HP Proliant Micro Server

Hi

We are using this product (HP Proliant Micro Server) - we want to get sound out of it using speakers. However this product does not have a sound card. It uses USB connection only at the moment. It also looks like it doesn't really use a normal sound card if you look at the specs. What would you recommend we use (Sound cards) or usb sp adaptor?? Do you get speakers that have usb input/output??

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13716_na/13716_na.HTML
shaunwinginAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Creative Labs manufactures an external sound card which uses USB with external and internal inputs.

Warning, the HP Proliant Microservers are fussy about what internal PCI express cards will function, so I would recommend creative labs usb solution for your supported OS.
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Scott CSenior Systems EnginerCommented:
I'd go with a sound card.  This keeps as much hardware as possible inside of the server.  With a USB adapter sticking out you run the risk of bumping it and snapping it off or worse, damaging the USB port on your server.

Make sure whichever way you go there are drivers available for your card or USB adapber.

I'm not sure what you mean "speakers that have USB input/output".  Any speakers should work as long as the jack fits.

If you decide to go with a card make sure it will fit.  That machin has half-heigh/half-width expansion slots.
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shaunwinginAuthor Commented:
I'm not sure what you mean "speakers that have USB input/output".  Any speakers should work as long as the jack fits.

Meant by this: effectively an external USB sound card - that plugs into the USB port and has 3.5mm jack output to drive speakers or that has built in speakers.
We in South Africa. Please direct us ot some devices like this available here.

That machin has half-heigh/half-width expansion slots.
Please give exact specs so that we can ask manufacturers for the correct card. Can you send some examples of these please.
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shaunwinginAuthor Commented:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, that's the USB device by Creative Labs.
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shaunwinginAuthor Commented:
Are there any cheaper makes - with the same specs?

 hanccocka - We using Windows 7, Do you have any examples of what these low profile PCI express cards look like and the exact name so i can source it here in South Africa.

Thanks
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
PCI express cards will give you issues.

I believe Creative Labs is maybe the only manufacturer of USB sound cards.
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shaunwinginAuthor Commented:
I understand - the reason why i am asking to see some PCI express cards is that i think most of our suppliers will have that in stock rather than the usb sound card - because i am based in South Africa. Doing my research after the information you've given me, i did my research to try and source this unique usb product but had no luck.
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shaunwinginAuthor Commented:
Say,

 hanccocka - We using Windows 7, Do you have any examples of what these low profile PCI express cards look like and the exact name so i can source it here in South Africa.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
they are just called low profile PCI express sound cards.

Startech is one brand.
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shaunwinginAuthor Commented:
Yes but do you know of sizes that will fit into that Micro Proliant Server??
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shaunwinginAuthor Commented:
Remenber this a small device

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, we are familiar with the HP ProLiant Microserver, we have over 20+.

You need a low profile device, that's the standard.
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