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Cosmos75
03-25-2003, 02:50 PM
I want to get a hard drive cooler for my WD Special Edition 120 G 7,200 RPM 8 MB Cache.

Any suggestions? Opinions? Experiences?

sleddog
03-25-2003, 03:28 PM
Maybe an opinion :)

If you have good case cooling you shouldn't need a harddrive cooler....

Cosmos75
03-25-2003, 03:43 PM
I've got a ThermalTake Xaser III case. But while installing Windows XP ( See http://www.pcguide.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=21384 ), I noticed that the hard drive does get pretty warm and this is with both case sides open.

sleddog
03-25-2003, 04:10 PM
Here is a (free) utility that reads the temperature of your harddrive (if your drive supports temperature monitoring).

http://private.peterlink.ru/tochinov

Next step then is to find the recommended operating temperature for that drive....

Budfred
03-25-2003, 10:13 PM
I have seen adapters to set up a hard drive in a 5.25 inch bay and they have fans installed in them. However, I have set up my hard drives to sit right in front of the intake fans in the front of my case and I suspect that will cool them well. If you can put a fan in the lower front of your case and behind the hard drives, that might be the best solution.

BigBlue66
03-26-2003, 03:26 PM
You can find dual fan HDD coolers at just about any online computer parts vendor. These are the type that bolt right to the underside of the HDD. I run them on all my systems.

Here's a sample of what I'm talking about:

http://www.coolerguys.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=001&Product_Code=840556017134&Category_Code=HD-COOL

Actually, that one looks like a real nice choice.