Our Database Needs More Western Digital Reds!
Imagine this: Western Digital Reds (not even Pros, so they’re 5400rpm) in RAID 5. Two random shit drives for the OS in RAID 1. A piece of junk program that needs half a million I/O’s on a SQL Server database.
I’m sitting here and wondering how the hell this trash actually ran acceptably for months before the client added some more users and started complaining.
Actually, scratch that. SATA Western Digital Reds shouldn’t be in any half-legit production enterprise server period.
The “WD Red Special,” as we less shitty techs who protest the practice of selling that shit call it, is found in probably more than half our clients servers. Then again, more than half our clients are cheap as dirt so they buy what they deserve.
But I need to rant about this because there are clients who have more than enough money for better but are sold crap. Often for stupid high markups. For example, one client bought a set of servers worth four times less than what they bought it for. These shits had WD Reds, 4 core Xeons with no Hyperthreading, and one NIC.
Like, what the hell, sales? That’s fucked up is what it is.