[There's a reason that Yoda is the unofficial mascot of SBS.  Size indeed matters not.] I bought an HP today - THE OFFICIAL BLOG OF THE SBS DIVA
Sat, Nov 26 2005 12:03 bradley

I bought an HP today

The old server at home is getting very wheezy and needs to be upgraded and I was going to move it over to the glowing blue baby server but his fan is making a racket and sister says ... 'uh that's not going in our house is it?' and it's probably been bumped around once too often and I need to replace the fan... so she says “if we're going to do this.... do it right“.... okay...... so I go to Dell to buy a cheap server and ....you know?  You can't order the server with a spare nic at all!  They force you into the Sonicwall firewall solutions whether you like it or not.

So my Sister says ...why don't you check out HP?  All the servers we are getting at my office these days are HP.....

Now keep in mind this is a home server and thus if this was 'for real' I'd at MINIMUM throw in another drive for software RAID [in fact I might do that anyway].  Honestly I prefer 10,000 rpm, hardware controller card raid rather than software for a 'real' server.... but for home.... it's at least better than the annoying noisy glowing blue baby server....that's for sure....

Hey... you can even get ILO on that too!

HP ProLiant ML150 G2 3.00GHz/1GB, 1MB, 160GB - Hot Plug SATA Server
Intel® Xeon™ 3.00GHz/800MHz, 1MB Processor
1GB of Advanced ECC PC2700 DDR SDRAM DIMM Kit (2x512MB)
4 port SATA Adapter in a PCI slot
160GB SATA hard drive
Broadcom 5721 PCI-Express Gigabit NIC
Hot Plug Drive Cage (4 x 1" SATA drives)
High Speed IDE CD-ROM Drive
1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive
Limited warranty includes 1 year parts, 1 year labor, 1-year on-site support

1GB Total PC2700 (1x1GB)
HP NC1020 PCI Gigabit Server Adapter

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# re: I bought an HP today

Sunday, November 27, 2005 3:47 AM by bradley

Sue,

You can order a second NIC on Dell...the original NIC (onboard) doesn't go away. Hell, if you need NIC cards, I have a dozen sitting in front of me (3Com 905's). Let me know and you can have one or two.