> >> I'd say get a server with a real hardware RAID setup, like a Dell PERC.
> >> Later,
> >> Kenn
> > Couldn't agree more, even an entry level one like the t100 or t300
>> Are you guys on commission to Dell, or something?
Nope - just happy enough with what I've used, and haven't heard
any horror stories about the Dell PERC.
> I fail to see why trusting your data to proprietary firmware - and
> limiting your operating system choice in the process - is a better option
> than a tried and tested open source solution. It may take a little longer
> to figure out the optimum configuration, but at least you're not reliant
> on a single vendor or unaudited code.
It's a time/money/supportability/ease-of-use trade-off. The decisions
I would make for a mission-critical production server, a non-critical
server, a home machine for me and a home machine for a non-technical
user are all different.
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