Best Price Review - HP Micro G7 N40L Nhp Us Svr
This is truly a great little server.
I had far too many problems with my previous Windows Home Server (dedicated WHS Acer box with an Atom CPU): skipping videos, remote access issues, and other troubles like no direct VGA port to view what's going on.
The set-up was easy, adding RAM and a DVD drive were a total breeze. The new HP box booted up, I installed WHS, and haven't had to think much about it since.
I'm currently running with 14Tb (a PCI-E card + (2) 4-bay Sans Digital JBODs) and this box is quiet and runs cooler than the external drive boxes. I've experienced no problems with skipping, and that's with the server also running other processes, like podcatching, u-torrent client, and TiVo trasnfer/recoding.
Full disclosure - I work for HP, but in the printer division, so I bought this as a consumer. In all honesty, this server makes me proud to be an HP'er... it's a well-designed, well-made, solid performer.