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

Douglas Eadline deadline at eadline.org
Mon Feb 15 13:56:38 EST 2010


There are two "ISO standard" English words I have for this kind of
marketing response.

--
Doug


> 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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