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OK, I was checking for trapped air or an airflow problem and I realized that my intake fan was jammed by a wire... The fan wire hole is slightly offset, so the fan wire hung into the fan. Turned the fan 90 degrees so the wire isn't in the way, et voila! My HDD's are now idling ~37 C and loading at 45 C which is when I set the HDD fan to speed up (loaded the HDD by writing an image of my C drive to the HDD, took about an hour, I think). Also tried one HDD in the top cage, turned to increase airflow, and I got 35 C idle. I'll be moving that back for looks though.

wait, so the fan wasn't spinning at all? hee.
    
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Correct, the fan was jammed. I'm surprised that the same has happened all 3-4 times I've installed it.
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Well, glad it turned out to be something simple. Always a nice "ah ha!" moment when that happens.
    
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Ok, so idling with low fan speeds gives me 39 C and 42 C on the 2 HDD's in the bottom cage. Good improvement. Of course, if I turn up the fan speed, I get better temps. Might move the 1100 RPM fan down there to get a better idle speed, but it's probably not too big of a difference.
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