Two days ago my HP ProLiant MicroServer N40L arrived. Since I need more disk space I was looking for a good NAS solution. My first experiences with some of the common NAS vendors were not that great, most of the time the NAS was very very slow. Now this may has changed in the past years but still I prefer a mini server with a Windows OS.
That is where the HP ProLiant MicroServer and Windows Home Server 2011 meet, so I gave it a try. And guess what, it’s a great solution and it does exactly what I need. It stores files with a good performance, it’s quiet, it does not need a lot of power, let me stream content to my Xbox and enables me remote access to my data.
HP ProLiant MicroServer N40L
- HP ProLiant MicroServer N40L
- AMD Turion II NEO N40L 1.5GHz, 15W
- 4GB ECC DDR3 SDRAM
- 2x 2TB WD Caviar Green WD20EARX 5400 rpm, 64 MB Cache, 8,9 ms, SATA3
- Windows Home Server 2011
Now at the moment I use these two WD 2TB Disks in a RAID 1, and the N40L still offers space for two other drives.