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Old August 2, 2009, 03:20 PM
JKC JKC is offline
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Default Gets hot inside

I find the ventilation holes are quite tiny, even though they look like slits on the outside, these slits are blocked on the inside of the case to leave only a small pair of holes, about 1 mm in diameter. This leads to very low airflow which is not a very good design for a device that calls itself a "server". There is a very noticeable difference in the fan speed when the case is opened.

I have a pair of Hitachi HDT72110SLA360 1TB drives and they get quite warm to the touch. I think it is more than 45C when they are running.

There is no spin-down or sleep mode while idle. I have another NAS that has a timeout after no activity, it will put the drive in a lower power mode and this reduces the temperature of the hard drive to what feels like room temperature.
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