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Pros: Well built, with decent hardware. Ordered this server along with (8) 2tb Seegate hard drives.
Cons: Does not come with Drive caddy's. To get them you either have to spend just under $400 to buy (1) 1tb hard disk sold through Lenovo with the caddy attached, or spend over a week calling IBM to try and order them. Lenovo does not supply the part on its own, and IBM will send you on a nightmarish journey through dozens of automated answering services,, one after another.
In the end I was able to order the caddy's from IBM for around $20 each, without mounting screws I later came to find out. Maybe this is standard for pre-assembled servers, I do not know, but I would hope it is not.
Other Thoughts: This was my first rack mounted server purchase. I picked this unit since I have had several good experiences with Lenovo brand laptops and pc's, Since I wanted to avoid any unforceene hickups I decided to go against my better judgment and buy a pre-built unit.
Initially the server seemed like it was a great price for the hardware. But in the end, the amount of time spent getting the not included parts, canceled out the savings. Including the labor of calling for days on end, It was only slightly less than if I had bought 8 $400 pre-mounted hard drives.
I do not recommend anyone buy this server, unless they are ready and willing to spend a excessively large amounts of money or waste weeks of time.
The following server I purchased was a bare bones unit from Supermicro. Assembly was a breeze, and low and behold it came with drive caddy's and mounting screws.
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