Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 4GB Xeon E3-1225 v3 3.2GHz Tower Server £219.99 after cash back (£369.99 before) @ Ebuyer
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Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 4GB Xeon E3-1225 v3 3.2GHz Tower Server £219.99 after cash back (£369.99 before) @ Ebuyer

£369.99Ebuyer Deals
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Found 8th Mar 2015
If your business is moving up from a desktop environment to its first server, you'll find everything you need in the TS140 – an affordable, durable server with impeccable productivity and manageability features. Productivity Boost Thanks to the increased performance of the latest Intel® Xeon® E3 v3 series processors, with Turbo Boost 2.0, onboard RAID 0/1/10/5 data protection, and powerful HD graphics performance, the TS140 has the power and speed to handle your workload with ease — while keeping your data safe.

Ample Networking and Storage Capacity
With up to 16TB SATA storage and eight Ethernet ports, the TS140 offers storage and scalability for businesses large and small.

Resourceful Manageability Features The TS140 makes clever use of Intel® AMT™ 9.0 to provide out-of-band, cost-effective, remote management of end-user environments — regardless of the managed server's status. Intuitive and secure, the web console works directly out of the box to give point-and-click management tools perfect for branch offices or remote deployments with limited IT resources.

Whisper-Quiet, Energy-Efficient Operation At 26dB, the acoustics of the TS140 are 40 percent quieter than previous generations, and impressively quiet for any server — that's less noise than you'll find in a typical library. Plus, it's ENERGY STAR-certified, so it's easy on the environment and easy on your power bills.

True Server-Class Features Rely on features like ECC memory, enterprise-class hard drives, and built-in RAID for maximum uptime — the TS140 is designed for 24x7 run times and true server reliability. And it's certified for MSP support with ecosystem vendors like Level Platforms, Kaseya, and N-able.

Superb Value With its attractive price points (it costs about as much as a typical desktop PC) and low operating costs, the TS140 is highly affordable for the features and functionality it offers.

I don't know much about servers, but this seems a lot of bang for your buck...

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Original Poster

The processor alone is worth about £280 and after cash back you're paying 219.99, unless I'm missing something

YoAlpha

The processor alone is worth about £280 and after cash back you're paying … The processor alone is worth about £280 and after cash back you're paying 219.99, unless I'm missing something


The CPU can be had for £185 delivered from Scan:
scan.co.uk/pro…-84

Took me a while to find but it looks like the server comes with 4GB ram and a 500GB HDD
Edited by: "DevilzGtr" 8th Mar 2015

Brilliant price

Original Poster

I've bought! Did the buying before I researched the CPU! I knew it was decent, so I went ahead and would cancel afterwards! Planned out though...

Original Poster

DevilzGtr

The CPU can be had for £185 delivered from … The CPU can be had for £185 delivered from Scan:http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-xeon-e3-1225-v3-s-1150-haswell-quad-core-32ghz-base-36ghz-turbo-8mb-cache-hd-graphics-12ghz-84Took me a while to find but it looks like the server comes with 4GB ram and a 500GB HDD



I noticed the £185 just before, it was hidden for some reason lol.. But still a great price!

YoAlpha

I noticed the £185 just before, it was hidden for some reason lol.. But … I noticed the £185 just before, it was hidden for some reason lol.. But still a great price!


Yes, its an awesome price Good find

stupid question perhaps, is the motherboard got pci express 3.0 16x slot, is this any good for gaming with the right card.?

does anyone know the model of the motherboard on this server?

Better than a HP gen8?

Just wondering,.....its a server its not designed for gaming.....its all about security and stability im afraid if you want a gaming pc give an amount you wish to spend and im sure someone will assist

bencompston

Just wondering,.....its a server its not designed for gaming.....its all … Just wondering,.....its a server its not designed for gaming.....its all about security and stability im afraid if you want a gaming pc give an amount you wish to spend and im sure someone will assist


Lots of people on the forums rating this for both server functions and gaming at the price - 6 pin plug on that 80 platinum fsp psu aids that.
Joking though can't help thinking all those gamers that aim for insecure and unstable systems.

Bertz99

Lots of people on the forums rating this for both server functions and … Lots of people on the forums rating this for both server functions and gaming at the price - 6 pin plug on that 80 platinum fsp psu aids that.Joking though can't help thinking all those gamers that aim for insecure and unstable systems.



I don't blame the gamers, I blame the companies cutting corners and disabling features, e.g. Intel. Not like you can 3-rd party ECC, vPro and so on support. You can add a TPM to some gamer boards and use FDE or a SED SSD etc.

Damn hot!
The spec says 280W 80PLUS PSU. need to be changed if you add a R9 290 sort of GPU.
Edited by: "Clisig" 9th Mar 2015

This is brilliant value (after cashback), here are some benchmarks for it in various configurations
userbenchmark.com/PCB…225

Eight ethernet ports! I think not
I have this from a previous deal.
Most modern pc boards have no expansion slots, this has four. Internally, it is quite cramped. There is a small hole where you could fit a 3.5 floppy but a SSD would fit in here. It is a small case 38cm not much taller than the 'old' microserver, but thinner. Drive bays are in odd places and there are not enough built in ones. Removing the built in DVD drive would free up one bay. All the USB ports are USB3, which is great. Very quiet running.
No sign of the Superfish
Though remote management is built in
Edited by: "jasee" 9th Mar 2015

Would this server be suitable for hosting a website?

Clisig

Damn hot!The spec says 280W 80PLUS PSU. need to be changed if you add a … Damn hot!The spec says 280W 80PLUS PSU. need to be changed if you add a R9 290 sort of GPU.



Ebuyer's spec sheet shows a 450W 80PLUS Platinum PSU fitted?

Original Poster

jasee

Eight ethernet ports! I think not I have this from a previous deal. … Eight ethernet ports! I think not I have this from a previous deal. Most modern pc boards have no expansion slots, this has four. Internally, it is quite cramped. There is a small hole where you could fit a 3.5 floppy but a SSD would fit in here. It is a small case 38cm not much taller than the 'old' microserver, but thinner. Drive bays are in odd places and there are not enough built in ones. Removing the built in DVD drive would free up one bay. All the USB ports are USB3, which is great. Very quiet running.No sign of the Superfish :)Though remote management is built in



If you're like me, having all USB ports as 3.0 isn't very good. Installing win 7 isn't supported via USB 3.0, so I guess I'll have to burn it onto a disc first which is just a pain since I already have a flash drive with it on!

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YoAlpha

If you're like me, having all USB ports as 3.0 isn't very good. … If you're like me, having all USB ports as 3.0 isn't very good. Installing win 7 isn't supported via USB 3.0, so I guess I'll have to burn it onto a disc first which is just a pain since I already have a flash drive with it on!



On the other hand, anything what would stop me installing windows 7 on an xc-115 (the £99.99 deal from ebuyer) and then putting the drive in here?

Adrian7

I don't blame the gamers, I blame the companies cutting corners and … I don't blame the gamers, I blame the companies cutting corners and disabling features, e.g. Intel. Not like you can 3-rd party ECC, vPro and so on support. You can add a TPM to some gamer boards and use FDE or a SED SSD etc.



Agree intel turning off vpro on their k series is not nice albeit all but the entry level chipsets support it, ECC benefits
\cost in home use has been debated for decades now - fde to leverage tpm because every home user really want to subscribe to checkpoint!
I was not blaming anyone though just giggling at Bens unintended inference. There are other salient points that make this a server and personally think I would go the model up but for value it is a very good buy

jasee

Eight ethernet ports! I think not ;)I have this from a previous deal. … Eight ethernet ports! I think not ;)I have this from a previous deal. Most modern pc boards have no expansion slots, this has four. Internally, it is quite cramped. There is a small hole where you could fit a 3.5 floppy but a SSD would fit in here. It is a small case 38cm not much taller than the 'old' microserver, but thinner. Drive bays are in odd places and there are not enough built in ones. Removing the built in DVD drive would free up one bay. All the USB ports are USB3, which is great. Very quiet running.No sign of the Superfish :)Though remote management is built in


question since you have the same model how many threads are showing up? [Source]

This looks really good but I really need 2 pci-e slots for tv tuners. Is it the case that no server is going to have this?

Anyone know how many hdds can be fitted into this? Looking to update my HP N40L with something with more power but iv got 5 hdds and 1 ssd in there which will need to be swapped into this hopefully.

Could these be used as office pc's and Windows 7 / 8 installed? Any downsides of doing this?

With some extra RAM, good for virtualisation (for home exchange, DC and bits)?
Edited by: "rwllr" 9th Mar 2015

AR2012

question since you have the same model how many threads are showing up? … question since you have the same model how many threads are showing up? [Source]



Haha, that's interesting as I'm going to Tokyo on Friday, and may well go to Akihabara, I've been there quite a few times before and usually nothing is cheaper :(. I bought mine in January. There is a switch to turn on hyperthreading in the bios, which I needed to turn on.

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markymarkandthefunkybunch

Could these be used as office pc's and Windows 7 / 8 installed? Any … Could these be used as office pc's and Windows 7 / 8 installed? Any downsides of doing this?



Second the win 7 install part.. Any problems with this?

Can anyone tell me, how does the cashback work? How do I get it at the £219.nn price?

dazednconfewsed

This looks really good but I really need 2 pci-e slots for tv tuners. Is … This looks really good but I really need 2 pci-e slots for tv tuners. Is it the case that no server is going to have this?



ignore me, it says it has 3 pci-e slots!

This deal previously posted a month ago so if you're thinking of buying, check it out.
Bought one, added 4G memory (ECC, not reg), for £33, and a WE Red 3TB drive £81 via Flubit.

Very pleased with it, will have to raise maintenance issue with Lenovo because one if the fans is now whining.

Given it can't hold many drives, I'd go for the Microserver Gen8 and upgrade the CPU, but still a good price

How do you get the cash back?

qwerty999bh

Would this server be suitable for hosting a website?

Yes

stringsonfire

Given it can't hold many drives, I'd go for the Microserver Gen8 and … Given it can't hold many drives, I'd go for the Microserver Gen8 and upgrade the CPU, but still a good price



It can hold 1 drive less. You could add a pair of SSDs to the spare removable tray in the front, then it'd hold 4.

Drives isn't all it's about. The CPU is far superior to that in the Micro server and the expansion options are greater.

rwllr

With some extra RAM, good for virtualisation (for home exchange, DC and … With some extra RAM, good for virtualisation (for home exchange, DC and bits)?

Yes, exactly what I do with mine. Runs ESXi 5.5 perfectly.

plewis00

Ebuyer's spec sheet shows a 450W 80PLUS Platinum PSU fitted?

Correct.

If anyone is thinking of adding a GPU, I added a Gigabyte ITX 960 to this fine

tempted!

Is the cashback instantaneous and is it difficult to get the £150 back. I looked on levonos cashback site lenovo-offers.com/uk/…ing and it says its legit. How does one go about obtaining the money back?

lewissymonds

Is the cashback instantaneous and is it difficult to get the £150 back. I … Is the cashback instantaneous and is it difficult to get the £150 back. I looked on levonos cashback site https://lenovo-offers.com/uk/en/pages/business/qualifying and it says its legit. How does one go about obtaining the money back?

Can't claim until 30 days after purchase, then at least 30 day wait once confirmed.
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