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Alex AMG
Sep 25, 2006, 12:34 PM
We have a tower of Mac minis and lacie drives inbetween them and need something for extra cooling. Ideally I would love something similar to this set up

[mini]
[fan]
[lacie]
[mini]
[fan]
[lacie]
[mini]
[fan]
[mini]
[lacie]
You get the idea...

I searcehd on the web and can't find anything that would fit well into this tower. Any suggestions? SOS!

Thanks,

Alex



baxterbrittle
Sep 25, 2006, 12:50 PM
Do you already have the lacie drives? If not would something like this suit?

http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/ministack/

pjarvi
Sep 25, 2006, 12:53 PM
I don't believe there are any products out or even planned for cooling a Mini. If you like building things there are plenty of instructions on the net for wiring fans to run on USB power.

http://www.cubeowner.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=9632

You could make your own case (perhaps out of wood), and wire up some 40mm fans for straight through cooling, or 80mm (or larger) fans for blowing air at the bottom of each item in your stack.

Probably cheaper just to buy a $10 box fan, although certainly not as elegant as a custom built solution.

nagromme
Sep 25, 2006, 01:49 PM
If simple AIR space (no fan) might suffice, you could try these:
http://www.powersupportusa.com/products/macmini/mm22.php

But it would get to be a pretty tall, dangerously tippy stack :D

So maybe just put them all side by side.

Eithanius
Sep 25, 2006, 11:47 PM
Why the heck you need that kinda setup for...? Folding...? :D

relimw
Sep 25, 2006, 11:50 PM
Why the heck you need that kinda setup for...? Folding...? :D
minis ain't that fast :eek:

Must be a terminal server :D

nagromme
Sep 25, 2006, 11:51 PM
Hopefully so :)

Maybe someone makes a rack mount for batches of Minis.

Poke around 123macmini.com maybe.

xUKHCx
Sep 26, 2006, 04:33 AM
http://www.macminicolo.net/i_mini/minis.jpg