|I have to choose between following two servers. The specs are as below: |
x3200 M3, Core 2C i3-540 73W 3.06GHz/1333MHz/4MB, SS 3.5in SATA, DVD-ROM, 401W p/s, Tower
2GB (1x2GB, 2Rx8, 1.5V) PC3-10600 ECC DDR3 1333Mhz LP UDIMM, Qty 2
ServeRAID M5015 SAS/SATA Controller
IBM 300GB 3.5in SL HS 15K 6Gbps SAS HDD, Qty. 4 nos.
Line cord - 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to BS 1363/A (UK)
Vendor suggest after getting payment saying following is better:
x3400 M3, Xeon 2C E5503 80W 2.0GHz/800MHz/4MB, 1x2GB, O/Bay HS 3.5in SATA/SAS, SR BR10il, DVD-ROM, 670W p/s, Tower
2GB (1x2GB, 1Rx8, 1.5V) PC3-10600 CL9 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP RDIMM
The vendor seems to give misleading statements and it was hinted out probably Core i 3 processor and RAID controller doesn't support SAS drives and instead I could only get what I want with SATA drives only? Need to confirm if this is the real issue or if the vendor is really true about his offering. Tried much to get the direct contact with IBM people but there are lots of covers and bias in favour of their partner world. I am really confused can any body help.
The application I need to run on this machine is designed on ORACLE 9i, using embedded database; can't use cores above 2 due to license fee besides preferred OS should be Windows Xp.