[rescue] comapq or dell??

Andrew Weiss ajwdsp at cloud9.net
Wed Jul 16 16:10:18 CDT 2003

I'm not sure about compaq, but Dell treats service providers like 
end-users in terms of service parts availability.  Their part numbering 
schemes are incredibly inconsistent... constantly changing and some 
part numbers don't work anymore.  So far I have found IBM and HP have 
the best service provider support and IBM is hands-down the best IA32 
server vendor.


On Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at 03:57 PM, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> I disagree.  Dell will bite you in the ass on "special" parts (like
> drive brackets, and little OEM-invented FRUs) far less often than
> HewletDECompaqard.  Compaq also likes to make lots of their own parts,
> which makes compatibility a hell once Compaq thinks you need to 
> upgrade.
> Dell mainly just rebadges stuff.

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