Brad Fitzpatrick (brad) wrote,
Brad Fitzpatrick

Computer Noise

I hate computer noise.... fans and high-pitched hard drives (of which I have way too many) both drive me crazy.

I moved my LJ dev server into the storage room so I wouldn't have to hear it.

However, that just made it easier to hear the high-pitch ringing of my 3 disk in my linux box.

I could replace power supplies for $65 each to super-quiet ones, but I don't think that's bad part. (maybe I'll do that also... I don't know)

I'd move my Linux box to another room, but I need to plug in my monitor and peripherals.

I see two solutions:

1) Make a thin-client ... celeron, no processor fan, quiet case fan, boot from network. Then I can move linux box far away. Replace windows box' power supply and processor fan with quiet ones.

2) Move linux box's RAID array into LJ-dev and NFS mount it. Con: dependency on that machine.

Anyone have any experience combating computer noise?
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