UPSes To The Rescue

Feature Comparison Table

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ModelSmart-UPS SC1000iF6C1000eiTW-RKPowerware 5115
Form FactorRackmount or TowerTowerRackmount or Tower
max VA1000 VA1000 VA1000 VA
max Output (spec)600 W615 W670 W
Battery2x Vision CP1290(12 V, 9 Ah, lead)2x Ritah RT12502x Yuasa NPW45-12(12 V, 7 Ah, lead)
Charge Time~ 11 hours~ 4.5 hours~ 7 hours
Battery & Surge Protected Power Ports466
Additional Surge Protected Power Ports-2-
Network Transient Protector1x RJ451x RJ451x RJ45
Phone Line Protection1x RJ111x RJ11-
Weight16 kg9 kg13 kg
Battery Weight5,6 kg3,5 kg5,3 kg
Supported Operating SystemsLinux, Novell, Solaris, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows VistaWindows, HP-UX, IBM AIX, Linux, Mac OS, Novell NetWare, SCO OpenServer, SGI IRIX, Sun SolarisLinux, Mac OSX, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Power Cord010
Client Power Cords222
USB/COM Cablesyes/yesyes/yesyes/yes
Warranty2 years3 years2 years

Test Setup

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System Hardware
ProcessorAMD Opteron 875 (Egypt 90 nm, 2.2 GHz, 2x2 MB L2 Cache)
MotherboardIwill DK88 Dual Opteron BoardChipset: Nvidia nForce Professional 2200, BIOS: 1.4
Common Hardware
RAM2x 1024 MB DDR-400 (CL 3.0-3-3-8)Micron 18VDDF12872G-40BD3
Graphics CardATI RagelXL
System Hard Drive120 GB 7,200 RPM, 8 MB Cache, SATA/300Samsung HD120IJ
Benchmark Hard Drives4x 320 GB 7,200 RPM, 8 MB Cache, SATA/300Samsung HD3210KJ
RAID ControllerAreca ARC-1220 8-Port PCIe RAID6-ControllerFirmware V1.43 2007-4-17
ATI GraphicWindows integrated
Nvidia nForce ProfessionalVersion: 6.70
OSWindows XP Professional 5.10.2600, Service Pack 2

Before running the battery tests, we charged the batteries for 24 hours before performing the benchmark, and we repeated each test run a second time to verify our results.