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Also, couple of mistakes when mentioning "safe" or recommended temperatures. Saying more than 30°C for hard-drives is not safe is so random.
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Also, couple of mistakes when mentioning "safe" or recommended temperatures. Saying more than 30°C for hard-drives is not safe is so random.

I can say for sure that the newer Seagate HDD's have safe operating temperatures up to 60C. Lots of other manufacturers have safe operating temperatures to at least 50C. so I don't see what's wrong to say you can operate your drives at higher than 30C. Lots of locations have ambient temperatures above 30C.
    
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Say if you have all fans pointing outwards (a vacuum) what then?
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Say if you have all fans pointing outwards (a vacuum) what then?

Either the gaps in the chassis will leak air in, or you'll start bogging down the fans and they won't move their rated CFM--basically the negative air pressure gradient relative to the fan works against the fan's static pressure. Once the forces are equal, the force generated by the fan won't be enough to move any air. It won't be a vacuum though, only lower pressure relative to a system that does have appropriate air intake.
    
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Say if you have all fans pointing outwards (a vacuum) what then?

Your computer implodes, creating a rift in the space-time continuum.
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Also, couple of mistakes when mentioning "safe" or recommended temperatures. Saying more than 30°C for hard-drives is not safe is so random.

I can say for sure that the newer Seagate HDD's have safe operating temperatures up to 60C. Lots of other manufacturers have safe operating temperatures to at least 50C. so I don't see what's wrong to say you can operate your drives at higher than 30C. Lots of locations have ambient temperatures above 30C.



It's just like how technically GPUs can run above 100c happily, but would you want them to? No.

 

It can make a difference, and I'd personally prefer to keep them low. In any case, having a 120mm fan at the front of your case is very useful. (Even just for intake, may as well throw some HDDs in front of it while you're there.)

    
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