OFFTOPIC: HP DL1xx vs IBM x3250 vs DELL R200

Peter peterpub2 at
Mon Jul 13 16:44:22 UTC 2009


We are about to buy 1U rack mount server for the office. The server room
is small and close to meeting room so we have two priorities:

1)Good FreeBSD support.
2) Low noise level (!)

Speed is not a priority, system load will be small.

Which one will you recommend ?

HP DL160G5 E5405 2x1GB 2x250GB NHP-SATA CD-DVD Combo 3y
carepack;Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® processor E5405 (2.00 GHz, 80W, 1333MHz
FSB);Supports up to 64 GB of PC2-5300 (DDR2-667) and up to 32 GB of
PC2-6400 (DDR2-800) fully buffered DIMMs (DDR2-667) with Advanced ECC;
Two embedded NC105i PCIe Gigabit Server Adapters;Five USB ports (two
front, one internal, two rear);650W Power Supply (Non-Hot Plug,
Autoswitching);Rack (1U)


IBM x3250 M2 1 x  Xeon Q3330 QuadCore 2.66GHz/1333MHz FSB Hyper
Threading with EM64T, 6MB Cache, 2x1024MB ECC DDR2, 2 x 250 GB SATA/SAS
HDD HotSwap, OpenBay Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Hot Swap, Integrated
RAID-1, 1x351W, DVD/CD-RW, Dual LAN 10/100/1000, 3 year on-site warranty


DELL™ PowerEdge™ R200		1	
Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor X3210 2.13 GHz / 1066 MHz FSB / 8 MB		SAS
6/i Integrated RAID Controller Card for SATA and SAS Hard Drives,
RAID 0,1			
2GB 800MHz ECC Unbuffered DDR-2 SDRAM			
2 х 250GB, SATA, 3.5-inch, 7.2K RPM Hard Drive (Cabled) 			
Slim DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive			
R200 PCI-E Riser Card (2 x PCI Express slots)			
dual embedded Broadcom® Gigabit Ethernet NIC			
Sliding Rack Kit for Dell Racks (Rapid Rails)	

Prices are almost the same :-)

Please recommend.

Thanks in advance.


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