Summary: This server was exactly what was described. The unit(s) were in excellent condition and are in production as we speak with no problems whatsoever.These servers are being used for storage (cloud) and to host a website as well as a domain server. The only drawback would be how loud the fans are but other than that they work as expected.
Summary: I bought this server because of the price and I can install Windows Server 2008 r2 (64-bit) on it for my home network and learning lab. I was pleasantly surprised with how quiet it runs compared to the other servers I have. I was able to quickly install Server Core on the RAID 1 drives.
Summary: for ESXi VM server, the G5 is a horse of a machine, well worth the cost to upgrade to it. The memory upgrade cost from 16 to 32 G is expensive, so it is much better to buy a 32G ram machine than a 16G, and later upgrade the memory to 32G
Purchased over 2 years ago and has been running 24/7 since
Clayton Maynard, Amazon
8 February 2013
Summary: I am a Citrix consultant and I use this system in my lab to test and learn on for upcoming jobs and certifications. The back right side of my server had a nice dent in it where a PCI card would be installed. This would prevent me from installing a card but the description did state it was used and may have such defects on it and for the $250 I didn't mind it. I fill probably buy another to increase my farm resources later this year.
Summary: This system is great! not to mention the price. It came and functions just as advertised. I have been running ESXi 5.5 for the past 3 weeks, with 4 VM's and have no problems. The only issue I have with this is the ILO2 management. Attempting to use Explore 11, Firefox, and Chrome. I am having problems with running remote control video. ActiveX and or Java seems to be the problem. Have attempted to update firmware, and have failed. I am unsure what version is the latest.