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post #11 of 24
I don't think it matters. I'd put the drives out of the way to maybe get airflow to the graphics card. Dell doesn't cool hard drives, theirs last long...I don't think hard drive cooling in any more important than cable cooling...
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post #12 of 24
It's important to keep your hard drives cool, they generate a lot more heat than most people think. It doesn't take much to keep them relatively cool, even just the air circulating around your case, not necessarily a fan blowing right on them. But when I was case-less for a couple weeks and I set my machine up on my desk, my hard drives were overheating and shutting down until I put an 80mm fan blowing over them, so I consider it very important. Especially when you consider how irreplaceable the data on hard drives are, at least to some people.
    
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So the drives would actually shut down? Hmm... That could explain why my spare hard drive keeps doing that... It is on the top of the "stack" of hard drives. I may have to experiment a little...

Edit: Speedfan's SMART sensor says my HD is at 39°C... What temps should hard drives run at?
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post #14 of 24
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So the drives would actually shut down? Hmm... That could explain why my spare hard drive keeps doing that... It is on the top of the "stack" of hard drives. I may have to experiment a little...

Edit: Speedfan's SMART sensor says my HD is at 39°C... What temps should hard drives run at?
I dunno, but I would assume the cooler the better.
    
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Right now with a crappy fan blowing with setup 1, my 2ndary hdd runs around 18-20C and the main runs 30-40...
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post #16 of 24
I would recommend at least spacing the drives better if you use #2. By spacing i mean leaving at least one full slot empty between the hdd's, use this option if you have good exhaust on your case. If not blow the front fans over them.
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post #17 of 24
Why not try this (see attached pic) ?
It will cool both your hard disks and allow the air to pass through ?
I've done it and my hard drives are at 27C and 29C.
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post #18 of 24
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In that above option doesnt that mean the bottom hdd (slave) will be touching the bottom of my case? (For my case it will) won't that cause the heat to trap and cause more?

It seems like a very nice plan other wise.
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post #19 of 24
My Seagate runs at around 28C with a small amount of airflow on it.
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post #20 of 24
My HDD is the way yours are set up in the First pic along with a HDD cooler on top keeps it nice and cool
     
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