Sun Fire V100/X1 Noise Question

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Re: Sun Fire V100/X1 Noise Question

Unread postby edikat » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:48 am

I own V100, V120 and V210's

Obviously the v210 is the loudest by far.

However the V120 is perhaps 50% louder than the V100, due to the 15K RPM SCSI drive in the unit. It is L-o-u-d.

The V100 is a very quiet machine, and perhaps only 10-20% slower than the V120 in practice - if it is noticeable at all!
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Re: Sun Fire V100/X1 Noise Question

Unread postby Adrenaline » Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:25 am

edikat wrote:I own V100, V120 and V210's

Obviously the v210 is the loudest by far.

However the V120 is perhaps 50% louder than the V100, due to the 15K RPM SCSI drive in the unit. It is L-o-u-d.

The V100 is a very quiet machine, and perhaps only 10-20% slower than the V120 in practice - if it is noticeable at all!


Thanks, finally got my V100 delivered yesterday. It really isn't that loud for a 1U, still gonna have to work out some replacement fan setup for extended use (the master bedroom is just 20ft down the hall from the office where my servers are).
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Re: Sun Fire V100/X1 Noise Question

Unread postby alexott » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:57 pm

Stock CPU fan on my V100 was very rickety and noisy, lubrication didn't give much sense. So i did the same mod (note the comment there, too): http://translate.google.com/translate?j ... auto&tl=en . Since then, it's quite as hell :)
Since i got board only, i never used additional fans, i run it 24/7 on open air: I/O chips, networks chips, IDE controller e.t.c. are no more than calid, but never hot, no problems at all. If you have a chassis, you may need just passive heatsinks, to be sure. With GX700/GX710 Zerotherm cooler package you will give bulk of small heatsinks included (as bonus), affordable for covering V100's chips.
More info at my setup: viewtopic.php?p=7342908#p7342908


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