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thanks man..i just have a question would the Dell 1950 be a good server for a home file server/ media server or would it be better to sell it and get a small desktop and install Home server on that..i dont need to be accessing all my movies and tv shows when im not home and stuff and this is going in an apartment...i am just wondering if this would be a good server to use or not
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Dual Xeons + 16GB of RAM? biggrin.gif You'd be able to get that and then some. On line I'm seeing prices for that baby in the $300-$600+ range.

But if you want my entire 2cents.gif, keep it. It'll do anything you want, and more. Once it's run it's course, in a few years, you can put it up in the freebies on OCN for some lucky chap to grab. Selling it and grabbing a regular PC might put a little more size into your wallet, but there is something about refurbishing hardware among peers, and having an actual server that gets me going. Pretty soon I'll be giving away some of my server stuff on here, but do as you please.

Also, if you want to run a server run GNU/Linux (I personally like Debian). It's much better than windows could ever hope to be.

Good luck!

ILPCG

ok man thanks for the info, i know that it has the power but i dunno about the disc space..it only has 2x 73GB HDDs in it
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thanks man..i just have a question would the Dell 1950 be a good server for a home file server/ media server or would it be better to sell it and get a small desktop and install Home server on that..i dont need to be accessing all my movies and tv shows when im not home and stuff and this is going in an apartment...i am just wondering if this would be a good server to use or not
thank you again
I was thinking you should keep it but after thinking about it i really think you should sell it. Yeah the dual xeons are nice and so is the 16gb of ram but the storage is terrible. since you said it comes with 73gb drive i assume its a SAS server. I would not use SAS drives for a home server unless you have some crazy virtual environment at home. If its not running SAS you still have problems with storage because there is only 2 or 3 3.5 inch bays available.

Buying that newegg computer would be better for your purpose. Just get more ram for the computer and get some decent drives and put on whatever OS you want to use for your media/file server. Plus the computer is more scalable if needed.

yeah they are SAS drives but i have read that you can put SATA drives on SAS controller but not the other way around..and you make some good points about the built PC being scaleable, i have also heard that this thing sounds like a jet taking off....i havent powered it on yet because i havent been home but once i get it home i will try it out and if its too loud i might just sell it for what i can get and build another PC as a server and install Debian as ilovepcGaming was saying
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yeah they are SAS drives but i have read that you can put SATA drives on SAS controller but not the other way around..and you make some good points about the built PC being scaleable, i have also heard that this thing sounds like a jet taking off....i havent powered it on yet because i havent been home but once i get it home i will try it out and if its too loud i might just sell it for what i can get and build another PC as a server and install Debian as ilovepcGaming was saying
i know SAS controller support SATA but its a 1U server, so you are looking at RAID 1 if it has 2 drive slots 5 if has 3. This brings back the scalability with the PC.

Those older model Dells do sound like a jet taking off and they blow some hot air off those Xeons. After the server is up it shouldnt sound bad unless your thermals are jacked.

If it were me i wouldnt use that server, were are gonna put a 1U server in your apartment anyways?
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sounds like a jet taking off....

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yeah they are SAS drives but i have read that you can put SATA drives on SAS controller but not the other way around..and you make some good points about the built PC being scaleable, i have also heard that this thing sounds like a jet taking off....i havent powered it on yet because i havent been home but once i get it home i will try it out and if its too loud i might just sell it for what i can get and build another PC as a server and install Debian as ilovepcGaming was saying
i know SAS controller support SATA but its a 1U server, so you are looking at RAID 1 if it has 2 drive slots 5 if has 3. This brings back the scalability with the PC.

Those older model Dells do sound like a jet taking off and they blow some hot air off those Xeons. After the server is up it shouldnt sound bad unless your thermals are jacked.

If it were me i wouldnt use that server, were are gonna put a 1U server in your apartment anyways?

ya so thats why im most likely going to sell it and thats another good point i didnt even think of where i would put it lol...im going to sell it after i test it make sure its all good any of you interested in it lol

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ya so thats why im most likely going to sell it and thats another good point i didnt even think of where i would put it lol...im going to sell it after i test it make sure its all good any of you interested in it lol
oh why thank you lol
I have no use for it lol, i might buy that desktop you pointed out though as a media center.
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ya so thats why im most likely going to sell it and thats another good point i didnt even think of where i would put it lol...im going to sell it after i test it make sure its all good any of you interested in it lol
oh why thank you lol
I have no use for it lol, i might buy that desktop you pointed out though as a media center.
the one in the first post? ya when if i sell this ill probably pick one up too and then buy some more HDDs to go with it and make it smaller server that would better fit my needs as well as my apartment lol
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oh why thank you lol

At one time, I had two servers and a hub going all the time. My server room sounded like a runway biggrin.gif

See you around mate, update with what you do if you have any more questions on servers or daemons/services!
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I recently got a server a dell poweredge 1435, they do sound like jets but like mentioned above, one they boot they quite down a lot, I would keep it myself whats to loose since it was free, and its something to play with
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I recently got a server a dell poweredge 1435, they do sound like jets but like mentioned above, one they boot they quite down a lot, I would keep it myself whats to loose since it was free, and its something to play with
ya..like i said i still havent even booted it up yet since i havent gotten home and once i test it i will make a choice on whether to sell it or keep it..im going towards selling it but you never know i might end up liking it and just buying new harddrives for it...i only need about 2TB atm i dont have that much media/ documents to keep so i could get 4 x 1tb 2.5" drives and raid 1 them and i would be a happy camper lol
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