[SOLVED] IBM x206m 8485-k2u, Server 2008 R2 or Server 2012 R2?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by azndnbdub, Apr 25, 2015.

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Which Server OS?

  1. Server 2008 R2

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  2. Server 2012 R2

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  1. azndnbdub

    azndnbdub MDL Novice

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    #1 azndnbdub, Apr 25, 2015
    Last edited: May 10, 2015
    Hey guys,

    Got an IBM x206m 8485-k2u that originally ran Server 2003. Got some questions on how to keep using it.

    Specs from IBM:

    - Pentium D 950 (3.4GHz)
    - Maxed 8GB RAM
    - Dual 160GB 7200rpm on RAID 1

    My questions are:

    - Server 2008 R2 or Server 2012 R2?
    - Can someone get me the SATA controller driver? I tried looking all over but can't find it. It's an Adaptec AIC-9405W SAS.

    I'll probably ask how to activate R2 editions later, but I'm stuck on the beginning, and the Serverguide doesn't help.

    Thanks!
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Ditch it, recycle, give away or whatever. Use as a massive step or doorstop.
     
  3. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    #3 sebus, Apr 29, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2015
    If you are in UK you are welcome (FOC - collection only) Dell PowerEdge 2950, 32Gb RAM, dual Xeon processor, dual power supply, no HDD (but caddies are there)

    Offer expired, sorry

    sebus
     
  4. azndnbdub

    azndnbdub MDL Novice

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    I eventually found the drivers on the Adaptec website and used their generic drivers, it works now.

    I also went to 2012 R2 Standard activated with Daz's Windows Loader.

    This server will be going to a small non-profit group so they don't need something high-end like blade system.