dell power edge T20 server £126.99 ebuyer
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dell power edge T20 server £126.99 ebuyer

£126.99
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Found 5th Dec 2016Made hot 5th Dec 2016
Good price for a simple server


RAM
Memory Speed 1600 MHz
Installed Size 4 GB / 32 GB (max)
Technology DDR3 SDRAM - ECC
Effective Memory Speed 1600 MHz
Form Factor DIMM 240-pin
Features Unbuffered, single rank
Configuration Features 1 x 4 GB
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support Limited warranty - 1 year - response time: next business day
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 1 year - response time: next business day
General
Type Server
Product Form Factor Mini tower
Embedded Security Trusted Platform Module (TPM 1.2) Security Chip
Server Scalability 1-way
Internal Bays Qty 4
Front Accessible Bays Qty 1
Colour Black
Processor / Chipset
CPU Intel Pentium G3220 / 3 GHz
Number of Cores Dual-Core
CPU Qty 1
Max CPU Qty 1
CPU Upgradability Upgradable
Chipset Type Intel C226
Cache Memory
Installed Size 3 MB
Cache Per Processor 3 MB
Hard Drive
Type HDD
Capacity 1 x 500 GB
Interface Type SATA
Spindle Speed 7200 rpm
Storage Controller
Type 1 x SATA
Controller Interface Type SATA 6Gb/s / SATA 3Gb/s
Channel Qty 4
Monitor
Monitor Type None.
Graphics Controller
Graphics Processor Intel HD Graphics
Video Interfaces VGA, DisplayPort
Networking
Ethernet Controller Intel 82579
Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
Remote Management Controller Integrated Baseboard Management Controller (iBMC)
Expansion / Connectivity
Bays 1 (total) / 1 (free) x external 5.25" Slim Line ¦ 4 (total) / 3 (free) x internal 3.5"
Slots 1 (total) / 0 (free) x CPU ¦ 4 (total) / 3 (free) x DIMM 240-pin ¦ 1 (total) / 1 (free) x PCIe 2.0 x1 ¦ 1 (total) / 1 (free) x PCIe 2.0 x16 ( x4 mode ) ¦ 1 (total) / 1 (free) x PCIe 3.0 x16 ¦ 1 (total) / 1 (free) x PCI
Interfaces 4 x USB 3.0 ( 2 front, 2 rear ) ¦ 6 x USB 2.0 ( 2 front, 4 rear ) ¦ 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) ¦ 2 x audio line-out/headphones ( 1 front, 1 rear ) ¦ 2 x audio line-in/microphone ( 1 front, 1 rear ) ¦ 1 x PS/2 keyboard ¦ 1 x PS/2 mouse ¦ 2 x DisplayPort ¦ 1 x VGA ¦ 1 x serial
Miscellaneous
Theft/Intrusion Protection Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), padlock loop
Pricing Type Build To Stock (BTS)
Power
Device Type Power supply
Nominal Voltage AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Power Provided 290 Watt
Operating System / Software
OS Provided No operating system
Dimensions & Weight
Width 17.5 cm
Depth 43.5 cm
Height 36 cm
Weight 8.49 kg
- jasee

46 Comments

How does this compare to the HP Gen 8?

M0nk3h

How does this compare to the HP Gen 8?


looking at the spec, similar peformance in a larger formfactor

bouncy99

looking at the spec, similar peformance in a larger formfactor



Yes, although now I've had a proper look, the G3220 does have an advantage over the Gen 8's G1610T

Original Poster

I was after a gen 8 till I seen this, too cheap to turn down

I got this back in the summer for £80 without the HDD. It's a very neat unit. I wish I'd paid the extra £100 to get the xeon though, back then it was £190 http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/even-cheaper-dell-poweredge-t20-3708-xeon-e3-1225v3-3-2-ghz-4gb-ram-1tb-hdd-tower-2467193

It only has 4 sata headers, 4 sata power and no spare molex or anything. So I wouldn't pay extra for 500gb disk unless you actually want it. The included sata power cables are too short to reach the top 2.5" bays

This also looks nice hotukdeals.com/dea…349 - not sure why they didn't put an USB3 on the front though!
skylake has AES-NI on the pentiums

http://www.hardwareluxx.de/community/f101/dell-poweredge-t20-1031138.html

hardwareluxx.de/com…tml

Edited by: "Magnets" 5th Dec 2016

I went for one of these over a Gen 8 just because it was going up in the loft so I didn't care what it looked like. I also found it quieter than my previous Microserver.

However if you do want to change the CPU I think you have far more options on the Gen 8. There is very little information as to what the T20 supports other than the Xeon processors. That's the only complaint I have, otherwise it does a great job running xpenology.

Magnets

I got this back in the summer for £85 without the HDD. It's a very neat … I got this back in the summer for £85 without the HDD. It's a very neat unit. I wish I'd paid the extra £100 to get the xeon though



Same here, the G3220 is OK but once plex starts transcoding it can become sluggish.

The piezo buzzers on these constantly make a very quiet noise, put your finger over it and you'll hear the difference. You can just cover it with some tape

Got this deal when posted with the Dell Cashback!

Really happy with it and works well with plex. I've had no issues so far!

is this a gaming pc?

sarah25

is this a gaming pc?



No, gaming PCs have graphics cards, and only the ones with good graphics cards are called gaming PCs (the cards alone cost £200 and upwards).

This could have a graphics card added though, so long as the card doesn't draw more power than a box called the Power Supply Unit can safely supply (it converts 230v mains down to 12v, 5v etc), if it does the PSU will die and could take the rest of the computer with it.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 5th Dec 2016

CampGareth

No, gaming PCs have graphics cards, and only the ones with good graphics … No, gaming PCs have graphics cards, and only the ones with good graphics cards are called gaming PCs (the cards alone cost £200 and upwards). This could have a graphics card added though, so long as the card doesn't draw more power than a box called the Power Supply Unit can safely supply (it converts 230v mains down to 12v, 5v etc), if it does the PSU will die and could take the rest of the computer with it.


I have one of these with a GTX 750ti GPU, 20GB RAM and a 128GB SSD (for OS and Office). With the exception of one of the latest Forzas I've been able to play anything I've tried on it.

The Lone Ranger

I have one of these with a GTX 750ti GPU, 20GB RAM and a 128GB SSD (for … I have one of these with a GTX 750ti GPU, 20GB RAM and a 128GB SSD (for OS and Office). With the exception of one of the latest Forzas I've been able to play anything I've tried on it.



Oh this is about good graphics cards cost over £200, right, yeah there's a scale here depending on what you deem acceptable. My target is high or highest at 2560x1440, 30fps or higher. Missus goes for the same but at 1920x1080. Then there are games consoles with their... eh, 1920x1080 at low to medium, dropping the resolution if needed. Tbh I just wanted to avoid telling a person that any graphics card will do when the end result will be a GT 710 or something picked up for a tenner, while it is a graphics card, like hell does it turn a PC into a gaming PC.

Heat for this - I've been looking for a decent-esque server to replace the beat up backup desktop. Ordered!

Doesn't look as nice as my Gen 8 ! lol

Its a good price - was approx £95 a few months ago from serversplus though with free next day delivery for those who might want to wait...

haileris

Its a good price - was approx £95 a few months ago from serversplus … Its a good price - was approx £95 a few months ago from serversplus though with free next day delivery for those who might want to wait...



Goddamnit, lol.

Always the way.

Good for kodi?

Typical. Paid £129 for it this morning.

thanks guys for the info, im pretty useless in that area - was thinking if it was then that would be a good xmas prezzy but he will just have to make do with his ps4 x

Magnets

The piezo buzzers on these constantly make a very quiet noise, put your … The piezo buzzers on these constantly make a very quiet noise, put your finger over it and you'll hear the difference. You can just cover it with some tape



​Not on mine it doesn't.

Since I keep seeing VirtualMachines mentioned on the server threads, thought I'd ask here:

Why so many of you guys run VMs?
What tasks/apps are you running that makes this advantageous as opposed to running them all on a single OS?
What are the benefits for you guys?
Honest question!

farmi

Since I keep seeing VirtualMachines mentioned on the server threads, … Since I keep seeing VirtualMachines mentioned on the server threads, thought I'd ask here:Why so many of you guys run VMs?What tasks/apps are you running that makes this advantageous as opposed to running them all on a single OS?What are the benefits for you guys?Honest question!



Keeping things separate means better stability, what happens on one OS can't really affect the other. I have one VM running my plex server, which has most of the resources. I then have an entirely separate downloads box, which runs through a VPN for extra security. Lastly I have a rarely used dev box running windows and IIS, which I use for the odd bit of stuff I do at home. Then I have a HP microserver (N54L) that is my file server.

farmi

Since I keep seeing VirtualMachines mentioned on the server threads, … Since I keep seeing VirtualMachines mentioned on the server threads, thought I'd ask here:Why so many of you guys run VMs?What tasks/apps are you running that makes this advantageous as opposed to running them all on a single OS?What are the benefits for you guys?Honest question!



I agree with tek-monkey, it's the separation of one task from another that's useful to me. On my personal machines I use VMs to do work, they run ubuntu separate from the windows 10 host OS. On the esxi server in the cupboard I run pfsense (turn your computer into a router, useful for its flexibility with VPNs and whatnot), ubuntu server (which is a go-between for ceph and samba, allows my windows machines to use my network storage), and ubuntu server again (this time for fun stuff, torrents, video conversions, whatever). I would not be comfortable with the box controlling my internet connection also running all my fun tasks since a problem with fun tasks could take my internet connection down or leave my home network extremely vulnerable to attack from outside.



The Lone Ranger

I have one of these with a GTX 750ti GPU, 20GB RAM and a 128GB SSD (for … I have one of these with a GTX 750ti GPU, 20GB RAM and a 128GB SSD (for OS and Office). With the exception of one of the latest Forzas I've been able to play anything I've tried on it.




Hi, i have a Xenon version of the T20, i am thinking to put a graphics card into it, not sure the one you suggested would need to change the psu? do you have an amazon link? thanks

Hi guys wonder if someone could offer some advice. I was about to buy an i3 6100, new mobo, psu and 8gb to replace my old home sever. It was costing about £330. I currently run Emby server for 3 devices and hardly transcode anything. 15 file shares all on my LAN.

Would something like this offer be ideal or could you recommend a better micro server than this to compete with the one I was thinking of building? Also what are the disadvantages to this type of system?

Any help is greatly appreciated

Would have been interested in this if theonboard graphics could output at 4k (just as a desktop, not for gaming, etc), but ark.intel.com/pro…GHz says not:

"Max Resolution (DP)‡ [email protected]"

8-(

3guesses

Would have been interested in this if theonboard graphics could output at … Would have been interested in this if theonboard graphics could output at 4k (just as a desktop, not for gaming, etc), but http://ark.intel.com/products/77773/Intel-Pentium-Processor-G3220-3M-Cache-3_00-GHz says not:"Max Resolution (DP)‡ [email protected]"8-(



​For info, the Xeon version supports 4k at 60 Hz. I've got 2 4K monitors connected to the Displayports, and a third lower resolution monitor on the VGA, works great.

poison3k

Now Im drawn between these two... … Now Im drawn between these two... http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/dell-poweredge-t20-xeon-4gb-1tb-299-94-219-94-after-dell-cashback-serversplus-2564695



That's what I have. Good machine but not as well built as an HP, however four memory and four pci slots make it much more expandable. Another advantage over the HP is there is brackets for 2 x SSD as standard in place of the Optical Drive.
The remote management on the Xeon is really good, you get full KVM support from BIOS via RealVNC. You do not get this facility on the non Xeon model.

kalico

​Not on mine it doesn't.



Nor mine

OrribleHarry

That's what I have. Good machine but not as well built as an HP, however … That's what I have. Good machine but not as well built as an HP, however four memory and four pci slots make it much more expandable. Another advantage over the HP is there is brackets for 2 x SSD as standard in place of the Optical Drive. The remote management on the Xeon is really good, you get full KVM support from BIOS via RealVNC. You do not get this facility on the non Xeon model.



Oh? How does the remote management work? Does it lease a second IP on a different mac or something? I picked up the xeon variant

[edit] Found this: I've racked mine up now so I CBF. However for those who haven't: blog.philippklaus.de/201…cpu
Edited by: "TeamMCS" 6th Dec 2016

How does it compare with the HPE ProLiant ML10 G9 tower server?

hotukdeals.com/dea…349

TeamMCS

Oh? How does the remote management work? Does it lease a second IP on a … Oh? How does the remote management work? Does it lease a second IP on a different mac or something? I picked up the xeon variant



No nothing complex like that, just enable it in bios iirc Ctrl-p at startup. login with admin as password then change it to a strong password, enable all the features and bobs your uncle.
Edited by: "OrribleHarry" 6th Dec 2016

Thanks for your answers re VMs!

adyDeals

​For info, the Xeon version supports 4k at 60 Hz. I've got 2 4K monitors c … ​For info, the Xeon version supports 4k at 60 Hz. I've got 2 4K monitors connected to the Displayports, and a third lower resolution monitor on the VGA, works great.



OK, thanks, but I'm after something low-powered as well as cheap 8-)

phpandsql

Hi, i have a Xenon version of the T20, i am thinking to put a graphics … Hi, i have a Xenon version of the T20, i am thinking to put a graphics card into it, not sure the one you suggested would need to change the psu? do you have an amazon link? thanks



​I think this is it amazon.co.uk/gp/…1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1481063292&sr=8-1π=SX200_QL40&keywords=evga+geforce+750ti&dpPl=1&dpID=412qUhIDOUL&ref=plSrch#featureBulletsAndDetailBullets_secondary_view_div_1481063346154

I bought mine directly from Amazon for about £120 so best to shop around. I think you can get away with any GPU that is 300 watt or less. I think there is one of the new cards (a 1050 or something) that only draws power from the motherboard and is also 300 watt. You might be better seeking that out.

No need to change the PSU for the card I mentioned BTW.

I have a 4gb ecc stick for this if anyone wants it for theirs? Give me an offer!

Also, the gtx1050ti is a new card well suited to this box due to only requiring power from the pci-e slot. Upcoming purchase for mine!
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