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Damian

New Member
Verified Provider
I bought one of those HFBServers Atom servers. Seems to be at Dacentec, and it's Not Terrible, especially considering the price.

Bench.sh output:

CPU model :  Intel® Atom CPU D410   @ 1.66GHz

Number of cores : 2

CPU frequency :  1666.730 MHz

Total amount of ram : 1986 MB

Total amount of swap : 2028 MB

System uptime :   19:20,

Download speed from CacheFly: 11.3MB/s

Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 9.85MB/s

Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 11.0MB/s

Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 8.92MB/s

Download speed from i3d.net, NL: 8.52MB/s

Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 9.82MB/s

Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 7.79MB/s

Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 9.84MB/s

Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 9.50MB/s

Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 11.1MB/s

I/O speed :  30.5 MB/s
Setup was manual and took about 3 hours-ish yesterday morning. I asked a question after it was set up via support ticket and got a response from a native-english-speaking staff member in under an hour. 

I'm currently setting it up to be used as a private torrent tracker aggregate seeder.

Someone on IRC (rm I think?) mentioned that OVH has better disk I/O, but I don't intend to do even 30 mbyte/sec continuous writes, and I didn't have to deal with OVH's shitty support. Works for me.
 
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HalfEatenPie

The Irrational One
Retired Staff
I bought one of those HFBServers Atom servers. Seems to be at Dacentec, and it's Not Terrible, especially considering the price.

Bench.sh output:

Setup was manual and took about 3 hours-ish yesterday morning. I asked a question after it was set up via support ticket and got a response from a native-english-speaking staff member in under an hour. 

I'm currently setting it up to be used as a private torrent tracker aggregate seeder.

Someone on IRC (rm I think?) mentioned that OVH has better disk I/O, but I don't intend to do even 30 mbyte/sec continuous writes, and I didn't have to deal with OVH's shitty support. Works for me.
Totally not tooting my own horn here but I'm going to go ahead and toot my own horn.

I have 50 mbyte/sec.
 

365Networks

New Member
Those are actually really great network speeds, especially to Singapore/Japan. Would like to see how long it lasts like that.
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
I bought one of those HFBServers Atom servers. Seems to be at Dacentec, and it's Not Terrible, especially considering the price.
That was a really stand out offer.   I just am weary of the network down there.

Just so other folks realize, Dacentec was bought in July by the same datacenter owner that owns the Buffalo facility where Colocrossing runs it infamous hosting hive.   

Centrilogic is the name of the company.

Corporate site: http://www.centrilogic.com/

Link to press on the acquisition:

http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/centrilogic-acquires-web-host-and-data-center-operator-dacentec
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
Bought one of those cheap atom servers, I'm only getting 15mbyte/sec
Did you run same sorts of tests @Damian did to determine that speed?

Any idea of what make / model of drive you have.  Compare notes and let's try to eliminate things.
 

Damian

New Member
Verified Provider
Well, I was going to log in and get my drive model number via hdparm, and the server doesn't seem to be up or network accessible....
 

Damian

New Member
Verified Provider
Hmm, hadn't even sent in a ticket yet, and got this email from them. THE DEVIL, THE DEVIL.



I'm going to tell them GL;HF on getting Dacentec to send notification before nulling, but at least someone's alive on the other end.

Anyway, the drive model that I got is: HDS7250SASUN500G, which is a SATA2 500gb Hitachi Deskstar that Hitachi built and sold to SUN to use for, it appears, desktop computers. So not sure how a Sun drive got into my Atom-powered server, but whatever....

(edit) Found the datasheet for that model, Hitachi's application expectation appears to have been near-line storage. Looks like 31mb/sec is within the expected performance of the drive: http://www.hgst.com/tech/techlib.nsf/techdocs/C5C895A725AC713E862571D5004E4EDB/$file/Deskstar_E7K500_DS.pdf
 
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Jack

Active Member
That was a really stand out offer.   I just am weary of the network down there.

Just so other folks realize, Dacentec was bought in July by the same datacenter owner that owns the Buffalo facility where Colocrossing runs it infamous hosting hive.   

Centrilogic is the name of the company.

Corporate site: http://www.centrilogic.com/

Link to press on the acquisition:

http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/centrilogic-acquires-web-host-and-data-center-operator-dacentec
Thought CC owned Buffalo?
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
Thought CC owned Buffalo?
Colocrossing doesn't own anything (alright they may own some old servers and gear which leases have been paid off on).

Like many other provider at scale, they are renting space in existing data centers.  That's to say they have their own racks and perhaps if the location is popular enough, they may have cage space. 

In Buffalo they have a number of racks. Certainly enough for a cage.  But nowhere near enough to run a real datacenter they would own themselves.

Centrilogic is their landlord.
 

ultimatehostings

New Member
Verified Provider
I'm looking for a relatively cheap dedicated server. I'm looking for a atom server with about 4gb ram, not looking to spend too much.

Offers?

Needs: about 4gb ram, 50gb hard drive minimum

I'm looking for below $20/month.
Considering your budget OVH and online.net can most likely be your options else you can go for a VPS.
 

HostingAbove

New Member
Verified Provider
Seems VolumeDrive lowered all their dedicated server pricing. I'm not brave enough to go with them, considering the recent weeks of downtime they recently had for the migration. $19.95 gets you a Dual Core server w/ 4GB of RAM w/ 8,000GB of Bandwidth. Cannot go wrong for the price.

Good Luck!
 

raindog308

vpsBoard Premium Member
Moderator
Considering your budget OVH and online.net can most likely be your options else you can go for a VPS.
I've found my kimsufi to be a great place to run Vuze.  I don't use it for more than that, but I've had several boxes there and they've all been fine.

Support is monosyllabic but fortunately they have a high degree of self-service automation.
 

Cloudrck

Member
Verified Provider
Seems VolumeDrive lowered all their dedicated server pricing. I'm not brave enough to go with them, considering the recent weeks of downtime they recently had for the migration. $19.95 gets you a Dual Core server w/ 4GB of RAM w/ 8,000GB of Bandwidth. Cannot go wrong for the price.

Good Luck!
Volumedrive has went all out, looks like a liqudation sale.
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
Maybe vD will update their website:

"Our new world-class data center (FL)"

That's what?  3 datacenters ago :)

slider3.jpg
 

Echelon

New Member
Verified Provider
Best I can recommend considering your budget and otherwise is to go the route of VD. That being said and considering the recent issues with VD, i'd seriously suggest making sure of two things: 1) Don't run anything mission critical. Honestly, if it's mission critical, raise your budget and go with a provider that you can trust not to fall off the face of the earth with your data, money, and server. 2) Keep pristine backups. If you're going to trust a company such as VD or otherwise considering their track record, you may be best off keeping everything you have on there backed up and up to date at all times for if/when it does all disappear. This way, if it falls off the face of the earth, you're not scrambling to try and get your data.
 

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