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This review is from: HP ProLiant ML10 v2 Tower Server System i3-4150 3.5 GHz 8 GB RAM 500GB SATA 7.2K
iLO4 remote control
Easy setup once you figure it out.
Cons: No Quicksync support for my HTPC as HP uses the Matrox video instead and cut off the integrated iGPU and can't gain access to quicksync. Video encoding takes forever now. Went from 7-10 minutes to over 30-60 minutes.
iLO4 remote advanced access cost a yearly subscription. You can apply for a 60-day advanced key.
Warranty was expired when it arrived. Apparently the warrant starts the day HP sends it to Newegg. Mine sat too long at newegg and had to call and they straightened it all out.
Other Thoughts: Omnce you get everything figured out it seems to work great. Took an egg off for having to pay fees for advanced features that should be free. Even the BIOS and certain drivers need the fees to be paid to get them. Very disappointed.
I didn't take a point off for quicksync. Not sure of quicksync would even be supported in the server C222 chipset anyway. Otherwise take off another egg. Now I can't use it for an HTPC server. Luckily I have other uses for it.
Pros: I put this i3-4130T my Q97 Asus motherboard for an HTPC/Win 7 Home server (Windows Home Server 2011 didn't support Media Center)
This i3-4130T runs at 3.1GHz on full load. Not sure why it's rated at 2.9GHz? Maybe to pad power saving stats of 35-watts? Not a con for me, so I didn't put in cons section, but may be a con for others.
Cons: No real cons. It is higher priced that the faster chips you can disable/lower features to get lower power rates. Probably lower than 35-watts. But you need a more expensive motherboard with the extra features to really get the most bang for the buck, but risk cpu instability. I just went with the T model for security reasons and just paid the extra.
Other Thoughts: Like others, I put my 4770 copper core heatsink on this for extra cooling. Not sure of any difference as I didn't measure. But normally Intel plans their cooler to run about 60ish on full load and this ones barely sees low 50s.
I put a video card (GTX 750 Ti) for basic 3d gaming for whenever I felt like playing on the big screen. But my quicksync stopped working. It turned out quicksync is disabled if nothing is plugged into the integrated motherboard video ports. I found a guide that lets you go to the screen resolution page and lets you drag the shaded out secondary monitor and pull it to the lower portion of the screen and it enables the VGA port and then quicksync works after installing integrated graphics driver.
This review is from: NETGEAR ProSAFE 8-Port Gigabit Smart Managed Switch (GS108T) - Lifetime Warranty
Pros: It works out of the box.
I was sent the updated GS108Tv2
Cons: It locked up randomly for the first year (bought on 6/9/2011) and finally stopped on some FW update and I haven't updated it since. If it ain't broke don't fix it!
Other Thoughts: I have been using this almost 5 years straight. I bought it to add more ports to my router. I finally have so many devices I am full up and need a bigger one. Maybe a 12-port, or possibly 24-port.
I had no clue what I weas buying at the time and it was advised I get a Smart switch so I said this was on sale and it was highly recommended.
Other than a few lockups when I first got it, it has been rock solid and has been dropped/knocked off the shelf so many times over the years, it's a wonder it still works.
I haven't messed with the software much and it apparently had all the acronyms that I needed it to have.
I was reluctant to spend this much for it, but it has turned out to be a wise investment.