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[Amazon.com] Ultimate File Server - 24 Bay SuperMicro Opteron Servers w/24 Port RAID $299+

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[Amazon.com] Ultimate File Server - 24 Bay SuperMicro Opteron Servers w/24 Port RAID $299+

I was shopping for two computers to act as a data archiving system for the office and came across these on eBay, and thought it was a fantastic deal and figured I would share.

Supermicro 24 Bay SATA 4U AMD DC 2.0GHz 8GB H8DME-2 SC846TQ Server
[IMG]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21hek9I2BVL.jpg[/IMG]

Includes all Trays / Dual Redundant PSU / Opteron Motherboard / RAM / RAID cards to support 24 drives / IMPI / etc.


I picked up two units for the office but figured others may equally be interested for a home file server setup (or equally office storage). I should note though, that supermicro gear like this has pretty loud fans, so you'd need to put it in the basement to not hear it running.

Dual Core @ 299.99 - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Supermicro-24-B ... 232d9adf2e (link updated 7/25/2013 - instock)
Quad Core @ 349.99 - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Supermicro-24-B ... 6ece7#shId (link updated 7/22/2013 - instock)
You must ship to a US address / border package service.

I picked up two of the cheaper units myself and 5 of these CPU's http://www.ebay.com/itm/130804591027?ss ... 1497.l2649 as I have a higher end need then a basic load that would be on a file server, still need to find some cpu fans and some extra ram, but all in all best deal on server gear I've seen in a while.

I should note, just the chassis sells new for ~$1200 new on Amazon.com, and that's without motherboard/cpu/ram/raid cards/etc.
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Nice found, but I think anyone want to add some DDr2 should think about the price for nowadays
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petercxc wrote: Nice found, but I think anyone want to add some DDr2 should think about the price for nowadays
There is *plenty* of server ram on ebay (server pulls) for cheap, though a file server doesn't need much in the way of ram.
roggers wrote:How do I get this into Canada?
Use a service like www.kinek.com , companies can either re-ship or you can go pick-up at X location (crossing the border).
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roggers wrote: How do I get this into Canada?
Get it shipped to a package receiving service just across the border, then go over and pick it up. You should only have to pay HST; as far as I know there's no duty on computers.
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Tcalp wrote: I was shopping for two computers to act as a data archiving system for the office and came across these on eBay, and thought it was a fantastic deal and figured I would share.

Supermicro 24 Bay SATA 4U AMD DC 2.0GHz 8GB H8DME-2 SC846TQ Server
[IMG]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21hek9I2BVL.jpg[/IMG]

Includes all Trays / Dual Redundant PSU / Opteron Motherboard / RAM / RAID cards to support 24 drives / IMPI / etc.


I picked up two units for the office but figured others may equally be interested for a home file server setup (or equally office storage). I should note though, that supermicro gear like this has pretty loud fans, so you'd need to put it in the basement to not hear it running.

Dual Core @ 299.99 - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Supermicro-24-B ... 232c88610c
Quad Core @ 349.99 - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Supermicro-24-B ... 232c885cdb

You must ship to a US address / border package service.

I picked up two of the cheaper units myself and 5 of these CPU's http://www.ebay.com/itm/130804591027?ss ... 1497.l2649 as I have a higher end need then a basic load that would be on a file server, still need to find some cpu fans and some extra ram, but all in all best deal on server gear I've seen in a while.

I should note, just the chassis sells new for ~$1200 new on Amazon.com, and that's without motherboard/cpu/ram/raid cards/etc.
Nice find!
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looks interesting. wondering if this will support 2.5" sas drives.
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here is the forum thread from avsforum.com about this server and past server offers .....there is lot of info ( it is a must read for anyone thinking of buying this)

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1412640/are-y ... lternative


I purchase Intel one last year and it was missing parts (4 gb memory, 1 tray, one power supply was faulty ) they accidentally ship me there part server... I contact Tamsolutions and they made good by shipping me a second complete server and they let me keep the one missing the parts so I got 2 servers for the price of one ......if you look for more memory or CPU and Raids Cards to add ....ask TAM or check their ebay page.


here is the old RFD deal thread

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/cheapest ... k-1190594/


btw: I am thinking of selling one of the servers
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Does the CPUs quad core on ebay suffer the tlb bug found in older opterons?
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Bloody tempted again.

Tam actually emailed me back in april about a week after I was in phoenix, would have shipped and picked up back then, no way to pick up.

Same as this time. I just really hate sellers that thinks their market stops at the border...
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blainehamilton wrote: I just really hate sellers that thinks their market stops at the border...
I agree with you to some extent, though it is more complicated to ship cross border (customs declaration forms, etc), so part of me certainty understands with the companies who don't offer cross border shipping, we are just such a small country (population wise) in comparison.
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blainehamilton wrote: They won't ship to Canada, period. At least not last year or in April of this year.
That's too bad.. Edmonton is a bit far from the border to do a pick-up.. :( I wouldn't mind a file server though.. using a 4 bay and a 8 bay from SansDigital at the moment but would much rather have an actual server setup for cheap.
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STUPIDLY HOT Deal.
Toss on a $500 backplane and you can have an SC846E16 but with a pair of 900W instead of a pair of 1200W for $800 instead of $1400.
With that said, you don't NEED to upgrade the backplane. It just makes for MUCH nicer cabling and damn near infinite expandability.
If you had an extra $350k you could build a 4PB raw storage server. But if you never need to expand past 24 drives, this would work as is. Although I'm unsure if the MV8 supports SATA3 drives.

I bought 4 of them last time someone posted them for $375 shipped per unit into Canada including Duties.

NOTE: These DO NOT include RAID cards. They are HBAs.
You can do software RAID, but do not mistake them for hardware RAID.

EDIT: I'd be all over this again but HDD costs are killer.
Sure you get a $300 case, but you spend $4k on HDDs.

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