Re: Looking to buy or build a home server
I have found both of these systems via craigslist. Would they work for what I want to do?
First one is a :
Has a 1.86ghz quad core xeon processor
Two 300gb 15k SAS drives
16GB (8x2gb) DDR2 ECC Memory (upgraded)
Dual power supplies
DAT Tape drive with controller (no tapes)
DVD Burner (Upgraded)
650$ price tag. Maybe able to talk down to 600.
Second is a :
HP ML350 G3
Two 2.2ghz Xeon Processors
Two 36gb 15,000rpm drives
Two 146gb 15,000pm drives
And he is asking 250$ obo.
The second one is a good price for me and it has a 2.2 Xeon(I was told this is equal to 4 processors some how?) where as the first has a 1.86. Minecraft (java) can only use one core so I thought maybe the 2.2 would be better to handle the high processing load. The only problem is it has a ram cap of 8gb. The first one is in price range but if I do not need all of that power for what I am using it for it would be a waste of money. Again, I plan on using it for the game server , backup, and streaming. The most traffic it would get at once is the game server and sharing a movie with a pc/laptop. I looked over what hosting a web page would require and it just simply isn't going to happen. lol.
Also, that is copy and pasted, could you explain the DAT Tape drive with controller (no tapes) + Tape Drive to me?
Ty you again for your responses!