DELL PowerEdge T20 Tower Server, Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 3.2GHz, 4GB DDR3 ECC, 1TB HDD (+ £110 Cashback) £317.94 serversplus
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DELL PowerEdge T20 Tower Server, Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 3.2GHz, 4GB DDR3 ECC, 1TB HDD (+ £110 Cashback) £317.94 serversplus

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Found 12th Apr 2016
DELL PowerEdge T20 Tower Server

Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 3.2GHz (3.6GHz boost) Quad-Core, 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3 ECC UDIMM, 1TB 7200rpm LFF SATA, Gigabit LAN, 290W PSU, 1 Year Warranty

£317.94 inc VAT - £207.94 including VAT after cash back

FREE DELIVERY CODE: DELLFREE16

There's also a deal including 32GB memory

Dell PowerEdge T20 bundled with 32GB (4 x 8GB) ECC Memory

serversplus.com/pro…2gb

£333.95 including VAT after cash back

FREE DELIVERY CODE: DELLFREE16

**UPDATE** 01/05/2016

The cashback has been continued until 31/07/2016 on this model as per:

plus.delltradetosave.com/gb/…ing

120 Comments

Hot - good find
Xeon on it's own is best part of £200.
Fine server for just over £200 after cashback

Any ideas on what to replace an old N40L with that'd fit six drives? This fits them physically but only has 4 onboard sata ports

Anyone any idea how this stacks up against the HP microserver?

CampGareth

Any ideas on what to replace an old N40L with that'd fit six drives? This … Any ideas on what to replace an old N40L with that'd fit six drives? This fits them physically but only has 4 onboard sata ports


Install a PCI sata card to get more ports.

7k passmark, good for 3 1080p plex streams with some overhead...cracking for the money!

Wolf0x

Anyone any idea how this stacks up against the HP microserver?



It might sound odd, but they're kind of hard to compare just by raw specifications, for example....
The CPU in this is vastly more powerful and has more advanced VM capabilities
The HP has a hardware RAID controller and uses less power

What do you want the server to do?

a8smith

It might sound odd, but they're kind of hard to compare just by raw … It might sound odd, but they're kind of hard to compare just by raw specifications, for example....The CPU in this is vastly more powerful and has more advanced VM capabilitiesThe HP has a hardware RAID controller and uses less powerWhat do you want the server to do?



Some typically home-use things really, I'm currently using a 'server' I've constructed out of old components I had lying around (i3-540) so I've been wondering for a while if getting a purpose-built homeserver is worth it both performance and energy cost wise. So right now I'm using it for automated computer backups, serving media around the house (Plex and UPnP), overnight Steam downloads (slow internet where I am) and the occassional dedicated game server (nothing serious) for myself and a few friends.

Wolf0x

Some typically home-use things really, I'm currently using a 'server' … Some typically home-use things really, I'm currently using a 'server' I've constructed out of old components I had lying around (i3-540) so I've been wondering for a while if getting a purpose-built homeserver is worth it both performance and energy cost wise. So right now I'm using it for automated computer backups, serving media around the house (Plex and UPnP), overnight Steam downloads (slow internet where I am) and the occassional dedicated game server (nothing serious) for myself and a few friends.



​It would be a big boost in terms of Plex (Dependent on your network/internet as well) it's VM capabilities can't be underestimated as well.

Wolf0x

Some typically home-use things really, I'm currently using a 'server' … Some typically home-use things really, I'm currently using a 'server' I've constructed out of old components I had lying around (i3-540) so I've been wondering for a while if getting a purpose-built homeserver is worth it both performance and energy cost wise. So right now I'm using it for automated computer backups, serving media around the house (Plex and UPnP), overnight Steam downloads (slow internet where I am) and the occassional dedicated game server (nothing serious) for myself and a few friends.



What you've built is almost certainly more powerful than the HP, and more capable as a media server if you have to transcode videos. But if you're just serving videos around your house to smart TVs/media players you probably don't have to transcode - you have the network speed and the players likely play all video types natively.

I don't know if the HP would be powerful enough as a game server I'm afraid. The processor in it is a dual core without hyper threading, where your i3 processor has 2 cores each with 2 threads, which might make a difference if you are simultaneously hosting a game server and serving 2 videos.

If I purchased the 32G variant would this be good for crunching 4K video edited in Adobe Prenier and saved as H264 (for youtube) and H265 (for vimeo)?

Currently using a 4 year old Dell Vostro 200 with an i5 Sandybridge, 8G RAM and 500G SSD.

(would of course add an SSD)

this deal has been running for a while, it was posted a month or so ago.

The Dell page on the promotion says the promotion period is "01/02/2016 – 30/04/2016", is that for the purchase date? As you have to wait 30 days to claim the £110 back, which goes past the end date.

Gooner77

The Dell page on the promotion says the promotion period is "01/02/2016 – … The Dell page on the promotion says the promotion period is "01/02/2016 – 30/04/2016", is that for the purchase date? As you have to wait 30 days to claim the £110 back, which goes past the end date.


30/04 will be the last date you can make a submission for cashback
Markgranto

this deal has been running for a while, it was posted a month or so ago.


And after a month it's good to get a reminder, in line with HUKD policy

a8smith

What you've built is almost certainly more powerful than the HP, and more … What you've built is almost certainly more powerful than the HP, and more capable as a media server if you have to transcode videos. But if you're just serving videos around your house to smart TVs/media players you probably don't have to transcode - you have the network speed and the players likely play all video types natively.I don't know if the HP would be powerful enough as a game server I'm afraid. The processor in it is a dual core without hyper threading, where your i3 processor has 2 cores each with 2 threads, which might make a difference if you are simultaneously hosting a game server and serving 2 videos.



Hmm thanks guys, so it seems that if I were to choose one then the HP is the wrong way to go. The T20 seems a better option plus looking at the idle and load power consumption of the Xeon compared to my old i3 shows its has considerable better idle power comsumption

Gooner77

The Dell page on the promotion says the promotion period is "01/02/2016 … The Dell page on the promotion says the promotion period is "01/02/2016 – 30/04/2016", is that for the purchase date? As you have to wait 30 days to claim the £110 back, which goes past the end date.

Markgranto

this deal has been running for a while, it was posted a month or so ago.



So does that mean that you can no longer get that cashback on this then?

Gooner77

The Dell page on the promotion says the promotion period is "01/02/2016 … The Dell page on the promotion says the promotion period is "01/02/2016 – 30/04/2016", is that for the purchase date? As you have to wait 30 days to claim the £110 back, which goes past the end date.

Markgranto

this deal has been running for a while, it was posted a month or so ago.



Wouldnt this make cashback invalid then, as you have to wait 30 days to submit a claim? If I bought today, I couldn't submit a claim until 12th May..

Wolf0x

So does that mean that you can no longer get that cashback on this then?



pr2thej

Wouldnt this make cashback invalid then, as you have to wait 30 days to … Wouldnt this make cashback invalid then, as you have to wait 30 days to submit a claim? If I bought today, I couldn't submit a claim until 12th May..



My bad - The purchase date is the date used for the promotion range.
When filling in the form you select the purchase date from the dropdown list. If the date you bought it isn't on there, you've missed the offer.
So buying now or on 30/04 is still valid for cashback

plus.delltradetosave.com/gb/…ice

mrew42

My bad - The purchase date is the date used for the promotion range.When … My bad - The purchase date is the date used for the promotion range.When filling in the form you select the purchase date from the dropdown list. If the date you bought it isn't on there, you've missed the offer.So buying now or on 30/04 is still valid for cashbackhttps://plus.delltradetosave.com/gb/en/claims/promotions/invoice



Fantastic, appreciate the help

WalterSmith

If I purchased the 32G variant would this be good for crunching 4K video … If I purchased the 32G variant would this be good for crunching 4K video edited in Adobe Prenier and saved as H264 (for youtube) and H265 (for vimeo)?Currently using a 4 year old Dell Vostro 200 with an i5 Sandybridge, 8G RAM and 500G SSD.(would of course add an SSD)



I'm not sure it would be a significant improvement, if one at all. I've looked myself in the past, plenty of build threads on the Adobe Premiere Pro where people have compared Xeons to iX processors. The response is nearly always that it just isn't worth it - and this processor isn't the most powerful Xeon by any means, pretty comparable to the higher end i5 sandy bridge.

mrew42

My bad - The purchase date is the date used for the promotion range.When … My bad - The purchase date is the date used for the promotion range.When filling in the form you select the purchase date from the dropdown list. If the date you bought it isn't on there, you've missed the offer.So buying now or on 30/04 is still valid for cashbackhttps://plus.delltradetosave.com/gb/en/claims/promotions/invoice



Confirmed

Morning, Im looking to purchase this: serversplus.com/pro…708
Cashback is claimed after 30 days but the deal expires within 30 days, does that mean the cashback deal isnt valid?
Simon: As long as the server is purchased before the claim period ends and the claim is filed within the correct time period (I believe this is within 30-60 days for Dell) then the claim will be valid.
Me: Should I contact Dell to confirm this?
Simon: You can do, although I'm sure that is correct. If the server is bought in April it will be eligible.

EpiKz

ConfirmedMorning, Im looking to purchase this: … ConfirmedMorning, Im looking to purchase this: http://www.serversplus.com/product.asp?s=SVDEL-203708Cashback is claimed after 30 days but the deal expires within 30 days, does that mean the cashback deal isnt valid?Simon: As long as the server is purchased before the claim period ends and the claim is filed within the correct time period (I believe this is within 30-60 days for Dell) then the claim will be valid.Me: Should I contact Dell to confirm this?Simon: You can do, although I'm sure that is correct. If the server is bought in April it will be eligible.



Good work!

If a server cost this then how much is a PC just do do kids homework on....

Great little server. Probably overkill for a home nas.

Easy enough to put Windows 7 on it? I just want it for Plex Media server really - it's more powerful than my existing windows machine

WalterSmith

If I purchased the 32G variant would this be good for crunching 4K video … If I purchased the 32G variant would this be good for crunching 4K video edited in Adobe Prenier and saved as H264 (for youtube) and H265 (for vimeo)?Currently using a 4 year old Dell Vostro 200 with an i5 Sandybridge, 8G RAM and 500G SSD.(would of course add an SSD)


Is tgis pc any good for Lightroom and Photoshop?

madasacatter

DELL PowerEdge T20 Tower ServerIntel Xeon E3-1225 v3 3.2GHz (3.6GHz … DELL PowerEdge T20 Tower ServerIntel Xeon E3-1225 v3 3.2GHz (3.6GHz boost) Quad-Core, 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3 ECC UDIMM, 1TB 7200rpm LFF SATA, Gigabit LAN, 290W PSU, 1 Year Warranty£317.94 inc VAT - £207.94 including VAT after cash backThere's also a deal including 32GB memoryDell PowerEdge T20 bundled with 32GB (4 x 8GB) ECC Memory http://www.serversplus.com/product.asp?s=SVDEL-T2032G&utm_source=SP_Eshot&utm_medium=email&utm_content=t20&utm_campaign=sp_t2032gb£333.95 including VAT after cash back



>>>>>
That 32gb upgrade bundle is amazing value for money V the spec, great find and heat added!

008

That 32gb upgrade bundle is amazing value for money V the spec, great … >>>>>That 32gb upgrade bundle is amazing value for money V the spec, great find and heat added!



Purchased to expand my ESXi home lab

Wolf0x

Anyone any idea how this stacks up against the HP microserver?



Well I bought 15 of each and made a pyramid.

T20 Tower Server server for home user ??
1) it is big server
2) No OS
3) None swap disk in front
4) Size
5) Management like settings bios , tweaking etc ....

Now from 200- 300 + you can buy synology or qnap etc NAS with Intel CPU inside
1) Size nano compare to T20 Tower Server
2) OS by manufacturer no worries about licence about anything
3) 2 x Swap disk Say going on holiday take HDD give to friend or lock is safe
4) RAID 1 - for home user will be OK
5) Simple usage just tick boxes , add apps and you ready to go
Im NOT saying that NAS is more powerful or better just for home user it is more that they need

If you want to go really cheap and I think it is better that dell server is HP microserver
Smaller more than you need 4 HDD + decent CPU + Free NAS download

I think before bigger is better not now : ) time is change

Logically people can think that it is better to have 4 HDD x 2 TB than 2 HDD x 4 TB



I'm working on a comparison table between T20 and HP MS G8 based on my requirements. I'll share it later if I can... unfortunately I cant paste an HTML table here.

Right now the T20 is edging it out a tiny bit (for me) due to the Xeon CPU, but its a close thing...

Incognitoso

T20 Tower Server server for home user ?? 1) it is big server 2) No OS 3) … T20 Tower Server server for home user ?? 1) it is big server 2) No OS 3) None swap disk in front 4) Size 5) Management like settings bios , tweaking etc ....Now from 200- 300 + you can buy synology or qnap etc NAS with Intel CPU inside 1) Size nano compare to T20 Tower Server2) OS by manufacturer no worries about licence about anything 3) 2 x Swap disk Say going on holiday take HDD give to friend or lock is safe 4) RAID 1 - for home user will be OK 5) Simple usage just tick boxes , add apps and you ready to go Im NOT saying that NAS is more powerful or better just for home user it is more that they need If you want to go really cheap and I think it is better that dell server is HP microserver Smaller more than you need 4 HDD + decent CPU + Free NAS download I think before bigger is better not now : ) time is change Logically people can think that it is better to have 4 HDD x 2 TB than 2 HDD x 4 TB



A NAS with anywhere near the power of this Xeon server with virtualisation support is £400 up (double the cost).
For this you get a small size/footprint, lower power consumption, better disk carriage with hot swap, and well integrated OS.

Thanks I bought one, gonna put windows on it and use it as a PC.

Incognitoso

T20 Tower Server server for home user ??



I have one in my home, it's great thanks :). I run 4 Synology VMs along with various WIndows and Linux VMs on vSphere 6.0.

Berhwale

I have one in my home, it's great thanks :). I run 4 Synology VMs along … I have one in my home, it's great thanks :). I run 4 Synology VMs along with various WIndows and Linux VMs on vSphere 6.0.



Sounds similar to my plan...
Are you using separate RAID/HBA card to pass through the disks to xpenology?

Hi maybe can someone help me here. I have advent-dt2304 pc It has H61M-P31 (G3) motherboard https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/H61M-P31-G3.html#hero-specification
can I replace with H81M-E33 motherboard
https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/H81M-E33.html#hero-specification
I think I would need new sata3 cables for ssd, but will ram, power suply work?
Thanks

As the former owner of HP Microservers and of a Lenovo TS140 (similar to the T20 in this deal), I think that this is overkill for a plain home server.

One could run Xpenology and get very similar features with little effort, but without the full support from a Synology NAS, a bit more power use -20W idle, -and a bigger box (and little gain from having a much better CPU).

A tower server is a better fit for people who like to tinker / learn about virtualisation with ESXi or VMware, etc. or about Windows Server systems. It is also worth considering as a regular home PC + server (it can do both at the same time, with some configuration effort -with the caveat that it won't hibernate or get into sleep mode)

I use my Lenovo TS140 as a photo editing workstation / office machine (connected to a Dell 5K monitor using the onboard video card 8)), running Windows 10 Pro, and could run servers on VM machines at the same time if I wanted to (it is set up to do so with, but I do have a separate dedicated server).

Hi, please could someone advise if I could add the RAM below to this server as I already have it in my current Dell T1600?

Crucial CT51272BD160B 4GB DDR3 PC3-12800 Unbuffered ECC 1.35V 512Meg x 72

http://oi65.tinypic.com/2nlwhhc.jpg

Gooner77

Hi, please could someone advise if I could add the RAM below to this … Hi, please could someone advise if I could add the RAM below to this server as I already have it in my current Dell T1600?Crucial CT51272BD160B 4GB DDR3 PC3-12800 Unbuffered ECC 1.35V 512Meg x 72



Its not in the crucial list of compatible RAM:
http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Dell/poweredge-t20

BUT
1) The spec is correct - ECC unbuffered pc3-12800E (1.35V LV DDR3 is supported)
2) The crucial compatibility checker lists DDR3 PC3-14900 but AFAIK this is NOT supported by the T20.

Owners manual here:
http://topics-cdn.dell.com/pdf/poweredge-t20_Owner%27s%20Manual_en-us.pdf


Gooner77

Hi, please could someone advise if I could add the RAM below to this … Hi, please could someone advise if I could add the RAM below to this server as I already have it in my current Dell T1600?Crucial CT51272BD160B 4GB DDR3 PC3-12800 Unbuffered ECC 1.35V 512Meg x 72

Picked one of these up two weeks ago from servers plus, decided to add an extra two years warranty and have started to convert it to PC for a birthday present for my father.

So far have I installed a 750ti GPU on offer on here for £80 over the easter weekend and put windows 10 on it (via usb). In regards to the Win 10 install, it worked perfectly okay and after running its first set of updates correctly installed all the necessary drivers so the server 2012 versions on the dell website were not required.

Am planning on adding a 250GB 850 evo SSD, another 4GB of ram and slimline optical drive which ignoring OS (had old 7 Pro keys from work) should come in just over £400 after cashback which is fair considering I couldn't be bothered to go down the home build route.

Only point to note is the Bios is very simplistic, all I could access were boot settings, nothing else was available (It was the latest REV according to the dell site).

[/quote]
Its not in the crucial list of compatible RAM:uk.crucial.com/gbr…t20
BUT
1) The spec is correct - ECC unbuffered pc3-12800E (1.35V LV DDR3 is supported)
2) The crucial compatibility checker lists DDR3 PC3-14900 but AFAIK this is NOT supported by the T20.
Owners manual here:s%20manual_en-us.pdf]http//to…pdf[quote]


Thanks I went on the Crucial online chat thing and the fella said the same but said to just pop it in and try it out.
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