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Old May 9, 2014, 07:05 PM
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Just did some digging and found a amazing deal on a 2U Rack server.
Its chraper then building my own and I can toss in decent amount of ram change out fans modd here there.
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Old May 9, 2014, 07:13 PM
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Keep in mind shipping is $115.55USD as well.
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Old May 9, 2014, 07:25 PM
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Yeah seen that but I bought a Qnap yrs back was $699 empty from ncix. And it Barely managed 20 mb transfers. This one looks to be alot faster and workable.
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Old May 9, 2014, 07:36 PM
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Yeah seen that but I bought a Qnap yrs back was $699 empty from ncix. And it Barely managed 20 mb transfers. This one looks to be alot faster and workable.
You could easily get a NAS now that is just as much if not cheaper and have way better speeds.
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Old May 9, 2014, 07:43 PM
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Well this has duel xeons and I have hdds sitting waiting. Plus its actually got server hardware.
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Well this has duel xeons and I have hdds sitting waiting. Plus its actually got server hardware.
The processor does absolutely nothing for network speeds nor will the server hardware.
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Old May 9, 2014, 08:27 PM
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Damn here I thought this lil server would be amazing with all its server hardware. I could put a Intel server nic in it. Oh well ill wait see what these were used for.
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Old May 9, 2014, 08:40 PM
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Thats not a bad price, a Synology 4 bay NAS is around $600. CPU DOES matter if you start to team and setup drive caching. This thing would beat the pants off a regular small business NAS. Before you buy I would check for drive size limitations, can you stick in 4TB drives etc. What is the RAID card, limitations? Personally two NICs for teaming will be a perk as well. The reason this is so cheap is this server in a data center is worthless. 2U server hardware this old is cheaper to dump and use half the space for more power and less rack rent costs.

Shipping would also be a concern as well.

If there is any drive size limitations just walk away dont even look at buying.
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Old May 10, 2014, 01:28 AM
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Read on ocn guy bought one stuck 4x4TB nas drives in it. Raid card ill toss one in if one it has is crap. I could just use this Lsi one for drives. I figure itd be nice to have actual server hardware I can mod as needed. Asked seller a few key questions and it will fit role I have set for it. Just wanted to share a good find and ask more experienced server operator's opinion on this.
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You'll also need to pay brokerage fees if its coming from the US. The pics shown dont show space for expansion slots, are you sure they will take an external card?
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