>> On Mon, 8 Jun 2009 11:56:35 -0600, >> ericr <erobi...@gmail.com> said:
E> Has anyone bought servers from one of the big manufacturers lately and had E> good luck with them? I've always had good luck with Dell, especially the GX-260s. I've used them for file-servers handling over 100 Samba connections at a time, and (considering they're just workstations) they work fine. E> We've used SuperMicro's in the past, and they've been wildly variable. E> Some of them have run ok for years, some died within weeks, and kept dying E> no matter what parts we put in. We have three SuperMicro blade servers. One's worked like a champ, and the other two died. The vendor we used tanked, so no warranty support. I got two IBM X3400 boxes to replace the SuperMicros; the drives were OK, so I got empty enclosures plus some rails, stuffed the drives in, and installed FreeBSD-7.1. My only problem so far has been a BIOS issue, but IBM site-support has been great. -- Karl Vogel I don't speak for the USAF or my company Golfer: "Do you think I can get there with a 5-iron? Caddy: "Eventually." _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"