Robert... I bought 2 quad 550 xeons with 4 gig of ram off Ebay. One of them is serving up files like a champ at school. It is our Moodle server among other things. The other is at home, and the backplane failed after I had it 2 months or so. I am running one scsi drive straight off the motherboard, and am bypassing the backplane. I guess this is a qualified recommendation. They were Dell 6350s, and linux installed quite well. There were no "gotchas." The servers were $500 each with shipping of $85 or so. They came with fiber cards. I would do it again. The machine at school is _really_ nice to have in the server rack. Regards... Tom > _______________________________________________ > K12OSN mailing list > K12OSN redhat com > https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/k12osn For more info see <http://www.k12os.org>
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- From: "Robert E. Gomberg" <robertgomberg huntingworld com>
- To: <k12osn redhat com>
- Subject: [K12OSN] Used Hardware
- Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 01:07:03 +0000
OK, it’s the “my best friend is the principle of an elementary school” I am working on a project to place 50 thin clients.
Along with lots of monitors and used pc’s I see while cruising around ebay, there are some dual xeon and better machines in the 500 – 700 mghtz range for less than a couple of hundred bucks with SCSI and Memory.
Any cautionary tales?
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