The power supply in one of my servers died. After a few checks it seems it didnt gave enough power to my harddisks

A normal solution would be a new PSU but i can't seem to find a one that has a power cut and the cables for the PC at the same side

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This is the PSU, antec sl300xrp

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This is the server, the room is limited and the PSU needs to be in the right bottom corner

Any suggestions what to do? and if this kind of PSU is still being made?

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    Belongs on serverFault.com, without a doubt. – Oded Aug 27 '10 at 11:48

Honestly, you can probably get a great server from ebay or craigslist for less than replacing the power supply. I know HP Proliant servers best, so briefly: DL servers are rack-mount; ML are towers. Like BMW, they have 100, 300, 500, and 700 series (Yes, I know BMW doesn't have a 100 series, but roll with it.) At the end of that will be a "G" number. This is the "generation" of the server. G2's are the second generation; G6's are the sixth generation. I'd recommend at least a G4. G6's and G7's are brand new, but price will reflect.

I'd recommend against anything 100-series. I have the most experience with the DL380, DL580 and DL760. The 760 will probably be waaaay more machine (and less disk) than you need. Different configurations of the 300 and 500 series will store different kinds of disk. G4s will be either Ultra-320 disks or SAS, but G5's and later will usually be SAS. Ultra-320 disks are widely available cheaply; it is aging tech, but I still would buy them for personal or small business use.

Just be sure to get the dual power supplies, and read up on using iLO (Integrated Lights-Out - it's a built in VNC server and virtual power button, among other things.) It's fantastic and will change your life.

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    We're still running 4 360G4s and 3 360G3s. They have been rock solid. As @gWaldo said they are on the old side thus why we are moving to new equipment. They do not support the newer xeon chips w/ VT, so no virtualization. – RateControl Aug 27 '10 at 14:01
  • Good point, Thoreau. G5s (certain ones, at least) are the first to support VT. You can run virtualization on earlier platforms, but they're certainly not optimized! 360's are good too, but since it seems that disk quantity was a factor, I recommend at least 2U servers. – gWaldo Aug 27 '10 at 14:11

Antec appear to have a global network of resellers and distributors have a look here. They also have a global support system that you can contact here.

  • Antec Told us they didnt had support for this model anyone and there are no new models with this setup, tried that – A-R Aug 27 '10 at 13:21
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    This is why you buy a server from a large vendor and keep up on your warranty... – Chris S Aug 27 '10 at 13:53

Iain has the right idea, but it might be cheaper to buy a whole new case than just one ancient power supply; just a thought.

  • I think a whole new case is a bit overrated. Currently checking if we can build in a smaller supply with at least 300W other posibility im checking is the buy a normal one and have an electician change the sides – A-R Aug 27 '10 at 13:24
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    Just buy a new case your electrician will cost more. – user9517 supports GoFundMonica Aug 27 '10 at 13:32
  • You're probably best off buying a whole new server at this point; at the very least a case, but you're probably just putting a band-aid on the real problem. I understand wanting to be cheap and keep old hardware running; but it's either necessary for the business or it's not (and just just pitch the whole thing). – Chris S Aug 27 '10 at 13:55

I have a similar server case with standard PSU. My case has a 90° angled power connector going into the PSU so it fits in the small space between the PSU and the case. You could just buy such a connector and replace your straight one, if it will be enough to fit everything in the case.

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