just brew it! wrote:Waco wrote:just brew it! wrote:That said, if we assume 12 cents per kilowatt hour (the US national average) and 250W for the idle power draw of the server (wild-ass guess), that works out to 72 cents/day, or $21.60 per month. So yeah $50 seems kind of high, but not outrageously so.
250 watts idle? Jeebus, it's not 2003!
He did say "older"... and that it looked like it was using $50 worth of power (I assume he meant per month). If he meant per year, then never mind.
For all I know it's got a RAID array of 10K SCSI drives and a half dozen leafblower-level fans, which would push the power usage way up. My dually Athlon MP idled at around 150W, and that was without any storage devices. (I measured it because I was thinking of firing it back up and re-purposing it as a server; decided not to when I saw the power numbers.)
just brew it! wrote:I doubt he'd be complaining if it was only $50/year though...
Ding ding! One would hope $50 a year wouldn't be a big issue....But we're looking at just over $50 a month per my meter https://www.amazon.com/P3-International ... ater+meter with the rates here in the midwest. I'm currently paying just under 14¢ for all the surcharges, but the test was done before I moved with different service, which I believe was a little cheaper.
It's a Poweredge T110 I believe, with leafblower level fans. It has a PERC Card, and 2 128GB drives I believe. I picked it up free to tinker with and haven't run it in several months as I moved my office space (with pretty LED trim lights I might add), and been getting resettled and trying to figure out what I want to do. Main rig is a monstrous Lian-Li (older version of this http://www.lian-li.com/en/dt_portfolio/pc-a76/) I think I want to gut and put in some cheaper gear, raid, and drives to act as a server for all my goodies. Probably waiting for CPU refresh later this year to build myself a new PC (also 2008 era main rig, see other post somewhere).