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Seagate 250 running 39c-too hot?

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is this within safety? its mounted twards the top of the case. there insnt any other spot to mount it. theres 1/4 inch between the top of the hd and the case. what are my cooling options?
    
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Why would it be mounted towards the top of the case ? That's weird because that's where hot air resides (hot air being lighter than cold air... it rises to the top of the case).
If you cannot move the hard drive away from the case's compartment then you can take a look here for a hard drive cooler (hoping it fits since there's only 1/4 inch above the HDD).
One other option to installing a cooler directly on the HDD is to install one to cool all the drive bays.
Check this one by Thermaltake (as with everything else... make sure it fits in your case before buying it).
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While designed for the Thermaltake Armor Case, the iCage is compatible with any ATX case with three consecutive open 5.25†bays.
If I'm not mistaken HDDs are safe until 60C when operating. But that's way too high a temperature ! Just like an Intel Prescott is safe while below 65C it doesn't mean you should run it at 64C all the time.
Even 39C is a bit high mate. You should try to keep it below 32C as it will help prolong your HDD's life. I think your major problem is the HDD location within the case (being at the top).
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i suppose ill drill hole into a different port. but after i take it in for warrenty work on the cd drive.
    
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how do you find out the temp of your HARD DRIVE?
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Is there 1/2" of space under the hdd? If so, some of the coolers shown on that cooler link would work. One even has a heat sink.
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My hdd.. you can fry an egg on it.. its SO hot, I touched it for a few seconds and felt an unplesant burning sensation on my fingers.
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pc wizard from cpuz.com will show your hd temps and possobly cpu ect. i used it on my older pavilion and it show every temp you would want to know. but on this computer it only shows the two hds.
    
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hmm its running at 37c now that the front cover is off. i ghetto moded a heatsink from a series one intel pcu onto the top of the hd. and i used a rubber conductor under the sink(rubber with metal dust in it)
    
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If your hdd is that hot, it won`t last much longer.
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