How To Cool A 120g Hdd
Posted 08 August 2002 - 06:28 PM
and i am not moveing to north pole
Posted 08 August 2002 - 07:18 PM
Why is your drive so hot? Is it an old drive?
Posted 08 August 2002 - 08:38 PM
Posted 08 August 2002 - 08:48 PM
|QUOTE (Drew826 @ Aug 8 2002, 07:38 PM)|
|I've never heard of water cooling a drive, but i suppose it's possible...|
Yeah they exist.
Posted 08 August 2002 - 09:00 PM
Might as well take your Xbox apart and put it in a mini-atx case of sorts if you plan on super-cooling your xbox inards!
Heh or cut a huge whole in the top of your xbox and mount an Alpha Pal8045 with a screamer on top...put a grill also..might lose a pinky!
Posted 08 August 2002 - 09:01 PM
Posted 08 August 2002 - 11:03 PM
|QUOTE (warbeast @ Aug 8 2002, 05:28 PM)|
|my 120g hdd gets VERY hot i have been told about a kind of water cool thing u can get any one know anything to do to keep it cool |
and i am not moveing to north pole
So what hard drive is this then? - one to avoid.
I bets it a 7200 rpm one innit?
Posted 09 August 2002 - 12:12 AM
Posted 09 August 2002 - 12:39 AM
Posted 09 August 2002 - 04:13 AM
Posted 09 August 2002 - 04:34 PM
1. If you are placing your hand on the disk drive, it WILL heat up is a HD it suppose to.
2. Before releasing the HD the manufacturer put the HD to a series of test that involve heating and cooling the HD to insane temperatures. With this information they release a Temp. # which the HD can withstand without failing on information transfer. look for the drive datasheet on the manufacturer web page. here an example:
Ambient Temperature 5 to 55 degrees celcius (approx 131deg F). Is your drive up to 131 degrees??? (that's very hot).
3. Is strange to me that a new drive make that much noise. I can't even hear mine. return it! and get another one.
4. a 7200 rpm can run cooler than a 5200... there is no relation on this it depends on the drive!!!!!
5. Please don't place your hand on the back fan and say OHHH is hot!!. If you look inside you will se that the main function of the fan is to extract the hot air from the CPU heat sink. Did you place the hand before the HD exchange??? so how do you know it wasn't running that hot before!!!
Posted 09 August 2002 - 04:54 PM
If heat is killing your hdd, it won't happen the moment it hits a specific temperature, what actually happens is the platters warp due to heat.. This is a slow process that can happen over months.. You are best to keep your hdd's as cool as possible at all times..
I'm not looking to make anyone paranoid, or scared... But what would be cool is if someone out there has hardware manufacturing connections, a nice lil custom fan setup specifically for the xbox hdd would be a sweet (and i'm quite sure profitable) venture.
Posted 09 August 2002 - 06:37 PM
And yes they still put they name on it. That's why they still sale HD's. they are made in Hungary.
Posted 10 August 2002 - 12:25 AM
Reason being the entire GXP series of hard drives, and an extremely large, valid, civil law suit that will probably take a nice chunk of change from IBM...
Posted 10 August 2002 - 04:41 AM
|I'm not looking to make anyone paranoid, or scared... But what would be cool is if someone out there has hardware manufacturing connections, a nice lil custom fan setup specifically for the xbox hdd would be a sweet (and i'm quite sure profitable) venture. |
$12.90, 'Nuff said....
Also, If you're worried about the durability of the drives, Buy one in a "retail" box - the "OEM" drives have a shorter warranty... My WD 5400rpm 120 GB was $153 shipped( about $20 more than the lowest price on pricewatch), in a retail box with a 3 year warranty, and it came with an 80 conductor ata-66 cable... Seems to run very cool too.
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