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  1. #1
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    Worth moving from SM to Total Control Servers?

    We are considering moving our 6 Dual Xeons from SM to Total Control Servers:
    - is it worth doing that? Servers reliable? how much better (hopefully) is their support?
    - can anybody give me an idea how much more IO the SCSI 5 raid server with 4x73k drives can do compared to one with 2x73k scsi drives - both 10k RPM and dual 2.x xeons ?
    - any tips on how to do a smooth transition?
    - any things to look out for?

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    What are you going to be using the machines for?

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    The Total Controls are all dells so that certainly helps in quality. SM's are just white boxes I believe. Also, the total controls are 2.8 GHz xeons, SM has 2.4 ghz xeons...Total controls have 11 IP's each if that's important. There is 500-800 GB more bandwidth alotted to you. You get gold management free of charge. And you also get 10K RPM SCSI HD's. I use nothing but total controls now and I have to say, "I'm lovin' it."

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    Server Matrix servers are now DELLS instead of white boxes.

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    x-gaming: high traffic website, very DB intensive (read+write), hosting of 6M pics, 100M pvs/mo, etc... need reliable hardware or users gonna kill me hehe

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    The only thing I don't like so far about TC is that they don't offer 15k SCSI even if you're willing to pay extra $ for it.

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    Originally posted by freeflight2
    The only thing I don't like so far about TC is that they don't offer 15k SCSI even if you're willing to pay extra $ for it.

    If you have a specific hardware requirement you need or would prefer can I suggest looking at some of the 'custom' shops around?

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    SM/TP sucks when it comes to "moving" to a better server since they wont let you re-use your old IP's :'(

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    Probably they have segmented the network or something? I'm not sure on that.

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    the TC server's still have the rhe kernel issues
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    planet prices are pretty decent. I'll go with planet $250.00 one compare to the $199 Server - SuperSCSI

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    planet prices are pretty decent. I'll go with planet $250.00 one compare to the $199 Server - SuperSCSI
    What are the specs for each one?

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