Tyan alternatives cuz their support totally sucks

Nathan Vidican nvidican at wmptl.com
Fri Dec 2 05:13:51 PST 2005

Ken Gunderson wrote:
> Greetings List:
> I've been really quite happy w/the Tyan barebones systems I've deployed
> the past few months.  Until I needed support on a DOA TA26 barebones
> unit.  I'll spare you the gory details but the nightmare is ongoing.  So
> regardless of how much I like the product it pretty much isn't worth
> jack in my book if support is piss poor when things go amiss.
> Which brings me to the task at hand.  I need to deploy a front end
> webserver.  Had a Tyan unit on order but, as my dear old granddaddy
> used to say; "Screw me once shame on you, screw me twice shame on me".
> So I'm looking for recommendations on Super Micro (reported to have
> good support- if you have experiences with them good/ bad then please
> share cuz I don't want to go down that rabbit hole again...) barebones
> units known to work well under FBSD-6.0? 
> Requirements:
> 1) Single Opteron should suffice
> 2) DDR400 ECC supported
> 3) SATA disk subsystem will suffice 2 drive gmirror conf.  4 drive
> would be bonus.  SATA-II (or 3.0 I guess they're calling it now)
> preferred.
> All this b.s. w/Tyan has chewed up far too much of my time so I need
> something that will "just work" and not require any hardware
> compatibility histrionics.
> TIA-- 

I've always had good experiences with MSI boards/systems... generally well 
priced/featured and their support is pretty good.

Nathan Vidican
nvidican at wmptl.com
Windsor Match Plate & Tool Ltd.

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