[AusNOG] CNET: Google uncloaks once-secret server

Colwell, Scott scott.colwell at nn.com.au
Fri Apr 3 13:41:23 EST 2009


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> From: ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net 
> [mailto:ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net] On Behalf Of Bob Purdon
> Sent: Friday, 3 April 2009 1:23 PM
> To: Craig Askings; AusNOG at lists.ausnog.net
> Subject: Re: [AusNOG] CNET: Google uncloaks once-secret server
> The only thing that isn't explained - at least for me - is 
> where they're
> getting the 5V for the HDD's from (assuming the Hitachi Deskstar's
> actually require 5V).  They may have a small DC/DC converter under the
> HDD's for that though. 

You can see the standard 4 wire power (+5, +12 and 2x GND) going from
power supply to the drive
so it seems likely that there is a 12v to 5v dc/dc converter in the
power supply.

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