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Max caviar blue temps?

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The reason im asking is because I have 4 of them in Raid 0 running 24/7 in a small HDD cage without cooling. They run at about 60 or so degrees celcius.

I heard that HDD's run better hot, but im not sure.

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Wow! That is too much! I have only one HDD and it is on 20-25C all the time..
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My caviar blue 320gb beneath a sea of Raptors still only runs at 40Cish with a 120mm fan cooling the lot. Those temps you have are... well... those are DiamondMax temps! Get some cooling!
 
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post #4 of 7
They are too warm. Do you mean you have them in an external cage? You need to get them somewhere closer to 40C. My drives max at 35C.
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post #5 of 7
Many drives are now spec'ed to run at 55-60C max. You don't need much cooling (and if you cool them too much it can adversely affect their life), but 50C max is a sensible limit. You shouldn't need very much airflow at all to keep your disks below this.
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Needs more airflow. 60C for a hard drive is pretty hot.
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post #7 of 7
little hot, my servers drives are 46 and 48 usually, and thats as high as id want them to go.
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