By default, the fan in the Argon Eon is triggered by CPU temperature. However, it’s possible to run an IO-intensive workload that gets the hard drives hot without stressing the CPU - particularly if you’ve jammed two 3.5" drives in there, as there isn’t much room for them to breathe.
I’ve popped a pull request across to Argon40 which adds hard drive temperature monitoring to the fan system. With that, the temperature triggers in your fan configuration will activate when either the CPU or the hottest-running hard drive in the Eon reaches the target - whichever comes first.
Should hopefully prevent any toasted-drive catastrophes!
If you’re looking to try it yourself before it’s merged (assuming it gets merged), my fork is here - you’ll need to install
hddtemp, which you can do with
sudo apt install hddtemp or by running the
install-dependencies.sh script in the