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    HP Proliant Microserver

    How does this sound for a server to run the squeezebox server?

    HP ProLiant MicroServer - Athlon II Neo N36L - 1.3GHz - 1GB - 250GB

    You can buy it at the moment for £240 and get £100 cash back from HP
    Source: Squeezebox 3, Thorens TD160 Super Turntable, SME 3009 arm with a Linn K9 cart.
    Amp/Speakers: Meridian M30, Thorens Restek Pre-amp
    Phones: Grado SR-60s
    Headphone Amp: Pro-ject Headbox II
    HP Proliant Microserver running WHS 2011 & Squeezebox Server

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    MicroServer... had not heard about that one before.

    I think that it will do nicely as a SBS server

    I was thinking about powerconsumption, but didn't find numbers... but below the specs there are 4 pages of customer comments with some pro/con:
    http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en...7-4248009.html

    among them:
    I bought this server; less than 22w in idle, quiet and much faster than the Intel counterpart (atom).
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    Quote Originally Posted by slate View Post
    MicroServer... had not heard about that one before.

    I think that it will do nicely as a SBS server

    I was thinking about powerconsumption, but didn't find numbers... but below the specs there are 4 pages of customer comments with some pro/con:
    http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en...7-4248009.html

    among them:
    I bought this server; less than 22w in idle, quiet and much faster than the Intel counterpart (atom).
    Looks like it will do the job well as a standalone server and for £140 after the cashback it looks like a bargain. Really need to sort something out I sit here while I copy my entire music and video collection to an external drive thanks to a virus...

    I want a standalone server to give me added security to prevent this happening again, but it must be run the squeezebox server quickly and be low consumption when idle.
    Source: Squeezebox 3, Thorens TD160 Super Turntable, SME 3009 arm with a Linn K9 cart.
    Amp/Speakers: Meridian M30, Thorens Restek Pre-amp
    Phones: Grado SR-60s
    Headphone Amp: Pro-ject Headbox II
    HP Proliant Microserver running WHS 2011 & Squeezebox Server

    http://www.last.fm/user/chn68b

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    I've just ordered this now and it'll be arriving tomorrow, at £240 with £100 cashback I think its a bit of a bargain.

    It will also be hosting my photos and videos, so now, what do I install on it? Windows Home Sever, Freenas, Vortexbox?
    Source: Squeezebox 3, Thorens TD160 Super Turntable, SME 3009 arm with a Linn K9 cart.
    Amp/Speakers: Meridian M30, Thorens Restek Pre-amp
    Phones: Grado SR-60s
    Headphone Amp: Pro-ject Headbox II
    HP Proliant Microserver running WHS 2011 & Squeezebox Server

    http://www.last.fm/user/chn68b

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    If anyones interested, the hp works a treat with the squeezebox server on vortexbox. At £140 with the discount, this could well be the cheap solution we've been waiting for. Its very responsive.
    Last edited by chn68b; 2011-03-18 at 11:41.
    Source: Squeezebox 3, Thorens TD160 Super Turntable, SME 3009 arm with a Linn K9 cart.
    Amp/Speakers: Meridian M30, Thorens Restek Pre-amp
    Phones: Grado SR-60s
    Headphone Amp: Pro-ject Headbox II
    HP Proliant Microserver running WHS 2011 & Squeezebox Server

    http://www.last.fm/user/chn68b

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    Hi there, just a quick question or two. Does this wake on lan and have you measured power consumption

    steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevecross View Post
    Hi there, just a quick question or two. Does this wake on lan and have you measured power consumption

    steve
    Hi, with Vortexbox I can turn the server on and off via the squeezebox remote, the server has wake on lan functionality.

    I've just wiped the drive and re-installed vortexbox with a power consumption monitor attached. During installation (running the dvd drive and installing) the server was using 35w. Rebooted and with the Squeezebox server running and it had dropped down to 30w. I'm yet to put it into sleep mode as I'm in the process of copying some test cd's across, but will update soon
    Last edited by chn68b; 2011-03-20 at 15:11.
    Source: Squeezebox 3, Thorens TD160 Super Turntable, SME 3009 arm with a Linn K9 cart.
    Amp/Speakers: Meridian M30, Thorens Restek Pre-amp
    Phones: Grado SR-60s
    Headphone Amp: Pro-ject Headbox II
    HP Proliant Microserver running WHS 2011 & Squeezebox Server

    http://www.last.fm/user/chn68b

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    right, in sleep mode the server was consuming just 3w.

    so powerconsumption:

    on installation of OS with dvd drive running = 35w
    running squeezebox server = 30w
    sleep = 3w
    Source: Squeezebox 3, Thorens TD160 Super Turntable, SME 3009 arm with a Linn K9 cart.
    Amp/Speakers: Meridian M30, Thorens Restek Pre-amp
    Phones: Grado SR-60s
    Headphone Amp: Pro-ject Headbox II
    HP Proliant Microserver running WHS 2011 & Squeezebox Server

    http://www.last.fm/user/chn68b

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    could you post a pic please? also, how snappy is it, is the mobo/cpu combination quick enough to do a decent job serving and scanning a library of around 140k tracks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by audiomuze View Post
    could you post a pic please? also, how snappy is it, is the mobo/cpu combination quick enough to do a decent job serving and scanning a library of around 140k tracks?
    I've just copied across 4600 music files, mostly flac and that took just over 5 minutes to scan. Navigating around Squeezecentre almost as fast as you can push the buttons. Its a dual core processor with 1Gb of memory. Of course, having the OS as Vortexbox built on Fedora, its using far fewer resources anyway, which speeds things up a great deal too.
    Source: Squeezebox 3, Thorens TD160 Super Turntable, SME 3009 arm with a Linn K9 cart.
    Amp/Speakers: Meridian M30, Thorens Restek Pre-amp
    Phones: Grado SR-60s
    Headphone Amp: Pro-ject Headbox II
    HP Proliant Microserver running WHS 2011 & Squeezebox Server

    http://www.last.fm/user/chn68b

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