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Offline Mede8er1

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MED500X2 Fan disconnect when not using internal hard drive
« on: November 01, 2011, 10:54:30 am »

The fan can be disconnected on the MED500X2 if you do not have an internal Hard Drive installed

Pls follow these simple instructions
http://www.mede8er.org/artwork/temp/MED500X2_No_Internal_Hard_Drive_Fan_Instruction_v0.pdf


THIS INSTRUCTION DOES NOT APPLY TO THE MED500X or MED500X-Light

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Re: MED500X2 Fan disconnect when not using internal hard drive
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2012, 09:19:33 am »
And when using a "green/5400-5900rpm" internal hard drive with low heat ?...

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Re: MED500X2 Fan disconnect when not using internal hard drive
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2012, 09:50:50 am »
That's the standard type of drive for a pvr, so no, you can't disconnect the fan.

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Re: MED500X2 Fan disconnect when not using internal hard drive
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2012, 10:23:17 am »
The most suprising thing i found out about the mede8er 500X2 was when i mounted and Hard Drive: the chipset has no heatsink  :D

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Re: MED500X2 Fan disconnect when not using internal hard drive
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2012, 03:50:13 pm »
The most suprising thing i found out about the mede8er 500X2 was when i mounted and Hard Drive: the chipset has no heatsink  :D

Because it does not need any - surface of the processor itself is enough for proper cooling.
But when you fit a HDD in the box, it needs a fan to have enough cooling because the disk will heat up the box.
Read the  Mede8er 400X/500X Beginners Guide
or Mede8er 500X2/400X2/450X2 Beginners Guide

Also check the Couto X3D Newbies Guide first.

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Re: MED500X2 Fan disconnect when not using internal hard drive
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2012, 06:46:07 pm »
I melted a PCH cpu in my RV's 20"x10" media Cabinet one summer...  Comments like it's doesn't need one really depend on the environment you are running it in.   

If you intend on taking your 500X2 to Burning Man this year, Aluminum Stick-ON Heat sink's are pretty cheap.   8)

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Re: MED500X2 Fan disconnect when not using internal hard drive
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2012, 06:55:59 pm »
Sure, if you place a med in a closed closed or stack it on other heat dissipating devices, you will burn it down also with a fan.......
Read the  Mede8er 400X/500X Beginners Guide
or Mede8er 500X2/400X2/450X2 Beginners Guide

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Re: MED500X2 Fan disconnect when not using internal hard drive
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2013, 12:57:32 pm »
I melted a PCH cpu in my RV's 20"x10" media Cabinet one summer...  Comments like it's doesn't need one really depend on the environment you are running it in.   

If you intend on taking your 500X2 to Burning Man this year, Aluminum Stick-ON Heat sink's are pretty cheap.   8)

Please inform us more on what size and where to buy, as I am sure a heatsink will be best if fitted an internal hard drive and using it frequently.

My 500X2 is hot as hell and I am only doing copy on HDD at the time (for about 36 hours on a row) as I am filling up the drive with my stacked video's to release my pc hard-drive.