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    Dell £99 Server is back

    Just in case anyone needs a cheap server.

    PowerEdgeâ„¢ Starter Network Solutions

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    Fantastic! I was so tempted last time to get one but I never quite pulled the trigger. Do you know how the VAT would would if I bought one for home use?

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    I very nearly bought one too but 50 quid delivery.

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    Good- but the delivery cost is astounding and the total price with 'nout added is around £175.00. Not exactly £99 that they initially state. On top of that, Misco do some really cool Intel based HP servers for just a little more.

    Victor Meldrew(sp?) hat off now...


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    We bought one of these recently, really nice server for the price - HP ProLiant ML110 G4 Xeon 3040 - Ebuyer

    Shame misco aren't still doing them for £99

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    That's okay, but eBuyer have the HP equivilent with 3 years NBD warranty as appose to Dells 1 for £151.00 delivered (Super Saver). It wouldn't take that much cash to add a few more specs to it, if you buy from eBuyer anyway. Dells prices can be a liitle on the wild side!

    Heres the link anway:

    HP ProLiant ML110 G4 Xeon 3040 1860-2MB/1066 Dual Core, 1x512MB, Non Hot Plug SATA 160GB, DVD/CD-RW, 3 Year Next Business Day Warranty - Ebuyer

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan400007 View Post
    Just in case anyone needs a cheap server.
    We've just bought two (although, as pointed out, they are actually £175 by the time you've added VAT, delivery, and VAT for the delivery). We added another 512MB of RAM, a second 160GB harddrive, a second network adapter and two 8GB memory sticks to each server. Now we have two machines that boot off solid-state storage and load up Xen virtual machines off a 160GB RAID-1 array. Obviously they aren't top-range machines, but they're certainly not bad - solid build, lots of space inside, two tool-less 3.5" drive bays (and you could easily fit another 3.5" drive in the now-unused 3.5" "floppy" slot or the spare 5.25" slot under the built-in DVD drive). Motherboard has four SATA ports, no PATA or PS/2, 5 external USB on the rear and two USB on the front, also one proper internal USB port - not just a 9-pin header, you can actually shove a USB stick right on the motherboard. Two PCI-X x8 slots, one x1 slot, one PCI slot.

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    I can rate the HPs, got one here for someone very nice bits of kit and worth the cost. Infact how can they make money on them at that price?

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    The HPs are now £112 inc vat & delivered - come with 1Gb ram plus 1 more gig if you send off for it - shame there are only 2 slots and they're both filled with 512MB each! lol - still - mega bargain.
    (price from Insight - but they're for sale at a few places)

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    At last insight have dropped the price! Horah, they were about 2 weeks ago nearly £120 MORE than anyone else for the same thing!

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    I can't see any specs etc..maybe I'm being thick..

    I know Steve wants to get another Poweredge 840 to partner our existing rig with all the VMs on. Good kit..

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