UPSes To The Rescue

Feature Comparison Table

Manufacturer APC Belkin Eaton
Model Smart-UPS SC1000i F6C1000eiTW-RK Powerware 5115
Form Factor Rackmount or Tower Tower Rackmount or Tower
max VA 1000 VA 1000 VA 1000 VA
max Output (spec) 600 W 615 W 670 W
Battery 2x Vision CP1290
(12 V, 9 Ah, lead)
2x Ritah RT1250 2x Yuasa NPW45-12
(12 V, 7 Ah, lead)
Charge Time ~ 11 hours ~ 4.5 hours ~ 7 hours
Battery & Surge Protected Power Ports 4 6 6
Additional Surge Protected Power Ports - 2 -
Network Transient Protector 1x RJ45 1x RJ45 1x RJ45
Phone Line Protection 1x RJ11 1x RJ11 -
Weight 16 kg 9 kg 13 kg
Battery Weight 5,6 kg 3,5 kg 5,3 kg
FAN Yes no yes
Supported Operating Systems Linux, Novell, Solaris, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista Windows, HP-UX, IBM AIX, Linux, Mac OS, Novell NetWare, SCO OpenServer, SGI IRIX, Sun Solaris Linux, Mac OSX, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Power Cord 0 1 0
Client Power Cords 2 2 2
USB/COM Cables yes/yes yes/yes yes/yes
Warranty 2 years 3 years 2 years
Price $320 $120 $280

Test Setup

System Hardware
Processor AMD Opteron 875 (Egypt 90 nm, 2.2 GHz, 2x2 MB L2 Cache)
Motherboard Iwill DK88 Dual Opteron Board
Chipset: Nvidia nForce Professional 2200, BIOS: 1.4
Common Hardware
RAM 2x 1024 MB DDR-400 (CL 3.0-3-3-8)
Micron 18VDDF12872G-40BD3
Graphics Card ATI RagelXL
System Hard Drive 120 GB 7,200 RPM, 8 MB Cache, SATA/300
Samsung HD120IJ
Benchmark Hard Drives 4x 320 GB 7,200 RPM, 8 MB Cache, SATA/300
Samsung HD3210KJ
RAID Controller Areca ARC-1220 8-Port PCIe RAID6-Controller
Firmware V1.43 2007-4-17
ATI Graphic Windows integrated
Nvidia nForce Professional Version: 6.70
OS Windows 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.

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