Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 4GB Xeon E3-1226 v3 3.3GHz 1TB HDD Tower Server - £299.99 (£174.99 After cashback) - eBuyer
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Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 4GB Xeon E3-1226 v3 3.3GHz 1TB HDD Tower Server - £299.99 (£174.99 After cashback) - eBuyer

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CPU: Intel Xeon QC E3-1226V3 / 3.3 GHz
RAM: 4 GB installed
1TB HDD installed

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 processor,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 16 TB 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 26 dB,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 24 x 7 run times and true server reliability. And it's certified for MSP support with ecosystem vendors like Level Platforms,Kaseya,and N-able.

Memory Options available up to 32GB, add QF 624534 add additional 4GB or upgrade to 8GB with QF 624535.

Hard drive options available, for additional 1TB add QF 624537 (Up to 4 bays total / 3 free).

OS options recommended are qf 695387, Server Essentials R2 2012 or QF 695536 Server Standard R2 2012

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Amazing price for a brilliant server. Can also be used as a very competent desktop (as I do). Add in a decent GFX and you also have a very good gaming machine. Much better value, imo than the HP microservers.

The processor alone would cost around this much.
Edited by: "topss" 24th Jun 2015

How funny, just about to post positive comments but topss took the words from my keyboard. Bought this server few months back for slightly more and it's been fantastic. I don't use it for gaming, but it's left on 24/7, runs quietly, has low power consumption, is very nippy compared to my aging HP microservers and is a lot more powerful. Pity it doesn't allow such effortless swapping of hard drives as the HP microservers, but for the few times I need to do this, it's no great hardship. Great value for £175. Minor irritation was it took longer than it should for cashback to come through and some chasing on my part. So, might be worth making extra sure you don't 'slip through the net' and keep proper record of claim etc.

^ Sorry!

It's surprising how much more heat the HPs get than these. When you take into account the need for more ram, a HDD and maybe an optical drive, the price of the HP is already similar to this Lenovo. The Lenovo has a much better processor, better PSU, optical drive and DisplayPort just to name a few advantages.

The drives are indeed a slight pita compared to the HPs and I suppose some will prefer the HPs form factor, but much better vfm here.
Edited by: "topss" 24th Jun 2015

I've got one of the slightly older one of these (which came with 500GB HDD and the 1225 proc instead) at work, stuck an extra 4GB ram in and an ssd and it's really very nippy. Well worth it at this price, decent quality parts (from what I can tell at least) and perfectly able for a lot of things.

Stonking deal.

MasterFunk73

Posted before - … Posted before - http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-thinkserver-ts140-4gb-xeon-e3-1226-v3-3-3ghz-1tb-hdd-299-99-ebuyer-174-99-2224179



Someone has just edited that deals title/op, because it was for a different price - I'm sure of it.

Great price. I paid £380 (will get £125 cash back) a couple of weeks ago and was happy at that price (until today!)

supermod

MasterFunk73

Posted before - … Posted before - http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-thinkserver-ts140-4gb-xeon-e3-1226-v3-3-3ghz-1tb-hdd-299-99-ebuyer-174-99-2224179



Hi the older thread was edited after this one was submitted - title has been returned and it's been expired, this thread is fine to remain as it was the first to list the new price, thanks all

HOT dnt forget your Cashback

So good. The only real struggle now is whether to pick up two or not.

If I din't buy a new computer this week using CTWENTY, I'd buy one now.

Brilliant price, I think it is time to replace my ageing desktop with this just as Windows 10 is released.

Does this come with an OS?

BubaMan

Does this come with an OS?


Don't think so.

Can Non-ECC work on these servers?
Any recommendation of the memory upgrade options?

will this be ok with FreeNas? good for transcoding via plex?

meanmoose

Don't think so.

No, it doesn't. eBuyer offers 2012 R2 Essentials as a bundle for 585.91.

Great price! just ordered

sunilbit

Can Non-ECC work on these servers? Any recommendation of the memory … Can Non-ECC work on these servers? Any recommendation of the memory upgrade options?


We used 8GB 240-pin DDR3 PC3-12800 1600Mhz ECC Unbuffered from Mr Memory.
We have 5x TS140 running 148GB RAM: all sweet.

Hootwo

We used 8GB 240-pin DDR3 PC3-12800 1600Mhz ECC Unbuffered from Mr … We used 8GB 240-pin DDR3 PC3-12800 1600Mhz ECC Unbuffered from Mr Memory.We have 5x TS140 running 148GB RAM: all sweet.


Would you also know if you're able to add a new Graphics card in there? I feel the PSU would be the limiting factor, not sure what power connectors are left unused?

topss

Much better value, imo than the HP microservers.



Can't really make a direct comparison. The microservers are much smaller and lighter and serve a different purpose. Microservers are more akin to really impressive NAS drives (and are probably being deployed in that manner!), where as this is just a cheap small server!

Can't argue that this isn't a great deal though! If people have the space for this than you get a lot more server for the extra £75. Sadly I wouldn't be able to fit it where my microserver is going!

Also possible worth pointing out to people about Microsofts Dreamspark initiative. If you are a student in Uni or live with someone who is a uni student, (or are have any potential link to a student who won't use this software) then you can pick up Windows Server 2012 for free From here!

I don't think there are any limitations, I think the only required documentation is a uni email address and a NUS card number but don't quote me on this as I've yet to use it !

BubaMan

Does this come with an OS?


Previous threads have suggested that if you call their server order line you can get Essentials added under some Microsoft deal which they can't put on the website.

Reckon this is suitable for Plex?

Hootwo

We used 8GB 240-pin DDR3 PC3-12800 1600Mhz ECC Unbuffered from Mr … We used 8GB 240-pin DDR3 PC3-12800 1600Mhz ECC Unbuffered from Mr Memory.We have 5x TS140 running 148GB RAM: all sweet using Win7 x64.


For an entry-level Xeon server, this price is unbeatable.
I moved the Xeon from my own one to another mmachine and replaced with a Pentium, running ZFS-RAID and booting from USB key.
Check the previous posts on HUKD for this machine for detail on config options.
Remember it's a server so if you intend using it as a desktop, watch things like sound etc.
Bit of an ag. claiming cashback as you can't do it until a month (?) after the invoice.
Cashback paid promptly though.
Would buy another one if I could convince myself I needed it !
PSU and fans are quieter than most desktops - virtually inaudible.
Edited by: "Hootwo" 24th Jun 2015

MattWPBS

Reckon this is suitable for Plex?



Yeah, more than enough power. Pretty overkill unless you're transcoding a lot, which probably won't happen as even mobiles can play a lot of video types directly now. Should be able to transcode 2 1080p streams without any problems at which point the bottleneck would be a wireless network. If you're wired than it'll munch through what ever you throw at it pretty much.

Would you also know if you're able to add a new Graphics card in there? I … Would you also know if you're able to add a new Graphics card in there? I feel the PSU would be the limiting factor, not sure what power connectors are left unused?


Yes, you can add a graphics card in the x16 slot, but (from memory), there are no flying 6/8 pin leads from the custom psu for a grunty card - anyone confirm?

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS would run fine on this I presume?

Great price after cashback! Makes me wish I held on (hindsight!) as mine is still sat in the box.

I'll be using mine for some light gaming and a Plex server. A little overkill, but more power is never a bad thing.

I currently have a HP Microserver, so looking forward to the upgrade.

Heat!

MattWPBS

Reckon this is suitable for Plex?



A friend of mine is running Windows 8.1 with a Plex server on this at the moment and it's been running perfectly.

Would anyone genuinely recommend this as a budget gaming system (with the addition of a graphics card)?

whoongaa

Would anyone genuinely recommend this as a budget gaming system (with the … Would anyone genuinely recommend this as a budget gaming system (with the addition of a graphics card)?



Realistically, you'll probably need to change the PSU so maybe £50 there. You may struggle with only 4 GB of RAM so perhaps another stick of 4 GB @ £25. Add your flavour of GPU (that'll fit, looks to be a good amount of space but pictures aren't the best) and you could have a pretty decent gaming computer. So yeah, pretty good base.

MattWPBS

Reckon this is suitable for Plex?


definitely yes.. but Plex can be easily run in a much smaller PC (like NUC) which with SSD's and size of your mobile phone and work quietly. This thread is for a monster powerful server with large footprint.

Been waiting for this one! Server farm here we come...

How many RAM slots are there on this?

http://www.lenovo.com/images/gallery/1060x596/lenovo-tower-server-thinkserver-ts140-side-open-detail-7.jpg

http://www.lenovo.com/images/gallery/1060x596/lenovo-tower-server-thinkserver-ts140-side-open-5.jpg

paul_merton

How many RAM slots are there on this?



"Up to 32GB PC3-12800E 1600 MHz DDR3 ECC via 4 slots"

That's great, thanks for the photo
Can it actually work with non-ECC RAM?

Azaaaaaa

Can't really make a direct comparison. The microservers are much smaller … Can't really make a direct comparison. The microservers are much smaller and lighter and serve a different purpose. Microservers are more akin to really impressive NAS drives (and are probably being deployed in that manner!), where as this is just a cheap small server!Can't argue that this isn't a great deal though! If people have the space for this than you get a lot more server for the extra £75. Sadly I wouldn't be able to fit it where my microserver is going!Also possible worth pointing out to people about Microsofts Dreamspark initiative. If you are a student in Uni or live with someone who is a uni student, (or are have any potential link to a student who won't use this software) then you can pick up Windows Server 2012 for free From here! I don't think there are any limitations, I think the only required documentation is a uni email address and a NUS card number but don't quote me on this as I've yet to use it !



Well you can because I know of several people who dumped the HPs for these and I did mention the HPs form factor may be a consideration in my post.

Other than needing a small server/NAS I don't really see any point buying the HP over this. These Lenovos are just so much better vfm.

Does anyone know if this will run 2 screens out of the box?
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