Best option for UPS on a budget for a Dell poweredge 1950
Posted on 2011-10-19
We have a Dell PowerEdge 1950 that was donated through a grant to us (non-profit) a few years back. We need a UPS to power it but are on a very limited budget. We are not worried about long runtime so much as just making sure it can shut down gracefully. It's a fileserver and DC, no exchange or SQL. The issue is it has dual power supplies, each one being about 670W according to Google.
Question is, does the server pull full power from each PSU during normal operation? We realilze ideally each PSU would have it's own UPS, but that may not be plausible unless absolutely necessary.
We are trying to find a good price on a name brand UPS that will meet its requirements, but really trying to stay at or under $ 200.