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good temp for a harddrive to run at?

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I was just wondering what's a safe temperature for a harddrive to be running at? Like a safe range . . . cause i'm around 40C right now . . . is that ok?
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post #2 of 13
thats a little high but i wouldnt worry to much
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post #3 of 13
40 is ok, id reccomend you get a cooler for it though.
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post #4 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by lessthanjake1241
no, 40 load on air is really good. anything below 55 is ok
i load at 27C :S
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Compfreak
i load at 27C :S

sorry i thought he was tralking about cpu's and i edited after i realized it was a hd
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i was like *** lol comfused me
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I have a ton of fans in my case already lol, but what if I mounted a fan behind the harddrive to blow onto it? Would that be helpful? You see I can't mount it with screws though, cause there's no holes there, so I'd have to use super glue or something like that . . .
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by SephirothGod
I have a ton of fans in my case already lol, but what if I mounted a fan behind the harddrive to blow onto it? Would that be helpful? You see I can't mount it with screws though, cause there's no holes there, so I'd have to use super glue or something like that . . .
zip ties are way better
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post #9 of 13
Look on the website for the official specs. If you want to run it safe keep it ~10c below that.
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post #10 of 13
Its not as important for Hard disks to run cool as it is for CPUs and other microdevices. Hard Disks are mechanical devices and are going to generate some heat, but newer disks should have fluid bearings, reducing friction greatly and thus reducing heat. 40 degrees C is adequate enough imo. 50 Id think about cooling.

I get to do lots of analysis' on friction in devices in my mechanical engineering course.
    
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