On Mon, Apr 19, 1999 at 12:04:05AM +0100, Dave Airlie wrote:
> Does anyone here run any server machines (constantly battered) in
> slightly warm environments, no air-conditioning, bad smelling rooms ...
Well, where I last worked, my server room had lots of computers in it
and on warm days could get quite hot (*). However, with the window open
and something to keep the sunshine out (**) most hardware was happy
enough. Air-conditioning? Whaddat? Ah, you mean opening the window? ;-)
I found that decent dedicated SCSI boxes kept all drives cool enough.
We have a few boxes from JMR (www.jmr.co.uk ?) and while they are
well cabled and have good airflow, the cases didn't always fit
together very well. If you do buy a JMR box, get it fully assembled.
> Skynet has just suffered its most major catastrophic failure to date, the
> main 9GB SCSI drive fell to pieces and is getting very hot, we have a
> baycooler system (two fans) which used to do the job but not anymore ...
>> So what I want to know is what kind of boxes to people use to store SCSI
> drives and the such and how do they cool em ... we might a fridge,
There was one machine, though, with a disk that used to get quite hot
(too hot to touch comfortably.) A combination of bad case design and
dodgy hard drive, methinks - both were _made_ by HP.
I ended up leaving the case open with a common-or-garden desk fan
pointed at its innards. Kept it nice and cool. :-)
Nowadays, I tend to favour hard drives that stay cold to the touch
no matter how well they are wrapped up against the cold. :-)
IBM's 2ES and 9ES hard drives became my friends. *grin*
(*) I don't know about smelly, though...
(**) Paper on the window. Tinfoil would probably have been better.
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