Dell CS23-SH 1U Server Dual Xeon L5410 Quad Core 2.33GHz 16GB RAM 1TB SATA HDD EBAY/charlescomputers:  USED @ £279.90
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Dell CS23-SH 1U Server Dual Xeon L5410 Quad Core 2.33GHz 16GB RAM 1TB SATA HDD EBAY/charlescomputers: USED @ £279.90

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Found 28th Aug 2012
Dell PowerEdge CS23-SH 1U Server/ Used

Twin (2) x Xeon Quad Core L5410 CPUs
8 x 2.33GHz total processing power
16GB RAM and 1TB (1,000GB) SATA hard drive
Upgradeable to massive 128GB RAM -16 DIMM slots
and 3 x 4TB (12,000GB) SATA HDD - 3 Hot plug caddies
Intel S5400SF motherboard & Delta TDPS-600CBC PSU

This comes with a 7 Day money back guarantee & 30 day RTB Warranty

Below is the same server with 4GB ram & 250GB HDD for £100 less

ebay.co.uk/itm…%26

68 Comments

Nice deal!

This thing sounds like it could power the death star, but seeing as i lost my last one thanks to a,problem with a small thermal exhaust port, what other uses could I have for one of these?

Not good as a file sever max hdd you can install is 3 aka 3x4tb HDD =12tb looks good for VMware

this costs 700 dollars just for the processor???, could i use this as a normal computer??? looks pretty cool if one can

Great deal, I didn't understand why this was cold initially

I dont think this will run solitare, will it?

I wonder how much this will cost to run for a year, other than that I'd be in!

cykb

Not good as a file sever max hdd you can install is 3 aka 3x4tb HDD =12tb … Not good as a file sever max hdd you can install is 3 aka 3x4tb HDD =12tb looks good for VMware


- well it has a VGA socket as well as PS/2 keyboard and mouse, so from that perspective strictly speaking why not, (wouldn't have thought the graphics chipset was up to a great deal though) the main problem is that desktop operating systems probably won't 'see' all the processor cores - as someone mentioned previously, this is essentially a virtualisation host. - Also - doesn't come with an operating system. In some ways you'd be as well looking at a cheap laptop - at least it comes with a screen and keyboard.

Esx + xenapp? X2 for load balancing?

rza89

this costs 700 dollars just for the processor???, could i use this as a … this costs 700 dollars just for the processor???, could i use this as a normal computer??? looks pretty cool if one can



Dont see why not, keep in mind this is a refurb aka used

Intel® Server Board S5400SF
Tested hardware, memory, and operating system list

intel.com/sup…htm

rza89

this costs 700 dollars just for the processor???, could i use this as a … this costs 700 dollars just for the processor???, could i use this as a normal computer??? looks pretty cool if one can



ebay.co.uk/itm…f50

stupid question but how do you power these. ie is the a separate power supply needed ?
update on my stupid comment: the is a 3 pin power cord socket.
Edited by: "7iain7" 29th Aug 2012

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perfect as a desktop replacement

Good server but a bit slow to host cutting edge apps but if you are happy with clustering fantastic

These bad boys are very loud :P
Wouldnt make a very good home pc which makes sense seeing as they are servers to go in a rack.

If you need a cheap rack for this get this from Ikea:

wiki.eth-0.nl/ind…ack

This is hot deal for someone in IT who home works or something. You can then rack it nicely in a LackRack
wiki.eth-0.nl/ind…ack
Would be a bit loud but perfect in garage or something. That and a UPS and you could do some hosting from home oO

Putting sensible hat on, the L5410 appears to have a benchmark of around 3000 on Passmark. There are two of them giving around "6000" processing power. This is around the same processing power of a ML110 G7 with the E3-1220 processor (6365). My E3-1220 takes around 23-30 watts on idle so is very cheap to run. Not sure what these idle and run at but with a dual processor its going to be a bit more than that.

The ram upgradability is a big bonus.

Other Dell rack servers I've owned have had very loud fans so not suitable for desktop use - worth double checking how loud this is before you decide to try and use it as a desktop.

Seems a reasonable machine for the money but I'd still go for the ML110 over this if I didn't need a zillion GB of ram.

Just built a home server with a AMD 3670k because i had the HDD knocking about as my NAS failed and also had the ram lying around so only paid for board case CPU total cost around £160 for those 3 parts, i would of been interested in this as its a rack mount so because of the size you can pretty much put it anywhere so long as its fairly cool in there. This bad boy would have some real grunt for the home especially loaded with 12tb of HDD space and a Data centre edition of windows.

Hot

Be warned this server is noisy as hell, blade servers have small fans that mean they spin faster and are therefore noisy.

This deal is very misleading, the title states 8x2.33 Ghz, implying there are 8 processors, just becuase a computer has 2/4/8/12 cores, you DO NOT just multiply the frequency. Please change the title, other than that, it's a hot deal

jpor1

Be warned this server is noisy as hell, blade servers have small fans … Be warned this server is noisy as hell, blade servers have small fans that mean they spin faster and are therefore noisy.



This isn't a blade server (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blade_server)? This is a standard rackmount 1U server (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/19-inch_rack).

It will be rather noisy as generally rackmounts are - apparently this is quieter than most though.

Good deal this, you'll need to buy a dell rackmount rail kit if you want to rack mount it though - thankfully they're one of the most common rack mount kits now.

very nice!

The RAM is ancient DDR2-667

IT's 2nd hand

It only hold 3 hard drives (!)

CPUs are only 2.33Ghz and is ancient.

Will eat power like no tomorrow.



....There isn't a use for this in any normal person's house.

ghd765

This deal is very misleading, the title states 8x2.33 Ghz, implying there … This deal is very misleading, the title states 8x2.33 Ghz, implying there are 8 processors, just becuase a computer has 2/4/8/12 cores, you DO NOT just multiply the frequency. Please change the title, other than that, it's a hot deal


Clearly you've never used ESXi

jpor1

Be warned this server is noisy as hell, blade servers have small fans … Be warned this server is noisy as hell, blade servers have small fans that mean they spin faster and are therefore noisy.



Couldn't give a stuff, it will be 30 mile away at datacenter.

Need some new servers for a new rack, 4 of these and a couple of those HP microservers would be awesome.
Does having twin physical CPUs make a difference to licencing with SQL / win server? I have bispark licences, no AD server.

Anyone know any good deals on hardware firewalls for about 2000 concurrent connections?

jaydeeuk1

Couldn't give a stuff, it will be 30 mile away at datacenter.Need some … Couldn't give a stuff, it will be 30 mile away at datacenter.Need some new servers for a new rack, 4 of these and a couple of those HP microservers would be awesome. Does having twin physical CPUs make a difference to licencing with SQL / win server? I have bispark licences, no AD server.Anyone know any good deals on hardware firewalls for about 2000 concurrent connections?


Are you really asking for corporate technology advice on HOTUKDeals AND buying second hand Dell servers AND considering micro servers?

LOL.

cykb

Not good as a file sever max hdd you can install is 3 aka 3x4tb HDD =12tb … Not good as a file sever max hdd you can install is 3 aka 3x4tb HDD =12tb looks good for VMware



Perfectly fine as a file server if you don't need more than 12TB, it wasn't that long ago that 2GB disks were the maximum size available so you'd have needed 6 slots. Not that for a basic file server would this make any sense with the HP microservers.

mike

I have a couple of these (only older) and they sound like a Jet Engine when they start up. They do quieten a bit once they get going but not a great deal. These are no good for home use because of this (as I learnt to my expense).

PS They are excellent for VMWare.

Feeling nervous after ordering now so putting it out there now - I might sell mine if its not right for me.
So let me know if you'd be interested in this even cheaper!

This is a decent buy, but not for everyone.

You'd be daft to try and use this as a desktop replacement - too noisy and cumbersome.

If you want it as a media server there are better options - as a rough rule of thumb it will cost you £1 per year per Watt of power consumption to leave it running continually, so you'll save money with a small form factor microserver or NAS drive.

Where it's ideal is for someone who wants to do some more serious computing from home. If you are studying for some qualifications, want to mess around with multiple Operating Systems on virtual machines or any other "real work" then it's potentially a bargain. It would even be ok to run a small business on.

Basically if you don't know exactly what it is and how it would be useful for you, don't be tempted to buy it just because it's cheap.

Suited for people who specifically want rackmount servers. In 1U form, it will be very noisy as mentioned so not suitable for a desktop replacement.

Anyone know if this is good for server 2008?

dLockers

Are you really asking for corporate technology advice on HOTUKDeals AND … Are you really asking for corporate technology advice on HOTUKDeals AND buying second hand Dell servers AND considering micro servers?LOL.



Have you seen my budget? £1000 , inc licences...

This uses fully buffered DIMMS. They run super hot (i.e they'll burn you) and use a lot of power per DIMM. This server technology is the same as the first generation Mac Pro's. As an example, my Mac Pro used in excess of 300w at idle with 2 CPUs, 8 DIMMS, and a large graphics card.

It probably dates from around 2006-7.

oh I like this one. I use a fair bit of VMs using VBox, but what OS can I install on this rack? All I can think of is Win2008R2 with hyperV, but is there a linux version?

robjw_2001

This uses fully buffered DIMMS. They run super hot (i.e they'll burn you) … This uses fully buffered DIMMS. They run super hot (i.e they'll burn you) and use a lot of power per DIMM. This server technology is the same as the first generation Mac Pro's. As an example, my Mac Pro used in excess of 300w at idle with 2 CPUs, 8 DIMMS, and a large graphics card.It probably dates from around 2006-7.



The CPU inside was released Q1 2008 so probs about 4 years old.

....You guys do realize you are buying a 4 year old computer, that has it's main use in mission critical type stuff....nah thought not

For 99% of people who checkout HUKD all the functions they have in mind for this could be done by a HP Microsever, and done better and for less than half the price, and less than a quarter of the power use, a quarter of the noise, a quarter of the size....you get my drift.

To the few mentioning use in a data center....year right with 3 hard drive slots.

It does have some VMware use, that is true. But how many people who have posted here even know what a VM is?

i know what a VM is

robo989

The CPU inside was released Q1 2008 so probs about 4 years old.....You … The CPU inside was released Q1 2008 so probs about 4 years old.....You guys do realize you are buying a 4 year old computer, that has it's main use in mission critical type stuff....nah thought not :pFor 99% of people who checkout HUKD all the functions they have in mind for this could be done by a HP Microsever, and done better and for less than half the price, and less than a quarter of the power use, a quarter of the noise, a quarter of the size....you get my drift.To the few mentioning use in a data center....year right with 3 hard drive slots.It does have some VMware use, that is true. But how many people who have posted here even know what a VM is?

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