Features an Intel Xeon E3-1225 v5 3.3 gigahertz processor, with 16 gigabyes or UDIMM memory and 3 terabytes in hard drives (a 1TB and a 2TB drive). Fits a total of 6 SATA hard disk drives. Good business transaction response time. Secure and manageable. Comes with a wide variety of ports, including a Displayport and 10 USB ports.
Does not come with an operating system or an optical drive. This option is on the expensive side.
Inexpensive. Comes with 8 gigabytes of UDIMM RAM, a 1 terabyte 7200 rpm drive, and an Intel Xeon E3-1225 v5 3.3 gigahertz processor. Easy to work with, and has good speed and versatility. Four RAM slots in all. Runs quiet.
Power button blends in a bit too much with the case — hard to see in low-light conditions. Does not come with an operating system. Some reports of this option arriving with a bad drive.
Available in a couple of other configurations. This version comes with a 2 terabyte 7200 rpm drive, 16 gigabytes of DDR4 SDRAM, and an Intel Xeon E3-1225 v5 3.3 gigahertz processor. Features include a DVD+ rewritable optical drive and a variety of ports, including 10 USB ports and an HDMI.
Does not come with an operating system. On the expensive side.
Can hold up to 6 SATA hard disk drives. Comes with 16 gigabytes of UDIMM memory, an Intel Xeon E3-1225 v5 3.3 gigahertz processor, and a 1 terabyte 7200 rpm drive. Quiet and fast. Easy to upgrade, with lots of available room inside the chassis. Features a variety of ports, including a PS2, HDMI, and 10 USB ports.
The 1 terabyte drive it comes with is on the small side, compared with other options. Does not ship with an operating system.
Good entry-level server that comes with an Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 3.2 gigahertz processor, 8 gigabytes of DDR3, and a 1 terabyte 7200 rpm drive. Smaller physical footprint than other options (12 inches by 8 inches by 4 inches). Comes with a DVD+ rewritable optical drive. Decent price.
Not as powerful as other options. It's also, at 25.2 pounds, heavier than other options.
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