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With modern hard drives, do you need a fan blowing on them?

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Wanna move my 2 hard drives up to my 5.25 bay. There would be no fan up there, would not be ok to do?
post #2 of 26
Not necessary
post #3 of 26
as long as they aren't' getting hitter than 45c your good. Technically they can run hotter, especially enterprise drives.
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Not really necessary, but my Velociraptors get mighty toasty. Which drive is it by the way?
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post #5 of 26
Depending on the HDD 45-55c maximum operating temp. You are probably okay with no fan, but monitor their temps and see.
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A 2tb Seagate and a 4tb Seagate
post #7 of 26
Then no, your case air flow will be more than enough to keep them cool. You only really need a fan if you got like 4+ hdds all stacked. Even then, it's not really necessary.
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post #8 of 26
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Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post

Not really necessary, but my Velociraptors get mighty toasty. Which drive is it by the way?

If it's a new/newer one, WD are listing/selling/labeling them as enterprise level drives.
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post #9 of 26
Never had any direct air blowing on my drives and there ok. Most cases have enough cool air floating around thumb.gif
post #10 of 26
You should be good to go unless you have something out the ordinary.
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