Subject: Re: DSSI auto-spinup
To: Pierre-Michel Ricordel <>
From: Brian Hechinger <>
List: port-vax
Date: 01/24/2001 08:46:18
Pierre-Michel Ricordel drunkenly mumbled...
> It just stops disk seeks, but the disks seems to continue to spin, and make
> noise.

hmmm, maybe the ambient noise level in my "computer lab" at home is high enough
that i never noticed this.  when i hit the switch they get quiet.  but then
again, i didn't realize how much noise my SPARCstorage Array 100 at work made
until i moved to my new desk.  (from in the computer lab proper to a section
that has been converted to cubes)

> Normally, there are only two big fans in the bottom of the BA440,
> or did my ears are confused by some hidden fans in the upper part of the
> cabinet ?

probably in the power supply, that's the only other place a fan could be in the
upper part that i can think of.  although i guess it depends on the machine, on
my 4000 boxes there are absolutely no fans anywhere except the fan tray and
maybe the power supply.