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Old 11-01-2007, 05:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all, trying to learn how you cool hard disks. I have all my temps nice and cool now, hard disks are running the hottest, but from what I understand the temps are still fine.

Two Sata Hard Disks:
Maxtor 250GB 42c
Western Digital 250GB 37C

The drives are mounted on the bottom of my case an a 80mm case fan set to intake blows cool air onto them.

How else do you cool hard disks? This isn't something I'm worried about with the above temps and I believe I read somewhere that hard disks run a little better warmer anyway. But just for the purpose of knowledge, how do you cool hard disks?
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Old 11-01-2007, 05:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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2 cooling types that I know of :

1. Heatsinks that mount onto the HD.
2. A fan mounted on top of the HD , sucking heat in its normal air direction, upwards.
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Unless you have a really crappy case with really crappy air flow the intake fan blowing over the hard drives is more than sufficient cooling.
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Yeah it's good cooling my HD's run on about 40c.
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Default Re: Hard Disk Cooling?

same here..my hdd stays at about 40c.
get speedfan or everest to check the temps...if the temps are good or decent...additional cooling isnt needed.
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Awesome info, thanks all. I didn't know about hard disk heat sinks.

My current temps are fine, and that seems to be as hot as the hard disks get, so I won't bother with any extra cooling. Just finished this build and was checking into everything to be sure all was well. The Maxtor drive is already a couple years old and I'll probably replace it soon. Used a Seagate 500gb in my second machine and really love that drive, very cool and very quiet. Will get one of those for this build when I have the funds.

Thanks again for the help.
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