[Beowulf] Third-party drives not permitted on new Dell servers?

Rahul Nabar rpnabar at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 12:51:28 EST 2010


This was the response from Dell, I especially like the analogy:

[snip]
>There are a number of benefits for using Dell qualified drives in particular ensuring a ***positive experience*** and protecting ***our data***.
>While SAS and SATA are industry standards there are differences which occur in implementation.  An analogy is that English is spoken in the UK, US >and Australia. While the language is generally the same, there are subtle differences in word usage which can lead to confusion. This exists in >storage subsystems as well. As these subsystems become more capable, faster and more complex, these differences in implementation can have >greater impact.
[snip]

I added the emphasis. I am in love Dell-disks that get me "the
positive experience". :)

-- 
Rahul

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