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Dell PowerEdge SC440 Server Base Unit £291 inc £291.40

£291.40 @ Dell (Business)
First post, so be gentle :) I've just been shopping for a cheap server, and Dell have their bottom of the range model on offer atm - £426 down to £199 + VAT & shipping (= £248 + VAT or £291.40 inc) … Read More
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9y, 6m agoFound 9 years, 6 months ago
First post, so be gentle :)
I've just been shopping for a cheap server, and Dell have their bottom of the range model on offer atm - £426 down to £199 + VAT & shipping (= £248 + VAT or £291.40 inc)
Specs are what you'd expect for a bottom of the range model, and there's no OS included in the price, but you do get one year next business day onsite wanrranty included.
Specs:
Intel® Pentium ® Dual-Core E2160 at 1.8GHz, 1MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB
512MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz Memory (1x512MB single ranked DIMMs)
160GB, SATA, 3.5-inch, 7.200 rpm Hard Drive
48X DVD/CDRW Combo Drive
Onboard Broadcom® Gigabit Ethernet NIC
No RAID
No Floppy
No Modem
No UPS
No Tape Backup

A new Dell PowerEdge server for under £200 ex VAT - cheap enough that even I can afford one :D
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#1
Sounds like a PC to me. Voted cold from me.
#2
bbasra
Sounds like a PC to me. Voted cold from me.


So because you have absolutely no knowledge of something you vote it cold? Fantastic justification, no really :roll:
#3
lol....

i have plenty of Server Experience as i work in multiple Enterprise Data Centres. 1000+ Servers. :-)

For £291.40, the server is very limited! Unless you don't bump up the specs, you can buy a better spec PC.
#4
bbasra
lol....

i have plenty of Server Experience as i work in multiple Enterprise Data Centres. 1000+ Servers. :-)

For £291.40, the server is very limited! Unless you don't bump up the specs, you can buy a better spec PC.


Then you would know that the only difference between a server and a workstation is the software, not the hardware.
#5
Voted cold because, you could get a cheap Dell Vostro/Dell Inspiron computer which would have the same/better specs AND come with an operating system. Do a search on this Forum (dell vostro OR dell inspiron).
#6
Chiptivo
Then you would know that the only difference between a server and a workstation is the software, not the hardware.


What a load of rubbish.

The parts in a server go through more rigorous testing and there are lots of advantages like hot swappable cpu's and hard drives. I have used normal pc's and they are not as reliable if left on 24/7.
I think Dell still offer lifetime support on their servers, which is a bonus.

I would always say you need to decide how critical your data is when thinking about a server. Most people are more aware of backing up data, whether it be a raid set up or external hard drive.

That being said deal is warm, :)
#7
@chiptivo Not true and rubbish! how did you work that one out? Servers are much more expandable, better raid capabilities, more fans, expansion ports etc etc.

@siliconbits - i agree. Unless you add more ram, better processor and raid, no point in getting this as you can get a better pc for the price.

@mack11, i've seen servers fail HP AND DELL (DOA), what testing have been done on these. PC are as reliable however, servers have better failover, ie CPU, RAID, DUAL Power Supplies.
#8
no ECC Ram and no raid/scsi make this poor for a server :thumbsup:
#9
I actually meant the reliability and testing on the parts, of course everything can fail.

I have seen a brand new delivered Aston martin refuse to start :thumbsup:
#10
All of the value in this machine is in the motherboard. This is a great machine to keep headless and tucked away at home running fileserving duties. Its relatively quiet and reliable, has gigabit ethernet.... I'm pretty sure it supports ecc ram and should have some dell server monitoring utils. Plus it will be certified to run enterprise operating systems. shame its only a 300watt psu. I'm tempted.

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