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Professional server cooling options

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  • 18
    Best use of a USB fan I've ever seen. ++
  • 4
    @Root could have used it to cool my head off in the 40+ degree heat
  • 5
    I found the bearings used on those kind of fans don't last long..

    Well, the one I took apart only had half the bearings it should have !

    I recommend an old CPU fan wired to a USB plug and screwed to a piece of wood, not only quieter, but designed to last for years !
  • 2
    I'm also reminded that fans off old mini-computers really last a long time too !

    Though they do sound like a jet engine..
  • 2
    @Nanos there is no bearing in there even, its just a motor attached to a USB plug and cost me like 50 cents
  • 2
    @dudeking The one I took apart had a simple sleeve bearing, but only at one end of the motor, it looked like it had been designed that way on purpose.

    As such, after a few days of 24/7 the motor started to wobble and then seized up.
  • 1
    @Nanos that's some upper class usb fan u have there
  • 1
    @dudeking

    It was the cheapest USB fan from China. :-)

    Your's looks to be the next mode up. :-)

    Mine:
  • 2
    @Nanos how do they even do it for cheaper than 50 cents?
  • 3
    @dudeking

    Wages..

    Look at me for example, I'm on 1 US cent every 4 hours !
  • 3
    We need more posts like this
  • 0
    Where's the heat sink?
  • 0
    Are they connected with each other?
  • 2
    @TheOneFuzzyBit no heatsink because I lost them for both the pis

    Also they aren't connected in any way, they are just plugged into the same USB hub for power
  • 1
    Its recursive
  • 0
    If only someone hadn't invented the law of conservation of energy...
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