Good day to all.
Dell Optiplex 990
W7 Pro 64bit
10 USB ports
I use 13 units Monday thru Friday 10 hours a day for the past 5+ years.
Not one has had a single failure.
I can DOD wipe and test 100+ drives at a time.
They have been a true workhorse and I would recommend them to anyone.
What a great investment and we will be using them for many years to come!!!
My Optiplex GX620 Towers from 2006 and all its brothers and sisters are still running. They have all been upgraded to 4 gigs ram (Max)
and windows 10.
Earlier Models like GX260 and older are AGP and 2 Gigs max ram or less so they have been retired.
Drives need to be replaced after a while as do Power supplies.
Ram and Video cards very rarely die. If you get passive units that do not have GPU fan they almost never die.
We upgraded our GX260's to IBM P4's then the Optiplex 990's
Looking back we started with Compaq DeskPro PIII then Gx260's then IBM P4's and know the 990's!!!
The GX260 used MHDD by Dmitry Postrigen to erase and test our HDD's.
But it was a one drive per unit test.
So after the IBM P4 upgrade we invested in the 990's and started using Sentinel and Kill Disk instead of MHDD.
I loved the old HDD test room.