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It is a basic 1-socket tower server from Dell's PowerEdge tower server series and is a slight upgrade to the PowerEdge T100.

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Pros

Low cost server that offers good performance for the price

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keeps my 2x2TB and 2x80GB really cool, extremely quiet and low power and small I am using a non dell ADAPTEC card in this server

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TPM chip for cryptographic key generation

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Easy setup, work as advertised

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Quiet, and good material quality (case)

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Cons

Annoying configurable options, high price jumps between options with no intermediate choice

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technically only fits 3x3.5" drives

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Lacking highend or even midrange features (low end graphics, lack of in/output)

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BIOS restriction on third party RAID/SATA controller, will only accept Dell branded cards

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Limited maximum configuration (4 HDD, 8GB ram, 1 CPU)

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The Dell PowerEdge T105 is a basic 1-socket tower server from Dell's PowerEdge tower server series and is a slight upgrade to the PowerEdge T100.  Like the T100, It is recommended by Dell as an affordable option for small businesses that require a starter server.  The server offers the performance, reliability, and security required to handle file/print sharing, Email, and shared internet. The standard specifications of the PowerEdge T105 include a single 2.2 Ghz AMD Sempron processor, 1GB of DDR2 DIMM memory, and a 160GB SATA hard drive.  It also has an onboard SATA/SAS controller, embedded Gigabit ethernet network card, 16x DVD+/-RW drive, and an integrated graphics card.  Most of the specifications of the server can be upgraded or downgraded based on the buyer's needs and additional options such as tape backup and security features are also available. 

The PowerEdge T105 can house up to 2 hard drives and is compatible with both SAS and SATA drives allowing it to potentially provide a total of 2TB of storage.  The server offers 4 PCI slots, 7 USB ports and includes a Trusted Platform Module to support additional security software.  It has a starting price of $1415 and is covered by a 3 year limited warranty.

Features/Specs
  • AMD® Sempron™ LE 1250; 2.2GHz,512K Cache
  • 1GB (2x512MB) DDR2 800Mhz DIMM memory, upgradeable to 8GB
  • SAS6iR (SATA/SAS Controller) supports 1-2 Hard Drives   
  • 160GB 7.2K RPM SATA 3Gbps 3.5-in Cabled Hard Drive  
  • Compatible with up to 2TB (2 x 1TB each) Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) hard drives
  • Embedded Single Gigabit Network Adapter
  • 16x DVD+/-RW Drive
  • 4 PCI slots
  • Rear Ports: 5 x USB 2.0, 1 x serial, 1 x VGA, 1 x RJ-45
  • Front Ports: 2 x USB 2.0
  • Integrated graphics card
  • Trusted Platform Module
  • Additional option for tape backup
  • Dimensions: 16.25H x 7.36"W x 18"D
  • 3 year limited warranty and support
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