Joined: 12 Jul 2005
Location: Elmira, NY
|Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 6:17 pm Post subject:
|h4ns wrote: |
|The mini will function as fileserver, but also as a web/ftp/kdx server so I don't want the external drive to spin up and down all the time.
I have a Cube running 24/7 now, (installed a fan) and have the LaCie connected with a 200GB Maxtor 6B200P0 that never goes to sleep. The Lacie used to have a WDC 120GB drive, and does not have a fan. I'm aware that this is not ideal for the HD, but it has been running fine for over a year now. As far as I know it's also not ideal for a drive if it's spinning up and down every 5 minutes
I guess what I need now is an enclosure that has some sort of cooling, an try to find something to let the 2,5" drive go to sleep.
If that's not possible maybe I should think about removing the 2,5" drive and go for the external IDE or SATA option?
This has great cooling:
I would try setting the disk sleep long and then set a cron job to check the site every 30 minutes. as long as you boot from yor external drive, the internal drive will sleep and the external would stay active.
Cron GUI for OS X
200GB FW HDD (Boot drive)
External DVD burner
45.23 Xbench 1.2 average
FireWire Boot Guide