EU [FS] servers, HDD, SSD, RAM, CPU

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Long story short - wanted to indulge myself in different hardware to tackle my curiosity, most of them came from eBay auctions last year. Some will stay in my basement but majority have to go :)
Disclaimer:
  • After the CPU in brackets is the CPUbenchmark.net score for one CPU, every server has dual CPUs unless noted otherwise.
  • LFF - large form factor = 3,5" disks
  • SFF - small form factor = 2,5" disks
  • without rails
  • without HDD caddies unless noted otherwise or comes together with HDDs in a server
  • we can change the specification - swap CPUs, add RAM
  • IPMI not tested, which servers have full functionality, but Dell has iDRAC Enterprise
  • Cisco servers are partially compatible with SuperMicro caddies - they can be connected but you can`t lock SM caddies in Cisco server
  • I was surprised about Cisco servers quality, but the greatest disappointment were HP default configuration - you have to order additionally some parts which are default on other brand name servers, for example additional PCI-E risers and comically, you have high density chassis with 12 LFF, but you get backplane with only 4 LFF connectors...
  • DDR3 servers are great when you need a lot of RAM as the price for DDR3 is lower than DDR4
  • 7 day moneyback guarantee in case something is not working upon arrival
  • Prices negotiable
  • SEPA transfer preferable
  • Shipping a server (20-25kg) to EU would be approximately 35 eur

DDR3 ECC Registered servers (Sandy bridge / Ivy Bridge)
* 170 EUR; Dell DR4100; 2x8 core Xeon E5-2670 (8936); 128 GB DDR3 ECC REG; 12x LFF + 2x SFF ; RAID PERC H710p Mini Mono; 2x750W PSU; 2U; 3x riser ; without disks; 2x GPU power; iDRAC Enterprise
* 135 EUR; Dell R720; 2x8 core Xeon E5-2670 (8936); 64 GB DDR3 ECC REG; 8x LFF; RAID PERC H710 Mini Mono; 2x750W PSU; 2U; 3x riser ; without disks; 2x GPU power; iDRAC Enterprise
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EUR; HP DL 380e G8; 2x8 core Xeon E5-2450 (7530) ; 48 GB DDR3 ECC REG ; 8x LFF ; RAID P420i 1GB ; 2x460W PSU; 2U; 1x riser ; 4x 3TB SAS disks, all caddies ; iLO not working!
* 120 EUR; HP DL 380 G8 ; 2x8 core Xeon E5-2690 (9820) ; 32 GB DDR3 ECC REG ; 16x SFF; RAID P420i 1GB ; 2x460W PSU; 2U; 1x riser ; 10x 1TB SAS disks, all caddies
* 60 EUR; HP DL 380 G8 ; 2x8 core Xeon E5-2670 (8936) ; 32 GB DDR3 ECC REG ; 16x SFF; RAID P420i 1GB ; 2x460W PSU; 2U; 1x riser ; without disks
* 80 EUR; HP SV 4730 ; 2x6 core Xeon E5-2450 (6281) ; 32 GB DDR3 ECC REG ; 25x SFF; RAID P420i 2GB+BBU; 2x750W PSU; 2U; 1x riser ; 2x 300GB 10k SAS disks; GPU power
* 40 EUR; HP SV 4330 FC; 2x6 core Xeon E5-2450 (6281) ; 32 GB DDR3 ECC REG ; 8x SFF ; RAID P420i 1GB ; 2x750W PSU; 1U; all risers ; without disks


DDR4 ECC Registered servers (Haswell / Broadwell)
* 410 EUR; HP DL 360 G9 ; 2x14 core Xeon E5-2697v3 (19030); 64 GB DDR4 ECC REG; 4x LFF + 4x SFF; HP SMART ARRAY P440AR 2GB FBWC ; 2x1400W PSU; 1U; 1x riser; 4x 2TB LFF SAS disks; HPE InfiniBand FDR/Ethernet 10Gb/40Gb 2-port 544+FLR-QSFP adapter
* 250 EUR; HP DL 360 G9 ; 2x12 core Xeon E5-2690v3 (16475); 32 GB DDR4 ECC REG; 8x SFF ; HP SMART ARRAY P440AR 2GB FBWC ; 2x1400W PSU; 1U; 1x riser; without disks, DVD; 331FLR
* 300 EUR; Cisco E-C240M4; 2x16 core Xeon E5-2698v3 (18808); 32 GB DDR4 ECC REG; 16x SFF; RAID UCSC MRAID 12G+BBU; 2x1200W PSU; 2U; 1x riser ; without disks; GPU power
* 180 EUR; Cisco E-C240M4; 2x8 core Xeon E5-2640v3 (11326); 32 GB DDR4 ECC REG; 8x SFF ; NO RAID ; 2x1200W PSU; 2U; 1x riser ; without disks; GPU power
* 300 EUR; Cisco E-C240M4; 2x8 core Xeon E5-2630v3 (10430); 32 GB DDR4 ECC REG; 12x LFF; RAID UCSC MRAID 12G+BBU; 2x1200W PSU; 2U; 2x riser ; without disks; GPU power
* 190 EUR; Cisco E-C220M4; 2x8 core Xeon E5-2630v3 (10430); 32 GB DDR4 ECC REG; 8x SFF ; RAID UCSC MRAID 12G ; 2x770W PSU ; 1U; all risers ; without disks; UCSC MLOM CSC-02v01
* 180 EUR; IBM x3550 M5 ; 2x8 core Xeon E5-2630v3 (10430); 32 GB DDR4 ECC REG; 4x SFF ; RAID LSI M5210 2GB+BBU ; 2x750W PSU ; 1U; all risers ; 4x 600GB 10k SAS disks
* 170 EUR; EMC EU1SPE ; 2x6 core Xeon E5-2620v3 (7871) ; 32 GB DDR4 ECC REG; 10x SFF; RAID needs to be checked ; 2x1100W PSU; 1U; riser needs to be checked; 10x 1TB 7,2k SAS disks; 4x fibre channel 16 Gb/s ports+transceivers; without GPU!; second one with bent chassis comes additionally for free
* 350 EUR; Lenovo X3650 M5 (5462-AC1); 2x10 core Xeon E5-2650v3 (12013); 32 GB DDR4 ECC REG; 12x LFF + 4x SFF; RAID SERVERAID M1215/ZM; 2x750W PSU; 2U; 2x riser ; without disks;
* 290 EUR; Fujitsu Primergy RX2540 M1; 2x6 core Xeon E5-2620v3 (7871); 32 GB DDR4 ECC REG; 12x LFF; RAID D3216-A13/1GB; 2x800W PSU; 2U; 2x riser ; without disks;



SAS storage enclosures:
* 70 EUR; IBM V3700; 24xSFF external SAS storage enclosure; 2x PSU; 2x controllers; 7x 900GB SAS 10k
* 400 EUR; HP 3PAR M6710; 24xSFF external SAS storage enclosure; 2x PSU; 2x controllers; 8x 1,2TB SAS 10k + 8x 2Tb SAS 7,2k with all caddies



Components:
CPU

* 8x 22core Intel Xeon E7-8880v4 - 160 EUR for all eight
* 2x 16core Intel Xeon E5-2698v3 (18915) - 65 EUR for both
* 2x 16core Intel Xeon E5-2698Bv3 (16633)- 45 EUR for both
* 2x 14core Intel Xeon E5-2697v3 (18895) - 55 EUR for both
* 2x 12core Intel Xeon E5-2690v3 (16475) - 40 EUR for both
* 2x 14core Intel Xeon E5-2660v4 (16039) - 35 EUR for both
* 2x 12core Intel Xeon E5-2673v3 (14171) - 30 EUR for both
* 2x 12core Intel Xeon E5-2670v3 (13829) - 26 EUR for both
* 2x 10core Intel Xeon E5-2660v3 (13193) - 23 EUR for both
* 2x 10core Intel Xeon E5-2630v4 (11767) - 18 EUR for both
* 2x 10core Intel Xeon E5-2630v3 (10395) - 14 EUR for both
* 2x 12core Intel Xeon E5-2697v2 (14302) - 55 EUR for both
* 2x 12core Intel Xeon E5-2695v2 (13264) - 40 EUR for both
* 2x 8core Intel Xeon E5-2670 (8936) - 12 EUR for both



DDR3 ECC Reg RAM
* 02x DDR3 ECC REG 2R*4 8GB PC3-10600R - 3 EUR
* 04x DDR3 ECC REG 2R*4 8GB PC3-12800R - 3.5 EUR
* 10x DDR3 ECC REG 2R*4 8GB PC3-14900R - 4 EUR
* 46x DDR3 ECC REG 2R*4 8GB PC3L-10600R - shielded - 3 EUR
* 03x DDR3 ECC REG 1R*4 8GB PC3L-10600R - 3 EUR
* 10x DDR3 ECC REG 2R*4 8GB PC3L-12800R - 3.5 EUR
* 17x DDR3 ECC REG 4R*4 16GB PC3L-8500R - shielded - 7 EUR
* 07x DDR3 ECC REG 2R*4 16GB PC3L-12800R - 8 EUR
* 16x DDR3 ECC REG 3R*4 24GB PC3L-10600R - 12 EUR
* 24x DDR3 ECC REG 4R*4 32GB PC3L-12800L - shielded - Samsung M386B4G70DM0-YK0 - 300 EUR for all 768GB LRDIMMs
* 24x DDR3 ECC REG 4R*4 32GB PC3L-12800L - shielded - Samsung M386B4G70DM0-YK0 IBM validated - 300 EUR for all 768GB LRDIMMs


DDR4 ECC Reg RAM
* 07x DDR4 ECC REG 1R*4 8GB PC4-2133P-R - 8 EUR
* 06x DDR4 ECC REG 1R*4 8GB PC4-2400T-R - 8.5 EUR
* 04x DDR4 ECC REG 2R*4 8GB PC4-2400T-R - 8.5 EUR
* 01x DDR4 ECC REG 1R*4 8GB PC4-3200AA-R - 12 EUR
* 09x DDR4 ECC REG 2R*4 16GB PC4-2133P-R - 20 EUR
* 10x DDR4 ECC REG 1R*4 16GB PC4-2400T-R - 22 EUR
* 16x DDR4 ECC REG 2R*4 32GB PC4-2133P-LR - 42 EUR
* 16x DDR4 ECC REG 4DR*4 32GB PC4-2133P-LR - 42 EUR



SAS HDD, can provide SMART data, all have gone through short or long self-test
* 10x 8TB HGST HUH721008AL5200 12G 7.2K 3.5" SAS, year 2017, power on 46100h - 75 EUR
* 10x 3TB HGST HUS723030ALS640 (EMC 118032839-02) 6G 7.2K 3.5" SAS - 15 EUR
* 4x 3TB Seagate ST330006 NEO3000 (EMC) 6G 7.2K 3.5" SAS, year 2013, power on 45900h - 15 EUR
* 600GB 10K 2.5" SAS - 7 EUR
* 900GB 10K 2.5" SAS - 10 EUR
* 1.2TB 10K 2.5" SAS - 16 EUR
* 1TB 7.2K 2.5" SAS - 10 EUR
* 2TB 7.2K 2.5" SAS - 20 EUR


SATA HDD
* 1x 6TB Seagate ST6000NM0115 6G 7.2K 3.5" SATA, power on 32700h - 50 EUR

SAS/SATA SSD with enhanced power loss data protection, can provide SMART data, all have gone through short self-test
* 1x 1200GB Intel DC S3610 SSDSC2BX012T4 2.5" MLC SATA, 8600 TBW, 3 DWPD, wearout 2% - 75 EUR
* 2x Cisco SAMSUNG PM883 MZ7LH960HAJR-00003 2.5" TLC SATA, 1825 TBW, 1 DWPD, power on 13902h, wearout 0% - 70 EUR
* 4x 400GB THNSF8400CCSE (Dell branded VKT80) 2.5" MLC SATA, 2200 TBW, 3 DWPD, power on 47500h, wearout 0% - 35 EUR
* 1x 400GB Intel DC S3700 (DELL branded 6XJ05) 2.5" MLC SATA, 7300 TBW, 10 DWPD, wearout 0%, 3Gb/s version! - 40 EUR
* 1x 400GB TOSHIBA PX04SMB040 (DELL branded 0GM5R3) 2.5" eMLC SAS, 7300 TBW, 10 DWPD, wearout 0% - 55 EUR
* 8x 400GB Hitachi HUSSL4040ASS600 2.5" SLC SAS, 35000 TBW, ~48 DWPD, power on 36512h, wearout 0%, 44.4TB written, year 2013 - 50 EUR



Plus some network cards 1-40 Gbit/s and some SAS RAID adapters to go with servers.

SAS/SATA RAID / HBA
* 1x HP P822/2Gb FBWC Smart Array Controller, external and internal 643379-001 - PCI-E - 90 EUR
* 1x HP H221 SAS external HBA (738191-001) low profile 729552-B21-LP - PCI-E - 50 EUR
* 1x HP H240AR 12G Dual port FIO Smart HBA (749997-001) 749976-B21 - 45 EUR
* 1x Dell Adaptec 8805 X60RX - PCI-E - 50 EUR
* 3x Dell PERC H730 1GB 12G (no bracket) 44GNF-NB - PCI-E - 60 EUR
* 1x Dell PERC H730P 2GB Mini 7H4CN - 75 EUR
* 1x Dell PERC H730P 2GB Mini 3V42G - 75 EUR
* 1x Dell PERC H710 Mini 070K80 - 50 EUR
* 3x Dell PERC H330 Mini RAID R75VT - 35 EUR
* 2x Dell PERC HBA330 Mini P2R3R - 40 EUR
* 2x Adaptec ASR-6405 512MB - PCI-E - 10 EUR
* 1x Cisco MegaRaid 9271CV-8i 1GB 8-port PCI-e, low profile UCS-RAID9271CV8i-LP - PCI-E - 50 EUR
* 1x Oracle 9361-8i 12G 8-port RAID / HBA with battery (7085209) 03-25420-09E - PCI-E - 90 EUR


Network cards
* 2x Cisco C40Q-06 40GB dual port PCI-E QSFP UCSC-PCIE-C40Q-06-V03 - 30 EUR
* 1x Intel X520-SR2 dual port 10GB with transceivers - 45 EUR

* 1x Dell Intel X540 BASE-T2 quad port 10GBE NDC P71JP - 35 EUR
* 1x Dell Broadcom 57810S dual port 10GBE 55GHP - 25 EUR
* 1x Dell Broadcom 5720 dual port GBE 0FCGN - 15 EUR
* 3x HP 560FLR-SFP+ dual port 10GB 665243-B21 - 30 EUR
* 2x HP 561FLR-T dual port 10GB 700699-B21 - 30 EUR

* 1x HP 530SFP 10Gb dual port 652503-B21-LP (656244-001) - 35 EUR
* 2x HP FLEXFABRIC 534FLR-SFP+ 57810S 10Gb dual port 700751-B21 (701531-001) - 30 EUR
* 1x IBM Broadcom Extreme I quad port GBE 90Y9355 - 25 EUR




Network switches
* 1x HP 2530-48 switch J9781A - 45 EUR

PSU
* 6x HP 1400W Flex slot platinum G9 PSU 720620-B21 - 25 EUR
* 2x Dell Rx20 / Tx20 750W PSU 5NF18 - 35 EUR
* 2x Dell Rx30 1100W PSU Y26KX - 30 EUR
* 10x Dell Rx30 1100W PSU CMPGM - 30 EUR


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Dzy

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* Added 24LFF server in 2U form factor - HP APOLLO 4200 G9 with 2x 25 Gbit/s SFP8 ports, without transceivers. Without HDD caddies but tested inserting HDDs without them - so far the smoothest and safest insertion of HDDs compared to all the other servers without caddies
* Pricedrop for DDR3 servers and CPUs
 
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Dzy

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Pricedrop across the board, some servers sold!
Will accept reasonable offers, especially for DDR3 servers and RAM. Have some limited quantity of SFF 600GB and 900GB 10k RPM disks to go with SFF servers as well, if needed.
 
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Dzy

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Pricedrop across the board. Calculated that shipping to, for example, Germany, would be about 35 eur for a server weighing 20-25 kg
 
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I can say it is too big of an ask for cpus/ram. Didnt really check ssds recently and shelves, but for <80% life are not very popular, i would say too big ask still. If you want them to go fast, drop more.


of all that I would take both Xeon E5-2698v3 (18915) for 50,- (with shipping incl.) If good for you - send a pm
 
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Dzy

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Thank you for the feedback, appreciated! I generally offer generous discounts on combo deals (server plus upgrades) or volume buys but not as much on individual items. I will later look up and adjust the prices accordingly!
I paid 170 eur for a pair 2698 v3 last year. The prices have fallen considerably, the cheapest I could find right now is 58 eur for a pair at aliexpress.
If you will donate at least 8 eur to Armed Forces of Ukraine or similar help for Ukraine, then we have a deal!
Few examples: Stream a small monthly donation to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine finish the war sooner , UNITED24 - The initiative of the President of Ukraine , Donate to Ukraine Army - Come Back Alive Foundation
Disclaimer: at least half of the proceeds from selling my stuff will be redirected to Ukraines needs.
 

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Do you happen to have:
- an SFP+ (10Gbps) to RJ45 module (that you might not have listed here)?
- M393B2G70DB0-YK0 (or similar) DDR3 memory modules (if yes, I'd take 8 of them to fully populate one of the servers)
- any DDR3 -LR sticks? According to the HPE DL380pG8 (link 1) you can fill all 24 slots with 32GB sticks only with -LR modules (not just -R)? (I don't know enough about this to make an educated decision). I would assume that the 32GB DDR3 sticks you listed (PC3L-10600R) would work just fine, but it doesn't hurt to ask...

1 - temporary link to specsheet pdf
 
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I would assume that the 32GB DDR3 sticks you listed (PC3L-10600R) would work just fine, but it doesn't hurt to ask...
They will work, but not in all 3 slots per channel as 'Each memory channel can not support more than two Unbuffered or two quad-rank modules' (so only 2x of these 32GB modules). 'Each memory channel can, however, three quad-rank LRDIMM be used' which is why LRDIMMs allow it to max out to 768GB of ram:
 
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Bought RAM, SSDs & HDDs. Seller supplied new test results. The goods were well packaged and shipped right after testing was done.
Seller recommended!
 
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Ayo - I bought some memory from this thread and forgot to post the reply :/
Got the memory, nicely packaged, the box had a small tear on one side, but this is not the seller's issue, it must've been kicked around in shipping. All memory works just fine for some time now. The seller went out of his way to test if my specific memory configuration would work (mix and match with 32GB LoadReduced and 16GB Registered sticks). Good experience +1
 
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The seller went out of his way to test if my specific memory configuration would work (mix and match with 32GB LoadReduced and 16GB Registered sticks).
Interesting that you're running both RDIMMs and LRDIMMs in the same machine--how did you do the banking/channels in your setup?
 

Dzy

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Interesting that you're running both RDIMMs and LRDIMMs in the same machine--how did you do the banking/channels in your setup?
There has been some confusion on aljaxus part as I delivered regular RDIMMs to him (I don`t have LRDIMMs). I guess it was caused by PC3L (low voltage) denomination :)
You were completely right, as per documentation - each memory channel can not support more than two quad-rank modules, even BIOS throws an error when 3 quad rank modules are installed (- Only 2 DIMMs can be installed on a channel containing Quad-Rank DIMM(s))
Then I tested with my Triple-Rank 24GB modules, but HPE DL380p Gen8 does not support them.
Then I inserted 3x16GB in channels 2-4 and 2x32GB in channel 1 (for each CPU), totaling 416GB in a server and this configuration works, I ran Memtest86+ on this configuration.

We went with this unusual configuration because aljaxus already had RDIMMs and wanted to increase his RAM size with additional RAM to save on costs. The mix-and match part was 2R 16GB RAM with 4R 32GB RAM. I sold him 4x 32GB + 2x 16GB so he could fill empty RAM slots.
 
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Ah right - nevermind... passed some time and I forgot (and didn't bother to check, my bad). As Dzy said - now running (per socket) 1 channel with 2x 32GB sticks (one slot empty), 3 channels with 3x 16GB sticks (all slots in channel used). Leaving me with 2 slots that can not be used (but still, 32GB more if I were to fill those two channels with 16GB sticks).
 
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There has been some confusion on aljaxus part as I delivered regular RDIMMs to him (I don`t have LRDIMMs). I guess it was caused by PC3L (low voltage) denomination :)
You were completely right, as per documentation - each memory channel can not support more than two quad-rank modules, even BIOS throws an error when 3 quad rank modules are installed (- Only 2 DIMMs can be installed on a channel containing Quad-Rank DIMM(s))
Then I tested with my Triple-Rank 24GB modules, but HPE DL380p Gen8 does not support them.
Then I inserted 3x16GB in channels 2-4 and 2x32GB in channel 1 (for each CPU), totaling 416GB in a server and this configuration works, I ran Memtest86+ on this configuration.

We went with this unusual configuration because aljaxus already had RDIMMs and wanted to increase his RAM size with additional RAM to save on costs. The mix-and match part was 2R 16GB RAM with 4R 32GB RAM. I sold him 4x 32GB + 2x 16GB so he could fill empty RAM slots.
Thank you very much for the detailed explanation. Understandable about the PC3L-xxxxxR vs PC3L-xxxxxL--that was confusing to me too the first time I heard about LRDIMMs. :) Neat to know that even kinda crazy rank mixing seems to work fine. :)
 

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Ah right - nevermind... passed some time and I forgot (and didn't bother to check, my bad). As Dzy said - now running (per socket) 1 channel with 2x 32GB sticks (one slot empty), 3 channels with 3x 16GB sticks (all slots in channel used). Leaving me with 2 slots that can not be used (but still, 32GB more if I were to fill those two channels with 16GB sticks).
All good! If you have an 8 rank limitation though, you won't be able to add those 16GB modules. My Dell R710 has a similar limit so I can either use 18x16GB=288GB modules or 12x32GB=384GB. I never thought about a mixed config though.
 

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Updates across the board, including 12LFF servers, RAM, SAS/SATA RAID/HBA cards to go with servers, NICs and PSUs.
All of the RAM have been tested in Memtest86+ for at least 24 hours
 

Dzy

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Some updates:
* 512GB DDR3L load-reduced RAM for 210 EUR (this is an example what kind of deal you can get when take multiple items at once)
* unused Intel DC S3700 MLC SATA SSD with 10 DWPD
* SAS9302-8i HBA PCI-E card
 

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Bought 3 servers and everything arrives extremely well packaged! Everyone is happy except for significant other about the livingroom turning into a DC for a bit ;)
 
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