Michael Dale | Tue, 28 Feb 2012 2:05 PM
One of the computers we purchased for a customer came with a 3 year onsite warranty. The extra 2 years of warranty was provided by U-NITED Warranties (aka United Warranty) (http://www.u-nited.com.au/ or http://www.unitedelectrical.com.au/).
As of today I am still waiting for a response as to where the machine is.
March 4th Update:
March 7th. Still no update.
March 14th. After a lot of bitching I was finally able to get a part refund on the computer so that I can replace it myself! So crap, but I can get a new machine much faster than this company can return phone calls!
I will never use this company again for anything.
Michael Dale | Tue, 21 Jun 2011 11:22 AM
So the cheap dell was nice for the price.
This server was much more expensive.
2x6 core Xeon (24 total including HT), 24gb Ram, 1.1TB SAS 10K Raid 10, VMware.
Still only 24gb of ram.....haha. It's a nice server though.
Michael Dale | Tue, 21 Jun 2011 10:39 AM
You can purchase some really cheap computers these days. Makes me wonder why cloud computing is so popular (hint people are lazy).
Xeon 2.5GHz Quad
2x500TB Raid 1 HDDs (SATA so not great, but should be fine)
24gb Ram (yeah sweet)
Windows SBS 2011
3 year onsite warranty.
1gb ethernet link with unlimited transfer between server and workstations :p
24gb Ram and SBS for less than $3k, seriously nice.
It has been interesting to see my clients thoughts on cloud computing. Some are all for it, while others won't touch it. Long term it seems like the only solution, but for many customers they simply don't trust these cloud providers (and I'm mostly in agreement).
Michael Dale | Sun, 03 Jan 2010 9:43 AM
So we've got two computers in the house using Intel Matrix raid.
First our server is using it for our Raid 1 boot drive, and my old desktop (just upgraded to an i7 iMac) was using it for its Raid 5 boot drive.
From what I've found, if WIndows crashes or isn't shutdown correctly the Raid will require rebuilding, both these systems do it. While it is rebuilding the performance is awful. It also takes up to 24hrs on our server to rebuild the array.
The other thing I have found is that the write performance on the Raid 5 drives is really really slow. My desktop was running it, bad idea I should have just stuck to a single drive, there was no real reason for using Raid.
Both systems aren't bad/slow (Q6600s with 8 and 4gb ram). We've also got a Raid 5 in the server running off a RaidCore PCI-X card and it is great. Never needs to rebuild and it is quick.
So yeah not surprising that the RaidCore actually works well but I didn't think Intel Matrix raid would be so bad...
Michael Dale | Tue, 24 Jun 2008 11:44 PM
Got myself a new dev box today:
AMD Phenom x3 8450 (3x2.1GHz)
2gb Ram 6gb Ram
Currently running Windows 2008 (for some Hyper-V testing). Seems to run pretty quick,
just needs more ram ;)
Michael Dale | Fri, 20 Jun 2008 3:50 PM
We're just in the process of replacing our server. Specs:
So email is currently down but will be back up tonight.
Michael Dale | Wed, 01 Aug 2007 10:40 PM
I purchased a new desktop computer the other day (first one since 2003). Unfortunately the video card has not come yet, so my vista "experience" score is interesting :)
The computer is an Intel 2.4GHz Quad Core with 4gb Ram and a 8800GTS (currently an X300se, heh).
Michael Dale | Wed, 18 Jul 2007 5:18 PM
Finally got a new server running. So I'm in the process of moving the websites over it to.
It should be faster too (it is an Athlon 64 3000+).
Michael Dale | Sun, 20 May 2007 9:22 AM
The Web Server is having issues *again*.
This time it looks like one of the CPUs isn't working. So it's going to be running with a single cpu until I get around to fixing it :|
EDIT: Still having issues. Might be a power supply issue, but we don't have another one to test with.
Michael Dale | Sun, 22 Apr 2007 12:33 AM
Sorry about the downtime. There are some issues with Apache that are causing the server to lockup; I haven't had time to look into it yet.
The reason I didn't get to it quicker was that I had been at Heron Island for the week (which was awesome).