On 7/13/09, Peter <peterp...@aboutsupport.com> wrote: > Hello, > > We are about to buy 1U rack mount server for the office. The server room > is small and close to meeting room so we have two priorities: > > 1)Good FreeBSD support. > 2) Low noise level (!) > > > Speed is not a priority, system load will be small. > > Which one will you recommend ? > > > > HP DL160G5 E5405 2x1GB 2x250GB NHP-SATA CD-DVD Combo 3y > carepack;Quad-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor E5405 (2.00 GHz, 80W, 1333MHz > FSB);Supports up to 64 GB of PC2-5300 (DDR2-667) and up to 32 GB of > PC2-6400 (DDR2-800) fully buffered DIMMs (DDR2-667) with Advanced ECC; > Two embedded NC105i PCIe Gigabit Server Adapters;Five USB ports (two > front, one internal, two rear);650W Power Supply (Non-Hot Plug, > Autoswitching);Rack (1U) > > VS: > > IBM x3250 M2 1 x Xeon Q3330 QuadCore 2.66GHz/1333MHz FSB Hyper > Threading with EM64T, 6MB Cache, 2x1024MB ECC DDR2, 2 x 250 GB SATA/SAS > HDD HotSwap, OpenBay Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Hot Swap, Integrated > RAID-1, 1x351W, DVD/CD-RW, Dual LAN 10/100/1000, 3 year on-site warranty > > VS: > > DELL(tm) PowerEdge(tm) R200 1 > Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor X3210 2.13 GHz / 1066 MHz FSB / 8 MB > SAS > 6/i Integrated RAID Controller Card for SATA and SAS Hard Drives, > RAID 0,1 > 2GB 800MHz ECC Unbuffered DDR-2 SDRAM > 2 х 250GB, SATA, 3.5-inch, 7.2K RPM Hard Drive (Cabled) > Slim DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive > R200 PCI-E Riser Card (2 x PCI Express slots) > dual embedded Broadcom(R) Gigabit Ethernet NIC > Sliding Rack Kit for Dell Racks (Rapid Rails) > > > Prices are almost the same :-) > > Please recommend. > > Thanks in advance. > > Peter
I'd recommend looking at any one of the iXsystems -- who is the organization behind pcbsd. FreeBSD support is practically guaranteed. Building your own box is more likely to support naturally and best option than HP/IBM/Dell if you want complete customization -- but you or your company may prefer a commercial support option if things go awry. Good luck. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"