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Poster: CR Saikley Date: Jan 20, 2005 6:39pm
Forum: petabox Subject: Re: petabox case design

As you suspected, airflow was a big part of it.

We wanted to keep the disks as cool as possible, and keep all human access on a single side. This dictated placing the disks on the intake side, and everything else on the exhaust side.

Once we embarked on the custom design we were better able to optimize not only cooling and access, but also density, internal wiring, mechanical stability, ergonomics, manufacturability, serviceability and cable management.

None of that would have been possible with an off-the-shelf enclosure.