Gateway E

By Anne Chen  |  Posted 2005-11-21 Print this article Print

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SMBs looking for a quiet workhorse should consider Gateway Inc.s E-9220T server. This tower machine takes advantage of the BTX (Balanced Technology Extended) chassis design, which incorporates larger fans that spin more slowly for more effective cooling and lower noise levels.

Released in September, the E-9220T supports the single-core Intel Celeron D running at 2.6GHz (with a 533MHz front-side bus and 256KB of L2 cache), dual-core Pentium D chips running at 2.8GHz or 3.2GHz (with a shared 800MHz front-side bus and 1MB of L2 cache per core), and the dual-core Pentium 840 Extreme Edition running at 3.2GHz.

The machine has a starting price of $599; a machine with the Celeron processor, 512MB of main memory (a pair of 256MB dual in-line memory modules) and an 80GB SATA disk will run closer to $938.

We tested an E-9220T with Pentium D dual-core chips running at 2.8GHz and 2GB of DDR2 memory. Our unit also had four USB ports and redundant 500-watt power supplies. In this configuration, the servers price jumps to more than $2,000.

The E-9220T supports multiple hard drive options that provide as many as four SATA or SCSI hard drives, allowing organizations to increase the internal storage to a maximum of 1.6TB. This makes the server a good choice for organizations that need a machine that can grow and adapt with the business. Our test server was also equipped with RAID 5 functionality.

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As a senior writer for eWEEK Labs, Anne writes articles pertaining to IT professionals and the best practices for technology implementation. Anne covers the deployment issues and the business drivers related to technologies including databases, wireless, security and network operating systems. Anne joined eWeek in 1999 as a writer for eWeek's eBiz Strategies section before moving over to Labs in 2001. Prior to eWeek, she covered business and technology at the San Jose Mercury News and at the Contra Costa Times.

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