External TB3 storage (SSD)

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vett93 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,834
Re: External TB3 storage (SSD)

tsinsf wrote:

vett93 wrote:

I had to put a heatsink on the Samsung SSD and increased the fan speed from about 800rpm idle to 935rpm idle. This has reduced the temperature by 20+ degrees F.

I have the same Mac Pro. How do you adjust the fan speed? Thanks.

I use iStat Menu 6.4. There are other software programs that can do that too.

One thing worth repeating is that changing fan speed is a risky task. You don't want to just set it at a slightly higher fan speed because the stock fan speed control would increase the fan speed when one or more internal sensors detect higher temperature. One needs to be **very** careful in doing that.

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