My DIY pcie fan for pcie ssds

EEmanEE

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So I recently got a 1.65 TB fusion io ssd which was fantastic except for the fact it runs hotter than my cpu at 63C. After a day of looking for usb and pcie fan I thought about mounting a fan directly onto my ssd which was near impossible. Then I realized I can glue a sff pc fan to a mounting bracket and plug the fan into a 3 pin. And that’s exactly what I did. Except I don’t have any strong glue, so I drilled holes into the fan and screwed the fan into my bracket. Now my ssd is at 43C when idle and runs less than 60C most of the time.
drawbacks:
-occupies a pcie slot
-the fan didn’t work when I populated 3 of my pcie slots, so I removed everything except for my wifi card and ssd. Probably power constraints.
-fan noise
 

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cool! I've thrown in AOC Fc-2000-b blower plugged into 7v under the fusion io card
 

EEmanEE

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cool! I've thrown in AOC Fc-2000-b blower plugged into 7v under the fusion io card
Yeah I was thinking about that, but I had fans lying around from a windows XP pc so I figured it was a fun experiment.
Update: It appears the fan connector likes to only turn the fan on every other boot so not a problem with the pcie. I did a disk clone and only hit 46C max so it definitely helps.
 

kapone

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It's your case. I don't see a mid plane fan/fan wall. I'm assuming there's at least one or more front fans, but most likely these are the typical case fans (i.e. low static pressure) and slow.

I've got a few 6.4TB fusions in Supermicro 2U cases (The x10DRU/Ultra riser type) and even with the mid plane fans at a very modest ~2000rpm, the fusions stay cool.

This is the output from one of my production boxes:

Code:
[root@esxcore:~] fio-status -a

Found 1 VSL driver package:
   4.3.7 build 1205 Driver: loaded

Found 1 ioMemory device in this system

Adapter: ioMono  (driver 4.3.7)
    ioMemory SX350-6400, Product Number:SDFADCMOS-6T40-SF1, SN:1724D004C, FIO SN:1724D004C
    ioMemory Adapter Controller, PN:5491-72373-6400G
    Product UUID:0a02e12a-02e9-5930-8433-c098074d0ea9
    PCIe Bus voltage: avg 12.29V
    PCIe Bus current: avg 0.57A
    PCIe Bus power: avg 7.06W
    PCIe Power limit threshold: 24.75W
    PCIe slot available power: unavailable
    Connected ioMemory modules:
      fct0: 84:00.0,     Product Number:SDFADCMOS-6T40-SF1, SN:1724D004C

fct0    Attached
    ioMemory Adapter Controller, Product Number:SDFADCMOS-6T40-SF1, SN:1724D004C
    ioMemory Adapter Controller, PN:5491-72373-6400G
    Microcode Versions: App:0.0.14.0
    Powerloss protection: protected
    PCI:84:00.0
    Vendor:1aed, Device:3001, Sub vendor:1aed, Sub device:3001
    Firmware v8.9.9, rev 20180423 Public
    6400.00 GBytes device size
    Format: v501, 12500000000 sectors of 512 bytes
    PCIe slot available power: 25.00W
    PCIe negotiated link: 8 lanes at 5.0 Gt/sec each, 4000.00 MBytes/sec total
    Internal temperature: 40.36 degC, max 55.12 degC
    Internal voltage: avg 1.01V, max 1.02V
    Aux voltage: avg 1.78V, max 1.80V
    Reserve space status: Healthy; Reserves: 100.00%, warn at 10.00%
    Active media: 100.00%
    Rated PBW: 22.00 PB, 99.92% remaining
    Lifetime data volumes:
       Physical bytes written: 17,790,330,193,224
       Physical bytes read   : 50,149,328,445,440
    RAM usage:
       Current: 2,280,452,544 bytes
       Peak   : 2,284,974,464 bytes
    Contained Virtual Partitions:
      fioiom0:    ID:0, UUID:f385f84d-c947-4f29-bda5-23dd39652123

fioiom0    State: Online, Type: block device, Device: /dev/disks/eui.f385f84dc9474f29002471dd39652123
    ID:0, UUID:f385f84d-c947-4f29-bda5-23dd39652123
    6400.00 GBytes device size
    Format: 12500000000 sectors of 512 bytes
    Sectors In Use: 281406011
    Max Physical Sectors Allowed: 12500000000
    Min Physical Sectors Reserved: 12500000000
 

EEmanEE

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It's your case. I don't see a mid plane fan/fan wall. I'm assuming there's at least one or more front fans, but most likely these are the typical case fans (i.e. low static pressure) and slow.

I've got a few 6.4TB fusions in Supermicro 2U cases (The x10DRU/Ultra riser type) and even with the mid plane fans at a very modest ~2000rpm, the fusions stay cool.

This is the output from one of my production boxes:

Code:
[root@esxcore:~] fio-status -a

Found 1 VSL driver package:
   4.3.7 build 1205 Driver: loaded

Found 1 ioMemory device in this system

Adapter: ioMono  (driver 4.3.7)
    ioMemory SX350-6400, Product Number:SDFADCMOS-6T40-SF1, SN:1724D004C, FIO SN:1724D004C
    ioMemory Adapter Controller, PN:5491-72373-6400G
    Product UUID:0a02e12a-02e9-5930-8433-c098074d0ea9
    PCIe Bus voltage: avg 12.29V
    PCIe Bus current: avg 0.57A
    PCIe Bus power: avg 7.06W
    PCIe Power limit threshold: 24.75W
    PCIe slot available power: unavailable
    Connected ioMemory modules:
      fct0: 84:00.0,     Product Number:SDFADCMOS-6T40-SF1, SN:1724D004C

fct0    Attached
    ioMemory Adapter Controller, Product Number:SDFADCMOS-6T40-SF1, SN:1724D004C
    ioMemory Adapter Controller, PN:5491-72373-6400G
    Microcode Versions: App:0.0.14.0
    Powerloss protection: protected
    PCI:84:00.0
    Vendor:1aed, Device:3001, Sub vendor:1aed, Sub device:3001
    Firmware v8.9.9, rev 20180423 Public
    6400.00 GBytes device size
    Format: v501, 12500000000 sectors of 512 bytes
    PCIe slot available power: 25.00W
    PCIe negotiated link: 8 lanes at 5.0 Gt/sec each, 4000.00 MBytes/sec total
    Internal temperature: 40.36 degC, max 55.12 degC
    Internal voltage: avg 1.01V, max 1.02V
    Aux voltage: avg 1.78V, max 1.80V
    Reserve space status: Healthy; Reserves: 100.00%, warn at 10.00%
    Active media: 100.00%
    Rated PBW: 22.00 PB, 99.92% remaining
    Lifetime data volumes:
       Physical bytes written: 17,790,330,193,224
       Physical bytes read   : 50,149,328,445,440
    RAM usage:
       Current: 2,280,452,544 bytes
       Peak   : 2,284,974,464 bytes
    Contained Virtual Partitions:
      fioiom0:    ID:0, UUID:f385f84d-c947-4f29-bda5-23dd39652123

fioiom0    State: Online, Type: block device, Device: /dev/disks/eui.f385f84dc9474f29002471dd39652123
    ID:0, UUID:f385f84d-c947-4f29-bda5-23dd39652123
    6400.00 GBytes device size
    Format: 12500000000 sectors of 512 bytes
    Sectors In Use: 281406011
    Max Physical Sectors Allowed: 12500000000
    Min Physical Sectors Reserved: 12500000000
Unfortunately mine is not a server build and it actually does not have any intake fans. I’m only using it as a test bench and this solution I think is geared more towards people who want to use one of those consumer motherboards. Envious of your build tho!