The new WD Velociraptor won't fit in the Mac Pro bay?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by shinji, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. shinji macrumors 65816

    shinji

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  2. rainmanbk macrumors 6502

    rainmanbk

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    Wow, I really want some of those...

    Except there's the problem you just stated.

    This is comforting though:

    "It should be noted that an IcePAK-mounted VelociRaptor does not perfectly mimic a true 3.5" drive when it comes to rear-connection alignment; IcePAK drives won't work with the standard SATA/SAS backplanes found in many rack-mounted servers. Standard SATA cables, of course, work just fine. For enterprise use, the firm plans to ship VelociRaptors sans the 3.5" chassis."
     
  3. CWallace macrumors 601

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    My only worry about enterprise drives losing the passive cooling fins is that many servers and storage bays have active cooling (fans) to keep the drive cool. Since the Mac Pro is (I believe) passive cooling, such a Velociraptor might run too hot for comfort and safety...
     

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