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Kimsufi flash sale 9-3-2017

ewrekewrek Member
edited March 2017 in General

Kimsufi has a flash sale on 9-3-2017;

Server: servers KS-2E

Intel Atom™ N2800
2c/4t @ 1.86 GHz+
4GB DDR3 ECC
2 TB
€ 7,99/mo + install cost € 9,99

https://www.kimsufi.com/nl/servers.xml?flash

Prepare yourself.

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  • Not a good offer. KS-3 for €8.99 is much better.

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  • ewrekewrek Member

    @myhken said:
    Not a good offer. KS-3 for €8.99 is much better.

    Sure it is, but where can you buy it now?

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  • @ewrek said:
    Kimsufi has a flash sale on 9-3-2017;

    Server: servers KS-2E

    Intel Atom™ N2800
    2c/4t @ 1.86 GHz+
    4GB DDR3 ECC
    2 TB
    € 7,99/mo + install cost € 9,99

    https://www.kimsufi.com/nl/servers.xml?flash

    Thanx fr sharing. These are still great backup nodes. But surely the i3s are better

  • rm_rm_ Member

    Last time KS2E was the first step of a multi-part sale (then we got KS4C, then KS3C).

  • K4Y5K4Y5 Member

    @ewrek said:
    Kimsufi has a flash sale on 9-3-2017;

    Server: servers KS-2E

    Intel Atom™ N2800
    2c/4t @ 1.86 GHz+
    4GB DDR3 ECC
    2 TB
    € 7,99/mo + install cost € 9,99

    https://www.kimsufi.com/nl/servers.xml?flash

    Prepare yourself.

    Bought 4 last year and made the dumb mistake of paying for all of them semi-annually, because the next flash sale was only a couple of weeks away, and had i3/i5 on sale for a dollar more.

    Anyway, for what its worth, I still have 2 from the sale last year, and they have both been performing extremely well as backup servers.

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  • GromGrom Member

    If they had an option to transfer servers I'd glady trade my i5/16G for KS-2E (assuming it's not located in RBX-4 and is able to pull full 100mbps to the US).

  • WSSWSS Member
    edited March 2017

    Don't post about the KS-2 series, or you'll get an indignant post from @rm_.

    v- > i laffo'd

    I won't be back until @bsdguy is released.

  • Why do we have to wait until September?

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  • I still got that nice i5 server from last year. Still serving me well

  • WSSWSS Member

    It's a shame you can't transfer good deals like you can with @VortexMagnus.

    I won't be back until @bsdguy is released.

  • YuraYura Member

    @Grom said:
    If they had an option to transfer servers I'd glady trade my i5/16G for KS-2E (assuming it's not located in RBX-4 and is able to pull full 100mbps to the US).

    ???

    Drop your i5, get KS-2E. Problem solved.

  • GromGrom Member
    edited March 2017

    @Yura said:

    @Grom said:
    If they had an option to transfer servers I'd glady trade my i5/16G for KS-2E (assuming it's not located in RBX-4 and is able to pull full 100mbps to the US).

    ???

    Drop your i5, get KS-2E. Problem solved.

    What if i get same shitty network i have right now? I'd be stuck having a worse server on possibily even worse or same network.

  • YuraYura Member

    @Grom said:

    @Yura said:

    @Grom said:
    If they had an option to transfer servers I'd glady trade my i5/16G for KS-2E (assuming it's not located in RBX-4 and is able to pull full 100mbps to the US).

    ???

    Drop your i5, get KS-2E. Problem solved.

    What if i get same shitty network i have right now? I'd be stuck having a worse server on possibily even worse or same network.

    To save in the long run, you have to gamble in the short run. The price of admission is € 18. Only you can decide if the game is worth it for you.

  • FalzoFalzo Member

    @Damian said:
    Why do we have to wait until September?

    because you simply are not worth it if you not know secret sauce (a.k.a. european date formatting) ;-)

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  • SwordfishBESwordfishBE Member
    edited March 2017

    @Damian said:
    Why do we have to wait until September?

    Palmface!

  • Even though others want i3 or i5, I still consider this offer great. Thank you for sharing this announcement on LET.

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  • @Damian said:
    Why do we have to wait until September?

    3 indicates March, I believe.

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  • @Domin43 said:
    I still got that nice i5 server from last year. Still serving me well

    how much you got if or?

  • Interesting... I just visited the page and I get a "too late" message (the animation doesn't show the 9th date at all).

    I wonder why. The same message on other related sites (English as well).

    Is it a bug? Is there a leak somewhere that can help us snag something sooner.

  • @nullnothere said:
    Interesting... I just visited the page and I get a "too late" message (the animation doesn't show the 9th date at all).

    I wonder why. The same message on other related sites (English as well).

    Is it a bug? Is there a leak somewhere that can help us snag something sooner.

    When the date is explicitly stated to be March 9, it's likely just a display error for when the sale has not yet started.

  • sundaymouse said: When the date is explicitly stated to be March 9, it's likely just a display error for when the sale has not yet started.

    Well... one never gives up hope... and in times like this, it pays to be suspicious :-)

    Besides, it was OK earlier.

  • @K4Y5 said:

    @ewrek said:
    Kimsufi has a flash sale on 9-3-2017;

    Server: servers KS-2E

    Intel Atom™ N2800
    2c/4t @ 1.86 GHz+
    4GB DDR3 ECC
    2 TB
    € 7,99/mo + install cost € 9,99

    https://www.kimsufi.com/nl/servers.xml?flash

    Prepare yourself.

    Bought 4 last year and made the dumb mistake of paying for all of them semi-annually, because the next flash sale was only a couple of weeks away, and had i3/i5 on sale for a dollar more.

    Anyway, for what its worth, I still have 2 from the sale last year, and they have both been performing extremely well as backup servers.

    do you get the same price until you terminate the contract? Or just for the first year?

  • yolo_me said: do you get the same price until you terminate the contract? Or just for the first year?

    As always with sales like this on Kimsufi, OVH and online.net the price you get the server for is for rest of "your life".
    There is exceptions, but then it's clearly marked as it. And I have never seen that on Kimusfi sales.

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  • Given this server's rather slow Atom cpu, is it interesting mostly as a cheap 2TB storage server?

    #lexit spread the word.

  • I have one from a previous sale, great for getting Linux ISO's on.

  • bohdans said:

    I have one from a previous sale, great for getting Linux ISO's on.

    http://linuxiso.party

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    #lexit spread the word.

  • Telaat ! (duh)

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  • Terrible, terrible deal. Atom CPU and only 4GB RAM. The only good thing about it is the disk. Wallet safe.

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  • XeiXei Member
    edited March 2017

    It's still a superb deal for 2tb. But at this price point I'd likelier opt for a dedibox for the Gbit link. Though I could replace my KS-1 and get 2TB.... But if what someone else said is true there may be higher specced flash sales to follow. It's a gamble.

  • WSSWSS Member
    edited March 2017

    @willie said:
    Given this server's rather slow Atom cpu, is it interesting mostly as a cheap 2TB storage server?

    It works fine for that. Throw a BSD on it, and it's completely sufficient as a storage box.

    So YOU'RE the one who snagged that. Bastage!

    I won't be back until @bsdguy is released.

  • As a pure storage buy, 8 euro for a single 2TB drive is very good, but there's no raid protection and you can get 2TB of raid space for about the same amount if you shop. Obviously having a dedi wrapped around it has its advantages. But, I think Kimsufis have always had 1 drive and 100mbps network, so all you can really hope for is more cpu and ram, as we saw in the KS-3C deal recently.

    #lexit spread the word.

  • WSSWSS Member

    @willie said:
    As a pure storage buy, 8 euro for a single 2TB drive is very good, but there's no raid protection and you can get 2TB of raid space for about the same amount if you shop. Obviously having a dedi wrapped around it has its advantages. But, I think Kimsufis have always had 1 drive and 100mbps network, so all you can really hope for is more cpu and ram, as we saw in the KS-3C deal recently.

    You have to weigh your options. Personally, I'd rather have my important stuff stored on a handful of crappier machines in multiple locations than a single copy on a RAID10 NAT/shared host for the same price. As simple as it is to break things, and get stuck sharing my platters with someone using it to download "Linux ISOs" chewing through blocks day in and day out on the same spindles, ehh...

    I won't be back until @bsdguy is released.

  • True, if your stuff is somehow replicated. The disks in those KS's are also likely to be pretty old/trashed fwiw. I think of getting 2 of them and mirroring them, 16 euro for 2x2tb, which is pretty good, but then realize that scales to 24 euro for 2x3tb, which is about what an i7 server with 2x3tb costs on a good day in the Hetzner auction. So it's all kind of circular... I guess I'd favor using the KS mostly as a backup for data whose primary location is elsewhere.

    #lexit spread the word.

  • WSSWSS Member

    @willie said:
    True, if your stuff is somehow replicated. The disks in those KS's are also likely to be pretty old/trashed fwiw. I think of getting 2 of them and mirroring them, 16 euro for 2x2tb, which is pretty good, but then realize that scales to 24 euro for 2x3tb, which is about what an i7 server with 2x3tb costs on a good day in the Hetzner auction. So it's all kind of circular... I guess I'd favor using the KS mostly as a backup for data whose primary location is elsewhere.

    I'd much prefer Hetzner, too- but at #x for 16GB/2TB, well, I can afford 3 machines for the same price (two of them had under 300 hours when I got the machines). Also, the i7-3770/16GB/2x3 has been endging closer and closer towards 30 euro in the last couple weeks. I looked earlier today, and the best I found was #27.

    I won't be back until @bsdguy is released.

  • williewillie Member
    edited March 2017

    300 hour disks is great and maybe lucky. Next question is do you prefer 3 Atoms to a single 3770 that's > 10x faster than an Atom? I like cheap servers but I also like fast ones ;).

    Hetzner auctions fluctuate. I used to track them with a bot but haven't done that for a while. Right now a 2x3tb i7-2600 is about 26 euro and a 3770 is about 28. But I've seen both a couple euros lower in the past week or so.

    All in all if I saw these Atoms available I might snag one but I don't have much regret about missing it. I do somewhat regret not getting an Online XC 8 core Atom with 1tb when they were available on promo.

    Added: the 10 euro KS setup fee is almost 1 extra euro per month if spread across 1 year retention.

    #lexit spread the word.

  • I remember there Is a notice "due to a change of policy, VAT exemptions will no longer apply on Kimsufi orders for our non-European customers." But some say one can still apply for exemption. So is VAT refundable now(for new accounts)?

  • WSSWSS Member

    @willie said:
    300 hour disks is great and maybe lucky. Next question is do you prefer 3 Atoms to a single 3770 that's > 10x faster than an Atom? I like cheap servers but I also like fast ones ;).

    Prefer? Not usually. However, 2*#5 Atoms+OpenBSD = Nameservers and backup MX. I'd rather have those services on bare (slow) metal than emulated most of the time.

    I'd prefer to have the E3-127x, but the budget just isn't there. :)

    I regret becoming poor(er) and losing my awesome $20 VN machines.

    I won't be back until @bsdguy is released.

  • XeiXei Member

    All in all if I saw these Atoms available I might snag one but I don't have much regret about missing it. I do somewhat regret not getting an Online XC 8 core Atom with 1tb when they were available on promo.

    How much were they going for? That was the recent sales this year right? By the time I read thread was sold out. :"/

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  • WSS said:

    I'd prefer to have the E3-127x, but the budget just isn't there. :)

    Well they're on the auction site too, the 1275v1 is 34.45 euro with hardware raid, I'd probably get a 1245v2 instead. Currently 31 euro but I've seen them lower. It's probably what I'd get if I were buying another Hetzner now. There's also a 1271v3 with 32GB and 2x4TB drives at 45.38 euro, not sure I'd pay the 10 euro increment for 1TB more on each drive plus the extra ram. There's a steady supply of i7-2600 with 4x4TB (currently 53 euro) which is more interesting as cheap storage if your requirements call for it. Mine don't yet.

    @Xei the XC's were 6 euro if I remember right, with 8gb ram and your choice of 120GB SSD or 1TB HDD. The SSDs sold out fast but the HDD's were plentiful for a fairly long while. Offer description.

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  • Online.net C14 intensive is really nicely priced. (after checking with their online calculator)

    If only I could create a separate billing for c14 separate from my dedibox cluster.

    Mixing fixed and variable billings makes my credit card nervous.

    I'm sticking with my 14.99Eur i5-3570s for another month.
    It has consistent 100mbps outbound 24/7 to everywhere.
    (which I learned recently is not something you take for granted on a kimsufi)

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  • vimalware said: I'm sticking with my 14.99Eur i5-3570s for another month.

    Rickroll it, "never gonna give you up".

    #lexit spread the word.

  • vimalware said: It has consistent 100mbps outbound 24/7 to everywhere.

    In RBX4 outbound is pretty good, but inbound is mostly crap (Better than the other way around, for sure!)

    don't buy what you don't need: you'll save money and will end up able to grab a quality VPS when really needed.

  • @datanoise said:

    vimalware said: It has consistent 100mbps outbound 24/7 to everywhere.

    In RBX4 outbound is pretty good, but inbound is mostly crap (Better than the other way around, for sure!)

    Ran a few outbound tests using iperf from RBX4, all showed 30mbit/s to the USA. From GRA1 I got 90+mbit/s

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  • rm_rm_ Member
    edited March 2017

    datanoise said: In RBX4 outbound is pretty good, but inbound is mostly crap

    It's not a DC-wide problem, some people have servers with perfectly good inbound even in RBX4. However if you got a bad one, you won't get more than 20-30 Mbit even from EU sources (such as http://speedtest.tele2.net/1GB.zip) compared to 90+ easily on the good servers.

  • @rm_, can we order using Paypal on Kimsufi.nl? And do they accept non NL such me?

  • rm_rm_ Member

    @ErawanArifNugroho they do accept Paypal, and you don't have to order from Kimsufi.nl, sales like this are accessible across all websites (even if semi-officially by putting in the proper server code into ordering link).

  • Ran some simple HTTP outbound tests with 250MB of urandom from my GRA1 kimsufi.

    11.2MB/sec to virmach LAX

    11.2MB/sec to Incero Dallas (vpsdime ovz)

    11.2MB/sec to Leaseweb Singapore(very surprised, it wasn't even routed yet via OVH sing.)

    7.56MB/sec to Softlayer HKG( hosthatch vps )

    11.3 MB/sec to time4vps KVM (lithuania)

    11.3 MB/sec to time4vps storage-ovz

    The good kimsufi racks are still incredible value. (mine has been operational from June 2015 IIRC; I soft-reboot every 200 days or so on average)

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  • @rm_ said:
    @ErawanArifNugroho they do accept Paypal, and you don't have to order from Kimsufi.nl, sales like this are accessible across all websites (even if semi-officially by putting in the proper server code into ordering link).

    Just to check then, will the promo still use the 'normal' KS-2E order link:
    https://www.kimsufi.com/fr/commande/kimsufi.xml?reference=161sk2&quantity=1

  • rm_rm_ Member
    edited March 2017

    adamluk said: 161sk2&quantity=1

    No, the discounted offer code is 162sk2.

    vimalware said: outbound tests

    There is no point in testing outbound, it's good on all of them. It's inbound (download) that some servers have a problem with.

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  • @rm_ said:

    vimalware said: outbound tests

    There is no point in testing outbound, it's good on all of them. It's inbound (download) that some servers have a problem with.

    Ah, I thought outbound was something no one brought up. Good to know.

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