[mythtv-users] Dell PowerEdge 2550 1 GHz as dedicated backend/storage..?

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Mon Nov 19 15:56:09 UTC 2007

On Nov 19, 2007 8:39 AM, Andrew Close <aclose at gmail.com> wrote:

> i've been considering migrating from an all-in-one (FE/BE) solution to
> a separate FE, BE (and possibly separate DB) solution for a little
> while now; but i don't have an extra machine to purpose as a dedicated
> BE.
> however, i just came across this deal:
> > 1 Dell PowerEdge 2550 1 GHz server with 256 MB of memory
> >     - contains QTY=2 18GB internal SCA Ultra-160 SCSI drives
> > 1 Dell PowerVault 220S disk array
> >     - contains QTY=10 18GB SCA Ultra-160 SCSI drives
> >
> > Come with LVD-SCSI cables and 3 power cords.  No operating system.
> the PowerEdge is a 1GHz PIII machine, which should be good enough for
> a BE considering all my capture cards are hardware MPEG.
> two questions:
> 1) does anyone know the what the availability of SCA Ultra-160 SCSI
> drives is like?  (i haven't Googled yet...)
> 2) would it be stretching this machine to function as a BE running
> comm flagging/transcoding and dealing with HD (when i get there)?

I can't speak for the availability, but I run my backend on an Athlon XP
1800 and I don't have any problem with 2 HD + 2 SD tuners running full bore
with two commflagging jobs running as well.  I think it would work well
enough for you, especially at that price.

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