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I don't like Dell

Here are many reasons why I don't like Dell. Why I hate Dell servers: Every Dell machine which my clients have purchased and paid big money for has caused problems. I'm not very happy with my Dell experience overall. Note that I didn't choose Dell. I recommended against it. The organization footing the bill chose Dell. I get to install and manage the Dells and get paid for my time. But I would prefer to get paid for time being productive and not fighting the hardware. On the bright side: Future employers: I have LOADS of experience with Dell hardware and have found workarounds for many of their warts! :) Now, pardon my rant as I blow off some frustration: First was the sales process. I don't want to have to haggle for a week to get a good price. But that's what we did. And the price came down a fair bit. Probably not as much as the time it cost us though. I don't want to have to pay extortionate prices for RAM or hard drives either. I hate that a 6 bay hot swap machine comes with blanks instead of drive trays. If you want more trays you have to buy them from Dell with marked up Dell drives. I understand wanting to only support drives known to work but tell me what model number that is so I can get them wherever I want and give me drive trays with the machine. If the machine has 6 drive bays it better come with 6 drive trays in those bays. It's games like this...