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Hey guys
I have purchased 5 HDD's, 4x 500gb F3 and a 2TB WD Green (backup). I will be short stroking 2 of the 500gb's in a raid 0 array for my os and some programs, and running the other 2 in raid 0. I am just wondering if this will cause a lot of heat though? I know that 7200rpm drives can cause a good amount of heat, and these will be right next to each other too. I'm getting a NZXT Phantom and adding a 200mm to the top (exaust) and a 140mm to the front as an intake. Do you think I'll need more cooling, less HDD's or should be alright? Thaanks for your input
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As long as you have some space between the drives and a 140mm fan in front as intake they should stay cool. DL HDTune to grab some temps.
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no, they wont get that hot, your ambient temp will go up by around 5*
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As long as you have a fan in front of them you're good.

I have 6x HDD's stacked next to each other cooled by 2x 80mm fans and they only get warm to the touch.
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Alright thanks a lot, when I actually get my parts I'll make sure to space them a bit and run some tests
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