HD Coolers

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  1. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Any tips, suggestions? Any experience using them? I have a feeling one of our SCSI drives is just getting too hot and failing. Do they really help or am I pissing away money? They're Cheetah drives BTW (although refurbed once already - that's my other suspicion since they don't give you YOUR drive back)
     
  2. Davan

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    I'm going to say it depends on the rest of the cooling in the case... It definetly won't hurt, but I personally have never had a use...

    Are you overclocking or anything that would make the system temp higher than normal?
     
  3. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    No, but the HD's are in use 24/7 r/w during that time. The server is 800 PIII, with somewhat restrictive cooling. The HD's are the ones that are heating up, not the CPU for sure. In that case, should I concentrate on the HD's or the case?
     
  4. Davan

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    Additional cooling will lengthen the lifespan of the equiptment.

    I'd satisfy cpu and case case cooling first. Then if you're not satisfied with temps, look into HD and RAM cooling. :big grin:
     
  5. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    That's why I got a case with 80mm fan bays right in front of the hard drive cages. I don't have Cheetahs, but for the price of a fan I feel better.
     
  6. CyberBullets

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    why not get a hardcano (or equiv) and mount them in a 5.25" bay and space them out?
     
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    yes, cyber is correct, that is the best solution, get a bay with a fan
     
  8. Wudan

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    Otherwise you could mount a 120mm fan in front of your drives if you mount them in the 5 1/2" bays. If you have a full tower case and 3 spare bays, its some of the best cooling you'll get for your drives.
     
  9. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Thanks for the help guys - I do have some 5 1/4 bays left, but I won't be able to space them out (DAT drive and CDROM fill 2 of the 5 slots)
     

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