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What would you do with 10 SuperMicro Servers (5015B-MRB)?
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What would you do with 10 SuperMicro Servers (5015B-MRB)?

What would you do with 10 SuperMicro Servers (5015B-MRB)? They max our at 8gb of ram but I can pick these up for $20 each and thought about picking them for the hell of it. Could use them for storage and media/file servers for different family members.

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  • NAS

  • Waldo19Waldo19 Member
    edited July 2018

    @Element said:
    NAS

    I was thinking the same. Just big/hot and probably noisy.

    Will probably buy.

  • Summerhost 2k18 edition?

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  • @FoxelVox said:
    Summerhost 2k18 edition?

    Ha. Try that with a toddler, wife and a bun in the oven.

  • First-RootFirst-Root Member, Host Rep

    Throw away? They will need far too much power.

    Thanked by 1Frecyboy
  • Old and useless.

  • szarkaszarka Member

    Home test lab! I'm sure your wife won't mind having to wear hearing protection in the living room. She wants you to be happy, right?

  • postcdpostcd Member

    I would not need that much servers, so i would sell them so i do not waste them while someone else can put them in use. Anyway, it reminded me this thread.

    Thanked by 1Frecyboy
  • williewillie Member

    If you mean barebone (no cpu, disk, ram) they would be ok as boat anchors. Or maybe you could just use the enclosure and p/s and swap in a more modern mobo.

  • AnthonySmithAnthonySmith Member, Patron Provider

    keep them for 30 years then they will become retro tech and you can sell them for near what they were originally worth :)

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  • szarkaszarka Member

    @AnthonySmith said:
    keep them for 30 years then they will become retro tech and you can sell them for near what they were originally worth :)

    I'm still upset about the IBM XTs and C64s that I had gotten half-way to the appropriate age for becoming "retro" before they got purged. Also really wish I still had my old Apple II manuals.

    Anyone want to make me an offer on some classic Xenix discs, complex with manuals, though? Or OS/2 1.x?

  • $20 is not a good price for those. We have some of the old gears (E55xx and some 4 sockets Opteron boxes) and we probably need to pay someone to come to get rid of these. For a datacenter heater, they are a bit too noisy to run.

    Thanked by 1Waldo19
  • Seems like the general consensus is to stay away. I guess I'll take my $200 to Hard Rock Casino this weekend instead. :)

  • edited July 2018

    Take them to a computer recycler. Maybe they will send them to Africa.

  • RadiRadi Member, Host Rep
    edited July 2018

    Where are they located? If you don't want to buy them, I may use some heaters for the winter if the shipping is cheap to my place :D

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