[thelist] [OT?] Apple Questions

Tim Beadle tsb at wigner.ioppublishing.com
Wed Apr 28 03:51:30 CDT 2004

On Wed, Apr 28, 2004 at 06:36:36PM +1000, Ken Schaefer wrote:
> The XServe does cost a little more...
> 2 Ghz + 1 GB of RAM + 2 x 80 GB drives (SATA only) + RAID + 3 year (next
> day?) onsite support = $4799
> Dell 1750
> Dual 2.8 GHz Xeon + 1 GB of RAM + 2 x 73 GB U320 SCSI + RAID + 3 year, 4 hr
> response (24x7) onsite support + Red Hat ES v3.1 (or Windows 2003 Web
> Edition) = $3688 (and you get a $200 mail-in rebate on top of that).

Hang on! Normally the Microsofties bleat about Total Cost of Ownership!
There's something fishy going on here ;)

I could point to a comparative review of an XServe vs an Intel server where the
XServe came out cheaper, if I could find it :D

Here we go:

"In storage, Apple also has managed to ramp up its Xserve RAID boxes to 3U 
rack-optimized units offering as much as 3.5 Terabytes of online storage, SFP 
connectors for dual 2Gb Fiber Channel, set slicing for up to 16 per Xserve RAID 
and on-the-fly RAID expansion. The three newest models are competitively priced 
(between $5,999 and $10,999) with the highest configuration $8,000 cheaper than 
a Dell/EMC CX200."


"The first priority in finding a needle in a haystack is not to get a bigger 
haystack" - iamnotandrei

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