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Old Jul 12th, 2015, 11:54 PM   #11
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I'm not sure what you're asking. Xserve is a different product than Xserve RAID. Xserve is an actual computer - CPU, RAM, video card. Xserve RAID is a direct attach storage device. It is not a computer, and cannot function independently. It can only send data through SFP to a compatible host computer.

Think of it as a big USB hard drive, with some fancy RAID capabilities, that only works with a full Xserve computer.

What he's selling, assuming it's this ad, are Xserve RAIDs. They are not servers.
Ya this is the ad i'm looking at from Victoria.
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Old Jul 14th, 2015, 12:17 AM   #12
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I am still gonna get that Xserve Raid, but in the mean time, i'm picking up that bad boy



Xserve Xeon 2.8 "Quad Core" (Early 2008) Specs (Early 2008, MA882LL/A, Xserve2,1, A1246, 2186) @ EveryMac.com
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Old Jul 14th, 2015, 08:08 AM   #13
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I am still gonna get that Xserve Raid, but in the mean time, i'm picking up that bad boy


Xserve Xeon 2.8 "Quad Core" (Early 2008) Specs (Early 2008, MA882LL/A, Xserve2,1, A1246, 2186) @ EveryMac.com
I'm not positive, but that may not be compatible with the Xserve RAID. Fiber channel was optional on that model, and I'm not sure about the software support on Intel.

Good luck though. Bring some ear plugs, 'cause both are extremely loud.
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Works fine. I had 2008 models. Just need a pcie fibre dual channel card. Very noisy!
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Ya, i have seen some youtube videos about those machines and they seem to be loud.

I have also seen some Xserve connected to the raid. if all fails? the Xserve Raid will be on the collector shelve.
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2008 Xserve.......

A 2014 Mac mini would be more powerful.
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Op not looking for power. Just a nostalgic trip. I've been there.. I sold it all and enjoy less clutter!
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The Xserve is in. YAY!!!!!!!!
Currently installing the OS X 10.6 Server.

Since all my macpro are from 2008, it should communicate really good with the Xserve.

It is a little loud, but i can deal with that until i find a small server rack for it, if anyone that lives on the island or Vancouver area?

I'm looking for a small one that can old the Xerve and Xseve Raid with sliders, good switches and all at a good price.

i have already a good APC battery back.
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Anyone knows what would be thet best Fibre channel Cable to communicate between the Xserve raid and the Xserve?

My 2008 model have the fibre channel Card to communicate with the xraid and since i have a raid "sfp" coming, it would be nice to have the best cable so the 2 can communicate at max speed.

Now, for what i want to do? this setting is somewhat perfect for my small office.
Time capsule aka time machine is already set up and all my computers can finally back up data on my Xserve via wireless network.

yes it is a tad noisy, but it ain't as noisy than the big truck I drive everyday in for delivery. so this server is really quiet.
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Get authentic fiber cables. They run at full speed. Mine were aftermarket and ran at half speed. Enjoy
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