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TTake makes this one (I got mine from performance-pcs) which lowered my HDD temps from around 47C max to 30C max...for only $8 which is cheaper...but yeah HDD coolers actually make a really big difference.

Extreme heat can warp the platters and make the HDD totally fail. This is a worst-case scenario, but it's definitely possible. With a Raptor or similar, you're going to want some more dedicated cooling than the normal airflow in your case.
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post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by The Duke View Post
A seldom overlooked issue with shortening the life of a HDD is the PS!
Weak rails surmount to the the analogy of slowly starving a person to death!
Electric motors main detriment is voltage... or the lack of and can and will cause them to run hotter and degrade the motors ability to the point of failure!
How can you be sure that your hard drive is eating well?
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Originally Posted by Guruboy View Post
TTake makes this one (I got mine from performance-pcs) which lowered my HDD temps from around 47C max to 30C max...for only $8 which is cheaper...but yeah HDD coolers actually make a really big difference.

Extreme heat can warp the platters and make the HDD totally fail. This is a worst-case scenario, but it's definitely possible. With a Raptor or similar, you're going to want some more dedicated cooling than the normal airflow in your case.
Looks good but actually has less airflow than the vantec one.
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How can you be sure that your hard drive is eating well?
Close up the case with either a SATA or 4 pin power connector from the same rail that the HDD is on. Load the system with Orthos for about 30-60 minutes to assimilate the full load and max temps. Then test the rails of the PS
The pin outs are available in the link for an ATX ver 2.x PS... some where in the page 30ish area.
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Heat obviously has an affect on the life of the drive, too.
Google found that warm HDs actually lasted longer than cooler ones. This assume that the HDs are within "safe" parmeters. I wonder how many HDs Google has in their servers...
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post #16 of 20
I heard this too a whle back. The article stated that hard drives kept between 40c and 60c were better off than anythig lower than 40c. I think the idea was that the warmth kept the motors running better than running at low temps.
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my hd never gets above 38 degrees, always near or 1 or 2 degrees more than my cpu idle temp...
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Originally Posted by Aft3rSh0kK View Post
my hd never gets above 38 degrees, always near or 1 or 2 degrees more than my cpu idle temp...
Same here. My raptor runs pretty cool, I've never seen it go over 40C
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post #20 of 20
I have 5 hard drives in my machine (1 is unused though), so they're all right on top of each other. I never had a problem yet with the drives.

All it has for cooling is a fan on the front of the case, and I wouldn't have room for anything else anyway, unless the case was modded.

I've never had an issue yet.
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