Want an SMB server that won’t break your budget?
Dell PowerEdge T20
£219 – £467
The T20 is a cheap alternative to its pricey PowerEdge VRTX, and it comes in three different versions. For £219 you’ll get it with a 3GHz Pentium G3220 CPU and 4GB of memory, while the £259 upgrade includes a 500GB hard disk. The third one features a 1TB hard disk and a quad-core 3.2GHz E3-1225 v3 Xeon (you can upgrade all three of these options).
Stats (top model):
– 32GB RAM
– Intel Xeon quad-core 3.2GHz E3-1225 v3 processor
– 3000 MHz memory speed
HP ProLiant MicroServer G7 N54L
This ProLiant model is aimed at firms with fewer than 10 clients. It’s for startups or small teams conscious of keeping costs down – the micro server is just that – micro – and so pretty inexpensive to run.
– 8GB RAM
– AMD Turion™ II Model Neo N54L processor running at 2.2 GHz
– Supports Windows and Red Hat Linux
– Seven USB 2.0 ports
Lenovo ThinkServer RS140
The ThinkServer has a single Intel processor, it also boasts Intel’s remote management option with the tech firm’s Advanced Management Technology. It will stream video, games and other graphic-intensive applications – targeting videogame developers. The standard 8GB RAM can be expanded by filling four memory slots to get 32GB.
– 8GB RAM (up to 32GB)
– Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v3 Series processor (also supports i3 and Pentium series)
– Up to 8TB of internal storage