[Beowulf] Third-party drives not permitted on new Dell servers?

Prentice Bisbal prentice at ias.edu
Tue Feb 16 11:18:55 PST 2010

Actually, I think the ISO standard calls for concatenating those two
words into one.

Douglas Eadline wrote:
> There are two "ISO standard" English words I have for this kind of
> marketing response.
> --
> Doug
>> This was the response from Dell, I especially like the analogy:
>> [snip]
>>> There are a number of benefits for using Dell qualified drives in
>>> particular ensuring a ***positive experience*** and protecting ***our
>>> data***.
>>> While SAS and SATA are industry standards there are differences which
>>> occur in implementation.  An analogy is that English is spoken in the UK,
>>> US >and Australia. While the language is generally the same, there are
>>> subtle differences in word usage which can lead to confusion. This exists
>>> in >storage subsystems as well. As these subsystems become more capable,
>>> faster and more complex, these differences in implementation can have
>>>> greater impact.
>> [snip]
>> I added the emphasis. I am in love Dell-disks that get me "the
>> positive experience". :)
>> --
>> Rahul


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