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Dell PowerEdge T40 Tower Server: Xeon E-2224G, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD (No OS) EXPIRED

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Dell Small Business has Dell PowerEdge T40 Tower Server on sale for $679 - $330 w/ coupon code T40deal2019 = $349. Shipping is free. Thanks iconian

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  • PowerEdge T40 Server Chassis (fits up to 4 3.5" Hard Drives)
  • Intel Xeon E-2224G 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • 8GB DDR4 2666MHz ECC Memory
  • 1TB 7200RPM Hard Drive (No Operating System)
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Anyone wondering, e-2224g is 3.5ghz 4core/4 thread (no hyperthreading) server CPU with 4.7ghz boost, no OC, 16 PCIE lanes, coffee lake generation
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This is probably the wrong computer for 99% of people here.

It's a BTX form factor barebones small business SERVER. If you want an office/productivity computer, there are better options. If you want a gaming computer, there are better options. If you want a NAS device, there are better options. If you want an HTPC, there are better options.

This thing also has a lot of legacy ports that Dell has oddly decided are worth including in a server in 2019, like PS/2 ports for the mouse/keyboard and a PCI slot. Wasted real estate IMO.
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The legacy ports are there to ensure compatibility with older KVM switches and associated equipment that utilize those ports. It is an enterprise server (albeit low end) after all, and most businesses don't like to replace otherwise useful equipment just because it doesn't have a USB connector on it.
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Anyone wondering, e-2224g is 3.5ghz 4core/4 thread (no hyperthreading) server CPU with 4.7ghz boost, no OC, 16 PCIE lanes, coffee lake generation
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Same as one day of the slickdeals 20th celebration deal. In for one that day because some website offered 11% cb that day
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This has 1 8G dimm or 2*4G and what's the PSU?
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Thinking about this for a fairly robust Plex server, any thoughts? Also, wondering if anyone has an idea of how loud this is. Thank you in advance!
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Can anyone speak to this vs a Synology NAS (like https://slickdeals.net/f/13508848-synology-4-bay-nas-diskstation-ds918-diskless-ymmv-15-cash-back-pr...)?

They both have 4 drive bays, though this server comes with a 1TB disk. I assume this server is more than capable of transcoding and is designed for continuous duty cycle. Is there a benefit to spending more on a NAS?
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Last edited by AlexA5182 November 14, 2019 at 12:04 PM. Reason: Discovered there is no dedicated RAID controller in server specs
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for standalone NAS system, you pay most for their software.
personally I prefer this server. using zfs you can get all you need for RAID.
obviously you need some linux knowledge to do so.
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When you're building a NAS, the most crucial thing to look at first is power consumption because it runs 24/7 365.

This server wasn't built for NAS.

Here's a basic baseline to look at. 8-12 bays with drives and cpu/ram/mobo/nic should not exceed 40W an hour. If it exceeded then you failed. I'm talking in terms of idle time, not at peak usage.
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Can anyone speak to this vs a Synology NAS (like https://slickdeals.net/f/13508848-synology-4-bay-nas-diskstation-ds918-diskless-ymmv-15-cash-back-pr...)?

They both have 4 drive bays, though this server comes with a 1TB disk. I assume this server is more than capable of transcoding and is designed for continuous duty cycle. Is there a benefit to spending more on a NAS?
T20 owner here, generally speaking server will have better cpu than nas, good for transcoding. I think in general when people go NAS solution route is because they are not comfortable installing their own NAS solution. DIY solution tend to be more flexible, more powerful, perhaps a little more energy hungry but also occupy real estate. Would recommend Openmediavault as OS.
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I wish T40 comes with 4 drive bays instead of 3. Otherwise this is an upgrade from T30.
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T20 owner here, generally speaking server will have better cpu than nas, good for transcoding. I think in general when people go NAS solution route is because they are not comfortable installing their own NAS solution. DIY solution tend to be more flexible, more powerful, perhaps a little more energy hungry but also occupy real estate. Would recommend Openmediavault as OS.
Hey Quang, what's the power consumption like?
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Looks good for Plex server
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Can anyone speak to this vs a Synology NAS (like https://slickdeals.net/f/13508848-synology-4-bay-nas-diskstation-ds918-diskless-ymmv-15-cash-back-pr...)?

They both have 4 drive bays, though this server comes with a 1TB disk. I assume this server is more than capable of transcoding and is designed for continuous duty cycle. Is there a benefit to spending more on a NAS?
I installed FreeNAS on a T30. Put a m.2 ssd for OS and 4*4TB WD red with raidz1. This system is very very stable thanks to ECC ram. And I would say ZFS is much better than ext4 or btrfs in Synology.
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