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rack server ?

Mick

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has anyone got a rack server

i want to get a small one and put it in my loft how warm will this get as i dont want to put aircon up there lol

i guess a small one for around 4 - 6 servers 1U wont need any aircon will it ?

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It depends on your loft. My loft room is very cold in Winter and needs a heater so no air-con there. In Summer however, it gets like a sauner when the Sun shines. My desktop PCs survive okay but I don't know how a 1U server would cope with its small (but noisy) fan.

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A 1 U or a 2 U should be ok, as you can get a 1U 6 fan rack...that will blow the wind through it.
 

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wont it get very dusty in the loft, there again you could get the wife to go hover it out every week :)
 

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if it does run hot you can expect a call from the police next winter, they use thermal cameras to find warm lofts to take peoples cannabis plants cos theyre too lazy to grow their own (probably lol) so a warm attic after the summer to them will look like a small cultivation room and theyll come to investigate
 

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well i got a way round that stick it in ur basement

and use the vents to heat up ur house....lol
 

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yeah been thinking i have a spare cupboard i will use ;)

stick my tools in the loft

cheers all