Hewlett Packard G7 N54L reviews

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+ This server has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on reliability.

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9.1 out of 10 based on 538 reviews.
Mini Server, 2.2 GHz See full product description

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Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Very good product not had it long but so far so good. Customised it running 6 drives with 16gb ram.
Bad points:
Standard ram a bit low should be at least 4gb. Needs a graphics card
Overall rating 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Feb 2014

Justin, Slough

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Cheapest NAS you're going to find.

Can use it for a lot of cool purposes like a media server and downloading station

Pretty quiet
Bad points:
No 2.5 inch hard drive bays, only 3.5

The cashback service is really sloooow
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Feb 2014

Justin, maidstone, kent

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Very good value for money with the £100 cashback offer. Performance is perfect for home use!
Bad points:
Could use just one more PCI slot :(
Overall rating 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Feb 2014

Andrew, Cheltenham

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Cheap and effective. Doesn't do anything flashy but then you're not paying for that. Worked straight out of the box and easy to install extra components if you need them.
Bad points:
Not necessarily a bad point but something I had an issue with, it has a half height PCI port which doesn't fit the shortened brackets so the extra video card with HDMI I installed is having to survive without a bracket so is a little loose.
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Feb 2014

David, Hungerford IT professional

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
A fantastic piece of kit, especially with the £100 cashback available until 30/06/2013 which brings the price down to around £90 - £110 depending where you buy it. HP often do cashbacks on their small servers, so there may be another one along in a minute.

Major plus points:

* Cheap
* Fast
* Quiet
* Small
* Well built

I bought mine as a PC rather than a server, and it does the job very well. Just add a £15 DVD drive and a £2 USB sound dongle, and install the OS of your choice (I used Windows 7 Pro 64bit but any recent Windows desktop or server OS or Linux variant will run ok) and you're away for a fraction of the price of anything comparable. It's no games machine, but perfect for general use.

The built-in Radeon 4200 graphics are fine for browsing and office use. The memory's upgradable to 16Gb, although the supplied 2Gb is more than adequate for the average home PC / server.
Bad points:
A bit cramped inside for doing upgrades. Adding HDDs is a piece of cake though.

No integrated sound, although this isn't particularly relevant if you're using it for a server as nature intended.
Overall rating 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Speed 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Noise level 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Jun 2013


Score 2.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
HP didn't honour the cashback
Overall rating 2.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Feb 2014

Simon, Ipswich

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Pretty good form-factor
Installed a DVD drive without much hassle
Bad points:
The unit could have been more compact - even when loaded with 4 HDDs and 1xDVD drive. This is a minor gripe though.
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Jun 2013

Product Features

Type Mini Server
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.2
Type of hard drive HDD

Manufacturer's Description

You have multiple versions of files floating around the company and maintaining control of document versions is becoming a challenge – there is no central data storage. You need to improve communication and work processes with employees or customers. You want to make sure that you can make the most of your existing computers and office equipment. The HP ProLiant MicroServer is a general purpose server that can provide a platform to organize and safeguard your business information, allow effective communication with customers and make the most of your existing office equipment and resources. The HP MicroServer is a cost effective starter server for businesses with less than 10 clients and it can take your business to the next level of productivity and efficiency.
Simple to Own and Easy to Use
• Server performance but at a PC price • Designed to make adding drives or peripherals a minimal effort • At a 22 dBA noise level, it is quiet for ergonomic working environments • Space-saving; ideal for the small office
Proven HP Dependability and Support
• HP conducts some of the most rigorous and thorough testing in the industry • System testing and process control ensures only the most dependable products • Worldwide network of HP trained service
Reliability and Expandability
• Error checking and correction (ECC) memory minimizes the likelihood of memory failures • RAID 0, 1 prevents data loss and ensures around the clock reliability • Up to four LFF SATA pluggable hard disks and up to 8 GB of RAM give you room to grow

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