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4 Drives in G4 for Server Purpose....is heat an issue?
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djbetterly
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« on: April 13, 2006, 03:59:00 AM »

I know heat is always an issue!  A buddy of mine recently filled his G4 Dual 1GhZ with the maximum number of drives which I believe is 4.  The computer fans seem to be running none stop, is that going to be an issue, he asked me and it didn't seem right, but I guess with that number of drives there has to be some major heat.  Is there any mod's that can be done to either make it quieter?  Or, anything for better cooling?  Have others experienced this and how have they delt with it?
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2006, 02:07:07 PM »

Your suspicion is correct: this is not the ideal situation.  Heat is a problem, as is the taxing of the power supply.

If he can replace multiple drives with a fewer larger drives, this will help.  If not, I would suggest an external enclosure.
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2006, 05:13:50 PM »

I generally don't suggest more than three drives in the old G4 cases. Besides the heat issue, the power supply just can't cope with all those drives spinning in there. I'd say go with an external box like the Weibetech Tray Dock.

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