[Tfug] NAS again uzu2urej

Bexley Hall bexley401 at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 12 22:49:37 MST 2014

Hi John,

On 2/12/2014 5:17 PM, John Hubbard wrote:
> On 02/12/2014 01:34 PM, Bexley Hall wrote:
> [snip]
>> But the fan is a small diameter -- leading to higher RPM to move
>> a comparable amount of air past/through the heat exchanger. Hence
>> the noise issue (?)
> [snip]
>> I'm also trying some 1U servers in the hope that I can hide them
>> *under* something else... (I really need a short ~15-20U rack but
>> haven't made a point of hunting one down, yet)
> If you are worried about the noise generated by small fans 1U servers
> probably don't make a lot of sense.

Hence the comment:

>> ... in the hope that I can hide them *under* something else...

I can slide a 1U server on/under one of my existing 2U servers
(which already make a hellacious amount of noise!).  Or, as
I initially indicated:

      A Sun Netra is the ideal form factor (a bit larger than a 1U
      switch but not anywhere as large as a 1U server!) but it has 128G
      (i.e., 24b) limits on the drive controllers.

[Netra's are reasonably quiet, low performance machines -- well, at
least *some* models...]

My original goal in:

      So, I'm looking for an idea for *small* boxes that I can repurpose
      as NAS devices.

was so that I could continue to keep the boxes in their current
locations -- e.g., atop a dresser in one of the bedrooms where
they are easy to get at (to power up/down and monitor the
blinkenleits), yet quiet enough that you can still *sleep* in
the room without the white noise from countless fans!

The Shuttle, if it proves to be as loud as I've been warned, won't
cut it in that environment.  Nor will it be suitable for stuffing
*under*something in a corner of the office (i.e., it's small and
wants to sit *atop* something).

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