On Oct 29, 2007, at 2:15 PM, Byung-Hee HWANG wrote:


On Mon, 2007-10-29 at 12:05 -0500, Eric Crist wrote:
On Oct 29, 2007, at 11:04 AM, Byung-Hee HWANG wrote:

How do HP servers compare to Dell?  We're Dell fans here, but always
willing to look at something better.

I do not know about Dell well. However i *really* want to use Dell if i
have a chance. I think Dell is also good friend of FreeBSD.

If you're looking for a Dell recommendation, I'll give you one. I've had nothing but great luck with them. So far, all their hardware I've tried to use has been supported. There are rumors that their newest systems have gigabit network cards that FreeBSD doesn't have a stable driver for, so you're forced to install an Intel or other one in one of the available PCI slots.

RAID works great, hot swap and the whole works. Even the RAID battery status comes up in dmesg appropriately.

We tend to use used systems, as we're not in need of the fastest systems out there, but we're looking at buying a couple brand-new within the next month or so. If you're interested, trying buying a box on eBay (great prices), and you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Eric F Crist
Secure Computing Networks

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