is it possible to remove the outside heatsink from these drives? i would like to be able to install it into a 2.5'' hdd cage. my plans are to use this drive with ssd cacheing.
right now im just trying to figure out how to work it into the case. the coolermaster haf xb hdd setup is just crap.the only options for 3.5 are two hot swap bay's. i'm more worried about heat issues because they're in an area where i cant get airflow to.Originally Posted by IRO-Bot
So why would you wanna remove it anyways if you're just gonna stick it in a cage in a desktop PC? Usually people take it out thinking they could stick it in their laptop to find out it's thicker than your normal 2.5 drive.
well this sounds like the plan. i guess ill do some searching around on some 5.25 drive bay mounts that will work with this case. if theres any good links or places to find this hardware, feel free to help out.thxOriginally Posted by candy_van
You don't need to worry about the temps that much, the drives run pretty cool actually.
My Velociraptor usualy sat in the low 30s, even if it were another 10c+ or so thats absolutely fine.
Just use whatever 3.5" bays or 5.25" bays you have already, it doesn't make sense to void the drive's warranty for something like that IMO.