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So basically I am trying to to build a container for my SSD to serve as an external hard drive basically. My problem is that I need to put it in a container that will have ZERO airflow in or out of the container. I am worried about the heat generated by the SSD and whether or not it will damage the hard drive if it gets up to a high enough temperature. Ideally I would like to keep the temperature of the SSD below 80 C, so I was wondering if it would reach that high temperature (I assume it will) what can I do to stop that. Can I make the container out of a certain material or any other ideas would be much appreciated. Thank you.
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SSDs put out no heat.
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I have never seen an ssd get over 35c mounted on the back of a mother board tray with 0 air flow.
I don't think you have anything to worry about, now a hdd is a different story.
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So basically I am trying to to build a container for my SSD to serve as an external hard drive basically. My problem is that I need to put it in a container that will have ZERO airflow in or out of the container. I am worried about the heat generated by the SSD and whether or not it will damage the hard drive if it gets up to a high enough temperature. Ideally I would like to keep the temperature of the SSD below 80 C, so I was wondering if it would reach that high temperature (I assume it will) what can I do to stop that. Can I make the container out of a certain material or any other ideas would be much appreciated. Thank you.

 

Solid State Drives don't get hot because they don't have any moving parts. They're just PCBs with chips on them. Some people like to mount them in between the 'rear' case panel and the back of the motherboard tray.

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very little air flow over my ssd's temps 27c

Edited by jlhawn - 1/24/16 at 3:07pm
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this is after running crystaldisk mark for 15 min, and my ssd is inside a hotswap enclosure that gets zero airflow. My new 500GB evo's run a few degrees lower they are a generation newer so they understandably run cooler.

Edited by NKrader - 1/24/16 at 3:06pm
     
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