I’ve recently unpacked my HP N40L Microserver and, as always, I’m a happy HP customer. I’m going to use this low cost server to build my own lab and I’ll write in this blog about my experiences and tests.

This is the first post, so maybe you’ll find this information useful. My HP N40L came with 2 GB of DDR3 ECC RAM Memory. I purchased a Kingston non-ECC 4 GB RAM module and… now I have 6 GB. I know, I know, I would not mix ECC and non-ECC RAM in a production environment, and yes!, it’s a better idea to use the same memory size in both memory banks to improve performance, but… non-ECC RAM was cheaper :-D.

See ya!


2 thoughts on “Hi!

    • n40lab says:

      Hi Kolmis. Honestly, I can´t find any difference against using a headless workstation for my first lab experiences. I chose the N40L because it’s a small, silent and affordable server and I’ve had good experiences with the Proliant server family. It has room for four 3.5 inch SATA hard drive and an on-board RAID controller, which is good if I decide to use it for NAS testing later.


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