HP Microserver Gen8 compatibility list

By | October 24, 2017

As a big fan of the HP Microserver Gen8 (I own 3 of them in two locations) I compiled my own list of compatible hardware that I am using or used in building the servers.
I have to thank the good fan forums that I always consult previous of buying new hardware for my HP Microservers Gen8.
1. HomeServerShow HP Microserver Gen8 page
2. Hardwareluxx.de HP Microserver Gen8 page

Here is my list:


  • CPU: Intel Pentium G2020T, 2x 2.50GHz (original CPUs)(x3)
  • RAM

  • 669237-071 – 669237-071 HP 2GB (1X2GB) 2RX8 PC3-12800E MEMORY FOR GEN8
  • Kingston KVR1333D3E9S/8G RAM 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 ECC CL9 DIMM, 240-Pin
  • HBA

  • HP LSI 9217-4i4e 8-port SAS 6Gb/s RAID Card – interface cards/adapters
  • LSI SAS 9207-4i4e Host Bus Adapter Kit (4 Port Internal, 4 Port External, 6Gb/s SATA+ SAS, PCIe3.0 HBA)
  • HP External Cable SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) 4 Connections 1 m
  • SSD Hard-drives for OS in ODD enclosure

  • Crucial M500 240GB SATA 6 GB/s 2.5-inch Internal Solid State Drive – CT240M500SSD1
  • Samsung 256GB 830 SSD SATA 6GBPS 2.5 inch Basic Kit
  • Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB 2.5 inch Solid State Drive – Black
  • Biwin C6308 2.5 inch SATA MLC SSD SATAIII 64GB Solid State Hard Drive (64GB SATA 2.5 “) Black
  • SSD Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SATA-III 2.5 inch
  • MZ-75E250B/EU SSD Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SATA3 540/520MBs IOPS 97K
  • Storage Hard-drives

  • Hard disk WD Red 5TB SATA-III IntelliPower 64MB (WDC WD50EFRX-68M)(x4)
  • Hard disk WD Red 3TB SATA-III IntelliPower 64MB (WDC WD30EFRX-68E)(x4)
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive (ST31000528AS)(x2)
  • Seagate Barracuda ST3320620AS, 7200.10 – Hard drive – 320 GB – internal – 3.5″ – SATA-300 – 7200 rpm – buffer: 16 MB (x1)
  • Sound cards

  • Sound Card USB 5.1 Quer(x2)
  • Network cards

  • StarTech Dual Port Gigabit PCI Express Server Network Adapter Card(x1)
  • N600 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter (x2)
  • Rescue memory card/USB stick

  • Verbatim STORE N GO, 8GB
  • Network hardware

  • HP PS1810-8G – network switches (IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u, L2, Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000), Grey, 50/60 Hz, 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T) (x2)
  • UbiQuiti EdgeRouter, 5-port Router POE
  • Tenda PoE1300S(x1)
  • Backup hardware

  • HP PS1810-8G – network switches (IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u, L2, Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000), Grey, 50/60 Hz, 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T)(x1)
  • HPE LTO4 Ultrium 1760 SAS Ext Tape Drive(x1)
  • HP EH958B LTO-5 Ultrium 3000 SAS External Tape Drive(x1)
  • UPS

  • UPS nJoy Isis 1000L
  • UPS nJoy Isis 1500L
  • UPS nJoy Septu 600
  • UPS nJoy Isis 650L
  • UPS nJoy Septu 800
  • KVM

  • StarTech 4 Port Professional VGA USB KVM Switch with Hub
  • Other hardware/Cabling

  • Gembird 4-pin Molex Male – SATA Female + 4-pin Molex Female, 0.135m
  • Sourcingmap Rs232 DB9 to RJ45 Cat5 Ethernet Routers Network Adapter Cable
  • TRENDnet TU-S9 USB to RS-232 DB9 Serial Converter
  • Gembird UTP cat. 5E 0.5m albastru
  • Gembird VGA Female – VGA Male, 1.8m, negru
  • 4World USB 2.0 Male tip A – USB 2.0 tip B Male, 1.8m, negru
  • Anker Aluminium Hub Serie
  • VicTsing® Mechanical PC Gaming Keyboard 87 Keys Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with USB Cable, Key Cap Puller for Gaming Schreibkräfte etc – German Keyboard Layout
  • See also the following post where I describe the additional hardware of the environment Server Rack: Create your own low-cost rack console


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