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    Woodcrest vs Dual Xeon

    I understand that the woodcrest is a better processor. Just want people's opinions if it justifies the price.

    Here are the configurations we are looking at:

    Dual Xeon 3.2 SCSI
    2GB of RAM
    2 x 73GB SCSI Disk
    Cpanel
    -----------------------------
    $222

    or

    Dual Intel Woodcrest 5130 Dual Core
    4GB of RAM
    2 x 146GB, 10K RPM SCSI
    cpanel
    -----------------------------
    $385.00


    We host approx 100 sites on a server. 60% are static sites and 40% are ecommerce or sites with a database. Just curious if the performance increase will justify the price on the woodcrest vs the xeon.

    Also is $385 a good deal for this setup?

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    $385 is not a bad deal for a Quad Core, with alot of RAM & 2 huge 10K HDD's.

    The Dual Xeon 3.2 looks like its the older version, based on netburst...


    Theres a big difference in power because its 4 cores instead of 2, X2 the RAM, and X2 the sapce.

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    should power be a concern for me ? I am not co-locating it - just leasing at a datacenter.

    JelloX - so you think it's worth going to $385 based on the performance increase I'll get over the dual xeon?

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    are the drives running hardware raid on either box?

    they are both older chipsets quite frankly. have you looked at the harpertowns?

    they have much bigger onboard cache which equals performance.

    a harpertown with 4 sata drives in raid 10 or 3 sata drives in raid 5 and a smaller sas drive would crush either of those boxes and I believe you can find them very reasonable priced from several providers.
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    no hardware raid. We would prefer to have the server at ThePlanet.

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    for 299.00

    you could be having a 2xquadcore harpertown from SoftLayer.

    And depending if you wait until SL have a double deal, you could get 2 disks and 4gb of ram for that price too
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    Out of these two configs.. second is much better.. in fact its double everything.. Double Processor Speed, double RAM, double HDD (with better speed).. it's a good server..

    And what all does this price include? Bandwidth, control-panel, monitoring, management etc??
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    We colo at AtlantaNAP and use the same hardware (Woodcrest/Clovertown Xeons) that they use on their dedicated range (www.netdepot.com). The performance is far superior to that of a regular dual Xeon 3.2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djorgensen View Post
    for 299.00

    you could be having a 2xquadcore harpertown from SoftLayer.

    And depending if you wait until SL have a double deal, you could get 2 disks and 4gb of ram for that price too
    Why do that when you can get that same server for 229 at netdept. Netdepot rocks. They have really good servers and awesome support!
    Save you bout 70 a month to use elsewhere on your biz.
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