[rescue] Sun drive array heatsinks?

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Fri Sep 22 18:21:44 CDT 2006

On Fri, Sep 22, 2006 at 03:32:10PM -0700, Don Y wrote:
> Each of the drives in my D1000 has an aluminum plate fastened
> to the underside.  (P/N  340-5928-01)  I assume these are used
> to improve cooling for the drives ("heat plate").
> I am moving the drives to a 711 enclosure (different drive
> orientation, different air flow patterns, etc.).  I'm wondering
> if I should leave the plates on the drives or pull them.
> My current approach is;  lave them on and see if anything
> gets too hot; if so, try removing them  ;>  (not very
> scientific  :<  )
> Thanks for any light you can shed on this...

I've not had any problems running without them.  Most modern drives are
going to run a lot cooler than the original drives shipped in a D1K.


Bill Bradford 
Houston, Texas

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