[rescue] Hardware up FT/FS

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at gmail.com
Sun May 22 12:12:18 CDT 2011

You can piece together a brand new quad-core server with 4 gigs of DDR3 RAM
(the bargain form of RAM right now, about $10/Gig in densities up to 4 gig
sticks), a 1TB drive for about $300 - for example:


Quad-core AMD 805, 8 Gigs RAM, 1 TB, case, PS, etc. $299 after rebate.

Or this:


Better CPU, ASUS MB that can take 16 Gigs of RAM (4x 4 Gig DIMMs), less RAM
included, still $299.

I could piece together something a bit better at a similar price point, given
time, but as this example shows, a modest VM box is pretty cheap...


On May 18, 2011, at 3:33 PM, Robert Novak <rnovak at indyramp.com> wrote:

> On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 11:51 AM, Robert Darlington
> <rdarlington at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Fred,
>> My recommendation is throwing out the P3.  It's not worth $200 unless by
>> chance somebody wants it for the gold content, assuming there are gold
>> circuit boards.
> I'd agree on this... I picked up a dual dual-core Opteron server with
> hotswap SAS and dual gigE for $150+tax last month... good starting
> point for virtualization. Even with ground shipping it would come in
> under $200.

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