> I need to buy a box with a couple of hundred GB of RAID
> storage. Vendors which spring to mind are, in alphabetical order :-)
> Compaq, Dell, HP and IBM. I know from previous discussions here that
> there would be a strong current in favour of Dell from existing
> happy users, but have any of you got anything strongly pro or anti
> any of the others ?
I have a fair pile of Dell boxes with RAIDed disks ranging from 9GB
RAID1 mirror volumes up to 150GB RAID5 external boxes. I've been very
happy with the performance of Dell's PERC2/DC and PERC2 cards,
although I've had a couple of troublesome days with the PERC2/DC and
the external PowerVault 200S in cluster-failover mode (not in
Dell gets my vote, provided you can convince them to deliver the
correct equipment first go.
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