Last summer I spent some time (and money for electricity >_
I wanted to boost the available throughput between my two identical servers. Until now there has only been a single 1 Gbps link between the servers.
I’ve got hold of two second hand hot-swappable SATA backplanes. The previous owner had tried modifying the cooling of these units, but unfortunately he wasn’t very successful.
I had a socket 1156 system running as a server. I also had such a system running as my desktop PC. Since I just recently got a new desktop PC I figured that I would use the old desktop system as a server as well.
Cables are often ugly. They become even more ugly when they’re not perfectly in place. Why I even bothered doing something about it this time, however, I’m not so sure about.