[nycbug-talk] Apple Intel Servers?

Mikel King mikel.king
Fri Mar 3 10:20:25 EST 2006

On Mar 3, 2006, at 9:48 AM, Brad Schonhorst wrote:

> On Thu, 02 Mar 2006 17:19 -0500, Mikel King <mikel.king at ocsny.com>  
> wrote:
>> I have a client that has a few intel Macs, so far so good. But on the
>> flipside I have experienced some rather unusual out of the box  
>> failures
>> during the last 6 months. Seemed like Apple was rushing equipment  
>> out the
>> door relying on post support to pickup the slack.
> It seems their hardware issues are not limited only to gen 1 products.
>  I just had to have logic boards replaced on 5 eMacs, all purchased in
> August 2004.  I was lucky  enough to convince the engineers they
> shipped faulty hardware and get the repairs covered w/out warranty
> though, so cheers to apple for clean up their mess.
> I suppose its not just apple, I recently had a dell server hard drive
> go bad after a month of use.
> So my question is, if I am planning to purchase an xserve or two in
> the near future, do I get a g5 model or wait for the intels, which
> will probably mean waiting for the 2nd version of the intels...

Brad you raise a concern we've had in my office over the last year  
regarding DELL and HP. Seems that the major manufacturers are rushing  
product out the door skipping the Q/A process. Or at the very least  
running the equipment through a shorter Q/A procedure. Maybe they've  
all subcontracted the same Q/A firm to do this work for them. It just  
seems to me that equipment failures are more common during the first  
3-6 months than they were several years ago.

Has anyone else experienced this trend?

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