03-14-2011 04:08 PM
I´m thinking about buying 2 RD240 Servers for our company!
I just would like to know how noisy those things are since I´ve just returned 2 HP DL180 server because they were way too loud.
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03-23-2011 06:53 AM
RD240 has 52db idle mode and 60db work mode.
BTW: the tower servers TS200v (24db) and TD230 (30db) are much more silent, as they have to stand in the office in many times...
06-28-2011 07:02 PM - edited 06-28-2011 07:03 PM
rack mount servers typically are obnoxiously loud due to the volume of air they need to move through the chassis for proper component cooling. many 1U/2U heatsinks are passive and rely on the system fans to move air through them to cool the CPUs.
on top of that, rack servers are intended to be mounted in a dedicated rack, many times inside a dedicated closet or server farm environment rather than an office environment as mkaelbarer points out.
honestly, i've not yet encountered a quiet rack server. 52db is rather quiet for a rack though (all things considered).
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10-17-2012 02:33 PM
At first, the server sounds as if a jet is powering up, but after a few seconds, the machine is very quiet. I would recommend it. I have 2 of them in my server room and they are rarely noticed. Take care.