs b...
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    HP ProLiant MicroServer owners' thread

    I've seen enough people tell me that their Turion N40L re-encodes with PS3MS quite happily, perhaps not the Neo N36L but Redshirt wasn't asking about that. (You certainly don't need a quad core for it anyway, a Celeron will do it just about, an i3 no problem -- but encoding two streams would be...
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    HP ProLiant MicroServer owners' thread

    So next logical step for troubleshooting is to test the enclosure & eSATA card in a different PC. If that PC can only see 7 drives, then RMA the enclosure as faulty/not fit for purpose, or take the hit and just give up one of the 8 drives. If that PC sees 8 drives then at least then you know...
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    HP ProLiant MicroServer owners' thread

    Have you tried removing one of the internal drives to see if it's actually the BIOS limited to 12 and not just a limit of 7 on the e-SATA card/enclosure?
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    First I've seen of these devices, it looks great on paper but I can't imagine how you would get the same speed of throughput from one of these controllers compared to a direct SATA-SATA connection, given that SATA is by design a point-to-point connection. Also the mobo-device SATA cable must be...
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    HP ProLiant MicroServer owners' thread

    That screenshot is intriguing, cos I haven't found a way to detect or control the fan speed in software yet! (Admittedly, I've only tried Speedfan)
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    HP ProLiant MicroServer owners' thread

    Similar to me.... e.g. switching on the server just to start downloading a torrent for when I get home, or to listen to music on my phone (AudioGalaxy). Prices seem extortionate for that card but I've just found it for €41 from BCS in Germany (site looks dodgy but I've used them before)...
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    HP ProLiant MicroServer owners' thread

    2.5" SSD can mount literally anywhere, it is not sensitive to heat or vibration. Use sticky velcro on the inside of the case. Or the outside! You'd obviously need a SATAIII controller if you want to use 5 3.5" and SSD(s) though. PS for the record I'm running N40L with a GT530 as a HTPC with...
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