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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-11-2009, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Closet size for server?

Is a small closet, 3 x 2 x 8 a good enough size for a server, a router, and 2 external hard drives?

Or will it get too hot in there?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-11-2009, 09:37 PM
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Is a small closet, 3 x 2 x 8 a good enough size for a server, a router, and 2 external hard drives?

Or will it get too hot in there?
I would worry more about the ventillation than size. I wouldn't operate gear that I really care about in a room that gets above 80*. Data centers like to keep their gear at around 68*.

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Is a small closet, 3 x 2 x 8 a good enough size for a server, a router, and 2 external hard drives?

Or will it get too hot in there?
As mentioned air flow is the main concern.

In my room which is way larger then that with a ceiling fan I run 3 PCs, some switches, firewall a router and the temp skyrockets with the door closed. During the cold times it'll shoot up 10 degrees in an hour. During the summer I have to blow cold air from the hallway in here cause it will exceed 95 degrees and stuff starts crashing on me.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-15-2009, 06:52 PM
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Right now it should be fine if its cold in the closet. I would run a thermometer and find out the average temperature. But try not to get it above 75F

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