On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 10:08 AM, Merlin Moncure <mmoncure(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 10:45 AM, Scott Marlowe <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 8:13 AM, Cesar Martin <cmartinp(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
>>> Finally the problem was BIOS configuration. DBPM had was set to "Active
>>> Power Controller" I changed this to "Max
>>> Performance". http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/power-cooling/w/wiki/best-practices-in-power-management.aspx
>>> Now wirite speed are 550MB/s and read 1,1GB/s.
>> Why in the world would a server be delivered to a customer with such a
>> setting turned on? ugh.
> likely informal pressure to reduce power consumption. anyways, this
> verifies my suspicion that it was a dell problem. in my dealings with
> them, you truly have to threaten to send the server back then the
> solution magically appears. don't spend time and money playing their
> 'qualified environment' game -- it never works...just tell them to
> shove it.
> there are a number of second tier vendors that give good value and
> allow you to to things like install your own disk drives without
> getting your support terminated. of course, you lose the 'enterprise
> support', to which I give a value of approximately zero.
Dell's support never even came close to what I used to get from Aberdeen.
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