How old is the server? – I have had it for about two years I bought it from my friend who had it for about a year.
Do you have the boxes and all bits for it?. – Only have the server it will be securely packed in an alternative box.
Is it noisy? – It’s only really noisy on boot then it quiets down.
What’s it like for transcoding? Not too sure as I have only used as a VMware box.
Can you confirm home many hds will fit in there please?. It has 4 bays for 3.5 inch HDD’s
Is there room to fit ssd’s etc in addition ? – You could certainly get a converstion kit and install an SSD in there.
Are there spare ports or esata ports? . No esata ports I’m afraid. Below should also help or for a full description click on this link.
Intel Xeon processor HP X3430 (2.40 GHz, 95 W, 8MB, 1333, Turbo 1/1/2/3)1
Intel 3420 chipset
PC3-10600E unbuffered DDR3 ECC up to 1333 MHz
Integrated 6 ports SATA controller (4 ports available for Hard Disks)3
64MB shared supporting all display resolutions up to 1600 x 1200 16 bpp @ 75 Hz
HP Half-Height SATA DVD-ROM Optical Drive ships standard
Micro ATX Tower (4U)