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HDD Temps?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by StevenG, 7 May 2006.

  1. StevenG


    Joined: 25 Jan 2006

    Posts: 3,119

    Location: Gateshead, Newcastle

    i have 4HDD's ontop of eachother in a rack with a 120mm fan blowing onto them. what should the temps be? 1 is used for windows and the others for downloading and storage?
  2. DaveMac


    Joined: 26 May 2004

    Posts: 3,013

    Location: Wolves

    Depends on the brand and model, usual max is about 55 degrees.
  3. squiffy


    Joined: 17 Mar 2006

    Posts: 9,155

    Is their any air gap at all between each drive? Or are they just squished together right on top of each other?
  4. StevenG


    Joined: 25 Jan 2006

    Posts: 3,119

    Location: Gateshead, Newcastle

    there are gaps between all the drives and there between 35 - 40'c normally bit hotter when converting movies and copying files.
  5. cavemanoc


    Joined: 23 Mar 2005

    Posts: 3,563

    Those temps are fine - the fan is a good idea, and will increase the life of your drives nicely.
  6. Day03


    Joined: 3 May 2006

    Posts: 398

    The temperature depends on ther drive, my smallest dirive 80GB idles at 20C (i've seen it go down to 17C) and my largest 300GB idles at 27C. I have 3 HDDs in a rack with a 120mm fan in front of it.

    What you can do is install Speedfan and go to the HDD SMART check. It lets you compare your temperature with the average of other people who use the same HDD.
  7. Cyber-Mav


    Joined: 30 Jul 2005

    Posts: 14,817

    Location: Midlands

    mates maxtor drive is almost hitting 60c and is getting crashes in windows. could be a drive issue im guessing.
  8. Joe42


    Joined: 18 Jan 2005

    Posts: 4,172

    Location: Northants

    Maxtors are known to run hot. Also known to die without much encouragement. Not good.
    55 is usually the limit but being mechanical components, the cooler the better.
  9. StevenG


    Joined: 25 Jan 2006

    Posts: 3,119

    Location: Gateshead, Newcastle

    i have 3 Maxtors and 1 Seagate
  10. NightmareXX

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Aug 2005

    Posts: 1,025

    Location: Team 10

    Well I got 2 Seagates with 2 80mm fans blowing on em and they peak at 30 degrees under full load.

    One HUGE thing I found to cool down HDD's is one of those HDD coolers (ones that fix to the bottom of the HDD). I've got one for other pc.

    Normal temps before cooler - 45-50
    With cooler 30-35

    Was damn pleased :D

    Another side effect of them is that they'll cool down 2 drives at once ;)
  11. monkeypants


    Joined: 12 Jun 2005

    Posts: 2,812

    Location: A lake!

    OT a bit, but your SCSI drives; how big are they and how much faster are they than a single drive in general use?