Is there sufficient cooling for hard drives?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by supercooled, May 15, 2008.

  1. supercooled macrumors 6502a

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    I'm planning on getting two 150GB Raptors to run in Raid 0 and have another 74GB Raptor as scratch disk with the remaining caddy for a 1TB GreenPower. I imagine the Raptors will generate a lot of heat. Upon looking in the case, there doesn't seem to be a fan blowing there or at least not perceptible to me.

    Is there enough cooling there? I wouldn't even know where to begin if I wanted to add an additional fan.
     
  2. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    I've got three hard drives, and right now they're all running around a very cool 83 degrees or so. You should be fine.
     
  3. moutian macrumors member

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    I have two raptors, raid0, in my mac pro. They are running very cool (around 83)
     
  4. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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  5. supercooled thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How did you mount/connect the 5th? Is there a Sata drive cage that you can use similar to the G5?
     
  6. JeffDM macrumors 6502a

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    Mounting into the optical bay can be done with a stamped steel drive mount adapter, they cost a few dollars. Transintl does sell an adapter special for Mac Pro, but any 5.25" bay to 3.5" drive adapter should do, just not as nicely. A lot of PC parts stores have them. That bay already has a PATA connector. If you want SATA, you might have a spare SATA connector that's under the front fan housing like the original Mac Pro did. For a while, I had a cable routed from there to the second optical bay.

    Mac Pro SATA photos on Flickr

    I don't know if the early 2008 model has them. Pictures of their internals are very hard to come by.
     

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