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Hardware Thread, HP ProLiant Servers going cheap in Technical; Originally Posted by plexer The DL140 G2 from Inmac lists at £644.67 and from Bechtle is £558.00 so Bechtle is ...
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    Re: HP ProLiant Servers going cheap

    Quote Originally Posted by plexer
    The DL140 G2 from Inmac lists at £644.67 and from Bechtle is £558.00 so Bechtle is cheaper than HP without the rebate but as they are and HP partner can you still get the rebate?

    Allthough they are 1gb ones I think and not 2gb
    The ram is pretty important. I notice on the HP page in the original post that this is the only model that comes with 2gb of ram so its obivous they are desperately trying to get rid of them.

    For around £800 I've been unable to find any other unit that has a better spec than 2.8ghz xeon, 3gig ram and 80gb sata. Having a server with 3gb ram is quite something for under £1000 I think.

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    Re: HP ProLiant Servers going cheap

    Yup I'd agree with that I've been looking as well.

    Ben

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    Re: HP ProLiant Servers going cheap

    I have 4 of those servers, I bought them with dual chips in them and when they were full price

    They have been discontinued now and replaced with a new varient of which I bought 4 more.

    Decent servers not had a problem with either of the models I bought.

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    Re: HP ProLiant Servers going cheap

    Well I took delivery the other day of my DL140 and took delivery today of the additional 2GB of RAM to go in it which I have just installed.

    Now to install something on it to act as a filtering proxy.

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    Re: HP ProLiant Servers going cheap

    Where do you get your HDDs from to fit in your proliants?

    I purchased my first ml150 g3 from pcwb for 449 and found that the HDDs need "special caddies to have the drives fitted. These seem a little expensive and a little pointless?

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    Re: HP ProLiant Servers going cheap

    Its the same with all brands they sting you for some cheap looking caddy.

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    Re: HP ProLiant Servers going cheap

    What really got my goat though is they went out of their way to manufacture a caddy that slots into the hole where the real caddies go which could of easily have been a caddy in itself and probably cost just as much to make.

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    Re: HP ProLiant Servers going cheap

    Proband, Insight, PCWB, Dabs are all places I have had HDDs from for HPs. Another way is get bare drives and buy empty caddies off eBay for a few quid did for one rush job I did, but it was a HP drive just caddyless.

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    Re: HP ProLiant Servers going cheap

    That sounds ideal john...

    I made the silly mistake [in that I've been getting HP server's and gear for years] of getting a very large SATA HDD for our email box - but then forgetting to get the caddy'd version

    So one off ebay wud be good - except that i dont know whether ebay do purchase orders hehe [we dont have a credit card]

    Got a link for one of these caddy's?

    Nath

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    Re: HP ProLiant Servers going cheap

    ebay search is your friend - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HP-Compaq-SCSI...QQcmdZViewItem Never used the seller but I assume thats the bit you want.

    As for the PO can't you buy the caddy yourself and take home a stack of blank DVDs IE something you get as a school that is a consumerable to cover the cost of the caddy thats of use to you so your problem is solved? I did that once with an eBay thing, a school wouldn't go for it so I purchaed it, was an old P3 CPU needed for a job, and I took a CD-RW drive so it wasnt as if its was asset listed but covered the cost, the Head checked the paypal recipt for the goods and the CD-RW invoice and said it was fine but we shouldn't do it often as its naughty, but we were fine with it, as if anyone asked you could point to any CD-RW drive or say it died as its a consumerable really.

    Also I take it the drive is the right type and height to fit?

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