Advantages No-one ever got fired for buying IBM
Disadvantages I can't hear you over the fans....
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Just to the right of my right leg is sat one of these boxes. About 3 years ago I was offered it for a very very nice £90, no monitor or keyboard. 'A bargain I thought'. '£90 for a nice middle level server, SCSI and dual processor potential, can't go wrong with that' and guess what, (at least pretend to be surprised !) it's still working. If you have read some of my other reviews on computer hardware, you may figure out I like stuff that's a little old but I figure that if it has either a HP or an IBM badge on the front, it is usually worth buying.My 6889 came with 128mb and a 9gb drive, since then I've upgraded it to 1GB using standard 256mb DIMMs (a tip, throw away the IBM DIMM, it doesnt like other manufacturers and besides, they cost a fortune !), the 9gb has gone and been replaced by a 17GB SCSI and a 140GB IDE RAID and the gfx card is now a Matrox G400, replacing the G200.
My 6889 is currently working as my web server running Mandrake Linux and it just sits there and does what it is supposed to. No failures and no problems. It's probably never been switched off for longer than an hour since I bought it.This machine is probably the best value computer I have ever bought.
There is room for mounting 4 drives inside as well as plenty of room for velcroing them to the bottom of the case if you can't find long enough IDE cables.......
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