Dell PowerEdge R200 Rack Server, 2.5GHz Quad Core, 2GB, 160GB - £514.65 inc - HotUKDeals
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Quad Core Intel Xeon X3320, 2.5GHz, 2x3MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB
Memory 2GB DDR2, 800MHz, 2x1GB Dual Ranked DIMMs
2x embedded Gigabit NICs
Optical Devices Internal SATA CD-RW/DVD-ROM Drive
Support Services 3Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day
Riser Card Riser with PCI-E Support (1xPCI-E x8 slot, 1x PCI-E x4 slot)
Factory Installed Operating System Not Included
1st Hard Drive 160GB SATA (7,200rpm) 3.5inch Hard
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#1
The saving is £389 + VAT.
Quidco = 5% which brings the price down to ~£495.

Some of the upgrades are reasonable value:

250GB HDD - £15 + VAT
Windows Small Business Server R2 SP2 2003, Standard Edition with 5 Client Licenses - £220.50 + VAT.

Price with these 2 upgrades is £791.36 or ~£760 after Quidco.

A 3 year warranty is always nice to see. :thumbsup:
banned#2
Wow! nice rack!
#3
SHOWMAN36
Wow! nice rack!

Oo er mrs. ;-)
#4
that's one very neat machine :) Wish I had enough space to get a rack in the house to mount these on
#5
Cold because it's a Dell and Dell don't make reliable servers, they just buy the cheapest parts available and fling it together. I reckon we have about a 1 in 5 failure rate when we put in Dell servers. Also, there's no RAID by default I think, so you'd need to add the price of a RAID controller in. Cheap trick. I learnt that one the hard way.
#6
jbp;2795842
Cold because it's a Dell and Dell don't make reliable servers, they just buy the cheapest parts available and fling it together. I reckon we have about a 1 in 5 failure rate when we put in Dell servers. Also, there's no RAID by default I think, so you'd need to add the price of a RAID controller in. Cheap trick. I learnt that one the hard way.


Depends on the machine, some of their servers are basically too cheap for their own good and not reliable but others are very good. I've worked with Dell servers which have been extremely reliable but I have suffered from companies purchasing cheap server machines with poor uptime.

John
#7
If anyone is in the right line of business, you can subscribe to the Microsoft Action Pack (MAPS) for £100+vat a year and get SBS2003 and a whole load of additional software (like Office, SQL server, 2003 Server, 2008 Server, etc).
The server is decent spec and actually better than the one I run SBS2003 on.
#8
jbp
Cold because it's a Dell and Dell don't make reliable servers, they just buy the cheapest parts available and fling it together. I reckon we have about a 1 in 5 failure rate when we put in Dell servers. Also, there's no RAID by default I think, so you'd need to add the price of a RAID controller in. Cheap trick. I learnt that one the hard way.


As commodity hardware they are fine.

I have seen nowhere near a one in 5 failure rate.
#9
why do you want a server in a house?
#10
owais
why do you want a server in a house?

colocate
#11
jbp
Cold because it's a Dell and Dell don't make reliable servers, they just buy the cheapest parts available and fling it together. I reckon we have about a 1 in 5 failure rate when we put in Dell servers. Also, there's no RAID by default I think, so you'd need to add the price of a RAID controller in. Cheap trick. I learnt that one the hard way.


We've currently got 3 Dell servers co-located for work - all PowerEdge with 8-12Gb RAM - not had any problems at all with them - think the only time they've been down in 2 years we've owned them is for Windows Updates or memory upgrades
#12
owais
why do you want a server in a house?


I've got a HP ML350 G5 quad-core server with 8Gb RAM running at home - I work from home so it hosts a number of virtual machines that I use for my work - it also runs uShare in a virtual machine for media-sharing to my XBOX360 plus a central shared drive - makes it easier for backups and cheaper than having 10 machines running in terms of power/space, plus if it goes down I have my virtual machines backed up on external disk so I can just run them from pretty much any other machine with no issues :)
#13
we've got 16 DELLs ranging from a small 1950 up to a couple of huge 8450s - all are extremely reliable and when there have been issues DELL's business support service has been 2nd to none! I would (and do!) recommend them to everyone.
#14
jbp
Cold because it's a Dell and Dell don't make reliable servers, they just buy the cheapest parts available and fling it together. I reckon we have about a 1 in 5 failure rate when we put in Dell servers. Also, there's no RAID by default I think, so you'd need to add the price of a RAID controller in. Cheap trick. I learnt that one the hard way.


Is your hosting environment outside? Had no more problems with Dells than with IBM, HP, etc.

More concerned about the fact it may only have 1 PSU... madness.
#15
owais
why do you want a server in a house?


For network file sharing, DHCP, security cameras, etc? I also work from home but having a server (or 4) is handy for sticking 6 hard drives inside, especially when 1TB drives are now sub-£70.
#16
wish the missus had a rack lke this
#17
thanks
have ordered 3 for spare room
got 20% off after phoning them
#18
owais
why do you want a server in a house?


Why not ?

We have 2 servers here at home ... neither one is Dell (thank God !! )
#19
jbp
Cold because it's a Dell and Dell don't make reliable servers, they just buy the cheapest parts available and fling it together. I reckon we have about a 1 in 5 failure rate when we put in Dell servers. Also, there's no RAID by default I think, so you'd need to add the price of a RAID controller in. Cheap trick. I learnt that one the hard way.


Your having a laugh I've worked with Dell servers and their very reliable.
#20
At my old place we supplied a mixture of FS, HP and Dell servers - the Dells always came out most reliable out of them all.

Had a Dell running at home for some time now, and never had even the slightest niggle.

good price for the server, voted hot :thumbsup:

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