I recently purchased a PA-3020 and just fired it up for the first time. The first thing I have noticed is how loud this device is. It is almost deafening and can be heard in the hallways behind a door in my server room. Is this typical behavior? I check the fan RPM speeds and all four are registering around 14k. I called support but they stated that this is the default behavior of the device. I find this very hard to believe. Can anyone else with a 3020 weigh in on this? Are the fans in your device running at the same RPM as mine? Is yours extremely loud?
I think support is correct.it is not a device working noiseless and this is normal behaviour.
Here is our one of the 3020 rpm values
|S1||Fan #1 RPM||False||14160|
|S1||Fan #2 RPM||False||14112|
|S1||Fan #3 RPM||False||13967|
|S1||Fan #4 RPM||False||13590|
Once you will power up the PAN firewall, first few minutes the fan will rotate at a high speed. But after that, it would come to a normal state.
Output from a PAN 3020 FW:
Slot Description Alarm RPMs Min RPM
S1 Fan #1 RPM False 14361 2500
S1 Fan #2 RPM False 14313 2500
S1 Fan #3 RPM False 14312 2500
S1 Fan #4 RPM False 13729 2500
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