[rescue] Lunchbox Floppy Bays (was RE: ultra purchases)

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Wed Apr 2 10:34:39 CST 2003

Don't know anyone who has done that... but I'd think it should work... the
obvious thing is heat.... there is only that one fan to cool the
entire enclosure.... and even if it moves enough, is that corner of the
case going to have any airflow ?

Looking at my LX, it doesn't see that either side would have appreciably
different airflow....

Using cool running drives I'd think it should work just fine.

If you try it and it it works great, let us all know...

-- Curt

>From: "Sheldon T. Hall" <shel at cmhcsys.com>
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>Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2003 11:22:50 -0500
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>Subject: [rescue] Lunchbox Floppy Bays (was RE: ultra purchases)
>A propos of purchasing Ultras and upgrading them, Joshua D. Boyd said ...
>> On Tue, Apr 01, 2003 at 11:46:12PM -0500, Phil Stracchino wrote:
>> >
>> > That should probably be clarified as ``The U1 will take two 1" drives or
>> > one 1" and one 1.6" drive.''
>> To clarify further, you in fact can put in 2 1.6" harddrives if you
>> mount one of them in the CD-ROM bay, which is what I did.
>Which brings up a question ... is it feasible to mount another SCSI device
>in the otherwise-unused floppy bay of an LX/Classic lunchbox?  I was
>thinking of either a second HD or, after hacking the case, a DDS tape drive.
>I realize heat would be a concern with the HD, but I'm thinking that modern
>drives produce less of it than the ones that came in the LX ....
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