Converting a Power Cube G4 to a backup array

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by bounou, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. bounou macrumors 6502


    Jun 6, 2012
    So i got my hands on a G4 cube this week, thinking about modding it to a backup HD enclosure, 2 or 3 usb 3.0 external 3TB HD's.

    My main worry is the heat, the cube obviously will bottle the heat from the HD's.

    Will i end up killing my hard drives prematurely?
  2. Identity Fraud macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2009
    Well the cube was a computer at one point right? ;) just make sure you use the vans and keep air flowing.
  3. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    Cubes don't have fans. While a fan can easily be added to the bottom centre of on, it may not be enough to move air around and it may get loud.
  4. Gordy macrumors 6502a

    May 22, 2005
    Bristol, UK
    I converted one of these to be a file server a few years back. It had two 3.5in hard drives inside and no fans. Never had any heat issues.

    My full project log is here It may help you out.

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