Just installed our new DELL Rack UPS 1000W and its very noisy. The fans are always spinning even with nothing attached and with the UPS turned off.

Will they one day slow down or stop spinning? We have the rack enclosure in the office and can't almost talk with each other because of the noise of this unit.

  • After 72 hours the server is silent when no load is applied. I still have to figure out why.
    – abenci
    Jun 14, 2011 at 6:43
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    If it's new and you think it's noisier than it should be have you considered talking to Dell about it? Jun 14, 2011 at 8:33

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  1. server room equipment is usually not meant to be set up in an office
  2. why not call Dell and ask this question - maybe the unit is misconfigured, or has some sort of acoustic mode setting
  3. 2 doesn't cancel #1 of course.

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    +1 for rack equipment isn't meant to be out in the open in an office. It's generally more robust equipment at the expense of frivolities like being pretty or quiet like something that's meant to sit on a desk. Though it shouldn't be deafening.
    – user78940
    Jun 12, 2011 at 16:58
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    wrt "shouldn't be deafening" - have you tried standing next to a fully loaded blade chassis?
    – dyasny
    Jun 12, 2011 at 17:11
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    The aforementioned UPS shouldn't be deafening. Definitely plenty of other deafening equipment!
    – user78940
    Jun 12, 2011 at 17:35
  • you might be right, but I wouldn't hazard such a statement, unless I'd been an expert on this particular equipment. Which I'm not
    – dyasny
    Jun 12, 2011 at 17:39

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