You have to do whatever is required. Shut down the system, take it apart,Quote:> Is there anything I can do
> to make these drives cool down without useing another fan?
But neglect will kill such a system faster than age will.
>> I'm running Redhat 7.3 on an intel based machine with 256 ram with an
>> Adaptec 2940UW running 2 hds. I don't know if this is normal but my
>> drives are getting to hot to handle. Is this normal?
>No, it is not. It is dangerous to your system. Remember that typical ICs
>have plastic packages that melt at or about the boiling point of water.
While the previous comment may be hyperbole, these two are inQuote:>> Is there anything I can do
>> to make these drives cool down without useing another fan?
>You have to do whatever is required. Shut down the system, take it apart,
>and vacuum every bit of dust from every air passage. Then add any fans you
>But neglect will kill such a system faster than age will.
Some drives do produce a great deal of heat, and that can lead
to a shorter life span if not taken into account.
The obvious thing is to add more fans, but just as important is
to make sure that the drives have air space above and below, and
make sure there is air flow. Typical cases probably do not have
a fan located where it causes any significant air flow past the
hard disk bays. Likewise on smaller cases the hard disks and a
floppy drive may be stacked one on top of the other, allowing no
room for air to move between them.
One trick is to mount a 3.5" hard disk in brackets to allow
it to fit into a 5.25" half height bay. That leaves room around
it for air. If multiple drives drives must be mounted in the
3.5" bay, they should be separated by one space (2 drives in
a 4 drive bay).
If that cannot be done, the best answer is using one or more
very well placed fans.
Floyd L. Davidson <http://www.ptialaska.net/~floyd>
What kind of scsi controller do you have for you hard disk? Which
version of Linux are you running?
You could try:
mount /dev/sda4 /zip -t msdos
to mount the zip drive, but that assumes that your kernel has the
scsi driver compiled in, and that you have msdos file system support
and that you have a directory called /zip created.
Might want to do some reading in the HOWTO documents and man pages.