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What is the coolest hard drive series ?
I mean about all hard driver SATA between 2.5" and 3.5".

Im thinking about Caviar Green, Scorpio Blue or Seagate Momentus Thin, what is better and are there another products ?
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Originally Posted by senna89 View Post

What is the coolest hard drive series ?
I mean about all hard driver SATA between 2.5" and 3.5".

Im thinking about Caviar Green, Scorpio Blue or Seagate Momentus Thin, what is better and are there another products ?

Do you mean "cool" as in operating temperature or "looks awesome" factor?
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Operating temperature obviously wink.gif
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Why do you want a cool hard drive?

The new WD10EZEX drives are pretty good from what I've seen. They don't use quite as aggressive seeking, so noise levels, power draw and heat creation are probably lower.
     
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All HDD are going to be about the same, you actually don't want them tooooo coool, between 35-40° seems to be the right place according to Google's data. something to do with the viscosity of lubricants @ the nanometer scale.
Edited by Chickenman - 1/24/13 at 7:21pm
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I honestly don't know. I have a WD velociraptor . It has a big heat spreader on it... I assume it runs cool. I've never had an issue with overly hot HDDs. Case cooling will more or less determine how cool it will run.
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post #7 of 26
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Originally Posted by Kramy View Post

Why do you want a cool hard drive?

Because i would keep the Hard drives whitout fans in all condition, also in summer whit 35° Tamb.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kramy View Post

Why do you want a cool hard drive?

Because i would keep the Hard drives whitout fans in all condition, also in summer whit 35° Tamb.
You are in luck - most drives have no impact to their reliability up until about 47C.

http://www.overclock.net/t/802996/hdd-making-big-temps-laptop/0_100#post_10397036

I still recommend keeping a low RPM fan on them, just to keep the chips on the PCB cool.

googleaveragedrivehddfa.png

My vote would be a Green or Blue drive. Blues (like the WD10EZEX) are probably fine, and are a good choice if you'd prefer more speed than Greens or Laptop drives provide.
     
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My Hitachi 3TB 5K3000 runs 29-30C all day long. On load it jumps to 33C. It's in a HDD cage along with 3 other HDDs with a fan controlled 140mm fan blowing on it.
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Ok but any reviews or comparisons can shows what is the model with best temperatures ?

And if the Caviar Blue is a good choise, the Scorpio Blue should not be better like temperatures ? It run only 5400rpm and need only 5v to power supply. headscratch.gif
Edited by senna89 - 1/25/13 at 2:23am
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