On Jan 30, 2008 8:58 PM, Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net> wrote:
> Why are Dell selling this model so cheaply, as a matter of interest?
I don't know, exactly - that's presumably best addressed to their marketing
department. It's an entry-level server, and a manufacturer with Dell's
purchasing power can presumably obtain all the components very cheaply; I
guess that, as it's fairly new to the market, that they want to get a bit of
additional visibility on it by dramatically undercutting the competition.
It's certainly a capable and well-designed box; we use them in a couple of
locations where noise is a particular issue.
Also, is the power consumption exceptionally high?
No. What prompted this question? It's between 100W and 200W under most
circumstances (although the box I measured is a bit higher than the base
specification, so your mileage may vary).
Colm Buckley / colm at tuatha.org / +353 87 2469146
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