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    Exclamation Dedicated Server (hardware) question

    Hello,

    I am about to buy three dedicated servers, I want to own the hardware and put it in a data center. Now I got some questions left. It'd be great if you could answer those.

    I prefer Dell Rack server, only three questions are left about that:

    1.) When will there be E3 v3 CPUs available? I only can configure them with v2 atm, even though v3's are out "a very long time" already. Couldn't find any info on that, does someone from you knows more?

    2.) I've planned on getting the Dell rack servers with everything except Hard drives, because I want to put in Segeate 600 SSDs, is that advisable in general or should I get SSDs directly from Dell when I buy the rest of the server there?

    3.) How much power are Dell rack servers consuming compared to for example HP or SuperMicro?


    If I posted in the wrong forums, please move it Thanks for your answers!

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    Dell still don't have Haswell based servers available. I don't know if they're having issues releasing new products due to the company going private in regards to why they are still selling LGA1155 servers. The SSDs should work fine, you just may need a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter depending on the side of the drive caddies or bays which come with the server. The R210 IIs should be pretty power efficient and very comparable to similar half depth Supermicro and HP servers (DL320e Gen8 v1/v2. For multiple servers like this you'll generally want to supply a power distribution unit and switch for colocation as well.
    Last edited by PersonalJ; 01-02-2014 at 12:26 AM.

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    One thing to be aware of is warranty

    If you use HDD not from Dell, they can say you violate their terms & condition so will not help you fix if problems come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serverhk View Post
    One thing to be aware of is warranty

    If you use HDD not from Dell, they can say you violate their terms & condition so will not help you fix if problems come.
    Is that true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nkaroly View Post
    Is that true?
    Never heard of that before. Sounds like B.S. to me.
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    Oh......In case you need Dell Support, you just need to remove your HDD.

    http://commweb-ps3.us.dell.com/suppo.../19839524.aspx
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    Warranty does not include data recovery anyway so why not go for the cheaper?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serverhk View Post
    Warranty does not include data recovery anyway so why not go for the cheaper?
    Because when your raid card/MB/backplane is failing they blame the drives and you need to put some dell parts in before they continue troubleshooting.

    If you have a lot of dell gear it becomes worth getting a dell certified tech and avoiding there front line and those sort of issues.

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