Here is another "simple" one. Many of you may have seen my recent "refurbished server purchase" question. Well, this one is for the same reason, but slightly different.
I am curious about advantages / dis pros/cons etc on Rackmount vs. Tower (workstation) Servers.
I have one of each and I love them both.
I love my 1U because it was my first. But we have a small office, and it forever changed the dynamic (and decibel level) of our daily work environment.
My tower is also fantastic. It is a backup and so it doesnt run as hard all day - but i can barely hear that its on sometimes. After sitting near my rack for a while, working near the tower is a day at the beach.
So, why do you buy/choose/like/dislike one over the other? Especially when you can buy towers with rackmount kits (which I have).
And in your experience is it always that one is more expensive than another?
Again, I would love to just listen to you experts for a few - answer me directly or just provide some insight into your experience and preference.
Your time and advice is appreciated!