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Opinion on dell r610

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I have an R620 as my hypervisor (10 drive chassis) and it's been rock solid.

 

My old NAS used to be a 4-bay R310 with 4x 3TB drives. That was also rock solid, but I moved that to an R510 to increase capacity. 

 

If you can score a good deal on it, go for it. It's really easy to beef out the CPU and RAM for pretty cheap and the drive trays are easy to get ahold of too. Redundant power supplies is also a plus.

Hello I am hoping to buy a server to serve as a nas for £80 or under (not including drives and other stuff)

 

I have looked at the dell r610 with 2 intel xeon L5520's and 16gb of ram

 

What are peoples thoughts as I have seen these used in quite a few home labs

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I have an R620 as my hypervisor (10 drive chassis) and it's been rock solid.

 

My old NAS used to be a 4-bay R310 with 4x 3TB drives. That was also rock solid, but I moved that to an R510 to increase capacity. 

 

If you can score a good deal on it, go for it. It's really easy to beef out the CPU and RAM for pretty cheap and the drive trays are easy to get ahold of too. Redundant power supplies is also a plus.

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4 hours ago, The Lighting Designer said:

Hello I am hoping to buy a server to serve as a nas for £80 or under (not including drives and other stuff)

 

I have looked at the dell r610 with 2 intel xeon L5520's and 16gb of ram

 

What are peoples thoughts as I have seen these used in quite a few home labs

For home use? Business? How many people will be accessing it simultaneously? 

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I have an R610 and a couple of R710's. Keep in mind the R610 gets quite noisy if you run high loads for it to ramp up the small fans. 

It helps to also replace all the mechanical SAS drives with SSD's to further reduce noise as well as heat. 

Typically an R710 is a better idea if you can find one for the same price. 

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On 10/24/2020 at 11:06 PM, Blue4130 said:

For home use? Business? How many people will be accessing it simultaneously? 

Hi sorry for the late reply. It is for home use and Will be max 2 people at once accessing it

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On 10/25/2020 at 1:04 AM, Jarsky said:

I have an R610 and a couple of R710's. Keep in mind the R610 gets quite noisy if you run high loads for it to ramp up the small fans. 

It helps to also replace all the mechanical SAS drives with SSD's to further reduce noise as well as heat. 

Typically an R710 is a better idea if you can find one for the same price. 

It is only being used for a bit of archival storage and a way to share files across machines. so I would think that this task would not be too demanding

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On 10/24/2020 at 8:15 PM, Electronics Wizardy said:

Well there normally not a great nas due to the limited drive capcity.

 

How much do you mind the noise and power cosumption?

I wouldn't need much capacity so that's not a problem. It is being kept in a separate room so Should that deal with the noise? Power consumption is not a problem

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21 minutes ago, The Lighting Designer said:

Hi sorry for the late reply. It is for home use and Will be max 2 people at once accessing it

Go with an old optiplex or some other sff. Way more suitable for your use. 

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7 hours ago, The Lighting Designer said:

It is only being used for a bit of archival storage and a way to share files across machines. so I would think that this task would not be too demanding

That'll be fine then, if it was for VM purposes then i'd go with an R710 for home because of the larger cooling capacity.

 

Theyre L series processors which are only 60W, and if its only storage then that will be very low power usage. You could possibly even just disable/remove a CPU and move the memory to the second CPU to kill power usage even more

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