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Re: Servers.

From: Justin Sherrill <justin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2012 21:47:52 -0400

I don't see much difference between the two.  The G4 is explicitly
listed as 64-bit, but I'm not sure about the G3.

The one thing I can think of is to look at the hardware listed as
installed and make sure things like the network cards work (very
likely) and the storage controller is supported under DragonFly.  For
whatever reason, SCSI/RAID cards that are seller-branded are what has
given me trouble the most.  Find out the actual chipset on the
controller, if you can.

On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 6:55 AM, David.Crosswell
<david.crosswell2@gmail.com> wrote:
> Greetings all.
> I had a false start with getting a server together when I bought an IBM
> eserver, then found the reconditioned drives, with caddies, would cost
> me $300 each.
> I now have a second chance.
> I can get an HP Proliant DL380 G4 or G3 for $50.
> I have to buy the drives separately, but I can get $146 GB drives for
> $35 each.
> Which is the better choice for BSDs, generally?
> The G4 or G3?
> Thanks for any time and trouble.
> Regards,
> Dave.
> --
> "So where is the oil going to come from?... The Middle East,
>  with two-thirds of the world's oil and the lowest cost, is
>  still where the prize ultimately lies."
>  -- Richard Cheney - Chief Executive Of Halliburton

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