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Month: October 2014

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

From: "Dr. Nikolaus Klepp" <office@...>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:15:26 +0200
Am Donnerstag, 16. Oktober 2014 schrieb Alexandre:
> > > 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.
> > 
> > Tim
> Good to know! When I bought it, I though that I could use it as a regular computer, but it needs 15 minutes before it gets to GRUB, just to do its power on self tests. After that, the 8 big redundant fans makes it very disagreeable to use, plus the Ati Rage XL doesn't show rage at all when it comes to drive today's large screens.
> I'll try to sell it on Kijiji before this elephant makes a hole in the floor. :)
> -Alexandre

LOL ... I'm happy I could get rid of that "server" stuff years ago. and they had SCSI hardrives and big fat cables. I suspected the cases had to be that heavy to prevent the units from taking off when the fans turn on in selftest :-)


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