Work Server

Qui-Gon-Bryn

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Hi all, don't normally get too involved with servers but I changed jobs recently and now i have to get a server to host our PDM software and all our technical models&drawings.
I received this from the PDM company

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I put together this but i have no real idea if its good or terrible lol, any advice/recommendations?


Case
InWIN IW-MS04 MINI SERVER CHASSIS
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Xeon® 4-Core E-2124G (3.4GHz, 4.5GHz Turbo, 8M Cache)
Motherboard
ASUS P11C-I (DDR4 RDIMM, Dual LAN)
Memory (RAM)
16GB Kingston DDR4 2666MHz ECC Unbuffered (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
ASPEED INTEGRATED GRAPHICS ACCELERATOR (GPU)
1st Storage Drive
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 256MB CACHE
1st Storage Drive
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 256MB CACHE
RAID
RAID 1 (MIRRORED VOLUME - 2 x same size & model HDD / SSD)
Power Supply
INWIN 265W FLEX ATX 80+ BRONZE POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1.5 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
STANDARD LGA-1151 CPU COOLER
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Network Card
2 x GIGABIT LAN PORTS (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
Operating System
Windows Server 2019 Standard
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language

Thanks in advance

Qui-gon-Bryn
 

RichLan564

Well-known member
Have you got a budget for it?

To be honest i would ask the software supplier for a recommended spec rather than a 'Minimum' and 'Good' spec based on your amount of users and possible growth then get them to sign off on anything you specified so you don't have any support issue down the line

I presume PDM is an Autodesk vault type of thing but for Solidworks? So it's just holding config rather than processing anything intensive?

It looks very low end and not very expandable, if you were staying with this i would put another drive in their for the OS though and the power supply looks pretty low end, up the RAM to 32GB as SQL (even Express) can hog RAM big time, change the HDD to Iron Wolf as they are designed for NAS/Servers etc.
 
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