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HP WHS prices leaked

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  • blowdart

    http://www.wegotserved.co.uk/2007/08/20/hp-mediasmart-pricing-leaked-systems-listed-at-amazoncom/

    There will be 500Gb and 1Tb variants, with the following US pricing:

    500Gb HP MediaSmart EX470 (GG795AA#ABA) - $596 (£299)
    1Tb HP MediaSmart EX475 (GG796AA#ABA) $745 (£374)

    Both systems will be powered by a 64-bit (and therefore WHS v2 compatible) 1.8GHz AMD Sempron processor

    £374? I am so there next month.

  • Bas

    I'm buying. Wait, does Amazon even ship hardware overseas?

    Edit:

    Amazon wrote:

    Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.


    Sigh...

  • Massif

    blowdart wrote:
    http://www.wegotserved.co.uk/2007/08/20/hp-mediasmart-pricing-leaked-systems-listed-at-amazoncom/

    There will be 500Gb and 1Tb variants, with the following US pricing:

    500Gb HP MediaSmart EX470 (GG795AA#ABA) - $596 (£299)
    1Tb HP MediaSmart EX475 (GG796AA#ABA) $745 (£374)

    Both systems will be powered by a 64-bit (and therefore WHS v2 compatible) 1.8GHz AMD Sempron processor

    £374? I am so there next month.


    But that's a straight currency conversion! Surely they'll be adding extras onto that price. I'd be surprised if it actually went on sale here in the UK for less that £450.

    Then again, I'd love to be surprised, because keeping photos / videos and music available constantly across my Two PCs is becoming a headache. Not to mention backups, and all the other goodness.

  • tezzer

    Yep - I did do a straight conversion (for guidance more than anything else), and would also be astounded if HP didn't whack on a premium for the privilege of buying the system here in the UK.

    Terry
    We Got Served

  • Dr Herbie

    Massif wrote:
    
    blowdart wrote:
    http://www.wegotserved.co.uk/2007/08/20/hp-mediasmart-pricing-leaked-systems-listed-at-amazoncom/

    There will be 500Gb and 1Tb variants, with the following US pricing:

    500Gb HP MediaSmart EX470 (GG795AA#ABA) - $596 (£299)
    1Tb HP MediaSmart EX475 (GG796AA#ABA) $745 (£374)

    Both systems will be powered by a 64-bit (and therefore WHS v2 compatible) 1.8GHz AMD Sempron processor

    £374? I am so there next month.


    But that's a straight currency conversion! Surely they'll be adding extras onto that price. I'd be surprised if it actually went on sale here in the UK for less that £450.


    I'll bet 10p that the price will be £745 (the old 'swap the currency symbol' ploy).

    How much would this item add to a household electricity bill?  I'm never any good at figuring our power consumption.

    Herbie

  • W3bbo

    Dr Herbie wrote:
    How much would this item add to a household electricity bill?  I'm never any good at figuring our power consumption.


    Isn't it powered by a Celeron?

    I reckon my LAN's DC uses about 100W I think, maybe 150W when all the HDDs are wirring and the CPU's doing something (it's an AMD Sempron).

    My father reckons it costs about 20p a day to run, so about £73 a year. That's quite a bit, actually.

  • Bas

    W3bbo wrote:
    
    Isn't it powered by a Celeron?


    1.8GHz Sempron, according to Wegotserved.

    Dr Herbie wrote:
    
    I'll bet 10p that the price will be £745 (the old 'swap the currency symbol' ploy).


    I'm guessing €745 for the European market, too. Yay, customer trust.

  • Bas

    Dupe.

  • Dr Herbie

    W3bbo wrote:
    
    Dr Herbie wrote:
    How much would this item add to a household electricity bill?  I'm never any good at figuring our power consumption.


    Isn't it powered by a Celeron?

    I reckon my LAN's DC uses about 100W I think, maybe 150W when all the HDDs are wirring and the CPU's doing something (it's an AMD Sempron).

    My father reckons it costs about 20p a day to run, so about £73 a year. That's quite a bit, actually.


    Surprising, isn't it?  I do remember at my previous job that the electricity bills were truly shocking -- due to the server room (with air con).  Don't really want a server at home if it's going to add to the electricity bill.   Not until solar panels get a lot better and cheaper, anyway Wink


    Herbie

  • W3bbo

    Dr Herbie wrote:
    Not until solar panels get a lot better and cheaper, anyway


    Some company's got a new concept: photovoltaics integrated into standard roofing tiles. Each tile can give you 52W.

  • phreaks

    Does anyone know if WHS supports IIS?

    I can't seem to find anything detailing specific features.

  • W3bbo

    phreaks wrote:
    Does anyone know if WHS supports IIS?


    WHS runs IIS6, standard accross all NT5.2-based OSes.

  • Dr Herbie

    W3bbo wrote:
    
    Dr Herbie wrote:
    Not until solar panels get a lot better and cheaper, anyway


    Some company's got a new concept: photovoltaics integrated into standard roofing tiles. Each tile can give you 52W.


    Thanks for the link.  There was a government grant you could get to pay for half your roof if it used integrated solar, but I don't know if it's still available, plus you still have to pay several hundred (nearly 1K?) yourself. Was only really worth it if you already had to re-roof a building.
    Plus newer solar tech is more that twice as efficient.  I'm planning on waiting until the improvement rates level out a bit and the price drops some more, and I've got some money to spare.

    Herbie

  • phreaks

    W3bbo wrote:
    
    phreaks wrote:
    Does anyone know if WHS supports IIS?


    WHS runs IIS6, standard accross all NT5.2-based OSes.


    Great, thanks. So WHS is a mini different version of Win2k3 server ?

  • W3bbo

    phreaks wrote:
    
    W3bbo wrote:
    
    phreaks wrote:
    Does anyone know if WHS supports IIS?


    WHS runs IIS6, standard accross all NT5.2-based OSes.


    Great, thanks. So WHS is a mini different version of Win2k3 server


    It's a cut-down version of Windows Server 2003. They removed Active Directory and Domain Membership (which is just silly), then replaced them with that backup software and a Terminal Services Gateway suite (which will appear in WS2008)

  • Bas

    phreaks wrote:
    
    W3bbo wrote:
    
    phreaks wrote:
    Does anyone know if WHS supports IIS?


    WHS runs IIS6, standard accross all NT5.2-based OSes.


    Great, thanks. So WHS is a mini different version of Win2k3 server ?


    WHS is a certain flavor of Windows Server 2003, yes.

  • YearOfThe​LinuxDesktop

    blowdart wrote:
    http://www.wegotserved.co.uk/2007/08/20/hp-mediasmart-pricing-leaked-systems-listed-at-amazoncom/

    There will be 500Gb and 1Tb variants, with the following US pricing:

    500Gb HP MediaSmart EX470 (GG795AA#ABA) - $596 (£299)
    1Tb HP MediaSmart EX475 (GG796AA#ABA) $745 (£374)

    Both systems will be powered by a 64-bit (and therefore WHS v2 compatible) 1.8GHz AMD Sempron processor

    £374? I am so there next month.


    aren't those prices a bit inflated? a 500gb hard drive usually costs about 120$ and with the remaining money you could build a epia-based system that would consume far less current than a sempron (the new C7-m consumes about 0.1watt of power when idling!).

  • W3bbo

    YearOfTheLinuxDesktop wrote:
    aren't those prices a bit inflated? a 500gb hard drive usually costs about 120$ and with the remaining money you could build a epia-based system that would consume far less current than a sempron.


    Ah yes, but that money includes:

    • MFG's warranty
    • Support services (because home users will break this thing)
    • Quality hardware (HP isn't going to use a cheap £10 case to make this thing)
    • That fancy-shamcny drive mirroring lights indicator

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