Subject: Re: Looking for 'quiet' server
To: Mark Thomas <>
From: Stephen Borrill <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/26/2005 10:45:05
On Sun, 25 Dec 2005, Mark Thomas wrote:
> I am wondering if any of you guys can recommend a quiet ( low noise )
> rack mounted server. I'm upgrading my home network and I'm looking for
> something that is fairly quite. I would like a 1U setup with at least
> a xeon 2 and 2GB of ram. The IBM Xseries 336 looks promising! Sorry
> but I have little experience in the way rack mounted setups, the
> couple that I have seen were rather loud.

The x336 is pretty loud; they've a big rack of fans behind the drive bays 
and another rack near the processors. They're great servers though, but 
ensure you have suitable drivers for the on-board SCSI. Last time I 
checked it was unsupported. The x306 is very nice too, we use those a lot 
in the S-ATA variant, but they are only P4.