View Full Version : Not vintage (yet) but cool - Dell PowerEdge 4200

September 13th, 2013, 08:14 PM
Picked this monster up from a Craigslist ad today. Don't know what to do with it, but was afraid they would scrap it if nobody wanted it.
Damn near killed me carrying it into the house.

September 13th, 2013, 08:26 PM
What you need is another one of those and some wood to make a table top with. I am a sucker for old well built servers like that but they use up a lot of juice, take up tons of space, and are heavy to move. Once they are recycled (most are) you will never find another like it.

September 14th, 2013, 07:33 PM
Well, there is a gutted one on ebay for $900 + $200 shipping, so I could make a table. I was thinking maybe a nightstand, myself. Just out of curiosity I weighed the thing this morning. 98 lbs 3 oz. I need to put some wheels on it.

September 21st, 2013, 04:52 AM
http://www.dell.com/support/Manuals/us/en/04/ProductSelector/Select/FamilySelection?CategoryPath=all-products%2Fesuprt_ser_stor_net%2Fesuprt_poweredge&Family=PowerEdge&DisplayCrumbs=Product%2BType%40%2CServers%252c%2BS torage%2Band%2BNetworking%40%2CPowerEdge&rquery=na

September 21st, 2013, 05:02 AM
Wow, that's a nice one. It's kinda small though compared to my HP 9000 D-Class PA-RISC Server...
Just plug in a vga monitor, a kb and a mouse and install an OS on it.
I'd love to have that, but i think you cannot ship it to Italy for less than over 9000 bucks.

Bungo Pony
September 21st, 2013, 09:39 AM
I had three giant servers like that at one point. I gave one away and eventually got rid of the other two. I just didn't have any use or room for them.

September 21st, 2013, 05:25 PM
"but i think you cannot ship it to Italy for less than over 9000 bucks."
Wouldn't it be cheaper to fly to Italy and back with the Dell as luggage? $9000 I think would get it a seat in First Class.

September 21st, 2013, 11:39 PM
Yeah, probably yes, if they accept brick-like things as luggage :P
Look, if someday you'll get on holiday in italy and wanna give me that stuff, just drop me a PM. I love those heavy p-o-s.

September 22nd, 2013, 01:53 PM
Wonder why the server manufacturers were so convinced these systems with their weedy 30W CPUs needed an array of such giant fans. Proliants like the 5500R were the same.

September 22nd, 2013, 07:09 PM
It has two 700 watt power supplies to keep that 30W CPU clicking along. :) And to spin 6 hard drives.

September 22nd, 2013, 11:13 PM
That's just "screaming" for another CPU ;-) Would that happen to be a 333MHz PII? I had one of those once, thought the heatsink looked funny and IIRC there was some kind of thermal sensor attached to the heatsink...

Nice machine

September 22nd, 2013, 11:49 PM
At first glance I thought it was slot-2 - but must be slot-1 as it clearly says PII on it. IIRC SMP systems needed matched CPUs (same stepping)?

September 23rd, 2013, 12:44 PM
Not sure what speed the CPU is, but it is a PII and the second CPU would have to match. The CPU would be easy, the heat sink not so much.