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What is the best Hard Drive Cooler?

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  Quote themandalorian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: What is the best Hard Drive Cooler?
    Posted: 05 Oct 2008 at 9:38pm
I don't want my Hard drives dying on my, what's the best?
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  Quote Misfate Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Oct 2008 at 11:54pm
Is heat really a problem for hard drives?

I've seen some other boutiques offer hard drive cooling, although I haven't seen heat mentioned as a problem for hard drives anywhere.
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  Quote MattSlagle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Oct 2008 at 12:06pm
Originally posted by themandalorian

I don't want my Hard drives dying on my, what's the best?
 
Most high quality cases use a specialized HDD bays with fans already added to have the best cooling possible.  This will keep the HDDs at an acceptable temperature.
 
There are also HDD heatsinks and fans that you can add to improve the cooling, but we really never saw a need for this.  It also requires the usage of a 5.25" slot per HDD, and these cooling devices can be expensive.
 
If your case comes with one of these fan-cooled HDD bays, you are already set.
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  Quote themandalorian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Oct 2008 at 1:11am
I've heard of hard drives dying a lot, and yes my case is already cooled, but i'd like a heatsink. They're only around 30 dollars, it'd give make me less nervous :)
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  Quote Frederick James Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Oct 2011 at 3:21pm
standard 7200 rpm hard drives dont create a lot of heat. you should
have at least a fan under them (the way most cases are configured)
there is no need to put heat sinks on them. most have a lable on the
top wich doesnt conduct heat well anyway. besides they are not made of
aluminum or copper so you wont get good heat conduction anyway. the
only time you really need to worry about hd heat is if you have very
high speed drives like 15k rpm scsi drives. they will burn up in hours
with no air.

Edited by asonis - 03 Apr 2012 at 2:52pm
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