Reviews and Problems with Lenovo ThinkServer TS140
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Doug Graham, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: Absolutely fantastic! I needed a new computer after the latest one bit the dust. Did my research for a better, faster computer with plenty of memory and storage for the games and programs I use on a regular basis. My search kept bringing me back to Lenovo's products. Having recently picked up a Lenovo laptop, I figured a Lenovo desktop would be just as good..
Summary: Briefly, these servers are fast, have more than sufficient power to act as a home fileserver and media server, and are very compatible with NAS4Free (freebsd 9.3). Details follow Just migrated two NAS4Free servers from old Pentium D workstations to two of these TS140s. They both booted immediately after sticking in the NAS4Free bootable USB and hooking up the data HDDs These are for home use as a media server, SQL, DHCP, and DNS; one is primary & the other is backup.
Summary: I love this box-- couple little things. Came with DVD-R so I added a DVD R/W in the blank optical slot.-- but it requires some non-standard "optical drive adapter" that is not provided or in the drive slot. I slid it in and it is snug but not tight. No screw holes align also. Can't find this adapter piece anywhere. Running a new Samsung 120 GB EVO 850 SSD C-drive (win 7 pro) with a Seagate 1T D-drive from my old box.
Summary: Pros: + Powerful CPU included while maintaining a low price + Fairly light weight and easy to carry. + Fans, CPU, motherboard, Optical drive, and RAM stick all pre-installed. + Great for a 4-drive NAS server with enough CPU power for additional services to be run (e.g Plex, Minecraft, etc) + Intel network adapter built in, not some junky Realtek. Cons: - Only 4 HDD bays, despite having room for at least 2 more. More HDD bays and SATA ports would have been appreciated.
Really nice server, i use for desktop with VM running ...
4 weeks ago
Summary: Really nice server, i use for desktop with VM running wndows 8.1 and Ubuntu LTS. It did come with 8gb of memory as stated, and is whisper quiet even though it has 3 fans. lots of internal room for drives. Cautions, the drive is DVD read only, and there is no HDMI port.
Summary: I've had this machine for almost a year now and have loved it since day one. It's primary use is as a Plex server and it is more than capable of streaming to 6 devices at once while 3 of those devices are out of the LAN. I've set up a Minecraft server on it a few times and didn't have any problems with 5 people on. It also runs uTorrent 24/7. It is super quiet and runs very cool. It is set up in a bedroom and I've never had any issues with sound or heat.