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    Where's that vent in the roof going? Does it blow in dust - looks like there's a load of reddish dust around your server air intakes in the first picture (or is that just a bad photo? Or dandruff??). If it's brick dust a. it can be conductive (damaging circuit boards) and b. it can be mildly radioactive (apparently emits radon gas). Would mildly radioactive dust be enough to corrupt HDDs? Maybe I'm being a bit optimistic here.

    My other guess would be that your server room is possessed and you should get in a priest - looks like some evil entity has seriously messed up your cabling...

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanT View Post
    25-30 server hard drives, thats alot of drives to go through!
    It's a hell of a lot of drives! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by timzim View Post
    Where's that vent in the roof going? Does it blow in dust - looks like there's a load of reddish dust around your server air intakes in the first picture (or is that just a bad photo? Or dandruff??). If it's brick dust a. it can be conductive (damaging circuit boards) and b. it can be mildly radioactive (apparently emits radon gas). Would mildly radioactive dust be enough to corrupt HDDs? Maybe I'm being a bit optimistic here.

    My other guess would be that your server room is possessed and you should get in a priest - looks like some evil entity has seriously messed up your cabling...
    Do I need a young priest and an Old priest though? :-)

    The vent goes straight out to our roof, I believe. We're a single storey building (mainly) so there's only about 3 feet between the top of our server rack and the outside world.

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