Jump to content
XPEnology Community

HP Microserver Gen 8 Questions


Recommended Posts

Hi all,


This is a great forum!


Im thinking of buying a HP Microserver Gen 8 and installing XPEnology on it.

But i have some questions:


1. What are the maximum number of physical hard drives i can install

2. If to start off with i use four 3tb drives and one 300Gb (2.5 inch boot drive) and use SHR how much usuable storage will i have?

3. Is the server quick enough to stream 1080p (max 2 clients at any one time)


Many thanks



Link to comment
Share on other sites

1. There are four 3.5" bays and one spot for an optical or 2.5" drive


2. You use USB as a boot drive


3. Depends, direct play your only limited by the throughput of your network, transcoding it will do 1 x 1080p stream, two would be pushing it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thatnks for the reply.


What about schoondoggy's hard drive kit? Does it work? Is it worth installing this kit?


So any ideas then about the usable free space if i have 2tb 2.5 drive and four 3tb drives using synology hybrid raid?


Lastly is it worth buying WD Red's NAS HDD's or will normals HD's suffice?



Link to comment
Share on other sites

1. Never tried one, but pictures say yes. As for worth it, that depends on how many drives you want.


2. Dunno, I prefer RAID-5


3. Red's are most definitely a better option, but desktop drives will do the job, that's what I have in mine.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Create New...