Wednesday, December 23

Rant

What The Hell, Dell?

I was looking at server pricing to see what it would cost to buy some sizeable web/database servers outright. Answer is: Not that much. A Dell dual quad-core Nehalem server with 72GB of RAM runs about $5600. But the drive prices!
1TB 7.2K RPM SATA 3.5" Hot Plug Hard Drive [$579]
That's some markup you've got there, Mr Dell. A 1TB Seagate desktop drive costs $90; the server version (which is  the same hardware, but different firmware) costs $160. Dell's storage prices are pretty much a deal breaker. But at some point I ended up on Dell's Australian site, where the exact same server gives me this option:
1TB 7.2K RPM SATA 3.5 " Hot Plug Hard Drive [$311.30]
Wait, what? I know that the Aussie dollar has strengthened against the US dollar of late, but not that much.

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