i have four SATA drives, inside the server case, each connected to a SATA port:
+============================+ | | | SATA2_1 <======== WDC | | SATA2_2 <======== WDC | | SATA2_3 <======== WDC | | SATA2_4 <======== WDC | | | +============================+
The cooling in the server isn't what i would like, so i've been looking at better cases - with a focus on cooling hard drives, e.g.:
Then i thought that perhaps there are steel boxes designed to hold, and power, SATA drives externally:
while still allowing them to be connected to the motherboard:
+============================+ +============= | | | | | SATA2_1 <===============+=====+===== WDC | | SATA2_2 <===============+=====+===== WDC | | SATA2_3 <===============+=====+===== WDC | | SATA2_4 <===============+=====+===== WDC | | | | | +============================+ +============+
i get the sense that such technology does no exist. Does such technology exist?
Note: i'm not talking about an external enclosure that handles read/writes to the drives themselves, and is connected to the computer via
- USB 3.0, or
- eSATA, or
The reason i'm not talking about those is because if that enclosure has a system failure i lose all my data.
i'm only looking for better cooling for internal external hard drives.