This is one of the best value I have ever come across
Supriyo Mukherjee, Amazon
6 days ago
Summary: This is one of the best value I have ever come across. We are using this as a host for multiple virtual machines (VMs) with Active Directory, IIS, SQL Server, etc. installed. I have updated the RAM to 32GB and I also updated the primary hard-drive to a 248 GB SSD. The setup is screaming with enough bandwidth to spare.
Summary: Undoubtedly best value for the money. Its amazingly well built with enough power for a lab use. IMO you can't assemble similar box at this price even if you buy the cheapest parts (ymmv). I tested this with Win Server 2012 R2 and VMWare ESXi 5.5 and both worked great.Too big to be considered as an HTPC. This will work great for a home computer however RAM upgrades etc.will cost more because it uses ECC RAM. I would like to see newer builds with upgraded processor.
Summary: I bought this machine directly from Computer Upgrade King website with more flexible configuration which is i7 CPU, 32G memory and two 3T hard disks with RAID1, it is mainly for software development computer. It’s already installed with Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, Microsoft SQL Sever 2012, MySQL, Oracle 12c, Cassandra, Node.js and other software development tools.
Summary: This is a very nice server for backups and file shares. I added two 4TB hard drives (adding 4 is possible, but you'll need to get some mounting hardware for them), an additional 4GB of memory, and installed Windows Server 2012R2. I also plan to attach an external raid array next week. I set up a hardware mirror (raid 0) with the two drives. This server is extremely quiet. It's been running for a week and everything is great.
Summary: Put this into production with an additional 4gb (8gb total) plus an SSD. Installed Win7 without a hitch. Had to install drivers manually but Lenovo makes them readily available. Bought specifically to support Quickbooks in a multiuser environment. This replaced a PC with a 3rd gen core i3 processor (also running an SSD.
Solidly built case, whisper quiet (I live in a ...
Chris Mikkelson, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: Solidly built case, whisper quiet (I live in a relatively quiet part of the city and share a room with it, and can generally not hear it). I purchased this largely for the remote manageability, as I plan to run it completely headless and also be able to administer it when I'm on the road. Setting up the basic AMT functionality was simple through the BIOS.