Will this HD cooler work if I attach it this way?
Ok, I have never installed a HD cooler. I am building a computer for work colleagues/friends and it will be used roughly 6 degrees from the equator, with no room A/C. I had a problem with components/hardware burning up and I think it is simply due to the extreme heat, humidity, and poor case ventilation.
I purchased a case that has really nice cooling compared to the last few cases I used. Now I would like to install a hard drive cooler on the hard drive.
I think I installed this thing on the wrong side of the HD [I suspect it is the wrong side because there is a heatsink on this cooler and it does NOT touch the HD.
The instructions are kind of vague, but it appears as if I am suppose to attach this HD cooler so it is flush against the metal jacket of the HD.
I am reluctant to attach the cooler on the metal plate side of the HD because I am not sure what will happen if I take off the star screws on the HD metal plate.
So, I attached this cooler on the other side. I also raised it up with stand offs because I was concerned that the fans might mess up the circuit board on the HD.
As you can obviously see, I have no clue as to if fans create any type of electro-magnetic field or other problems [May I say I suspect it may be a problem]?
Can some knowledgeable person here help me figure this one out?
PS Oh, I attached a couple of pics to show what I did. And yes, I know, it is a totally cheap HD cooler, but I got it almost free and I am sure it's better than nothin'.
PSS If I remove the star screws from the metal plate side of the HD, do I risk messin' up the HD [Dude, I just finished 2 days and nights of installing the OS, updates, drivers, and software...]
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