***Bottom-Line***: If you are looking for a reliable, versatile, reasonably priced file server, the small-footprint Dell **PowerEdge 1750 **departmental application server will admirably fit the bill. The first thing you'll notice about the Dell **PowerEdge 1750** is its small size; indeed the server is designed to fit into a 1U rack space. As a result everything about the sever is compact, but amazingly easy to access; the top cover comes completely off the unit exposing the motherboard and other innards. The Dell **PowerEdge 1750 **was designed as** **a general purpose application, highly available server. The **PowerEdge 1750 **1U** **server supports dual Intel Xeon processors with clock speeds of up to 3.2GHz. The **PowerEdge 1750** features the ServerWorks GC-LE chipset that supports five peer PCI buses, a maximum 8GB of DDR RAM in four slots and embedded dual-channel RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Drives) with 128MB cache and battery backup. The **PowerEdge 1750 **is capable of housing up to three hot-pluggable (swappable), one-inch SCSI Ultra 320 hard drives in sizes ranging from 18.2 GB - 146GB for up to 438GB of storage. The server also features redundant hot-pluggable cooling fans, an optional hot-pluggable redundant power supply. The front of the **PowerEdge 1750 **is taken up mostly by the three SCSI drives bays. On top of the two of the bays sit the floppy and CD-ROM drives. To the far left are (1) USB port, a monitor output, and various small status lights. The back of the **PowerEdge 1750** is equally as compact; here you will find the dual NIC's, a lone USB port, an external low voltage SCSI port, and the ubiquitous monitor, mouse, and keyboard ports. We use our numerous **PowerEdge 1750's **primarily as web application front-end servers, a role for which they are ideally suited. However, because the **PowerEdge 1750 **is highly scalable, the box could just as easily be used as a departmental file, or specialized server such as a Windows 2003 domain controller. Actual, real world throughput (file transfers to and from the server), is outstanding, as is the reliability of the **PowerEdge 1750**. The redundant power supplies and hot swappable 10K (10,000 rpm) Ultra 320 SCSI hard drives make our two **PowerEdge 1750's s**ome of the most versatile servers in our inventory. They are not the top of the performance curve, but they are dependable and boost enough power to meet most application needs. If you are looking for a reliable, versatile, reasonably priced file server, the small-footprint Dell **PowerEdge 1750 **departmental application server will admirably fit the bill.