Thats not a bad price, a Synology 4 bay NAS is around $600. CPU DOES matter if you start to team and setup drive caching. This thing would beat the pants off a regular small business NAS. Before you buy I would check for drive size limitations, can you stick in 4TB drives etc. What is the RAID card, limitations? Personally two NICs for teaming will be a perk as well. The reason this is so cheap is this server in a data center is worthless. 2U server hardware this old is cheaper to dump and use half the space for more power and less rack rent costs.
Shipping would also be a concern as well.
If there is any drive size limitations just walk away dont even look at buying.
Read on ocn guy bought one stuck 4x4TB nas drives in it. Raid card ill toss one in if one it has is crap. I could just use this Lsi one for drives. I figure itd be nice to have actual server hardware I can mod as needed. Asked seller a few key questions and it will fit role I have set for it. Just wanted to share a good find and ask more experienced server operator's opinion on this.
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