Anyone who works in technology is usually surrounded by the clutter of old hardware. Over the years I have upgraded systems where the old components were no longer needed, be it memory, or Hard Drives. So my office had slowly become a graveyard for perfectly good but older hardware. Finally after getting ahead of my inbox, I decided to conquer my office clutter and do an Ebay blitz to sell off this stuff. After all Technology doubles in power every 18 months ( Moore's Law ), but this also means it depreciates by 50% every 18 months ( My Law ). Holding onto old hardware thinking that someday you might need it again is a bad habbit for most of us. It's time to sell it.
My old server was cutting edge back in 2006. However it was still getting the job done in 2014. I never had a drive or power supply failure. But still I upgraded because I needed more storage space. I was talking to my datacenter guy, and he mentioned how cheap servers have gotten. It used to be that you needed to spend minimum $2k for a decent server. Now you can get get a decent server for under $500 on ebay. As matter a fact Ebay is getting rather saturated with decommissioned servers, and its pushing prices way down. What people don't realize is that old servers can still do everything new ones can do. For a test I installed Windows 10 on my old 2006 server, and it ran just fine, didn't even have to hunt for drivers.