Third-party drives not permitted on Gen 11 servers

William Warren hescominsoon at
Wed Feb 10 11:34:17 CST 2010

On 2/10/2010 12:20 PM, Eric Rostetter wrote:
> Quoting Mirosław Jaworski<mjaw at>:
>> We anxiously wait for further lock-ins.
> I had a "slippery slope" rant in my last email, but I decided to remove it
> before sending...  See you think a bit alike...
> The funny thing is, when we ran DEC and SUN stuff, all Dell ever told us
> was why we should switch to their "Industry Standard" hardware; how great
> it would be to use "Industry Standard" equipment because we could buy
> stuff off-the-shelve and not have to buy from a specific vendor; how using
> their "Industry Standard" computers would remove software incompatibilities
> and such...
> So much for Dell's Industry Standard hardware, huh?  Wonder what their
> new sales pitch will be now?
> Maybe they can steal a line from the diaper commercial (yeah, think about
> it...)...  Dell -- We're a big kid now...
> Anyway, again, I don't much care, I'll just buy anything new with the
> older PERC 6 cards for now.  I know the bandwidth is better in the new
> PERC cards, but I can deal with the current speed...
> If/When Dell only offers lock-in PERC's, well, I'll figure out what to
> do then...
that's when you don't order a raid card from dell and go third 
party..until Dell has their motherboards reject non-Dell hardware....

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