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Just was curious as to who here is running a HP proliant N36/40/54L microserver or something like it. I have mine (N54L) and will be posting my build of it once I get some more parts in.
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I have 2 NL36's both with 5HDD's running Freenas like a boss. biggrin.gif
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Nice. I have WHS 2011 on the box right now, will reformat it once I get my SSD in for it and the raid card. Going to have 2x2tb and 2x1tb WD greens in it as storage, a 64gb SSD for the OS and I have a toshiba 750gb laptop drive for the network storage drive. I plan on getting two more 64gb SSD for the fast network drive and finally a BR burner for ripping my BR movies and burning hard backups.
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They are interesting. One of my customer's had one he brought into the shop as they got a worm on their network. It was pretty slow but they had replaced it with a server that is not Atom based.
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I have found that running WHS in "balanced" power mode seems to keep the CPU temps under 110f, where as if I run it full throttle it jumps to about 118-128f. I also have discovered that there is room under the mobo tray to install 2 thin SSDs and there is room under the optical drive and over the HDD cage to install two more 2.5" drives.
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post #6 of 6
Never had thermal problems with mine, and had them between to closets. I have installed a IBM M1015 in mine, that has boosted my speeds to near gigabit limits.
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