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  1. #1
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    What's the crappiest machine someone is still paying space for?

    Just curious...what's the absolute trashiest machine that's you're still paying space for and chugging along?

    Don't by shy. ...unless it's a P2.
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    A Q6600...though hopefully we'll be getting rid of that in the next few months.

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    We have our own rack space, so it's not like we're paying for a specific machine. But we still have a P4 racked and in use for internal stuff. Have a P2 450MHz at the office for a DNS resolver and local storage.
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    We recently had a customer looking to colo a DEC VAX, a migration from their own facility to our cage space. Can anyone beat that?

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    A client was paying $533/mo for the following as of a month ago.

    Windows 2000 / Pentium III 1.4 Ghz / 1 GB RAM / 2 X 80 GB SATA II HDD Raid 1
    100 GB Data Transfer / 16 IP’s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orien View Post
    A client was paying $533/mo for the following as of a month ago.

    Windows 2000 / Pentium III 1.4 Ghz / 1 GB RAM / 2 X 80 GB SATA II HDD Raid 1
    100 GB Data Transfer / 16 IPs
    HAHA. Were they aware of the absurdity?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sajanNOPPIX View Post
    HAHA. Were they aware of the absurdity?
    Only acutely aware.

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    90 mhz pentium, 512 MB ram, 2 GB hard drive
    NT 4.0, running Netscape 3.51 server
    Online since Sept 2004.

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    AMD XP1700+, 512MB RAM, 80GB IDE HDD, 1u chassis.

    We've offered to upgrade them numerous times on the house (after all, great customer, pays bills on time, solid revenue as a result of years of service), however like many, they refuse to take the free upgrade, even with the move thrown in.
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    Sun Netra T1 105
    360Mhz
    128Mb Ram
    9GB HD

    Installed 12 years ago and still going as well today as the day we installed it. This one is running email for several domains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by porcupine View Post
    AMD XP1700+, 512MB RAM, 80GB IDE HDD, 1u chassis.

    We've offered to upgrade them numerous times on the house (after all, great customer, pays bills on time, solid revenue as a result of years of service), however like many, they refuse to take the free upgrade, even with the move thrown in.
    I can't imagine why anyone refuses to take upgrades on boxes like this. An atom probably smokes this thing and at less power.
    The only reasoning I see is the old "If it ain't broke don't fix it" saying. Even then I can't imagine no failures at all.



    I replaced a pentium 4 with an atom not too long ago. The cost of not upgrading these machines even if cpu performance is the same is more than upgrading to an extremely low power system in some cases.

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    Currently I am managing a dating site that runs on a Pentium III machine with a single 80GB disk drive.. no redundancy, no backup.

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    There's a Cobalt Raq in one of the racks adjacent to ours that must be three times as old as the data centre it's in.

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    We've got a few of these:
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    Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU E1400 @ 2.00GHz
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    and many clients running on:
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    Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.20GHz
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    I have an Intel 286 @ 8MHz still running. Single disk drive (About 500mb I think).

    Single Hard Drive, no backups, single power supply, zero redundancy running Mentor PC/OS (A Pick operating system with a multivalue database).

    It's for another business in our family. Around 10 years ago I freaked out that it was still running and the tape drive was old. At that time the company that developed the application had gone out of business (I think even a couple of the developers had died)... The application was current in the late 70s / early 80s. One weekend finally read up enough on how to access the mv tables and explode it into SQL tables and import it to a modern billing system.

    Now it's just running to see how long it will last. Had a scare about two years ago. Power went out (this is on C power.. no ups, no generator, etc) and I thought it was done for. Turns out the battery on motherboard was dead and the motherboard required you to manually set hard drive parameters, once I fixed that it booted back up.
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