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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 $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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No iDRAC (remote management)
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Maybe this is apples to oranges, but how would this computer compare to one with an i5-9400? Just looking for a PC to run Windows 10 and Blue Iris.
The CPU is this machine is just slightly better than an i3-8100. The i5-9400 has two more CPU cores, so it will perform much better.
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https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/s...3161_vi_vp

PowerEdge T140, Celeron G4900, 8GB DDR4 ECC, 1TB Platter, iDRAC, 4 drive capacity.
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this is what i am wondering too. Why buy a QNAP or Synology over this? Way more power than those. Plus if you use plex, you can add a p2000 for transcoding. I don't see what this can't do those can. Anyone with more knowledge please chime in. Thanks. https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima...ies2/peace.gif
There are two main things that this can't do that a QNAP or Synology device can. First, those work right out of the box (after attaching drives). You don't have to add an OS. You don't have to figure out how to setup a software RAID. The QNAP and Synology just work. Second, the dedicated devices will use much less power than this will. Whether the amount is significant is going to depend on the person and use. On the other hand, as you point out, this is much more powerful and lends itself to doing more things.

Personally, I'm conflicted. I hate not buying something like this and setting it up because I like to tinker, but more and more I just want things to work. I may be buying a QNAP today.
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Anyone find out if the M.2 slot works on this? Been all over Google and still cannot find a report about this.

EDIT - reading through the manual here:
https://topics-cdn.dell.com/pdf/p..._en-us.pdf

They don't mention the M.2 slot at all, even though it is in the diagram. Probably means it is disabled.
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I have both. I found that the NAS is simple enough that anyone with permission can access the data/photos, etc. If there is an emergency just grab that thing and go. Being a novice and using Proxmox I found destroy VMs and create Containers to do very specific things. NAS is very simple to use.
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Does this mb have a raid chip built in at all? It looks like it does not. Also I how many drives does your box hold and how many do you have installed?
Not stock, you have to add a PERC card and one that will support drives not in a Dell raid set (so UnRAID can create the set). In my case it meant reflashing the firmware on the card. Lots of info on UnRAID forums on this.

I have three 3.5" drives, it will hold 4, maybe more if you add 2.5" and 3.5" drives in the mix. Haven't tried to max it.
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Looking at this to run a few vms. Strong enough? Ram a little low it seems.

remote access card?
You'll probably want to buy some 4GB or 8GB ECC UDIMMs. It only has Intel AMT for remote management.
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Follow-up post, it appears the T40 shares the same motherboard as the Precision 3630, which does allow for M.2 drives.

If the T40 comes with M.2 disabled, I wonder if the T40 can be flashed with the Precision 3630 BIOS to enable the M.2 slot. . .
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Ryzen 3600 at below $200 crushes these poor Xeon CPUs wrt performance/ $ and performance/ watt. I don't think there servers are worth buying anymore
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Ryzen 3600 at below $200 crushes these poor Xeon CPUs wrt performance/ $ and performance/ watt. I don't think there servers are worth buying anymore
price me a build for 350.
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My blue iris setup sometimes jumps to 100% cpu usage on my nuc 8259 is this more suited for that type of use? Passmark scores are very similar but not sure if power consumption will prevent it from spiking.
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price me a build for 350.
I think the point is that for a home server build, the cost is the initial purchase plus the electric cost to run, which can add up to more than the cost to purchase over its lifetime.
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this is what i am wondering too. Why buy a QNAP or Synology over this? Way more power than those. Plus if you use plex, you can add a p2000 for transcoding. I don't see what this can't do those can. Anyone with more knowledge please chime in. Thanks. https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima...ies2/peace.gif
Because hardware is actually just less than half of the equation. The other is software and support.
Synology for example, comes with perks that freebies NAS OS like FreeNAS does not have, at least for most user tinkering around: easy of setup, relay server, mobile app on iOS and Android. The mobile apps are quite nice. They include your cloud drive, video streaming server, photo server,... The Moments app sync and back up the photo from your iphone. Your whole family can each have their own account on the NAS and get their photos & stuffs synced up and back up there. Everything is prebuilt and preconfigured ,you save a lot of time set it up initially and if there is a problem support should be there too.

Unless you're an experienced IT professional who have good ability to code, the benefit of a Synology/QNAP outweight the cost of those compare to this server. This server is more oriented toward business while the Synology/ QNAP are designed with home user and small business in mind who just want to get stuff up and running as fast as possible. Of course this server has more powerfull cpu that allow it to do stuffs that the celeron inside qnap and synology can not, but if you just need a storage & media server, buying the synology/qnap is more worth it.
IMO a server job is just to set it up and forget it, so software and support are extremely important.
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FYI this cpu has no hyperthreading
Due to security vulnerability affecting all Intel chips with HT--with no fix in sight due to the fact that it's a hardware vulnerability--you should disable HT even if it has it anyway.
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