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Has anyone heard of DIABS servers.
Actually I have been told that they are  called DIABS, but there was no brand on the cover.
I noticed that they have a hard drive inside, it looks just like an IDE, but I believe it's SATA drive.
I don't know why they don't come with SCSI drives for RAID configuration and fault tolerance.
I looked in the BIOS and it says: Intel(R) EM64T capable.
Does that mean the server is 64-bits?
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The name seems not to exist. What is written on the motherboard - letters / numbers. IDE drives have wide grey or black ribbon, sata has narrow data cable (often red). RAID can be SATA, don't need scsi these days. EM64T capable - May be 64-bit but will allow 32-bit to run.

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on the motherboard it says Intel Desktop Board. for the drive I guess it's SATA, it has a hin red ribbon.
you mentionned that SCSI is not needed these days, so what if the SATA drive fails?
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oops!
it has this red ribbon
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For raid you need two or more drives. SATA drives can be used for this on a suitable motherboard or using an external controller.

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Those type of computers are shaped like servers, but they don't provide fault tolerance considering the drive, since they have one built-in (inside the cover) SATA drive.
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What exactly are you asking? It is not clear what you want. You should be able to add several drives to the computer if you wish to add fault tolerance.

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I was trying to understand for  what purpose the computers I mentioned above are made for?
It says intel desktop board in the motherboard, they have one SATA drive built inside, shaped like servers and they mount on the rack, no fault tolerance.
So they are neither Desktop computers that you can put on users desktop, neither like other servers on which you can pull and insert drives and configure RAIDs.
What was the idea behind coming up with this technology, unless if they give users windows dum terminal so that they connect to these servers mounted on the rack and use them as their " Remote Desktop" xomputers.




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OK. I use simple rack mount units for non-critical graphic servers - all they do is play a video loop 24/7. Cheap, easy to swap out if they fail. Anything like that would be fine.

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