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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?
Normally it shouldn't touch the bottom of the case. If case manufacturers put a rail at that height then one can safely assume they have already taken this issue into consideration.
Anyway my hdd doesn't touch the bottom of the case but if you are certain that yours will then don't set it on that rail as it would cause both heat and vibration increase on the hdd.
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post #22 of 24
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Well thanks looks like im gonna go for that 3rd suggestion z_one made...

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post #23 of 24
Depends on what you would rather have to replace when it dies from overheating. A $100 hard drive or $500 or more of other components, cpu, video card,
motherboard ect..
Proper case airflow is the only thing keeping all those hot components
cool. I think it's a bigger priority than keeping a hard drive cool. If you
space your drives apart properly you shouldn't see any heat related problems
and thier life span will not be shortened by any significant amount.
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You could also think of it this way. If you disregard your HDD temps they will increase. This will increase the overall temp of your system. This will in turn create an increase in CPU, GPU, RAM, etc temps. If you allow your HDD's to be slightly cooled by evenly spacing them with minimal air flow over them, much like the first option you displayed, it will keep them cooler, and in turn everything else cooler. Yea it may seem like pushing warmer air into your system, but its at a lower temp than your system would be without cooling them.
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