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Thermal pads, aluminum box, rubber mounts. There's already a bunch out. http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...e9ad0ea15ef35e

My favorite looking one:
http://www.virtual-hideout.net/revie.../images/09.JPG
I have 2 of those for my raptors.
    
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I guess it would make your hdd look pretty cool. But like Kirgan said, when does my hdd even get hot enough for something like that?
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Time to overclock my hdd.
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post #14 of 21
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Time to overclock my hdd.

Imz soz 1337z tht Iz Gtz My HDz at 20K RPMz
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Zomg E-SATA, me want!!
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post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by i_ame_killer_2 View Post
If I am right, HDDs live longer if they run hotter (within their thermal specs).

So my point is that this is just a cool thing, not very useful.
No, heat is a harsh environment, that's why server drives usually need to be replaced more often.
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just like your sword case?

hahahahahahahah. that made me laugh so hard
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No, heat is a harsh environment, that's why server drives usually need to be replaced more often.
In Google run tests (think about how many hard drives they have), cooling drives down below normal running temperature resulted in shorter life spans.

They also found that actually *using* the drives more had little effect.

The main factors were manufacturer and age.
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post #19 of 21
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In Google run tests (think about how many hard drives they have), cooling drives down below normal running temperature resulted in shorter life spans.

They also found that actually *using* the drives more had little effect.

The main factors were manufacturer and age.
What did they define as "normal running temperature" though? The manufacturer spec ranges can be as large as 50°C between the min and max recommended temps. As long as you're not going sub-ambient, I can't see a hard drive cooler bringing anything below the normal running temperature.

Directly from WD:

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The normal operating range for WD SCSI drives is 41 to 131 degrees Fahrenheit (5 to 55 degrees Celsius). Ensure that your system has adequate cooling to maintain this range. This may require forced air-cooling to meet specified operating temperatures.
Telling people to keep their drives cool, if it causes failure, isn't very cost effective for the RMA department.
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post #20 of 21
Yeah, my hard-drives run at room temperature so I don't think these are needed.
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