[rescue] New harddrive in a SS20

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Jan 30 14:00:36 CST 2003

On Thursday, January 30, 2003, at 12:33 PM, Jeffrey J.Nonken wrote:
>> Under normal circumstances the cdrom/floppy combo has a little
>> fan positioned in the back that blows onto the hard drives.
>> Is this piece still present?  If not it couldn't hurt to add
>> one.  I have one 10k rpm drive and two SM81s in my SS20 and
>> even with the fan it gets plenty hot.
> Hmm. I thought I'd found that piece as an add-on part, not a standard 
> part.
> One of the boxes has it, the other does not. Given the kludginess of 
> the
> mounting and power supply, I'd assume it was an add-on even if I hadn't
> (IIRC)
> seen it as an option on the Sun web site. Perhaps it was shipped 
> standard
> with
> the SS20 later in the product's life. I guarantee it wasn't there in 
> the
> original design. If it was, an engineer needs to be take out and shot. 
> (Or
> perhaps he already has been.)

   I can verify that later SS20s DID ship from Sun with that little fan.


Dave McGuire                 "Rubber duckies *are* important."
St. Petersburg, FL                            -Doc Shipley

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