Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › Do I need HDD Cooling?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Do I need HDD Cooling?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I have had 2 WD drives go bad on me in like the last 8 months or so, the 2nd one just a few days ago. The first was a 320GB SATA which was in my Main Rig and the 2nd was a 500GB RE2 SATA2 which was in my Server. Could my problem be they are getting too hot? In my server case I have plenty of air flow at least I think I do. I have a 120MM and 140MM (side) blowing in and one 120MM fan in the back blowing out.
Edited by Col. Newman - 6/29/08 at 6:34pm
Main Rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 955BE Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P 2x PowerColor HD7850 2GB 16GB (4 x 4GB) CORSAIR Vengeance DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WDC WD1001FALS-00J7B1 LG DVD RW DL 16x Windows 7 Ulimate x64 SyncMaster 2693hm 
MonitorMonitorPowerCase
Asus VW226H Asus VW226H Antec TPQ-850 850W Antec 900 
Mouse
Razor Abyssus - mirror special editon 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 955BE Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P 2x PowerColor HD7850 2GB 16GB (4 x 4GB) CORSAIR Vengeance DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WDC WD1001FALS-00J7B1 LG DVD RW DL 16x Windows 7 Ulimate x64 SyncMaster 2693hm 
MonitorMonitorPowerCase
Asus VW226H Asus VW226H Antec TPQ-850 850W Antec 900 
Mouse
Razor Abyssus - mirror special editon 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 8
Hi.

...sorry to hear about your losses

Perhaps download and use HW Monitor to check the operating temps of your HDD's.

If the operating temps are out of range, then there are fairly inexpensive coolers that you could purchase, or perhaps make.
Flux
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600K GA-P67A-UD7 GTX 580 2 x 2GB Corsair 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 (OS), Velociraptor (storage) Lite-On W7 64-bit Pro Samsung 275T 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Black Widow Ult. Silverstone DA750 Lian Li T60 R.A.T. 7 
Mouse Pad
Q-Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
Flux
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600K GA-P67A-UD7 GTX 580 2 x 2GB Corsair 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 (OS), Velociraptor (storage) Lite-On W7 64-bit Pro Samsung 275T 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Black Widow Ult. Silverstone DA750 Lian Li T60 R.A.T. 7 
Mouse Pad
Q-Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Syrillian View Post
Hi.

...sorry to hear about your losses

Perhaps download and use HW Monitor to check the operating temps of your HDD's.

If the operating temps are out of range, then there are fairly inexpensive coolers that you could purchase, or perhaps make.
Cool thanks.

Ok I am running it on my Main rig and my Server right not and they are both steady at 34C.
Main Rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 955BE Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P 2x PowerColor HD7850 2GB 16GB (4 x 4GB) CORSAIR Vengeance DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WDC WD1001FALS-00J7B1 LG DVD RW DL 16x Windows 7 Ulimate x64 SyncMaster 2693hm 
MonitorMonitorPowerCase
Asus VW226H Asus VW226H Antec TPQ-850 850W Antec 900 
Mouse
Razor Abyssus - mirror special editon 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 955BE Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P 2x PowerColor HD7850 2GB 16GB (4 x 4GB) CORSAIR Vengeance DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WDC WD1001FALS-00J7B1 LG DVD RW DL 16x Windows 7 Ulimate x64 SyncMaster 2693hm 
MonitorMonitorPowerCase
Asus VW226H Asus VW226H Antec TPQ-850 850W Antec 900 
Mouse
Razor Abyssus - mirror special editon 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 8
34C sounds reasonable, I think 50C is dangerous for the platters, but thats just a guestimate.
Mine usually run at about 24-28C (haven't checked with this recent summer heat though, so may be in 30s now)
Sager NP5165
(7 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsHard DriveOptical Drive
I7 2630QM Nvidia Geforce GT 555 Hitachi BLU-RAY 
MonitorMonitorMouse
1080p Matte 95% Color Gamut Yamakasi Precision 2703 LED IPS Microsoft Sidewinder 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Opteron 170 DFI NF4 Ultra-D 8800GTS 4x1GB GSkill 500mhz HZs 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB + 120GB LiteOn LiteScribe DVD burner Windows 7 Home Prem. Samsung 220WM 22" + LG f-Engine 17" (dual screen) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
HP Internet/Media Keyboard Ultra 600W AeroCool AeroEngine II. Rice for computers Logitech LX7 
Mouse Pad
Belkin with Gel Wrist Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
Sager NP5165
(7 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsHard DriveOptical Drive
I7 2630QM Nvidia Geforce GT 555 Hitachi BLU-RAY 
MonitorMonitorMouse
1080p Matte 95% Color Gamut Yamakasi Precision 2703 LED IPS Microsoft Sidewinder 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Opteron 170 DFI NF4 Ultra-D 8800GTS 4x1GB GSkill 500mhz HZs 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB + 120GB LiteOn LiteScribe DVD burner Windows 7 Home Prem. Samsung 220WM 22" + LG f-Engine 17" (dual screen) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
HP Internet/Media Keyboard Ultra 600W AeroCool AeroEngine II. Rice for computers Logitech LX7 
Mouse Pad
Belkin with Gel Wrist Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 8
on me home server and on my rig i just have a 120 blowing in onto the hard drive and have no problems
eg

hdd <==|
hdd <==|120
hdd <==|
Shrunk ....
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 B3 @ 3.2 GHz Asus P5E-VM HDMI EVGA GTX280 SSC OCZ Reaper 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Core V2 Raid 0 & WD 500GB Samsung DVD-RW Windows 7 64bit Dell ST2410 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch (Cherry Black) Antec TruePower Quattro 850W Antec P180 Mini Razer Mamba 
  hide details  
Reply
Shrunk ....
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 B3 @ 3.2 GHz Asus P5E-VM HDMI EVGA GTX280 SSC OCZ Reaper 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Core V2 Raid 0 & WD 500GB Samsung DVD-RW Windows 7 64bit Dell ST2410 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch (Cherry Black) Antec TruePower Quattro 850W Antec P180 Mini Razer Mamba 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
hmmm well l if it isn't heat then what else could be doing it?

BTW I have a Samsung 500GB in my server and it is just fine though it isn't as old as the others it's only a 1YO, and the others were like 1.5YO when they went.
Main Rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 955BE Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P 2x PowerColor HD7850 2GB 16GB (4 x 4GB) CORSAIR Vengeance DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WDC WD1001FALS-00J7B1 LG DVD RW DL 16x Windows 7 Ulimate x64 SyncMaster 2693hm 
MonitorMonitorPowerCase
Asus VW226H Asus VW226H Antec TPQ-850 850W Antec 900 
Mouse
Razor Abyssus - mirror special editon 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 955BE Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P 2x PowerColor HD7850 2GB 16GB (4 x 4GB) CORSAIR Vengeance DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WDC WD1001FALS-00J7B1 LG DVD RW DL 16x Windows 7 Ulimate x64 SyncMaster 2693hm 
MonitorMonitorPowerCase
Asus VW226H Asus VW226H Antec TPQ-850 850W Antec 900 
Mouse
Razor Abyssus - mirror special editon 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 8
Yeah, you need some cooling...

Have a fan installed in front of your hard drives that is blowing air through them... Usually, the hard drive is installed behind the intake fan that is in the front...

Heat eats hard drives for breakfast!

- I have two Seagate hard drives in RAID 0, and when I didn't have a fan cooling them, I could barely touch the drives... It was extremely hot...

After having a fan blowing through the hard drives, it was coolish~warm...

I highly recommend cooling your hard drives...
sarukomp
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 @ 3.2Ghz Abit IP35 Pro eVGA 8800GTS 512mb 2Gb Crucial Ballistix Tracers 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
2x Seagate 320Gb 7200.10 RAID-0 Samsung SH-S203B DVD Burner Vista Ultimate 64 Corsair HX1000W 
Case
Antec 900 
  hide details  
Reply
sarukomp
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 @ 3.2Ghz Abit IP35 Pro eVGA 8800GTS 512mb 2Gb Crucial Ballistix Tracers 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
2x Seagate 320Gb 7200.10 RAID-0 Samsung SH-S203B DVD Burner Vista Ultimate 64 Corsair HX1000W 
Case
Antec 900 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 8
Have a fan blowing on your Hard Drives at least, I just realised that I forgot to put a fan infront of mine (PC out of case as I was working on it before..) and my 200Gb was burning hot, Thanks for reminding me.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570k @ 4.5Ghz ASRock Z77 Pro3 Powercolor Radeon HD7950 3GB @ 1150/1350 4x4GB G.Skill Ares 2000Mhz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 250GB Western Digital Black 1TB WD1002FAEX Seagate Barracuda 3TB ST3000DM001 Samsung Spinpoint EcoGreen 2TB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Pioneer DVR-220LBKS Noctua NH-D14 Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1850rpm Corsair AF140 Quiet Edition 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Arcitc Cooling Acclero Twin Turbo II Arch Linux x86-64, amdgpu BenQ G2220HD BenQ G2020HD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine III Year of the Snake, Cherry Blue Silverstone Strider Plus 600w CoolerMaster CM690 II Black and White SteelSeries Sensei Professional 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Artisan Hien Mid Japan Black Large ASUS Xonar DX NZXT Sentry Mesh 30w Fan Controller 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570k @ 4.5Ghz ASRock Z77 Pro3 Powercolor Radeon HD7950 3GB @ 1150/1350 4x4GB G.Skill Ares 2000Mhz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 250GB Western Digital Black 1TB WD1002FAEX Seagate Barracuda 3TB ST3000DM001 Samsung Spinpoint EcoGreen 2TB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Pioneer DVR-220LBKS Noctua NH-D14 Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1850rpm Corsair AF140 Quiet Edition 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Arcitc Cooling Acclero Twin Turbo II Arch Linux x86-64, amdgpu BenQ G2220HD BenQ G2020HD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine III Year of the Snake, Cherry Blue Silverstone Strider Plus 600w CoolerMaster CM690 II Black and White SteelSeries Sensei Professional 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Artisan Hien Mid Japan Black Large ASUS Xonar DX NZXT Sentry Mesh 30w Fan Controller 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hard Drives & Storage
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › Do I need HDD Cooling?