Everyones selling hard drive coolers, are they worth buying?

Grminalac

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I was just wondering: my hard drives seem a bit toasty, 2 40 gig maxtors 7200 one on top the other. I was considering buying 2 coolers but now i think its unneccesary. The heat shouldn't really hurt them as they are designed to operate that way. I have them in a well ventilated case.
 

Lalakai

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are they stacked on top of each other or do you have a space between 'em?? Even though they may be constructed to operate under those conditions, a little extra cooling is never a bad idea. I just rigged up a gamma fan to blow air between 'em and help reduce the temp. Honestly don't know if it helps, but definetly know it ain't hurting anything. :p
 

Grminalac

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I was thinking like you " a little extra cooling never hurt anything" and I figured it as true, but as I was reading reviews on the case I have, a Elan Vital T-10, many people stated that adding a extra front fan only caused turbulence to the internal air flow and impeded cooling. They reccomended only adding the rear fan. This is what disturbed me since I know the hard drive coolers would be similar to a front fan.
 

WalkingDead

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No. I just have an 80mm Panaflo fan in front of 3 10k SCSI drive & that's enough to cool all 3 of them.
 

slurp

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I am running 10k SCSI drives(U2W), and they throw off a lot of heat. Complete drive coolers are, in my opinion, a must for really fast drives, not only to leep your system cooler, but to prolong the life of your drives.
 

DELUX

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Yes, member man heat no matter how low is still not good if coming from your computer. I only have a 20 gig Maxtor 5400 but I stil try to keep it as cool as possible. Better safe than sorry.
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