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Windows 7: How to get more air to the bottom disk?

15 Aug 2015   #11
pcwin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

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Good eye Lady

I also notice the front cutout is not really as wide as a 140mm fan
Seems to me 2-120mm's would fill the entire space better ?
The 140mm front fan is the default fan that came with the casing. as seen in the photo.

At most only 1 120mm fan could fit in front. Unable to fit 2 120mm in front.


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15 Aug 2015   #12
Lady Fitzgerald

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
It appears you can move each HDD up one notch. That way, the bottom fan HDD would move into the airflow of the fan and the top HDD would still have airflow across the bottom, which may still be enough to keep it below 40C. At least it should be easy to do without any surgery on the case.
Bottom fan c is blowing upwards, I don't think the air from fan c is going to reach the disks?

And fan b is blowing inwards to the motherboard, I don't think top HDD will get air from bottom fan c.
I used a wrong word (see bolded text above). Sorry!

Fan B & C don't enter into the equation. From what my old eyes can see in that grainy picture, it appears your HDD cage is designed to hold six HDDs, which means you have three unused HDD slots in the cage. If so, moving each HDD up one slot will allow Fan A to blow air across the bottom of the top HDD, both sides of the middle HDD, and the top of the Bottom HDD. You probably have enough slack in the HDD cables to allow you to relocate the HDDs without having to use any tools or do any surgery on the case so it can't hurt to at least try it.
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15 Aug 2015   #13
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

With the amount of holes in the front nearest to the cutout it's setup for 2 of something ?
Image is in a downward angle so it's difficult to tell.
You can move the outside fan down or fan B down.
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15 Aug 2015   #14
pcwin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

You could click the photo to enlarge the photo for clearer view. Moving each disk up by one level, disk 3 would just reach the bottom edge of the front fan a and fan a still does not overlap disk 3. Disk 3 might get a little air increase. Disk 1 will get no air as only the bottom part of disk 1 is receiving a little air, the top part does not get air, disk 1 is a SSD drive.
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15 Aug 2015   #15
pcwin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Would moving disk 3 to the slot between disk 1 and disk 2 be better? that would make all 3 disk receive air flow.

But I always read that it is better to leave an empty slot between disk for better air flow.
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15 Aug 2015   #16
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Probably the easiest
Otherwise just drop fan B
Pulling air is good too
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16 Aug 2015   #17
pcwin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Why is there a need to drop fan B? I thought fan B will make the hard disk cooler since it draws air away from the hard disk so heat will be draw away too?
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16 Aug 2015   #18
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Because you want to ventilate the lowest hdd more
The front fan and B are in the same line and you want more ventilation on the bottom
Lower either fan to accomplish the task.
The front fan is Pulling air into the case,
Fan B is doing the same I assume I can't tell ?

Seems obvious lower one of the fans it doesn't matter which.
Or don't worry about it like the first couple of people said :/
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