Dell or Compaq for a LAN Fileserver?
bscott at ntisys.com
Mon Nov 18 13:38:00 CST 2002
On Mon, 18 Nov 2002, at 11:41am, teodarren at myrealbox.com wrote:
> The Dell will be configured with a Perc3/QC RAID controoler ...
IIRC, the PERC 3/QC is an LSI (formerly AMI) MegaRAID Enterprise 1600.
You might find more information that card than the Dell-branded version.
Product home page is here:
So far, Dell has given me the appearance that they are ignoring the
performance problems in their RAID controllers. They may be treating it as
a serious issue internally, but out here in the Real World, we see nothing
but a nearly content-free acknowledgment in the FAQ. This disappoints me,
as I really like Dell's products otherwise.
In this situation, the proper thing to do is likely to buy the Compaq that
performs better, and send a polite letter to your Dell sales representative
explaining how they lost the sale. Demonstrating a loss of potential
revenue is the best way to get the attention of a corporation.
Ben Scott <bscott at ntisys.com>
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