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Re: [trinity-users] What is the value of a HP ProLiant ML370 G4 server?

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:47:51 -0500
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> Hi,
> I have at home a HP ProLiant ML370 G4 server that I bought in a garage
> sale at the beginning of the summer. It is in fully working condition with
> Debian 7.5 on it.
> Here are the specs:
> Year: approx 2004
> CPU: 2 physical Intel Xeon 3.20Ghz CPU with Hyper-Threading, so the OS
> sees 4 cores
> Ram: 2gb, with many free memory slots
> Network: 2 server-grade EtherNet cards
> Graphic card: Ati Rage XL
> HDD: 3x Ultra320 SCSI 72.8gb 10000rpm, now in hardware RAID 0
> Optical drive: DVD reader/burner: I replaced the original CD drive.
> Other: Tape backup drive, floppy drive, 3 USB 2.0, fully redundant fans,
> double power supply
> Weight: approx 90-100lbs
> This server is very fast, but I don't  have much use for it.
> I'd like to know if it still has a money value, and how much would it
> still worth in production? I want to sell it, but I have no idea of what
> could be a fair/good price for it. Could it be useful for this project?

I have a server similar to that one (IBM NetFinity) sitting gathering dust
I'm afraid.  They aren't worth much these days; any savings in hardware
costs get chewed up in electricity in the first few months of operation. 
Older Intel hardware is extremely power hungry; add to that the heat load
on the cooling systems in a datacenter and you have a server best used for
experimentation/learning.  It's probably only worth a couple hundred
dollars at best.

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