For sale: NEC Express dual-Xeon server with 288GB RAID

Hi folks. I bought this server on eBay a couple of months ago and have decided it doesn't fit my purpose. It's an amazing piece of hardware, but it's as noisy as a jet engine and is a bit finnicky about the PCI devices you plug into it. As I want it to be a MythTV server, that's a bit of a showstopper.


It's a great piece of kit: dual 1.4 gig PIII Xeons, 2 gigs of registered RAM, 288GB of RAIDed SCSI drives (AcceleRAID 352 uses DAC960 module), dual NICs, dual redundant PSU. All the high-end server stuff you'd expect. It would make an amazing application or file server, provided you don't want to plug any extra PCI devices in.

I paid $340 for it and would be happy to see it go to someone reading this blog for that, losing the freight I can chalk up to experience. Provided you pick it up from St Peters, Sydney and pay cash. Other arrangements can be made by contacting me.

I'll give it until the end of the week before putting it up on eBay again, so get in touch if you're interested. I can get you more detailed specs and photos if that helps, and this is a starting point..