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Thread: HD Cooling




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    I've never thought about cooling HDs before I heard about the IBM drives dying to heat failure. On my previous comps I never used cooling and the drive have lasted me years and still going. I'm planning on returning the IBM GXP drive for safety but still I plan on using a cooler my next drive just to be safe . What coolers would you recommend? I haven't seen too many reviews on HD cooling.

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    Thermaltake and Antec are two companies I'm aware of right off that make hard drive coolers. There are others as well so you have some choices.

    Of course, I still prefer to use an 80mm fan to cool mine. Most of the good Antec cases have this capability. :)
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    If you want a harddrive cooler (which have been proven to work) go to www.1coolpc.com and click on the link "Hard disk drives" and pick up one of the "Little-hddHO-FAN". This will most likely cool your hardrive. Here's its specs:

    28 CFM air flow
    31 dba
    125x100x14mm (L x W x H)
    Dual 60mm fans
    4 pin pass-thru connector
    Installs directly on the Hard Drive

    That sounds like enough air flow doesnt it? Along with other fans in your case it should be fine...

    If you want something that can tell you the temps go and get one of Thermaltakes hard cano series.

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    I use a bay cooler & I also got it from 1coolpc.com.

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    I use two Vantec HD coolers that are very nice. Its an aluminum heatsink with two 40mm fans. Real good, and cheap around 6-8 bucks (USD). I got mine at newegg.com.

    I believe having one 80mm and placing one or to HD's on a drive bay box most Antec case clones come with should be great. That really does the job...i think it does a better job than the HD cooler themselves...at least thats how it feels to the touch.
    - Damien

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    Have measured the diffeence in temps FLACO?

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    Whitch temperature is normal on a 7200 rpm modern hdd?
    My new Maxtor runs quite hot. I have only one system fan in my case, it's an 80 mm outtake in the back of the case. There is not possible to mount any intake fans without moddin the case...
    I think it was the heat that killed my ibm drive, may god rest his soul... Shell i maybe buy a hdd cooler, or "make" one myself of an big 80 mm cooler? Dunno but i really like the Zalman fans, quiet and performs well. Any ideas what's best?
    It's around 40c in my case.

    :geek:

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    A good bay fan can move over 40 cfm of air and should help that temp.

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    PETER i haven't had an accurate reading but i can tell by the touch its much cooler with air directly hitting over and under it plus with the HD cooler it.
    - Damien

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    Since I have added my fans, I can hold my hand over the exhausts & tell the difference.

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