What to do with my server


#1

I have a SuperMicro 2u server… just collecting dust, waiting for that next video game server or business idea…

4 of Kingston 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC Registered DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Server Memory Model KVR1333D3D4R9SK2/16G

1 of SUPERMICRO MBD-X9DRD-IF-O Extended ATX Server Motherboard Dual LGA 2011 DDR3 1600

3 of SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PC128B/WW

2 of Intel Xeon E5-2620 Sandy Bridge-EP 2.0GHz (2.5GHz Turbo Boost) 15MB L3 Cache LGA 2011 95W BX80621E52620 Server Processor

2 of Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD5000HHTZ 500GB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

SSDs are on Raid 5, I believe. Not 100% sure, been a few years, but used for the OS.
Raptors are regular setup, I believe.

Any suggestions?


#2

Sounds like the start of a FreeNAS system or you could send it to me, just kidding.


#3

Not a bad start for FreeNAS or xcp-ng. Although if you go down the VM rabbit hole you’ll find yourself buying more RAM pretty soon.


#4

Just bring it back to my office, I am sure we can find it a good home. :slight_smile:


#5

I guess I could sell it… haha @LTS_Tom

I do like the Nas idea… but way too bulky for home storage. Id rather see it used for something exciting like phone system, business app related, or game server. etc.


#6

Sound like you have alot of fun with it. I would be cool to play with it.


#7

Isn’t the answer always porn?


#9

If you’re looking to give it a good home you can add me to the list of interested parties.