found this server for cheap just wonder if its worth picking up for a NAS.
- Lenovo Thinkserver TS140 TOWER
- 1 x Intel Quad Core 3.40GHz E3-1245v3 Processor
- 8Gb Memory Installed (DDR3)
- 2 x 500GB SATA Hard Drives Installed( NO SOFTWARE INSTALLED )
- ONBOARD VIDEO
- SINGLE POWER SUPPLY INSTALLED
That largely depends on how much it is and what you want to do with it.
It’s in bid for 150 with no bids and ends in less than a day also can make offers. I’m just looking to make it do some type of file server or backup server. I’m new to all this but I’ve been look everything up the last few days and have been looking at the nas 4.0 build on here.
I’ve been using a TS140 with 4x WD Red 3TB drives for years as a FreeNAS server also running Plex. It’s a nice quiet, relatively low-power draw machine. (Mine idles at about 60 watts.) It only has two internal 3.5" drive bays. I mounted the other two in a 5.25 slot and in the external 3.5" slot. You can’t really get more than 5 drives into it unless you hack on the case. The motherboard only has 5 SATA connectors though, so you’d also need to add an HBA. Cooling might be an issue at that point. If you can make do with 4 or 5 drives total, then it’s decent.
This person transplanted his into another case to get more drives:
I have been using one as an unRaid server for the past 4 years. I like that you can use Quick Sync for Plex HW transcoding. Runs lots of docker containers and light use VMs. I highly recommend one for unRaid.
|Primary unRAID Server
|Case & Mobo
||Lenovo TS140 stock
||Xeon E3-1225 v3
||32 GB DDR3 Crucial ECC (4x 8GB)
||Stock 280 W
||Samsung EVO 850 250GB
||2x 14 TB WD Whites (WD140WEMFZ)
||2x 3 TB WD Reds
||SanDisk Cruzer Fit CZ33 16GB USB 2.0 Low-Profile Flash Drive
|Add in Card
||IBM 81Y4494 H1110 SAS-2 6Gbps HBA LSI 9211-4i P20 IT Mode