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HP MicroServer Comparison

HP have just launched yet another in their series of Microservers… as a little task for myself, I created a comparison sheet of the three current models (N40L, N54L and the new Gen8), to see what the differences are. Please be aware that this is based on my requirements from the server, so i may not compare all aspects your interested in :)

MicroServer Comparison
N40L N54L Gen8
Power Supply 150 Watts Non-Hot Plug 150 Watts Non-Hot Plug 150 Watts Non-Hot Plug
CPU AMD Turion II Neo N40L (1.5 Ghz) K625 AMD Turion II Processor Model Neo N54L (2.20 GHz 15W 2MB) Intel Celeron G1610T (2.3Hz/2-core/2MB/35W) Processor or Intel Pentium G2020T (2.5GHz/2-core/3MB/35W) Processor
CPU Cores 2 2 2
Chipset AMD RS785E/SB820M AMD RS785E/SB820M Intel C204 Chipset
Cache Memory Champlain (45nm) L2 Cache: 2 x 1 MB; FPU Width: 128-bit 2x 1MB Level 2 cache 3MB (1 x 3MB) L3 Cache (Dual-core Pentium)  or 2MB (1 x 2MB) L3 Cache (Dual-core Celeron).
Memory 2 GB (1 x 2GB) 2 GB (1 x 2GB) 2GB (1 x 2GB) PC3-12800E DDR3 UDIMM
Max Memory 8 GB 8 GB 16 GB
Memory Type PC3-10600E Unbuffered DDR3 ECC @ 800MHz PC3-10600E unbuffered DDR3 ECC operating at 800MHz DDR3 Unbuffered (UDIMM)
DIMM Slots 2 2 2
Disks Inc 1 x 250GB 1 x 250GB None
Graphics Onboard AMD HD4200 VGA 128MB 1920×1200 @ 60hz 128MB shared supporting 1920×1200 @ 60Hz Integrated Matrox G200 video standard
Network Connections 1 1 2
Network Speed 1GB 1GB 1GB
Onboard USB 1 1 1
Expansion Slots 1 x PCI-e x16 and 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 1 x PCI-e x16 and 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 Low Profile
iLO Optional Optional HP iLO (Firmware: HP iLO 4)

HP MicroServer N40L – Where have you gone

My good friends, any techies amongst you will realize that HP were doing something very impressive recently (and when i say recent i mean fro the last 3 years). They were making a MicroServer, complete with PSU, HDD, RAM and onboard CPU for less than £200… AND, on top of that, they had, what seemed like, a constant offer going to give you £100 cashback on this.

All this means that you were getting a fantastic little piece of kit for around the £98 mark, which all you had to add was an Operating System. Alas, the dream is over and HP has finally discontinued the reliable and brilliant N40L, to be replaced with the N54L, which for the sake of the number change, didnt change much else. The only substantial difference between the two is the use of a ‘slightly’ faster CPU, which doesnt really make much of a difference to the speed of the unit. But apparently makes all the difference to the price.

The N54L, starts off at the £279 (eBuyer), without any cashback offer on it… Thats a £200 bump in price, for a few Mhz, and it uses more power than the old model too, which means the small footprint ESX server market has dissipated, sad times.

Well, we can only hope for now that HP kick starts some form of promotion on this new model soon, cus im waiting to place my order :)

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