Hard Disk Cooling - Why?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Crucial, Jun 22, 2002.

  1. Crucial

    Crucial Guest

    Hello people,

    I'v just been having a browse of Scan Computers.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/todayonly/index.htm

    They have a 'Icy Dock IDE Racks' what would be the advantage of cooling your hard drive, realistically. Do any of you bother?

    I'm also considering getting a new case, things in my room are always running a bit hot, my PC included. I 'don't' want to spend £150, £100 at tops. What do people recommend?

    Cheers and beers.
     
  2. Crucial

    Crucial Guest

    And the advantage of having the H/D's cooled? Longativaty of life? Peace of mind? Run out of other things to upgrade? I looking for a 'you should consider cooling your H/D's if...' or 'its well worth it because ....' or even 'don't waste you money on that, have you considered....'

    :D
     
  3. Kezzas

    Kezzas Guest

    Its unproven but coooling the hdd should make it last longer. Dont bother getting one if you have a hdd that runs at 5200rpm.

    To cool a hdd you dont need much. just something like a little bit of air flow over the top of the metal plate. (just like catch's, 2x 40mm fans is enough).

    Ric
     
  4. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

  5. Crucial

    Crucial Guest

    Sorry, was just looking for both advice and an explination. I wan't meaning to give offence. Your replys along with everyone else's appreciated.
     
  6. Crucial

    Crucial Guest

    Sorry, was just looking for both advice and an explination. I wan't meaning to give offence. Your replys along with everyone else's appreciated.
     
  7. [CpK]Bastid

    [CpK]Bastid Guest

    5400rpm drive----no need for hdd cooler
    7200rpm-----start considering
    10000rpm/15000rpm-------definitely get a cooler

    simple explanation heat=bad for components:)
     
  8. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    I'd say:
    5400 - no way
    7200 - only if REALLY hot
    2x7200 - if they are put together, yes you should cool
     
  9. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    Yea. for anything over 7200rpm.. you should really get cooling . I have two Maxtor D740X ATA133 drives, and they do get hot. I have a 80mm fan sat directly infront of them sucking cool air in straight over them, they still get warm.. but the heat gets blown away quickly, I can rest easy. :D
     
  10. HaxCode

    HaxCode Guest

    120mm - overkill perhaps.....

    I have two Quantum 40g 7200rpm drives in Raid 0 and two other drives running off the MB that are also 7200 RPM. I have one 120mm fan blowing directly across the two in raid and another one sitting in front of my 5 1/4 bay sucking air over the two other drives....then I have a 90mm blowing in the middle of my cd-roms.....then I have a 120mm cut out on the top of my case and it is sucking air in.....oh and I have a 60mm on my vid card and a 90mm blowing in from the back.....so everything goes up up and away....yes, I had too much time on my hands, extra fans, and a gift certificate for Home Depot...for power tools.......


    :D

    Hax


    oh, and I have a little switch on the front of my case than can have all of these fans either at 12v, 6v or off.....(think I got that right)....
     
  11. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    mind you dont get a negative air flow.. (too much sucking in.. in & outs should be equal..with out slightly more than in)
     
  12. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Re: 120mm - overkill perhaps.....

    You cool your cd-roms? That's overkill. And you should really get more blow (out) than suck (in). Better blow out the hot air then just mix in cold air.
     
  13. HaxCode

    HaxCode Guest

    120mm at top runs faster than the rest......more goes out than in....I'm an Engineer-to-be so I kinda figured the total CFM myself :-D



    Hax
     
  14. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    visit www.3Dcool.com ( or somethin' like that ) , nice cases around there , HDD cooler -- > inefficient ( believe me ) .
     
  15. HaxCode

    HaxCode Guest

    soooo...

    If I had 2 10,000 SCSI RAID-0 drives you are saying that a cooler for them would be unnecessary? I have a server that runs my web/ftp experiements for work and I have both drives cooled with a nice little 80mm fan blowing accross them from the front of the case.......



    Hax