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Old 12th January, 2007, 09:15 AM
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Old 14th January, 2007, 11:13 AM
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I'm not sure about the wisdom of fully enclosing drives and the temperature rise looks risky.

My own problem was vibration when I installed two drives as a RAID 0.

After a fair bit of trial and error I found the solution that should be shown in the attachment. Both drives are mounted on one bracket - this is screwed to a platform which is glued to a foam base (as supplied with the drives!) - attached to the bottom of the case by velcro strips. I doubt it could survive being turned upside down but it holds everything in place when I turn the unit on its side for maintenance.
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Old 21st January, 2007, 07:03 PM
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I'm not sure about the wisdom of fully enclosing drives and the temperature rise looks risky.
Makes more sense to me, to put foam on the case panels. That absorbs sound from all components and doesn't insulate the drives. Good air flow through the case is essential, of course.
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Nothing works better than home made bungy rope suspended cradles
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Does the bungee solution work when the PC is turned on its side, as happens during routine maintenance?
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Old 17th February, 2007, 09:09 PM
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Gravity makes fools of us all.

Basically it will drop to the side of the case as far as the cord allows before it becomes tort again which means it will likely drop a couple of inches.

I did have the thought of also suspending it downward as well but it would only work if it was tight which isn't easy with bungee rope
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