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Old 04-18-2005, 09:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone,

Nobody has to tell you that heat is bad for your computer, if you don't know that already you really need some help. My situation is this: I have this stupid case with 3 3 1/2 drive bays, one of which is blocked off because of the mobo power cable connector which is rather large. (one word of advice, if you get a modular psu be prepared for bulky cables) So I am forced to mount my 2 hard drives right next to one another. Hard drives by themselves generate a lot of heat and with both of these right next to one another it's not exactly ideal. How much of a risk do you think I am posing to the hard drives by having them so close together?

Any input or advice is appreciated.


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Old 04-18-2005, 10:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not the ideal set up, but it should be fine.

I seriously doubt that you access your drives often enough to put them in major risk. But mounting a front fan right in front of them may be an idea that you should look into...


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Old 04-18-2005, 10:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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well, if u want to spread some heat which u think it might damage your hardisk, u can open 1 side of the casing.

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Old 04-18-2005, 11:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Make a custom case thingy for your hard drive. Maybe drill a square at the top, weld it back on with the hard drive there, so you a thing sticking out.

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Old 04-19-2005, 03:10 AM   #5 (permalink)
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A more practical way of seperating them is put one of the hard drives in the extrnal 3.5" bays (the ones that you put floppy drives in.)

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Old 04-19-2005, 06:16 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally posted by didi
well, if u want to spread some heat which u think it might damage your hardisk, u can open 1 side of the casing.
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Old 04-19-2005, 10:24 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input everyone.


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