Resolved MDD door clearances

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  1. MatthewLTL, May 4, 2015
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    MatthewLTL macrumors 68000

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    I was just wondering if any of you happen to know the clearance area between the following:

    CPU heatsink and main fan
    CPU Heatsink and rear HDD cage (whith 2 drives)
    Top of GeForce 4 MX and PSU

    seems i cannot find the specific internal clearance measurements.

    Reason I ask is i was wondering if it were possible to put a Hard drive on top of the PSU and have enought clearance with the GPU for the door to close.
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 603

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    I don't see how you could possibly fit a hard drive on top of the power supply.
     
  3. MatthewLTL thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Velcro or magnets, hell even duct tape i wouldnt care!
     
  4. mikiotty macrumors 6502

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    Magnets to hold an hard drive... Well compliments man, you are a genius. Now go and screw up all your hard drives holding them with magnets
     
  5. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    I would highly recommend against this. The PSU can and will get very hot, thus ruining the performance of the HDD greatly. Also, magnets to hold it in will completely destroy your hard drive, being that the mechanical heads are moved by ultra powerful magnets.
     
  6. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Not forgetting the platters store the information using magnetic particles. ;)
     
  7. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    Oh, yeah, that would be an important detail ;)
     
  8. SuperKerem macrumors 6502a

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    I highly recommend he does do this, placing a hard drive on top of a PSU held together by magnets is a revolutionary idea, I wish I had thought of it earlier! Why not also take out all of the fans in your computer and see how long it lasts? (He actually started a thread about this)
     
  9. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    You know what, screw logic. Let's make this a mandatory modification for all computers to run better. Not only will your computer be very quiet, it can work as a toaster for your bread or a space heater. Best of all, your files will all have a random encryption that can never be decrypted, thus you won't have to worry about the government spying on you or having someone steal your info. This sounds awesome already!

    Oh I'm well aware about that thread, notice how you can't find that thread anywhere...
     
  10. mikiotty macrumors 6502

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    I'm just waiting for a reply from him on how-a-magnet-does-not-ruin-HDs-because-this-and-that (insert a completely nonsense explanation here) and because he is an IT technician.
     
  11. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    Aren't we all... :)
     
  12. iModFrenzy macrumors 6502a

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    I really hope you don't plan on building a desktop...
     
  13. SuperKerem macrumors 6502a

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    So true.
     
  14. Gamer9430, May 4, 2015
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    Original: +1

    Edit For Those Who Complained: I completely agree with the above post to the absolute extent, thus below I am republished the above work that originally created and posted into a group chat with iModFrenzy in which he asked my permission to publish my work, thus I allowed him to do said action, then I myself posted my original content because i had created it and wanted to show that I agreed with iModFrenzy that the photo was fitting and funny.

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  15. MatthewLTL thread starter macrumors 68000

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    these are those weak-ass fridge magnets. that have a sticky adheasive one one side, They wont harm a Hard drive at all, they are simply not strong enough. I used the same kind of magnet to put a Wireless mouse reciever inside a computer case and they were too weak to even hold THAT up. Duct Tape would probably do a BETTER job

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    You, and several other members sent it to the wasteland because you all did nothing but complain about the font and colour in which i typed it in.

    Also i said no heatsink not no fans. I have run my MDD open long before i had fans on the back and it never had any issues..... but that is not the focus on this thread.

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    1 word posts such as to say "+1" or "+2" is a rules violation

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    I have built several. I have even used some duct tape and these same type of magnets to add HDDs to the bottom of cases before... hence how I know they are simply too weak to do any harm

    If a magnet can't magnatize a screw driver, its too weak to erase any data, I have tried to on old HDDs. Floppies and CDs i cared nothing about.

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    In my experience HDDs get WAY hotter than the PSU..... the only time i ever had a PSU even get warm to the touch was in my PDS computer because it had no airflow.
     
  16. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    ok, ill just edit mine and im sure everyone else who did that will as well.

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    Is this better, Matthew? I believe this is not a one word response:


     
  17. mikiotty macrumors 6502

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    In your experience try to touch an MDD PSU and his HD after 4-5 hours of use... Guess which one is hotter...
     
  18. MatthewLTL thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The HDD is, I have worked on my Mac after its been running for several hours before...
     
  19. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    Oh god.
     
  20. redheeler macrumors 603

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    My thought exactly. Anyone who has ever used an MDD for an extended period of time knows how hot the PSU can get.

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    OP, have you looked into a nice external Firewire 800 enclosure?
     
  21. MatthewLTL thread starter macrumors 68000

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    yes.... too expensive
     
  22. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    My first thought was - how many hard drives do you need to add?
    The MDD already provides easily usable slots for 6, before trying to stuff one in a narrow space on top of the power supply, and no need to worry about door clearance.
     
  23. MatthewLTL thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Mainly the problem is my main HDD is a 160GB WDC SATA 1 HDD used on a SATA to IDE adapter, however the drive is on-and off detected while mounted in the sled by the CPU but works perfectly fine if laid on top of the CPU heatsink the drive in the front under the ODD prevents the door from closing.
     

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