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    What are the largest sized Hard Drives that can be fitted in these? I'v eread the specs and talked to someone who has one and I'm confused! Is it 500 Mb per drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveBeazley View Post
    What are the largest sized Hard Drives that can be fitted in these? I'v eread the specs and talked to someone who has one and I'm confused! Is it 500 Mb per drive?
    http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/q.../12704_na.html

    that should help

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    A price then...

    Any chance of a quote on one with 4 GB Ram and 4 x 500 Mb Drives.

    Many thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveBeazley View Post
    What are the largest sized Hard Drives that can be fitted in these? I'v eread the specs and talked to someone who has one and I'm confused! Is it 500 Mb per drive?
    I have 2 x 1.5TB in mine, room for 4 drives (screws are behind the front bezel which is removed for dive installation anyway).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveBeazley View Post
    Any chance of a quote on one with 4 GB Ram and 4 x 500 Mb Drives.

    Many thanks
    Will send you a PM shortly

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveBeazley View Post
    What are the largest sized Hard Drives that can be fitted in these? I'v eread the specs and talked to someone who has one and I'm confused! Is it 500 Mb per drive?
    I don't think HP would sell that many of these servers if you could only install 62.5 MB hard drives in them.

    As mentioned above, it has room for four SATA HDDs (or SAS if you get a suitable RAID card) so you could install 4 x 2TB WD20EADS hard drives if you wanted to.

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    Just a heads up - I was hoping to buy these servers in order to use as exceptionally good value quad core powerful workstations, but unfortunatly HP are one step ahead - no sound card, no drivers for Win XP or Vista

    Plan officially scuppered.

    Butuz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    I don't think HP would sell that many of these servers if you could only install 62.5 MB hard drives in them.

    As mentioned above, it has room for four SATA HDDs (or SAS if you get a suitable RAID card) so you could install 4 x 2TB WD20EADS hard drives if you wanted to.
    Then why do the specs quote:

    "Internal Drive Support:

    * 4 HDD Support:
    o 2TB SATA max storage (utilizing 500GB CTO HDD)"

    or am I misreading something?

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    Steve. Since CTO stands for 'Configure To Order', I think that just means the largest hard drive HP will sell you is 500GB. I don't see any reason why they would place a limit on the maximum size of third-party HDDs. Also, given the price of the ML115 I doubt anyone will be buying HP validated drives to go with it since they propably cost more than the server itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Steve. Since CTO stands for 'Configure To Order', I think that just means the largest hard drive HP will sell you is 500GB. I don't see any reason why they would place a limit on the maximum size of third-party HDDs. Also, given the price of the GL115 I doubt anyone will be buying HP validated drives to go with it since they propably cost more than the server itself.
    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Thats much clearer now I know what CTO stands for!

    And I too had thought about using one as a workstation..

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    Regarding using it as a desktop PC, could you not just get a cheap PCI sound card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Regarding using it as a desktop PC, could you not just get a cheap PCI sound card?
    I'd thought about that - actually sound doesn't bother me, I'd want it for photo editing stuff.

    Theres a useful thread here HP Proliant ML115 G5 Windows XP install work run

    Though I'm not convinced of it's graphic abilities..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveBeazley View Post
    I'd thought about that - actually sound doesn't bother me, I'd want it for photo editing stuff.

    Theres a useful thread here HP Proliant ML115 G5 Windows XP install work run

    Though I'm not convinced of it's graphic abilities..
    Cheers for that - I did fathom that Nvidia actually did HP drivers on its website even though HP don't - but the motherboard drivers are not quite right, there were two unidientified bits of hardware in device manager that the nforce driver did not cure. ACtual CPU perfomance was good - but graphic performance on XP was terrible, e.g if you did something strenuous the mouse would actually stutter.

    IT was all fine on Windows 2003 thouough. Seems to be to be purposefully castrated by HP on XP as the low end servers like this totally outperform and undercut HP's desktops

    Butuz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butuz View Post
    Just a heads up - I was hoping to buy these servers in order to use as exceptionally good value quad core powerful workstations, but unfortunatly HP are one step ahead - no sound card, no drivers for Win XP or Vista

    Plan officially scuppered.

    Butuz
    Ive made them into XP PCs before, do as you have done, manual driver hunting and then stick in a PCI VGA Card and a PCI Sound Card and voilla you have a very decent Quad Core Desktop PC for less than HP will charge for one The missing hardware if I remember rightly was server works kinds of stuff so wouldn't worry about it.

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    Hi,

    Do you have any of these left please? Is the offer still on? You say you can fit 4 drives in how empty floppy bays are there? Also how many Sata power connectors on the power supply please?

    Many Thanks

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