[rescue] experience with Sun 420R?

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Sat Jan 6 15:39:06 CST 2007

On Sat, Jan 06, 2007 at 12:51:20PM -0500, Patrick Giagnocavo wrote:
> I am still torn between a 280R and a cheaper 420R.  The 280Rs seem to 
> have had reliability problems, the 420R appears to be a 4U version of 
> the E450, is that right?  If so, it should be pretty bulletproof then, 
> yes?

420R is the 4U version of the Ultra 80.  I've been running one (4x450,
4G RAM) as the SunHELP server for 2+ years now without a hitch.

I had SERIOUS reliability issues with a pair of 280Rs.  We had Sun
service replace everything but the power supplies and metal chassis,
and they STILL randomly rebooted/hung/etc.


Bill Bradford 
Houston, Texas

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