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  • Protective cabinet for QNAP?

  • Paul Dougherty

    December 27, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    At an office where I am the admin of a QNAP (model 1685*) there was a sprinkler that went rogue on another part of the floor and did water damage. Even though we have a back up unit on a different floor my colleagues are asking if there’s any kind of cabinet we might put this NAS in that would offer a degree of environmental protection. I’m kind of skeptical but I want to exercise due diligence and ask around. Thanks in advance for any advise.

    Paul

    *11.96 × 14.56 × 12.59 inch

  • Glenn Sakatch

    January 3, 2023 at 5:08 pm

    Google will find you lots of options for cabinets for your computer and hard drives. Just make sure it has adequate ventilation. Years ago our old DS was in a cabinet with a fan on the back to promote airflow. It cut the noise down incredibly well, but it also caused the drives to overheat as the design didn’t include a fan on the front to allow the air to escape. I had to build a new front door and add a fan sucking the air out on the front to solve the problem.

    They are typically called server cabinets, but you can get them fairly small.

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