$335 + Ship: Dell PowerEdge R710 Server Dual Xeon E5502 DC 1.86GHz 128GB

SeanFi

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Can you explain why this one is so special? For roughly the same price (about $20 more shipped to DE) you can get a DL380 G6 with 16 drive bays (and trays), two 128GB SSD drives, 512MB of battery-backed cache on the controller and two better processors (though still Xeon 5500 series):

HP ProLiant DL380 G6 2 x 2.40Ghz L5530 Quad Core 72GB 2x 128GB SSD Rails

Not a bad find, but I don't see where it's a great deal. I'm not very familiar with Poweredges though, so maybe I'm just missing something...


EDIT: Nevermind, the RAM is different. My search picked up on the 128GB hard drives, not the RAM!
 

frogtech

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The versioning of the boards actually has to do with the TDP of the processors and not the generational support. Gen 1 boards will take any cpu up to 95W TDP and Gen 2 boards go up to 130W.

I had a mix of gen 1 and 2 R610s with X5650 procs in them.