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Anonymous
December 25, 2004 3:37:16 PM

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Anyone tried it and had any problems in the long term ? All 3 drives
are Seagate SATA 160 GB with NCQ. I just installed it successfully, but
am a little bit concerned with heat dissipation.

Maybe I should remove floppy drive to let this hard drive "breathe"
easier ? I realize that floppy drive doesn't generate any heat by
itself considering it's always off, this is just to increase an
airflow. If I do remove it - should I leave the plastic cover with a
slot for floppy or replace it with the cover without the opening ?

I know I can get USB floppy in case if I ever need one. Anyone knows if
USB floppy is equivalent to the "regular" floppy for boot/OS setup
purposes in this particular computer ?
Anonymous
December 27, 2004 4:19:31 AM

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On 25 Dec 2004 12:37:16 -0800, John_Doe@inbox.ru wrote:

>Anyone tried it and had any problems in the long term ? All 3 drives
>are Seagate SATA 160 GB with NCQ. I just installed it successfully, but
>am a little bit concerned with heat dissipation.
>
>Maybe I should remove floppy drive to let this hard drive "breathe"
>easier ? I realize that floppy drive doesn't generate any heat by
>itself considering it's always off, this is just to increase an
>airflow. If I do remove it - should I leave the plastic cover with a
>slot for floppy or replace it with the cover without the opening ?

Hard Drives were mounted next to floppy drives for years. There
shouldn't be any problem. How often do you use a floppy these days
anyway? Now, maybe if it was right under a DVD burner, I'd be
concerned.
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