By chhandomay on Apr 01, 2009
Sun Fire X4440 Server
|As a follow up to his X4140
review last month, PC Pro's Dave Mitchell tested
the larger X4440, similarly rating the unit 5 out of 6 stars and
bestowing it the publications "Recommended"
rating. Overall he stated, "The one and only 2U quad Opteron 8300
server on the market delivers a superb blend of features and value
that's more than a match for the competition."
Dave provided a comprehensive look at the 2U Opteron-based system, with an emphasis on price, features, and architecture. "As we found with the X4140, Sun seems to offer that little bit more than everyone else. It matches the competition on storage and expansion potential, but steps out for network connections as the motherboard has four embedded Gigabit ports up for grabs," he noted.
Overall Dave is quite positive about the X4440 and concluded, "With the X4440, Sun has achieved the remarkable feat of squeezing four Opteron 8300 sockets into a low profile 2U chassis - something no other vendor has achieved. Even better is the fact that this is not at the cost of storage capacity, expansion potential or general features, as this server is more than a match for the larger 8300 equipped systems from Dell, HP and IBM."