Intel P4000 Chassis - 2.5 drive adapter air flow issues

Discussion in 'Chassis and Enclosures' started by nthu9280, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. nthu9280

    nthu9280 Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2016
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    Just a heads-up for folks that have this chassis with 3.5 hot swap trays. They come with plastic insert to mount the 2.5 drives in these bays. These also fit nicely with supermicro 3.5 hotswap trays as well. However, I see a design flaw. They completely block air flow and cause the drives to run hot especially SAS or high speed drives. I think can be addressed by sawing off some recess. I could see this being potential problem with the Dell adapters that were discussed here on the forums (9W8C4,Y004G) too. OTH, HP 661914-001 one seems to have nice recess for airflow. Thought this might help someone prevent thermal issues while sourcing these adapters.

    Intel 3.5 tray with 2.5 adapter

  2. epicurean

    epicurean Member

    Sep 29, 2014
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    I have the same chassis, with 16 2.5" drives (HGSTs) , and another 12 (Seagate 4 TBs) in the 5 1/4 slots. Yes, I agree the air flow ain't great. But the heat tolerance , at least with the Intel S2600IP4 I have is very good. Been running for 2 years straight as an esxi server.
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