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Reinstalling the Hard Disk Drives – The Last Bend

After Seagate admitted to messing up my RMA by only sending me one of two hard drives, they did step up to the plate, and shipped me the second one via over-night shipping.
The hardest part of this whole removal and reinstallation of the hard drive cage assembly is going to be plugging the LED connectors back into the Splitty9 under the reservoir on the back side here.

I removed this upper front pull fan for access to the LED wires.




After I removed the waterblocks from the hard drives, you can see that the spindle area makes great contact, but the circuit board area really didn’t make good contact.




I had enough of the 1mm thermal pad material left over to cover the spindle areas of both hard drives, and I purchased a sheet of 1.5mm thermal pad to cover the circuit board area. I had to buy more thermal pad material anyway, and I think this will work a little better.




Waterblocks remounted.




Now to put the LED harnesses back in, and remount the hard drives in the cage.




Zip tied the harnesses around the back side.




Hard drive cage ready to reinstall.






Reinstalled the top tube from the hard drives to the upper radiator on this side.




Time to put the hard drive power cable, and SATA cables in while there is better access without the lower tubing in place.






The Last Bend

I had to dig the bending board out for the last bend for this build. When I originally made the tube from the hard drive waterblocks to the SSD block I was not sure how the tubing was going to exactly work out for the video cards since I did not have them yet.




I had previously made the tube from the hard drives going to the front port on the SSD waterblock, as the instructions actually show the rear port as the input port which would come from the video card blocks. I’m going to redo that tube so that it goes to the rear port because I like the way the tubing from the video card waterblocks blends nicely going into the front port of the SSD waterblock.

Looking at the waterblock here I don’t think it really matters which way the water flows through this block anyway. Especially since the SSD doesn’t even really need to be water cooled. I would suspect there would be less than one degree difference in temperature as to the flow direction, if there is any difference at all.




If I was really thinking ahead I would have made this tube like this to start with then I could have merely shortened it if I needed to. Anyway here is the last tube to complete the loop.








I did not test these hard drives first... just going for it, and hope that they work ok


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Devastator
(14 items)
Secondary Rig
(13 items)
CPU
i9-7900X
Motherboard
Asus Rampage Extreme VI
GPU
2x EVGA 2080Ti XC Gaming
RAM
G.Skill TridentZ Royal 32GB 3600 16-16-16-36
Hard Drive
Intel Optane SSD 480GB
Hard Drive
Samsung 850 EVO 2TB
Hard Drive
2x Seagate Iron Wolf Pro 12TB
Power Supply
EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 T2
Cooling
Hardware Labs Black Ice SR2 Radiators 4x 560mm + 2x 280mm
Cooling
Aquacomputer Aquaero XT + Aquaero LT
Cooling
2x Aquacomputer D5s with custom chrome plated Bitspower mod kits
Cooling
2x Aquacomputer Aqualis 880ml Reservoirs with Nano Coating & Aquabus Interface
Case
CaseLabs THW10 with Custom Powder Coating
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro
CPU
Intel Core i7-4790K
Motherboard
Asus Maximus Extreme VI
GPU
EVGA GTX 980 ti Classified
RAM
G.SKILL Trident X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3 2400
Hard Drive
Samsung 850 Pro 500GB
Hard Drive
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB
Power Supply
EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2
Cooling
EK 420 Rad + EK 280 Rad
Case
Corsair 750D
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Monitor
Acer XB271HU
Keyboard
Microsofte Natural Ergonomic 4000
Mouse
Logitech G502
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