HP ML310e Gen 8 - E3-1230v2, 8GB RAM, 4 3.5" bay (NK 4.0) - $169 OBO

HP ML310e Gen 8 - E3-1230v2, 8GB RAM, 4 3.5" bay

  • Specs via HP
  • Similar to NAS Killer 4.0
  • Intel Xeon E3-1230V2
    • 4C/8T
  • 4 hotswap 3.5" SAS/SATA bays (need SAS HBA for SAS HDD support)
    • Single SFF-8087 termination
  • 4 PCIe expansion slots

$169.95 OBO

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Dual x8’s. I think this is a really good deal

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Do you think this could be moved to a different case?

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Definitely not, unfortunately.

Well, just offered $150 and was accepted. I guess I have a server on the way…
First official server product purchase.
I should be able to throw in a spare HDD for boot and then use the 4 SATA hot swap bays for ZFS storage under Ubuntu, right? I’m thinking just a simple setup of samba shares and docker stack.
Total package is cheaper than buying the parts separately and it should just work. Happy days.

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You will be able to, but have you considered Unraid?

I’ve looked at Unraid and other solutions. I’d like to play around and see what works. I might end up with Proxmox or esxi. Free is my favorite price.

When I run out of disk space I plan on adding a DAS based on guides here.

Thanks for all you do JDM

Unraid does cost money, but ultimately it will save you even more. You can use differently sized drives in the array, and add drives one at a time. Not many other storage solutions let you do that, certainly not Proxmox.

Mine just arrived.

For anyone else who bought one, mine did not include drive caddys (one bay was empty, the other three were filled with blanks). I ordered a set of 4 here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Z77N2YC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1; hope these are the right ones.


Well, you’ll have to let us know if they are!

Update: these drive caddys work perfectly!

Thanks JDM for posting this deal!!

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Awesome! Have any pictures to share with us?

Yes! Did a writeup here: [Build Complete] HP ML310e Gen 8 (NAS Killer 4.0) + HP-290