[mythtv-users] Dell PowerEdge 2550 1 GHz as dedicated backend/storage..?
aclose at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 15:53:59 UTC 2007
On Nov 19, 2007 9:44 AM, matt lutz <myth.matt.lutz at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/19/07, Andrew Close <aclose at gmail.com> wrote:
> > i've been considering migrating from an all-in-one (FE/BE) solution to
> > a separate FE, BE (and possibly separate DB) solution for a little
> > while now; but i don't have an extra machine to purpose as a dedicated
> > BE.
> > however, i just came across this deal:
> > > 1 Dell PowerEdge 2550 1 GHz server with 256 MB of memory
> > > - contains QTY=2 18GB internal SCA Ultra-160 SCSI drives
> > > 1 Dell PowerVault 220S disk array
> > > - contains QTY=10 18GB SCA Ultra-160 SCSI drives
> > >
> > > Come with LVD-SCSI cables and 3 power cords. No operating system.
> > the PowerEdge is a 1GHz PIII machine, which should be good enough for
> > a BE considering all my capture cards are hardware MPEG.
> > two questions:
> > 1) does anyone know the what the availability of SCA Ultra-160 SCSI
> > drives is like? (i haven't Googled yet...)
> > 2) would it be stretching this machine to function as a BE running
> > comm flagging/transcoding and dealing with HD (when i get there)?
> > i think i can pick this gear up for ~$200, which is quite a bit less
> > than i was going to spend on a new BE.
> > thoughts/comments?
> > thanks!
> I think commflagging and definately transcoding will take *forever* on this
> box. That's a pretty old box. In my opinoin, you'd be better off buying
> newer hardware with a much faster CPU.
thanks for the reply Matt.
i may pick it up anyway for use as a fileserver. only problem i see
is availability of drives when they need to be replaced/upgraded.
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