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post #61 of 66 Old 11-17-2012, 09:34 AM
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In fabless systems with HDDs, how are people cooling the drives? I see heatsinks and pipes on processors, but HDDs generate a lot of heat and keeping them cool will prolong their lives, are people heat sinking these too?
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In fanless systems with HDDs, how are people cooling the drives? I see heatsinks and pipes on processors, but HDDs generate a lot of heat and keeping them cool will prolong their lives, are people heat sinking these too?
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In fanless systems with HDDs, how are people cooling the drives? I see heatsinks and pipes on processors, but HDDs generate a lot of heat and keeping them cool will prolong their lives, are people heat sinking these too?
Use an SSD drive instead of a traditional hard drive and then you don't need to worry about heat.

EDIT: Sorry I didn't answer your specific HDD question. Maybe someone else has experience with HDDs. I have a Streacom FC5 case and it gets pretty warm under load. I can't imagine putting in a traditional hard drive that would add to the heat. Maybe it would work if you could add a heat sink with heat pipes attached to the side of the case to dissipate the heat. http://www.meedios.com/EN/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=7682
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Regarding cooling of hard drives in the FC8 fanless case, I have found this to be a significant issue.

My original system was FC8 with GA-A75N-USB3 and A8-3820 processor (fastest 65W processor I could find). I installed a SSD drive for the OS and a WD green HDD for storage. But the HDD was running pretty warm and after a few months it failed. I swapped in a replacement and that also failed after a few months, so I now have an external USB HDD for storage and this has been solid as a rock for 6 months now...
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I have the same case running a Intel Core i7 4770S 3.10GHz.

Are these temps ok ?
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