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Hi. OK, maybe this isn't fair, but I'm not really looking for a formula to pick out an uninterruptible power supply. I am hoping someone can suggest what I need.

I have an HP Proliant ML 100 G4 server with a Dual core Intel pentium processor 820, 1 GB of RAM, four WD 160 GB SATA non-hot plug hard drives with a DVD which probably won't be in use anyway.

I am guessing I will need a UPS with AVR or sinewave (don't know much about them). Also, can I used refurbished? I am on a budget.

Thanks.
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ANy of the APC UPS's should be fine. Just make sure it comes with a cable and software to do automatic shutdown.

COst - $40 - $100 especailly if you use rebates.

I hope this helps !
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Make sure you get one with an automatic voltage regulator (AVR).


CyberPower makes some pretty good models that you can purchase at your local Best Buy.  Most of them have an automatic voltage regulator so that you get consistent power to the server.  I would recommend the 1200VA as it has a long battery run time.

1200 VA
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7185306&st=cyberpower&lp=1&type=product&cp=1&id=1112808065313

All CyberPower UPSs at Best Buy
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&id=pcat17071&type=page&st=cyberpower&sc=Global&cp=1&sp=&qp=crootcategoryid%23%23-1%23%23-1%7E%7Eq6379626572706f776572%7E%7Eccat01000%23%231%23%23f%7E%7Eccat08001%23%232%23%23f%7E%7Eccat08027%23%232%23%23c%7E%7Enccat08029%23%230%23%236&list=n&usc=All+Categories&nrp=15&iht=n

As for APC, they used to be the only company to use for UPSs, but since they were bought out, they aren't the only good one any more.  I have been using the CyberPower UPSs for several years and have not had any problems with them.  The actual battery life (in terms of years it will last) is actually higher than in most equivalent APCs.
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You need to give us a bit more information if you'd like specific suggestions.

How much runtime do you require if you lose power?

Do you just want something which will do a graceful shutdown or do you want the server to stay up until a 2nd power source comes online?

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Pretty much enough time to shut down the server. Fifteen minutes would be sufficient. Of course, you can shut down the server quite a few times in 15 minutes : )
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The CyberPower application allows you to specify when to shut the server down, such as after 10 minutes of no power or even at 10% battery run time remaining.
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Hi btpringle

Thanks for your suggestions. I am looking at this one right now. Actually, I have it in the shoppting cart. Let me know what you think.

http://www.shopharmony.com/product.asp?i=CYB1500
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That one seems pretty good and seems to be a very good price for the features.  Let us know if we can do anything else for you.

Thanks,
Brian
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