Tyan alternatives cuz their support totally sucks

O. Hartmann ohartman at mail.uni-mainz.de
Fri Dec 2 06:11:39 PST 2005

>> 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.

As far as I know, SATA-II is NOT SATA 3.0. SATA-II is still SATA 1.0a 
and defines doubling of tranfer rate.

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

TYAN is said to be a good choice in building server related systems, 
while MSI is more aimed for the home and office market (I may be wrong).


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