05-22-2012 09:05 AM
After checking on this, things are moving along as far as I can tell. The issue is your original prize was an E30 system....which is a system that has been out for a while with a pretty short lead time. When your prize was graciously upgraded to a S30 system, it hit right around the time of S30 launch. As lead times tend to be longer right after launch of new platforms and the fact that this drove a completely new order, it will take a bit of time to fulfill that order.
Please try to be patient...after all, you did get a free upgraded system as your prize
05-22-2012 12:53 PM - last edited on 05-22-2012 01:17 PM by andyP
Well now - things are really looking up. I have just talked to Bryan, Mgr. of ThinkStation systems, and he has dropped my blood pressure about 200 points. )
Knowing what is going on and understanding what Lenovo is going through to launch what amounts to a new product explains most everthing. My understanding is that approx. mid-June is a reasonable time frame for arrival of the hardware.
Knowledge is a good thing. Thanks a bunch for the call Bryan.
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05-22-2012 01:22 PM
Can someone please tell me whether the S30 power supply has Power Factor Correction capability? It makes a big difference in the type of UPS needed to protect the system from power surges etc.
Specifically, the folks at APC/Schneider tell me that a BR1000G, rated at 600W/1000VA will give me four minutes to shut down the system, including the monitor, if the power goes off. Price $180
But if the S30 power supply has PFC built in I will need a Smart-UPS SMT-1000 rated at 670W/1000VA and they cost $479.
Thanks a bunch.
05-23-2012 05:38 AM - last edited on 05-23-2012 11:11 AM by andyP
Well things have changed dramatically.-
A got a call from Bryan explaining what was causing the delay in shipping the S30. The hardware is now scheduled to ship the week of 11 June.
Happiness is a phone call.
05-24-2012 10:00 AM
The S30 PSU has active PFC. You'll have more than 4 minutes of life on a 1000VA backup....the 4 mins must be if the load were a constant 600W, which it won't be.
I'm not sure why they're telling you to buy a higher end UPS because of PFC....first I've ever heard of such a thing.