- Mar 2, 2015
more things to consider, though I will be far out enough that I won't even need a building permit (I hope).p.s I wouldn't install any solar installation myself, even though I could, for warranty (solar company), insurance (homeowners insurance) and logistical (hooking up with the power company, net metering etc etc) reasons. But that's me. It's your call.
Oh, I can fit 2 towers in a full rack, I have done it before. I have also used some towers as a stand for a Poweredge before.I thought you wanted a rack??
I mean if this is the case then I can go with enterprise gear. I just didn't expect it to be as low power under idle as a normal desktop. These servers have so many extra backplanes, frontplanes, LCD panels, DRAC and so many tiny loud fans and duel PSU's. I also haven't read any server reviews in ages and nothing from a power consumption perspective. Something I need to do lots of more research into.uhh...you'll be surprised. The fans in my pic are PWM fans (from Dell machines) and they rarely ramp up to full power. When I say rarely, I mean, I've yet to hear them ramp up from absolute idle (~20% duty cycle) at all in over a year. At idle speeds, all 3 of those fans combined, add about 2 watts to the power consumption.
While generally true, enterprise stuff has come a long away. A Dell R230 ii idles at <20w out of the box, and you can slap it into a rack right away. Dependeablity is as important as anything else, and while DIY is good, "bad DIY" is just that, bad. No taping drives please...