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post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by ThePope View Post
yes they are stacked on eachother. i have a fan blowing on them but i dont think its powerful enough. maybe ill water cool my hardrives
don't bother watercooling hdds, spend the money on something that actually affects performance and avoid extra risks (i.e water and hdd= goodbye data).
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post #12 of 23
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Does the 680i even have the option to enable SMART HDD or w\\e it is. becuase i looked all over in the bios and didnt find it
    
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post #13 of 23
My 865 does.

Yours should
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post #14 of 23
omg plz dont WC any HDD ever.. it's a waste of time and doesnt do anything. Just wastes power. If youre REALLY worried about your HDD getting hot / loud, and have some 5.25 slots available.. get a Antec HDD 5.25" Bay Cooler. Not needed imo.. just get some fans >_>
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post #15 of 23
If you have a hard drive fan, don't worry about it.

99% of people do not have any cooling whatsoever for their hard drives and never had a problem.

I have a fan for my hard drives, but only because I have 5 drives stacked (only 4 in operation right now, but still..)
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No 5.25 slots avalible thats were my pump is.. ill just put some fans on them. Anyways, anyone know how to enable smart hdd on a evga 680i sli?
    
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post #17 of 23
Go into the BIOS jk

Anyways those HDD coolers don't do much. I think they will be fine
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post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by ThePope View Post
Why are my Hard-drives hot? I have :: 2 x 200 gb in raid0 :: 1x 320gb by itself:: and a 250Gb by its self. Is there a reason why the top of my hardrives are so hott? also are there any programs that tell me my hard drives temps?
electronics produce heat...

no/poor airflow doesn't dissipate heat...


cool them better

i currently do not have a drive that is over 31C/88F
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post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by iampoor View Post
They are simply hot because of the platters moving energy. It is normal. Also not too good airflow could be another reason
"because of the platters moving energy" ?

How do the patters move energy?
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is he talking about friction?
    
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