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They don't come with hard drives. He's selling them for $40. There are 15 of them. Are they worth grabbing?
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post #2 of 9
The hard drives will cost you another $40

I'd offer $25, but they aren't really worth anything. They are very loud, even louder if you don't have the fan speed turned down from stock settings (jet engine).

I'd pass on it if I were you.
post #3 of 9
yes they are perfect for running linux, i have 3 of them in my 4 post
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If I were you I'd pass on them unless can withstand a lot of noise. I had 18 of them at home running 24/7 and that was pretty loud. I had to bring one into the office to do a demo with and the noise was just too much.
post #5 of 9
Not really.

If you have some scraps from old systems I guess you could throw some more RAM in and run VMware ESXi or something for testing and running your home servers.

On the flip side, the drives are pricy compared to consumer SATA drives, the server draws a ton of power, and it is a netburst based system, so performance isn't that great for the power it draws.
    
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I have a DL360 G4 and yeah, not really worth buying. I got this one for free, at least mine takes SATA drives. Would make a decent fileserver/firewall/etc. if power usage and noise aren't a concern.

Also its a Proliant, Pavilion is their laptop series.
Edited by The_Punisher - 9/27/11 at 8:13pm
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Thanks for the input guys! I already have a basic server I threw together running WHS, so I will just stick with that. With the last electic bill, my wife would have a FIT if I brought anything else home that is reputed to draw a lot of power.. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by raiderxx;15100880 
Thanks for the input guys! I already have a basic server I threw together running WHS, so I will just stick with that. With the last electic bill, my wife would have a FIT if I brought anything else home that is reputed to draw a lot of power.. biggrin.gif

If power is a concern, then you will definitely be happy not getting a DL360 G3.

With todays technology, you could throw together a M-ITX system with a low end quad core and beat the old G3 very badly in performance and power draw.
    
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post #9 of 9
Unless you have an aging fleet of the currently, I wouldn't even bother with them.

IIRC, most of the DL 360 G4s don't support Virtualization technology ... most of them also had Pentium 4 CPUs ... not even Xeons. 32 bit P4s ... not worth it.
    
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