Third-party drives not permitted on Gen 11 servers
drew.weaver at thenap.com
Wed Feb 17 07:40:42 CST 2010
They're all but indicating that they don't want server business with their recent acquisitions, they're moving into 'services'.
Kace and Perot? Vs EDS and 3Com?
um, nice try =)
From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of Jefferson Ogata
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 5:56 PM
To: linux-poweredge at dell.com
Subject: Re: Third-party drives not permitted on Gen 11 servers
On 2010-02-16 17:46, Blake Hudson wrote:
> Attached was a pdf explaining the stringent quality
> control standards for Dell's HDDs. No apology, remorse, alternative
> solutions, etc.
That's pretty funny considering the fairly high failure rate of Dell
drives. If you actually check the SMART statistics you'll see the PERC
often tries to pretend bad drives are just fine. For example I have a
Dell-provided Seagate in a PE2950 right now that has logged 100
uncorrected write errors and 10 uncorrected read errors, and has failed
a SMART long self-test. The PERC says "2 media errors" and hasn't failed
it out of the RAID.
Well, I guess this is the year I start diving into HP or IBM gear.
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