[rescue] Small (2U) enclosed racks?

Bryan Gurney arb_npx42 at comcast.net
Thu May 4 18:59:09 CDT 2006

On Thu, 04 May 2006 12:36:19 -0400, Ethan O'Toole <ethan at 757tech.net> wrote:

>> Ah!  Good point!  :-(
>> Is the noise primarily *fan* noise?  Or, a noisey disk(s)?
>> Can you replace the fans with quieter ones, etc.?
>> What about wrapping some  3/8" veneered plywood around the server
>> as a skin?  Since you are probably sitting it on a flat surface,
>> the skin doesn't need much structural integrity.  It can
>> essentially be a "veneer" on the server itself (make the
>> plywood into a "sleeve" and then just *slide* the server
>> into it)
> Some time ago I made some cases myself for 5th hope. Got the parts from
> Parts express, and the wood from the hardware store:
> http://users.757.org/~ethan/pics/trips/5thhope-NYC-July-2004/
> I used the wrong kind of wood I think, so it's a bit softer than it should
> be. But I had no issues and they were deep enough to hold servers :-)

Nice 1850R there in the servers.  Ah yes, the grandfather of the current DL380, which has double the amount of 1" hard drives.

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