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    Dell PowerEdge 2650 Dual Xeon Review (Worth Colocation?)

    Hi everyone,

    we are curious as we found a Dell PowerEdge 2650 Dual Xeon on ebay and ended up purchasing it for 32 USD, then another 50 USD for shipping. It comes with 4 GB of Ram, and sadly no hard drives.

    I was told by our Data Centre that it uses a TON of power, and is quiet an older unit.

    Was it worth the money? also would it be worth even putting into colo?
    Our provider charges us 69.99 p/m which gives us 3 TB of bandwidth, and supplies power.

    I'm quiet unsure as our current server is an i5 w/ 16 GB of Ram and 3 TB Hard Drive Space.

    Thanks.

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    Honestly, PowerEdge 2650s are kind of useless these days. Not worth their power usage in the least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orien View Post
    Honestly, PowerEdge 2650s are kind of useless these days. Not worth their power usage in the least.
    thanks for the response. We personally thought it was a steal for the price but we are unsure about performance and of course if it's even worth the colo.

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    It's worth about exactly what you paid for it, honestly. Just flip it for $40-50.
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    when the shipping costs more than the actual unit, its a hint

    at the $69 price point,they may not even include all the power that the machine will need. you should verify if they are including at least 2A 120v for that price as you will need it.

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    Some datacenter can host it for cheap. Joe's DC can do it for $50/month. Not bad.
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    thanks for the advice. To be honest I just thought I was getting a really good deal on the machine.

    It's right here if you'd like to take a peak:
    http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...#ht_4536wt_836

    But I'm not even sure if it would be working hosting it for 50 p/m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TannerG View Post
    thanks for the advice. To be honest I just thought I was getting a really good deal on the machine.

    It's right here if you'd like to take a peak:
    http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...#ht_4536wt_836

    But I'm not even sure if it would be working hosting it for 50 p/m.
    Probably not. The lure of dual xeons is a trick anymore.. just sell it. IMO, it's your best choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougy View Post
    Probably not. The lure of dual xeons is a trick anymore.. just sell it. IMO, it's your best choice.
    Thanks for the suggestion, do you know roughly on how much these units go for?

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    I sold a few recently for around 30 each including drives.

    They aren't worth running any more. One core of a new processor is faster than the entire machine and much more power efficent.

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    Depending on your storage requirements, the costs of drives maybe another burden for you. Those Dell 2650s use SCSI drives. Pricey compared to SATA and much more limited in capacity options.

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    Just put it on craigslist, that unit will likely use 2-3A of power atleast, they are a giant waste.

    Not to mention that i3 you currently have is SIGNIFICANTLY faster, 2650's are really nothing more than paper weights these days

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    Just put it on craigslist
    Works like a charm, just got rid of a bunch of old HP's that way, and got more than they are going for on Ebay with no shipping headaches.

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    That is a museum computer and not a production machine.
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    Thanks for the suggestions, but for 30 dollars we can't really complain. This will defiantly be a testing server, not worth putting clients on or renting.

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