5 TB server

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl
Fri Nov 28 11:09:53 PST 2008

> I'm not sure what kind of fans everyone here is running, with all
> these complaints about noise...

me too. i have a quite average cheap case with 3 5.25" and 5 3.5" bays, 
and put 8 drives here.

i needed 3.5=>5.25" mount kits for upper drives, and added small fan for 
these upper drives ONLY because these adapters are made from plastic not 

no noise, no overheating (i've checked with smartctl)

> For a single server sitting in an office, use a regular desktop case
> with some good 12cm fans. Get a few fan-speed-controllers to reduce
> the RPMs a little

simplest method is to connect it to +12V and +5V instead of +12V and 0. at 
7V they are silent but still effective.

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