- Feb 15, 2014
You're going to need to provide evidence that most systems do staggered spinup, because that it something that I have never seen. LSI HBAs do support it, but I can't think of any BIOS that does.Generally, the default for many/most BIOS's that have it, is 3 seconds. If it is the default, it is pretty hard for it to "stop working." I have never seen it "stop working," but I am just one data point around many systems from many vendors.
There are no guesses involved here. And if (big if) other vendors don't size PSUs like this, it's because they ship full systems that are tightly integrated. That's not the case here.most of the large computer vendors do not size that way (guessing)
You do not seem to know the meaning of the word "empirical", let me help you (from Wiktionary):To suggest empirical measurements are better than actual measurements
empirical (not comparable)
- Pertaining to or based on experience.
- Pertaining to, derived from, or testable by observations made using the physical senses or using instruments which extend the senses.
- (philosophy of science) Verifiable by means of scientific experimentation.
Yes, I did. They're volatile and BIOSes are easily the buggiest portion of the whole system (by bugs per line of code).To randomly say, "You should never rely on staggered spinup." just said, "Do not trust BIOS and many of the settings can randomly change on you."
Are you kidding? Everyone these days uses AMI and it's buggy as all hell. It's a miracle computers boot at all and I should know because the ASRock board in my workstation literally refuses to boot any OS with the latest BIOS. Not my idea of bug-free code.No one says that and we should not say that here, unless there is a BUG in someones BIOS that has not been fixed and people need to be notified.