Back-UPS garbage? (was: Quick survey -- UPSs on slave nodes?)
hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca
Mon Feb 10 21:50:36 EST 2003
> Has any one of you actually used these to sustain a PC for any
> measurable length of time? I'm not sure at what market this junk
> is aimed, perhaps suckers.
this is nonsense; APC is just as liable for the truth of their
marketing as everyone else. their low-end UPSs are low-end in
performance and robustness, but can certainly be expected to keep
real machines up for their rated minutes. obviously a 450VA
is not going to keep a power workstation up for long, but you've
gotten what you paid for.
for at least the smart-ups level, they'll last for few years;
eventually something will die, of course. I've seen more than
a few Serious, Enterprise machinerooms depedent on high-end APC.
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