Summary: For sale is a HP Proliant ML310 G5p small business server configured as a network media device. It operates perfectly and is configured to stream audio files to remote playback devices. With the addition of a sound card it can directly feed a DAC or external audio system. It was used to stream audio to networked devices via wired ethernet and WiFi. It was also directly interfaced with my primary audio system via a Xonar Essence STX-II sound card (highly recommended but not included) with outstanding results. The unit can also be configured as a simple NAS device and in numerous other ways. It will also work fine as a network video server. Note that this is not a consumer "desktop" PC but rather a small business server with industrial-grade components and hardware redundancy.
This sale also includes the music database on the machine (details below). Accordingly, the buyer can use the unit as-is or reconfigure the system to suit. Please read the description carefully, as this is an extremely flexible device and can be configured in many ways.
Media Collection: The buyer will receive the server's massive music collection consisting of ~2489 albums by ~909 artists. See foobar2000 screen shot. Music includes mostly rock, alternative and indie genres as well as some jazz and classical. These are mostly FLAC and m4a (AAC, ALAC) files
with some MP3's. The media collection will be wiped at buyer's request. A listing of the music is available on request (Artist/Album/Title as Excel file).
Operating Systems: The unit is currently running Windows 10 (not activated, buyer must install their own OS or activate Windows). It supports Windows Server OS's and most Linux builds. It will also run Free-NAS. Most consumer Windows versions will run as well.
Installed Software: foobar2000, CoolEdit Pro v2.1, Exact Audio Copy, Audacity, MusicBrainz Picard, RAR Extract Frog, VLC Media Player, Firefox, HP Array Config Utility, CC Cleaner, Rufus USB ISO mounter (see screenshot). Windows 10 accessories and tools are also installed.
Hard Drives: 3x 146GB 15k SAS + 5x 1TB 7.5k SATA (see picture). The unit is currently configured with 2 volumes. The 146GB drives comprise a fast RAID 1 array with live spare for the OS and applications. The second volume is a 3TB RAID 5 array with live spare for media storage. See screen shots. This configuration can be easily changed.
Hard Drive Controller: HP P400 Smart Array, including 256Mb battery-backed write cache. The P400 allows for extremely flexible hardware RAID configuration independent of OS and supports RAID 1, 1+0, 5 and 6 (ADG).
CPU: Xeon X3370, 4 cores, 3.0Ghz
RAM: 8Gb (max supported RAM)
NICs: 10/100/1000Mb x2
Video: Nvidea GE Force 8400 GS card installed. The ML310 G6p also has an onboard video card.
Optical drive: DVD R-W
Expansion slots: 1 PCI-X, 4 PCIe (8x)
Other: Unit has double, redundant power supplies.
Please contact me with specific questions. Shipment will be by UPS ground within 3 days of purchase.