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Windows 7: Hard Drive temps too high

23 May 2010   #1
adt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Hard Drive temps too high

Hi guys,

I've noticed that my hard drive temps are quite high these days. Is there anyway I can help them cool? I was thinking of leaving the case open for the summer because I never got temps this high in the winter.

Thanks in advance




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23 May 2010   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Wow, those are high. What are you using for case ventilation? Usually having fans blow air into and out of the case is a much better solution than leaving the case open. Intake in the front where the drives are, and exhaust out the back usually works best for drive cooling, at least for me.

I used to have an average temp of about 38 for my drives in my old case. I picked up a new one with front fans, and the temps are now 28 to 30C on average. My room temp is usually 20 to 24C.
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23 May 2010   #3
adt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Wow, those are high. What are you using for case ventilation? Usually having fans blow air into and out of the case is a much better solution than leaving the case open. Intake in the front where the drives are, and exhaust out the back usually works best for drive cooling, at least for me.

I used to have an average temp of about 38 for my drives in my old case. I picked up a new one with front fans, and the temps are now 28 to 30C on average. My room temp is usually 20 to 24C.
Hi Mellon Head, thanks for the reply.
Well my computer is pre-built and there is only an exhaust fan at the back. I would install a fan in the front but the case won't allow me to.
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23 May 2010   #4
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adt View Post
Hi Mellon Head, thanks for the reply.
Well my computer is pre-built and there is only an exhaust fan at the back. I would install a fan in the front but the case won't allow me to.
Is a new case an option? At those temps you're going to lose drives after not very long. It isn't too hard to relocate the guts, as long as your PC doesn't have any exotic mounting hardware or "special" brackets to mount the motherboard.

I know you're in the UK, but here in Canada, one can pick up a fairly good case with room for fans for about $35. It might pay off in the long run if you wear your drives out prematurely.

Drives are cheap. The data on them isn't.
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23 May 2010   #5
thomas242

windows 7
 
 

you caan allways move your hard drives up to the 5'' bay and put it in one of theys bad boys off newegg
Newegg.com - MASSCOOL SYTRIN Kuformula SHF1 Ultra HDD Cooler – BK
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23 May 2010   #6
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

In the meanwhile, stay cool this summer! That's the one i used stick to the computer a little while ago! At medium speed, gain -7c


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23 May 2010   #7
kucing13

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
In the meanwhile, stay cool this summer! That's the one i used stick to the computer a little while ago! At medium speed, gain -7c
does the fan use steel blade?
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23 May 2010   #8
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kucing13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
In the meanwhile, stay cool this summer! That's the one i used stick to the computer a little while ago! At medium speed, gain -7c
does the fan use steel blade?
Alloy!
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23 May 2010   #9
kucing13

 

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Alloy!

Oh ok,my bad. I thought it was steel though
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23 May 2010   #10
Sanvean

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

Hmmm you could mod it, cut a circle (dremel & file/sand) on the side panel/door and mount a 120mm fan.
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