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  • i am getting a IBM Netfinity 3000 here are the specs BM Netfinity 3000 60U - PIII 550 MHz General Type: Server PC Recommended Use: Small business, corporate business Product Form Factor: Tower Width: 20 cm Depth: 44.5 cm Height: 49.4 cm Weight: 17.3 kg Colour: Black Localisation: English / United Kingdom Processor Type: Intel Pentium III 660 MHz Installed Qty: 1 Max Supported Qty: 1 Upgradability: Upgradeable Cache memory Type: L2 Cache - Pipeline Burst Installed Size: 512 KB (installed) / 512 KB (max) Mainboard Chipset Type: Intel 440BX Data Bus Speed: 100 MHz Ram Installed Size: 768 MB Technology: SDRAM - ECC Form Factor: DIMM 168-PIN Upgrade Rule: Max 256 MB module Storage controller Type: 2 x IDE - integrated - PCI Controller Interface Type: ATA-33 Channel Qty: 2 Storage controller (2nd) Type: 1 x SCSI - plug-in card - PCI Controller Interface Type: Ultra Wide SCSI Storage Floppy Drive: 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy Hard Drive: 2 x SCSI IBM 10 GB Optical storage Type: CD-ROM ? IDE or CD RW Read Speed: 52x Media Load Type: Tray Sound: Integrated + sound box or Separated sound for PCI Graphics controller Type: AGP ? integrated or ATI - AGP 32 Mb Graphics Processor / Vendor: S3 Trio3D Video Memory: SGRAM Installed Size: 4 MB / 4 MB (max) Supported Display Graphics: VGA (640x480), XGA (1024x768), SVGA (800x600), SXGA can it run Windows Home Server because this will be my main server but with a 1TB or 500gig hardrive will be installed hm there is space here but when i post it there is not
    • Edited by iPower X2 Sunday, May 10, 2009 8:30 PM
    Saturday, May 9, 2009 11:14 PM

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  • i am getting a IBM Netfinity 3000 here are the specs BM Netfinity 3000 60U - PIII 550 MHz General Type: Server PC Recommended Use: Small business, corporate business Product Form Factor: Tower Width: 20 cm Depth: 44.5 cm Height: 49.4 cm Weight: 17.3 kg Colour: Black Localisation: English / United Kingdom Processor Type: Intel Pentium III 660 MHz Installed Qty: 1 Max Supported Qty: 1 Upgradability: Upgradeable Cache memory Type: L2 Cache - Pipeline Burst Installed Size: 512 KB (installed) / 512 KB (max) Mainboard Chipset Type: Intel 440BX Data Bus Speed: 100 MHz Ram Installed Size: 768 MB Technology: SDRAM - ECC Form Factor: DIMM 168-PIN Upgrade Rule: Max 256 MB module Storage controller Type: 2 x IDE - integrated - PCI Controller Interface Type: ATA-33 Channel Qty: 2 Storage controller (2nd) Type: 1 x SCSI - plug-in card - PCI Controller Interface Type: Ultra Wide SCSI Storage Floppy Drive: 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy Hard Drive: 2 x SCSI IBM 10 GB Optical storage Type: CD-ROM ? IDE or CD RW Read Speed: 52x Media Load Type: Tray Sound: Integrated + sound box or Separated sound for PCI Graphics controller Type: AGP ? integrated or ATI - AGP 32 Mb Graphics Processor / Vendor: S3 Trio3D Video Memory: SGRAM Installed Size: 4 MB / 4 MB (max) Supported Display Graphics: VGA (640x480), XGA (1024x768), SVGA (800x600), SXGA Manufacturer's product description IBM Netfinity 3000 offers the latest and fastest Intel Pentium III processors, supports ECC SDRAM - the latest memory technology - and it comes with a Wide Ultra SCSI disk controller. There's plenty of room for expansion with up to four open bays and five open slots. And here's the best part: you or your IBM authorized Business Partner can easily configure your Netfinity 3000 server to meet your business needs. IBM Netfinity Manager software, included at no additional charge, allows you to maintain proactive control of your networked business systems. Netfinity Manager can integrate with key workgroup and enterprise management platforms, complementing these products with PC hardware systems management. And you can take system management to the next level with an optional IBM Advanced Systems Management adapter, the affordable solution that lets you troubleshoot your server system from remote locations. One of the best values around is IBM's service and support for the Netfinity servers. Expansion / connectivity Expansion Bays Total (Free): ? 2 ( 1 ) x front accessible - 3.5" x 1/3H ? 2 ( 1 ) x front accessible - 5.25" x 1/2H ? 2 ( 2 ) x internal - 3.5" x 1/3H Expansion Slots Total (Free): ? 3 ( 2 ) x PCI - full-length ? 3 ( 2 ) x memory - DIMM 168-PIN ? 3 ( 3 ) x ISA - full-length ? 1 ( 0 ) x processor - Slot 1 Interfaces: ? 1 x parallel - IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP) - 25 pin D-Sub (DB-25) ? 1 x storage - Ultra Wide SCSI - 68 pin HD D-Sub (HD-68) ? 1 x mouse - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) ? 2 x serial - RS-232 - 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9) ? 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ? 1 x USB - 4 PIN USB Type A ? 1 x keyboard - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) Miscellaneous Compliant Standards: Plug and Play Power Device Type: Power supply 350 Watt real power Installed Qty: 1 Max Supported Qty: 1 Voltage Required: AC 110/220 V ( 50/60 Hz ) Compliant Standards: EPA Energy Star Operating system / software OS Provided: Preinstalled Windovs XP can it run Windows Home Server because this will be my main server but with a 1TB or 500gig hardrive will be installed

    You should clean up this text (instead of just copying and pasting directly from the IBM web site).  That is nearly impossible to read.

    You can find the hardware requirements for WHS in the Getting Started documentation.
    Saturday, May 9, 2009 11:46 PM
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  • i am getting a IBM Netfinity 3000 here are the specs BM Netfinity 3000 60U - PIII 550 MHz General Type: Server PC Recommended Use: Small business, corporate business Product Form Factor: Tower Width: 20 cm Depth: 44.5 cm Height: 49.4 cm Weight: 17.3 kg Colour: Black Localisation: English / United Kingdom Processor Type: Intel Pentium III 660 MHz Installed Qty: 1 Max Supported Qty: 1 Upgradability: Upgradeable Cache memory Type: L2 Cache - Pipeline Burst Installed Size: 512 KB (installed) / 512 KB (max) Mainboard Chipset Type: Intel 440BX Data Bus Speed: 100 MHz Ram Installed Size: 768 MB Technology: SDRAM - ECC Form Factor: DIMM 168-PIN Upgrade Rule: Max 256 MB module Storage controller Type: 2 x IDE - integrated - PCI Controller Interface Type: ATA-33 Channel Qty: 2 Storage controller (2nd) Type: 1 x SCSI - plug-in card - PCI Controller Interface Type: Ultra Wide SCSI Storage Floppy Drive: 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy Hard Drive: 2 x SCSI IBM 10 GB Optical storage Type: CD-ROM ? IDE or CD RW Read Speed: 52x Media Load Type: Tray Sound: Integrated + sound box or Separated sound for PCI Graphics controller Type: AGP ? integrated or ATI - AGP 32 Mb Graphics Processor / Vendor: S3 Trio3D Video Memory: SGRAM Installed Size: 4 MB / 4 MB (max) Supported Display Graphics: VGA (640x480), XGA (1024x768), SVGA (800x600), SXGA Manufacturer's product description IBM Netfinity 3000 offers the latest and fastest Intel Pentium III processors, supports ECC SDRAM - the latest memory technology - and it comes with a Wide Ultra SCSI disk controller. There's plenty of room for expansion with up to four open bays and five open slots. And here's the best part: you or your IBM authorized Business Partner can easily configure your Netfinity 3000 server to meet your business needs. IBM Netfinity Manager software, included at no additional charge, allows you to maintain proactive control of your networked business systems. Netfinity Manager can integrate with key workgroup and enterprise management platforms, complementing these products with PC hardware systems management. And you can take system management to the next level with an optional IBM Advanced Systems Management adapter, the affordable solution that lets you troubleshoot your server system from remote locations. One of the best values around is IBM's service and support for the Netfinity servers. Expansion / connectivity Expansion Bays Total (Free): ? 2 ( 1 ) x front accessible - 3.5" x 1/3H ? 2 ( 1 ) x front accessible - 5.25" x 1/2H ? 2 ( 2 ) x internal - 3.5" x 1/3H Expansion Slots Total (Free): ? 3 ( 2 ) x PCI - full-length ? 3 ( 2 ) x memory - DIMM 168-PIN ? 3 ( 3 ) x ISA - full-length ? 1 ( 0 ) x processor - Slot 1 Interfaces: ? 1 x parallel - IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP) - 25 pin D-Sub (DB-25) ? 1 x storage - Ultra Wide SCSI - 68 pin HD D-Sub (HD-68) ? 1 x mouse - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) ? 2 x serial - RS-232 - 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9) ? 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ? 1 x USB - 4 PIN USB Type A ? 1 x keyboard - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) Miscellaneous Compliant Standards: Plug and Play Power Device Type: Power supply 350 Watt real power Installed Qty: 1 Max Supported Qty: 1 Voltage Required: AC 110/220 V ( 50/60 Hz ) Compliant Standards: EPA Energy Star Operating system / software OS Provided: Preinstalled Windovs XP can it run Windows Home Server because this will be my main server but with a 1TB or 500gig hardrive will be installed

    You should clean up this text (instead of just copying and pasting directly from the IBM web site).  That is nearly impossible to read.

    You can find the hardware requirements for WHS in the Getting Started documentation.
    Saturday, May 9, 2009 11:46 PM
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  • yeah it does look a bit impossable
    Saturday, May 9, 2009 11:50 PM
  • Even if installation might eventually work after swapping the disks for larger models (minimum requirement for installing is 65 GByte on the system drive):
    To slow, to old, to loud, too energy hungry.
    (My feelings without looking deeper.)

    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Sunday, May 10, 2009 7:39 PM
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  • i did say i was installing a 500gig or 1tb because that server has 2 hardrive bays but it don't amaze me if you don't read  it all but i do say i will be upgrading the hardrives the ram has 765mb well the processer is a p3 so it may run but just
    Sunday, May 10, 2009 7:54 PM
  • Hi,
    if you get 500 GB or 1 TB SCSI disks ...
    Using IDE disks in real server hardware often lacks performance - those IDE connector on server boards often are slow, non DMA only used for CD drive connections.
    Also the Bios might not be able to handle disks in this size, so double check before investing here.

    As others already said - what you posted, is way too unreadable to spend all the time to dig through the text desert.
    Using paragraphs to split up the text could be helpful also for the people you want to help you.

    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Sunday, May 10, 2009 8:28 PM
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  • I took the challenge, and waded thru the wall of text.  :)

    <PIII 550 MHz >
    <can it run Windows Home Server>
    Probably not.  The minimum spec is a 1.0GHz P3 (or equivalent.)
    FWIW, mine is an IBM eServer (model# escapes me ATM), running a 1.13GHz P3.  It does its job, but sometimes only barely (accessing shares can be a bit slowish when backups are running, for example.)  I'm looking forward to the day that I have the budget to replace it (this will have to happen after I replace my DC, though. ;)  )

    -Chris


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    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 3:32 AM
  • You would also need to add a controller for your new bigger discs, as the IBM server doesn't appear to have a SATA controller.

    Wednesday, May 13, 2009 7:07 AM