Microserver gen8: a good (great?) home server

[EDIT: OpenIndiana-discuss concludes that the broadcom network chip is not supported on Solaris, but there is some interest. Also, to use 4 disks as storage, you may have to use the on-motherboard microSD chip, or the optical disk slot, to boot from. I'm using Linux and am very happy with it.]

HP made an amazing new Microserver, the gen8.

Intel. Haswell. Fanless (the CPU at least.) And it's as fast as my old 3GHz one.

Two NICs.


It's tiny and holds 4 disks (plus a tiny space for a 5th on top.)
I just turned off the built-in soft RAID.

This is a really good start for a home server. Recommend it.

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