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Sinclair said:As a question to you guys using these Athena Power (or clones) cages, what made you go with them over the Supermicro ones? From what I've seen so far, the AP ones have horrible thermal abilities vs the Supermicro one. Only reason I went with one is because Supermicro don't make a 3-in-2 .
hokatichenci said:I'm using the AP mainly because they're cheap, and I know they work. I've got uh, 5 of them in total right now. 2 in my main workstation, 2 in my other fileserver, and one in a test fileserver that currently has nothing plugged into it. I have never noticed any thermal issues, my workstation drives stay pretty cool considering how tightly the equipment is packed in there, I havn't really tested temps on the new fileserver. What kind of temps are you getting on the Supermicro?
Sinclair said:For example, right now my room is pretty cool. Drives in the supermicro are reading about 27C. Drives in the AP are running 35C. Generally my drives in the SM run around 30-35, you can figure out how hot the ones in the AP are by then . Still very acceptable, I just wonder why they didn't make the bays like SM's, with vents in the front to draw fresh air over it. Didn't really see what they were thinking when they designed the cooling on it. Seems to draw air from nowhere almost.
On a side note, I wish these had failure lights.. would be nice to have all 8 drives using them (SM & controller support it). Maybe there's some way to rig it up.. .
llama raid # ls -l /dev/raid/ total 0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 Dec 24 02:25 1d -> ../sda lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 Dec 24 02:25 1d1 -> ../sda1 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 Dec 24 02:25 2d -> ../sdb lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 Dec 24 02:25 2d1 -> ../sdb1 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 Dec 24 02:25 3d -> ../sdc lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 Dec 24 02:25 3d1 -> ../sdc1 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 Dec 24 02:25 4d -> ../sdd lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 Dec 24 02:25 4d1 -> ../sdd1 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 Dec 24 02:25 5d -> ../sde lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 Dec 24 02:25 5d1 -> ../sde1 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 Dec 24 02:25 6d -> ../sdf lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 Dec 24 02:25 6d1 -> ../sdf1 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 Dec 24 02:31 7d -> ../sdg lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 Dec 24 02:31 7d1 -> ../sdg1 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 Dec 24 02:32 8d -> ../sdh lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 Dec 24 02:32 8d1 -> ../sdh1
Dew said:As for the failure lights, if you have your drives ordered properly, there is no need for them. I know exactly which drive is numbered 1 through 8 on both of my fileservers.
How did you guys grab the temps for the drives? I can't figure out with smartmontools how to do it for these sata disks.