Originally Posted by qwerty drive
I just installed a SSD in my Fractal r5 fitting it behind the motherboard tray, only problem is i noticed it gets quite warm there idling away at 33 degrees while my WD black is at 29..Is it safe to leave it there or should i stick it in the hdd tray so the front fans can blow over it
you are right to question this. idling temp isn't exactly a problem, but load temp is. i don't know why tech media brainwashed people into thinking SSDs don't need cooling, but that couldn't be further from truth. i would suggest putting your ssd in front hdd cage where it can get proper airflow to minimize thermal throttling, if you want best performance.
also i don't know why case makers put ssd trays behind mobo or other tight spaces without any airflow. that just continues misinformation trend that SSDs don't require cooling, which is false.
SSDs get really hot really fast under load!