On Fri, Jan 26, 2007 at 09:41:19AM -0500, David Robillard wrote: > My personal experience with Dell is that it's ok until you hit a > problem. Then it's hell. So bad, in fact, that we don't purchase them > anymore and have gone with IBM and HP systems for our FreeBSD, RedHat > and Windows machines.
Can you say PERC? > > IMHO, the problem with Dell is not their hardware, but their support > (or lack of it). Ditto -- We had a (duh) PERC 3/di go south on a PE2550 and getting Dell to fix it was like pulling teeth. Once I finally leaned on them enough to get them to agree to an RMA, I had to wait until the next day for the part to be courried to my datacenter (which was a slight gaff, since they don't usually do S&R), and another couple of hours for the guy to show up. > > If you plan on running your Business on Dell, be prepared for > Incredibly bad and horrible support. Be it consumer product support or > Enterprise 24/7/365 type support. > Agreed.. and since FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE runs on Sun X86-64 servers (X2100, X4100, X4200), I don't see any reason to have to bother with it. However, I do have a handful of PE2950s in deployment, just upgraded them all to 6.2-RELEASE, no problems yet (unlike those crappy SuperMicro Pentium D boards). Cheers, _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"