John P. Looney wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 07, 2005 at 01:57:27PM +0100, John Orford mentioned:
>>>Pada Senin 07 Februari 2005 13:46, Bryan O'Donoghue menulis:
>>>>>I like the idea of some sort of PowerPC
>>>>Why not try an Apple Xserve?
>>> Because their support in Ireland is bad to the point of recklessness.
I wouldn't go that far, but, there was an Xserve once, in a place I
worked for a while, which had a RAID array and a 'gold' service agreement.
A hard disk died and it took _days_ to get a replacement. I don't
remember if the loss of a single hard disk caused this RAID 5 array to
die... I suspect it did... in fact, if memory serves.. that particular
RAID 5 array wasn't worth a ..
Don't get me wrong, I love my ipod, I might even invest in a G5 lappy
when Apple removes the digit and brings one out, but, for the sort of
cash you pay for an Xserve, all you really get is ease of compatibility
with Apple software and ... crumby to slightly shocking wait times on
Maybe there's a different story in the UK. Dell's levels of service,
from what I've seen at any rate in comparison are _miles_ better so if
you are buying an Xserve + Raid array... pause... and buy a Poweredge +
But, since this machine is for my own personal private playtime, I can
live without a high level of service... but _not_ for the kind of cash
I'd pay for an Xserve.
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