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I am about to buy a new server to run Windows 2011 SBS. I now run Win2003 SBS on a ML 115 HP server. (It serves 5 workstations)

I wanted to buy a second hand Dell Poweredge 2950 Quad Core X5355 2.66GHz/8GB/6x146GB SAS/DVD 15K DVD-ROM 1x Serial, 2x redundant powersupply
2x 10/100/1000Mb LAN, PERC 6/1, 4x USB

The price is €399,00

Any comments?
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That sounds like a good, does it come with warranty?  Take a look at www.itxchange.com for comparison.
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by:TheoRichel
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Thank you. Yes it comes with a 90 day warranty. Thanks for that link, but the servers there are are outside my range.
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Assuming it has dual processors, I'd say the price is pretty good ... the drives alone would set you back that much.  The 2950 is a workhorse, and that configuration would do just about anything you need it to, although you might consider a RAM upgrade for SBS 2011 (minimum is 8GB, 10GB recommended).

It does not support UEFI ... IF you needed to go down that road in the future.
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by:TheoRichel
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Thanks. I wasnt aware of UEFI yet and I think I can do without for this round, but it is definitely useful info for the future.

I will order the machine now and split the points between you two.
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by:TheoRichel
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This was not meant to solve a big problem, just needed some feedback and got it.
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