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Isn’t it better to wall mount a rack server upside down?

Isn’t it better to wall mount a rack server upside down?

wmassingham

Active fans push far more air than passive convection.


Blue_Gek

This is already a common practice, they are the so called "australian racks" as you can see here: [https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Rack-Network-Server-Australian/dp/B00NTCHCU2/ref=sr\_1\_3?dchild=1&keywords=amazonbasics&pd\_rd\_r=1373dd6f-ad53-4316-8c90-2391a47f3387&pd\_rd\_w=bFala&pd\_rd\_wg=8SXAw&pf\_rd\_p=9349ffb9-3aaa-476f-8532-6a4a5c3da3e7&pf\_rd\_r=XRFMZCFEMF0R9S1F1QSB&qid=1631191477&sr=8-3](https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjNjOiG9vHyAhWxhv0HHQH6BdYQtwJ6BAgFEAM&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DdQw4w9WgXcQ&usg=AOvVaw0aHtehaphMhOCAkCydRLZU)


cbleslie

I hate you so much right now. Well played.


NoReallyLetsBeFriend

Fuck....


RS7theDream

I was surely thinking of Australia when I wrote upside down. Glad the term exists.


RS7theDream

Haha 😆


iWETtheBEDonPURPOSE

This is why you don't click random links on Reddit. I clicked on the random link. Well played.


sjveivdn

lame


Andozinoz

Son of a...


Flightkid

> > >https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Rack-Network-Server-Australian/dp/B00NTCHCU2/ref=sr\_1\_3?dchild=1&keywords=amazonbasics&pd\_rd\_r=1373dd6f-ad53-4316-8c90-2391a47f3387&pd\_rd\_w=bFala&pd\_rd\_wg=8SXAw&pf\_rd\_p=9349ffb9-3aaa-476f-8532-6a4a5c3da3e7&pf\_rd\_r=XRFMZCFEMF0R9S1F1QSB&qid=1631191477&sr=8-3 why is this a listing for amazonbasics batteries? /s you got me lmao


jmaloughney

Just easier to mount, as 99% of rackmount equipment has the ears fixed on the front with front to back airflow I have mounted some switches "upside-down" for your case-in-point about heat and airflow.


RS7theDream

Ah yea. I’m planning on upgrading from a full size EATX case to a Roseville rack case. This was more of a shower thought type of question I was thinking of when considering airflow.


DonutHand

In theory, sure. But physically accomplishing the task is much easier with the hot side down. If I had to do a vertical mount at home I might be inclined to try reversing the fans depending on the model and take some before and after temp measurements to see if it makes it better or worse.


DellR610

Trade off I suppose, since the hot swap bays would be rather inconvenient with the front towards the ground. Normally you're going to do this when forced with space constraints, usually very small offices or worse closets. In those scenarios, the entire space is going to get hot anyway lol.


parkrrrr

Even the [commercial wall-mount solutions](https://www.tripplite.com/smartrack-2u-low-profile-vertical-mount-server-depth-wall-mount-rack-enclosure-cabinet~SRWF2U36) mount it with the ears up.


kebgx6

Alternatively, you can mount most modern servers on their side since they utilize solid state drives. It maintains the more natural front to back airflow and less stress on the mounting ears since they are not bearing the full weight of the server. Example of that type of deployment: https://youtu.be/9abgrm5x6SE


leebo_28

Dammmit! All day now!