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wondering how OCN feels about more direct cooling for hard drives..

i have a build coming up and while on one hand i want to increase aesthetics i want quite hard drives and cool hard drives..
there will be a dedicated fan for the HDDs

performance-pcs has a number of options to choose from.
the only one i am remotely interested in is the Logisys aluminum silencer
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=20377

then at Jab-Tech we have a much simpler option with the Scythe anti-vibration "kit"
http://www.jab-tech.com/Scythe-Anti-...D-pr-3636.html

would either of these be a sensible option to go for?
could this be a detriment as opposed to helping the HD in the first place?

should i even worry about this at all?

pre-emptive thanks
post #2 of 5
It looks like the first option is a glorified 1$kit like the one in this guide I did a while ago. While it can be effective if properly build, their sollution is overworked and too expensive - that is primarily a HDD silencing solution, not a way to improve cooling. The second is cheap, but doesn't work for silence, for cooling it's actually detrimental.

My take, and I welcome others to pitch in, is to follow the guide above and build the silencer; for cooling purposes a slow-spinning fan mounted in front of the disks (opposite to the SATA ports) does wonders. If you're not worried about the noise then just adding a fan in front of the HDDs will cool them better than any bling contraption.
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post #3 of 5
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thanks for the link to the guide, quite the creative solution there!
will be interesting to work that out, makes it a near free hanging hard drive. cant send vibrations through everything if it isnt attached.
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ut oooo. someone made a custom HD cooler a couple weeks ago and not too many were big fans of that idea, to say the least. From what i remember the biggest complaint is that most of the drives are meant to run warm per the manufactures recommendations and don't perform as well when highly cooled.
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If your harddrives are loud enough to bother you then its time for a checkup.
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