[mac mini] hdd thermal sensor + SSD question

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by macchiato2009, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. macchiato2009 macrumors 65816

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    Hi

    i have the feeling that the SSD is a bit hotter than a normal HDD because of the aluminium casing

    i was wondering if instead of putting the thermal sensor back against the SSD, I could stick it somewhere else inside the mini so that the sensor is always touching a cool part ?


    thx
     
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  3. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Since the temperature sensor is there to track the drive's temperature and assist with the cooling of the mac why would you want to put it somewhere cool?
     
  4. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    I thought SSD's were much cooler than traditional HDD's? :confused:
     
  5. macchiato2009 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    because the thermal sensor is supposed to help cooling the mac using a HDD

    since i have no more HDD, but a SSD,

    there is no need for the fan to run faster

    1500 rpm is just fine for my machine
     
  6. macchiato2009 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    will the sensor work properly if i stick it somewhere else?
     
  7. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    If the SSD runs at the same temperature or cooler than a HDD then the point is moot. If the SSD runs hotter than a HDD then having the sensor on it is even more important for the temperature management of the Mac. So IMHO putting the sensor on the SSD in approximately the same position as the HDD is the logical thing to do. Either way you're covered. :)
     
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