Happy new Xserve G5 owner =)

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by jezzy, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. jezzy, Dec 4, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2013

    jezzy macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2012
    Montreal, Quebec
    Happy owner here, for a whole 40$ (donation) I managed to get an excellent condition Xserve G5 2.0 w/4GB ram, 80 X 2x500GB SATA HD's.
    10.3 and 10.4 server w/unlimited clients included!

    TOP it all off, they throw in a Xserve Raid w/14x500 (7TB) !

    Just bought a fibre channel PCI-X and a few FC cables to hook it all up.

    Nice early Xmas present for me!

    Any recommendations (software/hardware upgrades?)
  2. ratsg macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2010

    Any special plans for your new equipment?
  3. jezzy thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2012
    Montreal, Quebec
    Well, creating the raid 5 arrays now, seems there's 1 HD thats full of bad sectors. Good start!

    Other than that, it'll be glorified file storage for everyone in the house. :D All those lights sure look pretty in the dark.. just waiting for the FC card+cables to arrive.. atleast I can manage it via ethernet

    Fit the budget thats for sure!
  4. adam9c1 macrumors 68000


    May 2, 2012
    Bragging rights for sure!

    Yes, pretty lights.
    Hope you get some cooling for it as the room will get toasty quick...


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