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Vibrant is a leading server reseller offering refurbished and used
Lenovo Servers for sale - current and legacy models, including used IBM intel-based servers. We will also buy
your excess Lenovo server systems, parts and components.
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Lenovo ThinkCenter RD120
Lenovo ThinkCenter RD210
Lenovo ThinkCenter RD220
Lenovo ThinkCenter RD230
Lenovo ThinkCenter RD240
Lenovo ThinkCenter RS110
Lenovo ThinkCenter RS210
Lenovo ThinkCenter TD100/TD100x
Lenovo ThinkCenter TD200/TD200x
Lenovo ThinkCenter TD230
Lenovo ThinkCenter TS200/TS200v
Lenovo ThinkCenter TS440
Lenovo ThinkServer RD330
Lenovo ThinkServer RD430
Lenovo ThinkServer RD530
Lenovo ThinkServer RD540
Lenovo ThinkServer RD630
Lenovo ThinkServer RD640
Lenovo ThinkServer TS130
Lenovo ThinkServer TS140
Lenovo ThinkServer TS430
300Gb 10K RPM 6Gbps SAS 2.5" G3 Hot Swap Hard Disk Drive
CPU Heatsink for Cyclops Taisol RS140
X3550 M5 Heastsink
X3550M5 Server System Board
lsi megaraid sas sata 9240-8L pcie Card
500GB 7200RPM 2.5" H/S SATA HDD
8GB 2RX8 PC3L-12800R 1.35V DDR DIMM
Dual Port I350-T2 Ethernet Adapter Card
TS140 ThinkServer Front Fan Assembly
8Gb 2RX8 PC3L-12800R 1.35V DDR DIMM
Lenovo Server History:
From Little Known Chinese Company to Global Powerhouse
Founded in November 1984, very few people in the United States have
heard of Lenovo until the company surprised the world by acquiring IBM’s
PC business back in 2005. After the acquisition, Lenovo became the
third biggest computer maker in the whole world. Since then, it has
introduced a lot of products including smartphones and feature phones,
tablets, smart televisions, and servers.
The ThinkServer is Lenovo’s primary line of servers.
Its first servers came in 2008 with the release of TS100, which was
developed together with IBM using the latter’s xSeries Technology. It
was an entry-level server that had good support package. At that time, Dave Mitchell at PCPro described
it as being made for small- and medium-sized businesses. The TS100 was a
powerful server that was easily upgradable with a network management
software that exceeded what you might expect for a SMB-focused server.
Compared to a Dell PowerEdge T100, the TS100 won because of its
excellent build quality, better RAID choices and its expansion
In 2009, Lenovo upped the pace and released seven ThinkServer models:
The TD100 ran on Intel Xeon E5400 with an Intel 5000 chipset. It
boasted a maximum of 32GB memory running 667 MHz DDR2 FBDIMM. It had
both the standard and premium flavors of Microsoft Windows Server 2008,
as well as Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2. It also came
with Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.
Management software included ThinkServer EasyStartup, ThinkServer EasyUpdate and ThinkServer EasyManage.
TD100x had an Intel Xeon 5000 series processor and an Intel 5000P chipset. It had a maximum of 48GB of RAM.
It also had the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and the Microsoft
Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2, but it also had Microsoft Windows
Server 2003 installed along with Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.
The Lenovo RS110 was also a server that is geared towards small businesses. PCPro’s Mitchell reviewed
the RS110 and concluded that it was an affordable multi-purpose rack
server packed with great specs and valuable customer support.
The RD120 and RD210 Servers, however, were for small businesses that
need a more basic server. The RD120 had decent specs but was easily
upgradable, while the RD210 was for those who are looking for a 1RU
The TS200 and the RS210 were both announced by the company in 2009.
The TS200 had a 2.66 GHz Intel Xeon X3450 processor and an Intel 3420
chipset. It had space for a maximum of 32GB of RAM. You can also put a
DVD reader and writer onto the system.
It came with Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Windows Server
2008 SBS, Microsoft Windows Foundations R2, SLES, Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5.3 and VMware ESX Server 4.0 & 4.0i as its operating systems.
Meanwhile, the RS210 has the same specifications as the TS200.
Lenovo kept up the pace in 2010, releasing an array of seven more servers:
The TD200 ran on a 1.86-gigahertz Intel Xeon E5502, a quad core
processor. It also allowed for up to 96 gigabytes of RAM. It had an
Intel 5520 chipset and four 3.5 inch bays and four 5.25 inch simple swap
front accessible bays. The TD200x had better specs than the TD200,
coming with a quad core 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon E5530 processor and an Intel
4420 chipset. It had eight 5.25 inch and three 2.5 inch bays, and
allowed up to 128 gigabytes of RAM.
the TS200v as the dependable and manageable value server with its
enterprise class HDDs, highly efficient RDX backup and gigabit Ethernet
networking features. Meanwhile, Lenovo touted the TD200 as a flexible
and scalable all-in-one server that uses high performance but less
powered HDDs. It also had very reliable memory, efficient RAID data
protection, along with other advanced manageability features.
Then there are the rack type servers: RD220, RD230 and RD240, all
giving you energy saving and very slim HDDs offering you up to 300
gigabytes of space. They also had a very reliable memory, gigabit
Ethernet expansion and RAID data protection.
The RD220 had an Intel Xeon 5500 Series processor and a maximum RAM
of 128 GB. It can hold up to 8 2.5 HS SAS/SATA SFF. The RD230, on the
other hand, used an Intel Xeon 5600 processor with up to 64 GB max
memory. The lower specs of the RD230 made it more affordable than the
Lastly, the RD240 came with the same processor and memory capacity as
the RD230, but it could have twice as many as the four 3.5 HDDs you get
In 2011, Lenovo still focused on small businesses, but it had begun
to veer away from the entry-level models that it had released in the
The company came up with two server products in June 2011, the TS130 and the TS430.
The TS130 was an upgrade of the earlier TS100 releases and came with
both Windows Small Business Server 2011 and Windows Server 2008 R2. You
had a choice among four different Intel processors, too: Xeon E3-1200
series, Core i3, Pentium and Celeron. It had two 3.5-inch HDD bays, as
well as a maximum of 16 GB ECC RAM. Lenovo’s TS130, according to the
company, was a great solution for businesses with no IT staff on board.
The TS430, on the other hand, was notable for its 16 terabytes of hot
swap memory, redundant power supplies and outstanding RAID data
protection. It came with 32GB of RAM, and had SLES 11.1, Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.0 and VMWare ESX/ESXi 4.0 and 4.1 along with the
Windows Server flavors seen in TS130.
Lenovo Eyes Partnership with EMC and, Again, IBM
In August 2012, Lenovo announced that it would be teaming up with
EMC, who promised to bring more research and development into Lenovo’s
server line, as well as innovative new products and features. Notably,
the partnership will help boost Lenovo’s x86 server capabilities.
In November, EMC got the TD330, which Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Register described as a very cost-effective XEON E5 tower server for small businesses.
Can we expect more offerings and better servers from Lenovo? It may
seem that the company is planning just that with the rumors that it is
talking with IBM again. This time, Lenovo is interested in getting IBM’s
x86 server business. As Rachel King at ZDNet points
out, this would put Lenovo in the competition with HP and Dell, and
maybe Oracle. People might have to wait longer, though, as recent
reports indicate that the negotiations have hit a standstill.
We will see what happens, but either way, Vibrant already carries
used IBM System X servers, IBM Blade Servers and Lenovo equipment – so a
merger would be a natural fit for VTI as a secondary market reseller.
Request a quote today for pricing on used Lenovo Server hardware or contact us with any questions