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HDD running very hot

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Quronos, 31 May 2006.

  1. Quronos

    Gangster

    Joined: 19 Oct 2005

    Posts: 170

    Location: Swindon/Southampton

    My HDD runs very very hot

    Ive been out of the PC circle for a while now so Im not sure if there is a better way to cool it down without adding those daft lookin HDD cooler things.

    Any siggestions to help keep it cool?

    Bear in mind I'm not made of money
     
  2. Artheas

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Mar 2006

    Posts: 2,124

    What make/model of case do you have?
     
  3. Messiah Khan

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Sep 2005

    Posts: 9,998

    Location: Scottish Highlands

    What make/model is your harddrive, and what temp is it running at?
     
  4. senorstealth

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    Joined: 16 May 2006

    Posts: 265

    Location: down the pub

    Depending on the make.model of the drives the temperatures may not be to much of an issue.

    If its a real problem, there sin't a lot you can do except put them in an enclosure, or attach fans.
    That is you can add additional case fans to draw air across the drives, like i do with mine (i have 2 maxtor drives which seem to run hot but with a 12cm case fan drawing air across they run nice and cool)

    It all depends on your setup really