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This review is from: Lenovo ThinkServer 70B7002TUX 5U Tower Server - Intel Xeon E5-2440 v2 1.90 GHz
Pros: Lenovo makes a great server, very easy to set up - even though not needed - they give you a setup disk to configure the RAID and create a script to install the operating system.
Cons: For all 'name brand' servers they require you to have drive carriers (extra) to install drives in the system. Most companies want you to buy their 'drive packages' which usually doubles, or triples the cost of normal drive. Even though you can install up to 8 drives, the installed RAID controller limits you to RAID 0,1, or 10. For better control they offer an additional RAID controller, extra.
Other Thoughts: In these cases where they manufacture requires additional parts, such as drive carriers or their drive packages, you need to factor them into your overall cost of the server. Keep in mind that later down the line you will need to get additional drive (maybe) due to failure or expansion. I choose to purchase the carrier's separately and save money by using the drives that I know will handle the load that the server is going to be used for. I usually go with supermicro, but in this case it fit the bill exactly. (I forgot about the carriers - which is on me) Supermicro usually includes all hardware and software needed for any install - their servers have the longevity and great quality - I have been using them since the early 90s. They sell them at Newegg!READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: first one DOA, but in Newegg style - quick RMA and I ordered another one that day. Got it the next day and it worked 'out-of-the-box' no drivers needed for windows 7 pro. Out of 200 purchased, only one DOA - that is a great number.
Cons: none, and I have years of experience working with this manufactures Point Of Sale products.
Other Thoughts: Make sure you know what you need for your Point Of Sale software - there are many connection types available.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: System came directly from ASUS, sealed with security tape and not repackaged. Both systems looked brand new and worked like a charm. Could not ask for anything more, purchased them at a discount during a Newegg Flash sale with free shipping.
Other Thoughts: I am a reseller, and have been for 30 years. The only missing part of the description is condition and I would rate them as solid "A".READ FULL REVIEW