new elYsiun server harddisk picture

(Timothy) #1

hey hey,

Today all final parts (harddisk brackets and fans) arrived. So I started mounting them,… and just thought it looked really happy:


(CurtisS) #2

Wow! Looks like it is hovering. Now those are cooling fans!!

(sten) #3

Great !!

now more stuff to this site :smiley:

(dickie) #4

flying hard drives?

watch out for the dookies!

(Schlops) #5

Wow, could you please post the .blend? :wink:

(joecool) #6

Kib, for shame, you posted in the wrong forum! :wink:

(Dittohead) #7

LOL :smiley: 8)

Kib is that yer model? That’s awesome!!!

(schock) #8

that is a picture of his hardrive on a win xp backround.

(Timothy) #9


yes it isn’t rendered! (photoshopped a bit,… but very fast and crappy)

btw,… this isn’t offtopic,… because this is NEWS!!! :slight_smile:


(Timothy) #10


Another server update.
Since has been growing,… I figured the server I had planned,… which was a 300mhz pentium 2 won’t be enough anymore. Atleast not for any further growth.
Thus today I’ve ordered a new motherboard and a new CPU. The new system will thus be a 1,3ghz Athlon with 266FSB.


(theeth) #11

If you don’t stop growing, you’d have to settle with a Cray cluster :wink:


(overextrude) #12

Interesting - I’m not a total hardware geek- but this is the first time I’ve seen a dual-fan-cooled hard drive. Is it 10000 RPM?

(Timothy) #13

it are 2, 4800rpm fans,… only 29dB so very quiet

(Schlops) #14

LOL, overextruded meant the rpm of the HD, not the fans. Two fans? Hm, might be 12000 rpm. SCSI??

(theeth) #15

no one in is sound mind would use IDE for a server…


(Timothy) #16

IDE is an affordable solution, and my the disks I bought can run 24/7. IDE disks are being used more and more in webservers.

In any case I have 2 identical disks running at 7200rpm on ata 100, with raid-1 (mirror mode). So data-loss is fairly out of the question. And speed is not a problem either.


(theeth) #17

oh well…


(ssross) #18

For what it is worth, I thought I would try modeling the disk with Blender. After about 4 hours …

Lots of booleans (really exploded the poly count) and fun with materials (no external textures).


(overextrude) #19

Nice job. The inner rim where the fans are located seem a bit “faced”, but other than this, it’s very good.

(Timothy) #20

hahaha great dude!

so if I will make more pictures of the entire server, will you make an entire digital version of the server? :slight_smile: