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IBM Server Clearance! Brand New IBM Barebone Servers from $299 - LFO, Sydney (Delivery Is Extra)

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The Laptop Factory Outlet is over stocked on IBM barebone servers, so to help push things through we are having an IBM server clearance! Two models are available, both brand new with full 1 year IBM warranty. Details as follows;

OPTION 1 - IBM X3100-4253-42X - $299
PROCESSOR
Intel Pentium G6950 @ 2.8GHz, 2 Cores, 3MB Cache
MEMORY
1GB DDR3 RAM, 4 RAM BAYS TOTAL UPGRADABLE TO 16GB
STORAGE
2x 250GB SATA HDD, 5400RPM, 16MB, 500GB TOTAL.
OPTICAL DRIVE
DVD-ROM Drive
GRAPHICS
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator
PORTS
1 x serial, 1 x Ethernet, 6 x USB 2.0, 1 x Graphics
SLOTS
1 x PCI,1 x PCI-Express x16, 1 x PCI-Express x8, 1 x PCI-Express x4
BAYS
No. of Bays 6
COMPATIBLE OS
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)
DIMENSIONS (mm, Depth x Height x Width)
539.8 x 438.2 x 215.9
WEIGHT (Kg)
15
OTHER FEATURES
Other Features * 8 MB video (integrated in BMC)
* Support for up to four high-capacity, low-cost Serial ATA (SATA) hard disk drives (HDDs) optimises implementation flexibility
* Hardware key available to enable remote keyboard, video and mouse provides greater ease of use and improved productivity
* Embedded RAID support facilitates enhanced availability and protection
* Integrated Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) offers greater network bandwidth
Power 350Watt
NETWORK
Network Technology Gigabit Ethernet

OPTION 2 - IBM X3100-4253-64X - $349
PROCESSOR
Intel Core i3 540 3.06GHz, 2 Cores, 4MB Cache
MEMORY
2GB DDR3 RAM, 4 RAM BAYS TOTAL UPGRADABLE TO 16GB
STORAGE
2x 250GB SATA HDD, 5400RPM, 16MB, 500GB TOTAL.
OPTICAL DRIVE
DVD-ROM Drive
GRAPHICS
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator
PORTS
1 x serial, 1 x Ethernet, 6 x USB 2.0, 1 x Graphics
SLOTS
1 x PCI,1 x PCI-Express x16, 1 x PCI-Express x8, 1 x PCI-Express x4
BAYS
No. of Bays 6
COMPATIBLE OS
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)
DIMENSIONS (mm, Depth x Height x Width)
539.8 x 438.2 x 215.9
WEIGHT (Kg)
15
OTHER FEATURES
Other Features * 8 MB video (integrated in BMC)
* Support for up to four high-capacity, low-cost Serial ATA (SATA) hard disk drives (HDDs) optimises implementation flexibility
* Hardware key available to enable remote keyboard, video and mouse provides greater ease of use and improved productivity
* Embedded RAID support facilitates enhanced availability and protection
* Integrated Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) offers greater network bandwidth
Power 350Watt
NETWORK
Network Technology Gigabit Ethernet

See these products online at: http://www.lfo.com.au/index.php?page=shop.product_details&pr...

NOTE: Prices do not include delivery, however this is available at an additional charge. Contact us for a price estimate.

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closed Comments

  • What motherboard is in these?

  • Hmm… this or the HP microserver… only need a NAS so this might be overkill for me and less slots too.

    • I would only get this if you needed 2 more hot swap bays.. Otherwise the HP is better.

      • I -don't- think the IBM -or- HP offer "Hot Swap" bays…

        The IBM will be:

        1. taller (but NO size spec's were to be found),
        2. heavier (to ship & move), &
        3. a bigger user of Electricity

        than an HP uServer

        • size specs are above in the post,
          DIMENSIONS (mm, Depth x Height x Width)
          539.8 x 438.2 x 215.9

        • Technically speaking, no, they aren't hot-pluggable. But they are in drive caddies, and easily removed. Almost-hot-swappable??? :)

    • HP is way better , no contest.

  • Tempting offer… I am waiting for my Microserver still…
    maybe I can use this for esxi and microserver for HTPC hmmm….

    Found this full information about the product: http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/rep_ca/9/877/ENUSZG10-0309/...

    With IBM X3100-4253-64X (i3) the maximum internal capacity is only 4 TB (page 6 of the document)… that's a bit let down…
    Is this still the case or not?

    • +1

      yeah the product manual in the box says the same, max 4TB of HDD space.. that is a bit of a bummer, but at the end of the day these guys are only entry level servers!

      • Thanks for your reply…

        +ve this offer… can't find elsewhere cheaper than your price… :)

  • wow, prices have certainly gone down! build you own server seems less feasible now

  • Yeah also thinking this or hp microserver. This appears to be a more powerful option with more bays for a little extra but then again its pretty big and assuming not as power efficient. Definitely overkill for NAS but so is the miroserver if thats what you plan to buy it for.

  • this uses 350w psu and has traditional non removable hdds… and its large

    it'll use a lot more power than a N40L… lot faster though

    • much cheaper too! ;)

      • faster but not cheaper

        • +1

          how much can you source a N40L for with hard drives? o.O

        • yeah but 2 x 250Gb hdds is a waste of 2 sata ports

          the base N40L comes with a 250Gb but I have both of mine sitting on a shelf since 2tb drives are $99…

          obviously everyone here buys a NAS to use as a NAS and they fill them with $99 drives

          i have an order for the $221 N40L from dessytek

        • I imagine those buying the HP want drives larger than 250GB anyway, especially as its designed to be a NAS.

          This seems a good buy but, probably for a different function but.

        • +3

          I have 2x (2x (2Tb RAID)) filling the 4 bays for storage, and use the 250Gb drive that it came with in the DVD bay as the OS drive.

  • @dereko http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/66236. Only 250gb comes with but then again will likely rip that out anyway.

  • http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/66815 - N40L with 4x250GB hard drives for $219

    • o.O thats pretty cheap actually, I stand corrected! Well if you want a NAS, buy the N40L then lol. If you want an actual server which obviously has a few more functions and features buy this!

    • its actually 4 bays with 1 250 GB drive

    • the N40L also takes upto 8TB making it the clear NAS winner lol.

      • Up to 12TB. 3Tb drives are supported.

  • the microserver is a lot more quiet and slow CPU.
    These IBM are a lot more powerful.

  • NOTE: The web site shows only 1 GB RAM, not 2 GB, as above.

    To avoid disappointment, check before you order. :-)

    PS My thoughts: This big 15 Kg box is going to cost heaps to ship.

    • Woops, thanks for that. Specs corrected!
      to confirm, the pentium dual core model @ $299 is only 1GB RAM
      the i3 model @ $349 is 2GB RAM

    • Shipping wise, i'm now processing an order to Canberra for $30. Not too bad considering!

  • -1

    No offense mate, but exactly how are these "servers" ?
    They seem to run desktop components - they look more like desktop workstations to me

    • +1

      Read the PDF document on this; it has a section of "Server features"

      • Apart from ECC memory (all things ecc related), and the availability of ibm services
        there isn't a great deal separating this machine from virtually all new custom desktop builds

    • +1

      is there a specified rule to what components make a server?

      • My intention is not to stir people up here, just asking what makes this a "server" when running with low desktop spec components….

  • When are they going to discount the Xeon (CPU) versions of these IBM Server…???

  • 'must be pretty OLD, ie, to have Serial & Parallel ports…

    …but they can be useful in Lab situations, so a PLUS for me!

    • its a new model, serial & parallel is definately not too common these days, but some select models still include these connections.
      As for discounted Xeon CPU's, we will have some new Xeon models coming in next week, give it 2-3 months and the left overs will go on clearance :)

      • +2

        all decent servers have com1 and lpt1 for ups and other legacy devices

        this isn't news

        • LPT isn't missed much, you can always get a converter dongle if you still have a parallel device, but COM is useful for attaching a serial console and UPS. Then again, many UPSes have USB interfaces now.

  • I believe you can run ESXi on these servers but the CPU them is quite crappy. I guess for 299 and 399 is reasonable.

    But I wouldn't get it due to the CPU speed.

  • Does this server require ECC ram to run? Unlike the microserver, anyone knows?

    • It does need ECC RAM to run.

      • +1

        The x3100 M3 ships with one DIMMs installed and supports up to 16GB of unbuffered DIMM (UDIMM) memory in 4 DIMM sockets.

        It uses PC3-10600 double data rate III (DDR3) memory (operating at 1066, or 1333MHz, depending on the processor type) for fast access, and provides ECC memory protection. (Notes: Non-ECC memory can be used as well, but reduces system availability.

        Mixing non-ECC and ECC memory in the same system is supported, but results in
        the server operating in non-ECC mode.)

        The x3100 M3 supports either 1, 2, or 4 DIMMs. When 2 or 4 DIMMs are installed, memory
        operates in two-way interleaved mode for increased performance.

        Memory is available in capacities of 1GB, 2GB, or 4GB DIMMs.

        • +1

          With that in mind though, we have actually tried installing some Kingston 2GB DDR3 RAM modules, non ecc in the machine which resulted in the infamous blue screen of death! If you did want to mix the ECC and Non ECC, just be prepare for some trial and error in regards to finding compatable RAM.

  • +1

    You could use the two top 5.25 bays to put in 3 hard disks.

    And they you'll have a maximum storage of 7 Hard disks.

    I reckon the price is ok for a small business server.

    Example

    http://shoppingshopping.com.au/Prod_Images/Lian_Li_LL-EX-33B...

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