Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Aug 2006 08:48 UTC, submitted by alcibiades
Apple Ars does its usual thorough stuff on the new Mac Pro. According to Ars: "The interior layout is a big win for Apple. Four drive bays is adequate for a pro tower, and the fact that each drive is on its own bus is a smart design decision. It's also great having room for a second optical drive. In terms of performance, it's good news - with a caveat. While the fully-buffered memory, the screaming-fast Xeon 5150s, and the 1333MHz FSB are all great, Apple's video card choice is most definitely not. It doesn't fit, and it detracts from the overall experience. Despite that, the Mac Pro is a very solid graphics or video editing workstation. When all the major 'pro' applications have made the transition to Universal Binaries, the PowerPC years will be little more than a memory."
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am I blind?
by smashIt on Fri 11th Aug 2006 15:02 UTC
smashIt
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2005-07-06

am I blind or did apple forget to cool the HDDs?

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RE: am I blind?
by Dave_K on Fri 11th Aug 2006 16:56 in reply to "am I blind?"
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2005-11-16

From the look of it the hard drives make contact with the metal of the case, that should passively cool them well enough. I can't see Apple making a mistake like not providing adequate drive cooling in their flagship computer.

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RE[2]: am I blind?
by nicc on Fri 11th Aug 2006 17:30 in reply to "RE: am I blind?"
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2006-01-12

there are also 2 fans directly below the harddrives.

maybe these fans are dual purpose; cooling the HDs and the CPUs

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RE[2]: am I blind?
by smashIt on Fri 11th Aug 2006 19:42 in reply to "RE: am I blind?"
smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

i checked the fotos again and they are not cooled.
there are 2 fans in the front, but they are cooling the cpus and pci-slots. the one hdd directly above the fan gets n cooling at all, and as soon as you add a full-sice card none of the drives get cooled. and contat with the metal of the case won't keep them cool.

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RE[2]: am I blind?
by Khoji on Sat 12th Aug 2006 05:36 in reply to "RE: am I blind?"
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2005-08-17

I can't see Apple making a mistake like not providing adequate drive cooling in their flagship computer.

The hard disks are probably cooled adequately. But they do forget things -- for example on the MacBook Pro they forgot that not including a pcmcia slot would mean that it will be impossible to use G3 wireless cards for several years. I very much wanted to switch to a MacBook but this design oversight makes it impossible for me. ;) (

Edited 2006-08-12 05:36

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