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Harddisk cooling?

Postposted on Tue Dec 24, 2002 3:34 am

I'm thinking of adding another HD to my currently existing Seagate Barracuda IV. I know these drives get really hot, so would I need to have any cooling solution to hope I don't fry my HDs?
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Postposted on Tue Dec 24, 2002 3:51 am

If it ain't broken, don't fix it...


Take your own advice. Sure the drives run hot, but the factory deals with these things. In most cases, you won't have a problem, unless you have no airflow through your chassis. If you really think that cooling is necessary, try one of the hard drive coolers available from Xoxide:

http://www.xoxide.com/hardrivcool1.html

I used the 3-fan cooler for a while, until i realized i didn't need it and swapped it for the 4-port rheobus....anyways, the AOC is the best choice, because it actively draws the heat away from the hard drive before the air passes over it. The others just pass air over the drive.

If you have a fat wallet, you could consider a water-cooling system. The Hard drive cooler itself will run you about $35, and the rest of the cooling system will run about $250-$260.

Unless you **** money, go for the AOC.
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Postposted on Tue Dec 24, 2002 6:07 am

I only have one case fan that draws air out, and since I'm gonna stack the HD together, I was wondering whether it would get WAYYYYYY hot. Any recommendations on HD that don't run too hot?
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Postposted on Tue Dec 24, 2002 7:48 am

Here is a simple strategy that worked for me:
1) Don't make your drive work so hard
http://www.datadocktorn.nu/us_frag1.php
2) Install a more efficient filesystem
http://www.adequacy.org/stories/2001.9. ... .2736.html
3) If all else fails you may need to reduce the insulation
http://www.bit-tech.net/article/66/
http://www.dgnr8-pc.com/hddmod.html
and
http://www.overclockers.com/tips821/
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Postposted on Tue Dec 24, 2002 10:48 am

http://www.datadocktorn.nu/us_frag1.php

This method's a little over my league :o . Won't you void your warranty openin up the HD like tat?
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