I bought a very large (300GB) SCSI disk on eBay,
and put it in my desktop,
but it gets very hot.
Is that par for the course with large SCSI disks?
Do I need a special fan?
The disk is a Hitachi Ultrastar (10,000rpm).
Also, the disk has 80 pins, while the disk it is replacing had 68 pins.
I'm using a 68-pin to 80-pin adaptor from Hong Kong.
Is that likely to be adequate?
(The disk seemed to be found OK by "fdisk /dev/sdb",
but I didn't partition it because it was running so hot -
I thought I'd better sort that out first.)
Any advice or suggestions gratefully received.
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