Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 52753
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2009/3/25-4/2 [Transportation/Car/Hybrid] UID:52753 Activity:nil
3/25    Anyone have experience soundproofing/dampening a small 4/8/12U server
        racks?  Let's assume it has side panels as well as front and rear
        doors.
        \_ I haven't done that but I've done sound proof of my Prius and
           it works quite well. The secret was putting in thick sound
           material. Look at the following crappy example:
           <DEAD>ecobunny.com<DEAD>
           I'm guessing you can use the same material for your racks.
           \_ My stock Prius is already pretty quiet as-is.  Why do you want
              to sound-proof it?
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