Subject: Re: Other qubes, raqs (actually, hard drive question)
To: Kenneth P. Persing <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Wayne Ringling <email@example.com>
Date: 06/24/2004 12:00:22
I also have a qube2 with three 250 gb drives in it. (yeah I know
overkill). I left the normal fan and added another one in the top of the
case to help out with cooling. I use a 60W powersupply and it gets a
little warm but no biggie. The tx2 card does give better performance
than the onboard ide. I just newfs'd the second and third hd's and it
was much faster than the one during initial install. I would say that
it gives about 2X performance over the onboard one. Soon this little
beauty will be running a site for qube2 stuff.
On Thu, 2004-06-24 at 10:56, Kenneth P. Persing wrote:
> Just an FYI, I have a single 250GB HD in my qube... works great. No
> problem in the Qube 2s with a 130GB limit. (at least in NetBSD)
> On Thu, 2004-06-24 at 10:05, Andy Ruhl wrote:
> > On Thu, 24 Jun 2004 09:57:40 -0400, Christopher Schultz
> > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > All,
> > >
> > > > With a qube2 or raq2 you can safely pull the fan. This is especially
> > > > true if you put in a newer, lower power, hard disk.
> > >
> > > I have a Qube2 and was wondering about hard disks. The thing currently
> > > in there is unbranded and largely unlabelled, so what should I look for
> > > when getting a new disk?
> > >
> > > I figure that lower-RPM drives like 5400 as opposed to the 7200 and
> > > 10000 will be quieter and consume less power.
> > The IDE controller probably can't go over the 130 something gig limit?
> > I'm guessing this is the case. It has a PCI slot and NetBSD supports a
> > bunch of newer IDE adapters though.
> > These newer hard drives are also quite hot. I'd leave the fan in there.
> > Andy
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