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Old 08-06-2007, 03:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright, so I just seated my HDD on the 3.5 Bay instead of the HDD bay because I wanted my 120mm fan to have a good airflow. I was just wondering what happens if I seated my HDD in the 3.5 Bay? Will it get overheated due to not being cooled down by the intake fan? Should I even put it there? Or should I move it back to the HDD Bay?
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Old 08-06-2007, 03:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have computers with hard drives by the fan as well as hard drives completely away from the fan. I would say that having the hard drive away from the fan won't impact it harmfully in any way. Unless you live somewhere that is terribly hot.
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Old 08-06-2007, 03:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Nope, I live in California just like you do! San Jose by the way. It's not that hot here. So I guess leaving it in the 3.5 bay is fine?
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I had my secondary HDD sitting in a 3.5" bay for about a year without having a fan on it before I gave it to my brother and it is still running just fine (HDD is now about 18 months old).
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Hard drives perform better when warmer, B1g could tell you the optimal temp I'm sure. As long as it's not a raptor drive or you try to cool your CPU with it you will be fine.
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Yeah, it's running around 38C idle and 40-42C load.
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Yeah, it's running around 38C idle and 40-42C load.
thats about mine when cooled =/
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