Lenovo RS140 Intel Xeon 3.4GHz Rackmount Server

Does this include the HD mounting brackets? Other reviews indicate it may not be included.

From the vendor:
*This is a fixed drive server. So they are not hot swap. There are 2x 3.5” bays or 4x 2.5” bays.

http://www.lenovo.com/images/products/server/pdfs/datasheets/thinkserver_rs140_ds.pdf*

Thanks for the response. Per the manual below (see page 92) you install the drive into a hard drive bracket. Other places where this is being sold without a hard drive have buyers reporting that the bracket does not come with the system if no HD is included. This requires purchasing the bracket direct from Lenovo in order to install a HD. Can you confirm that the bracket is in fact included or if we will need to purchase it direct from Lenovo. To be specific I am asking for either size hard drive.

https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/thinkservers/rs140_hmm_ug_en.pdf

Separate bracket purchase, yes.

Why would anyone buy a server limited to 32gb of RAM? I would suggest looking at refurbs like from servermonkey or baddogservers

Are these Clinton cast off servers.

I’ve got to say it’s pretty disappointing that it is basically incomplete. I get that it is no HD but to not include the hardware for you to install a HD is crazy. Essentially you need to buy this plus buy a part from Lenovo in order to make it functional.

website to buy the bracket for anyone else who purchases this.

https://lenovo.encompass.com

Part number is 00FC517

Between this model and the $50 cheaper model with the Xeon E3-1225 V3 CPU, this server is by far the better choice. The Xeon E3-1245 V3 CPU in this server supports hyperthreading, while the $380 version with the Xeon E3-1225 V3 CPU does not, which means the performance of the less-expensive model compared to this one can be much worse than what the slight difference in clock speed would imply.

This is way overpriced for what it is.

32 GB limit on RAM, fixed non-hot-swap drives. No thank you. Go buy a used Dell R710 on eBay for half this price.

Exactly. You can get a R710 with dual processors and 32GB+ RAM installed for $100 less than these. Sure they’re older processors, but they’re still plenty for an “entry level” option.