We opted at the end for a new external DAS storage, but I remember Supermicro was giving plenty of options to build a storage server. In case of already existing Windows installations, it sets the newly installed Windows as the default OS - no questions asked. He called back after a while and told me… they didnt have it. I allowed him to do that, and he took another half an hour or so to complete the task. They need to reliably store terabytes of data currently 6TB and growing which is mostly comprised of data files in the 10MB — 15MB size range.
Some features you grew dependent on will be removed without providing any alternatives. I'm not sure if that changes anything. So you are just telling dell tech. I was on a revolving circuit from sales to customer service and back. The official Microsoft guide on Windows 10 telemetry settings contains this beautiful tidbit:
Why Windows 10 sucks or Everything Wrong with Microsoft Windows
I can honestly say that the only thing dell phone support is any good for is sending replacement parts. I downloaded that and figured I could just boot it and update the firmware, well not quite yet. Hence, they sent an engineer to replace the motherboard. My brother talked to him and the next one before I hung up very angry. A note for smug commentators:
He called back after a while and told me… they didnt have it. I already knew, when I bought my extended warranty and Premium Service package from Dell, that it amounted to grossly overpriced insurance, but I figured they would at least keep me covered if I did had problems. I figure it's simply the availability of datacenter level switches and other components. Accepting my complaint because you didn't send me what I ask for and change it for a different style. As workloads shift, the company will make decisions on what chips to offer in its servers. I bought a high end alienware for my son.