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 PowerEdge T110 II
PowerEdge T110 II
PowerEdge T110 II
 
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Customer avatarReviewed by:GratefulCustomer
(Florida)
Duration of Product Use:Over 6 months
Level of Expertise:Good
Title: Great Entry Level Server
PostedSeptember 7, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this product
In the past year I began doing deployment of datacenter applications, the type that can not run on a PC. Hence the purchase of a Dell server. Every person I spoke to said Dell was the way to go. I am glad I listened to them. The purchase process was easy and my system shipped quickly.
Upon receipt I purchased additional RAM and a couple of 2Gb SATA drives. Then I installed a free version of VMWare ESXi 5 (lacks vMotion and other high end features) during a VMWare promotion. Deployed my enterprise apps and went to work.
It has been one year and I just renewed my support. The box has been humming along all year with no hiccups. I am smitten.
Pros:
(1) I can buy a stripped down server and expand as needed.
(2) The basic hard drive is large enough for an OS and some additional file space.
(3) The fan is real quiet.
(4) With the upgraded CPU the system utilization level stays real low.
(5) Ran all year without any hardware issues or software hardware conflicts (aka MS OS issues). Only shutdown issue was my fault.
Cons:
(1) Dell memory and hard drives are WAY too expensive for my home use, self-training budget. If they had a more affordable version of add-on hardware they would have gotten more cash from me. I needed to be up and running quick.
Pros:software development, learning enterprise datacenter apps, software programming training, future 4 channel dvr music & movie server
+8points
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