So work is getting rid of one of these, and so I can get it for free. Looking at the specs though I don’t know if it’d even be worth taking it for no cost. Basically just want to make it a Plex server for in-home use. Probably won’t use more than one stream ever, maybe two tops, over a wireless network.
I don’t know yet what’s inside exactly, it hasn’t been powered on as long as the current IT guy has been here.
2850 is SUPER old. I don’t think it’ll be useful for much that you’re looking to do. The RAM is DDR2, and the Procs are Pentium 4 era Xeons. Also, the fans are loud, so having it anywhere where people might be is going to be a no-go.
It might be useful as a NAS or Router, but transcoding anything but SD video on the fly is probably going to be pretty painful.
Yeah that’s just not gonna be useful for really anything man. Thats a 10+ year old server and it sucks up quite a bit of power. Plus @reikoshea is right the 2850s and 2950s are SUPER loud, basically sound like a low power hair dryer. I had a gen 3 2950 that was fun to play with, but i had to switch out the fans and flash the firmware because it was so loud.
Good to know. Knowing the company’s history I’m betting it’s a pair of single-cores too. I’ll let the IT guy know to just recycle the thing.