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Posted on Sunday, September 2, 2001 - 12:30 am:   

I have 2 hard drives and they both go under the floppy bay right on top of each other. These drives get hot and I am wondering a couple of things. Is there some kind of adapter available for adding a another bay to 3.5 bays so that drives are farther apart? Will setting drive inactive timer in bios reduce heat? Will a case fan actually be able to pull the heat out? Will using 80 pin cables reduce strain on drives?
Posted on Sunday, September 2, 2001 - 9:48 am:   

i've got a few fans, it works ok, but i'm looking at a server case as mine is to packed, on hot days, it starts to overheat, but only when playing games. i ordered a fujitsu drive to replace the ibm drive, as ibm drives run hot to begin with. that should help. depending on you situation, you may want to look at either a bigger case, a bay fan, and what not, for better heat dispersal.
Bill Ashley
Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 6:52 pm:   

this sorta applies to the idea what are there operating reasons for the case? for instance if I run my computer with the case off will it run worse than with the case on? just wondering if off topic I apologize
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2002 - 6:14 am:   

Usually air flow and the case are two important factors in cooling.

The case helps provide a path for air to flow like ductwork. Air should come in the front over components and out the back. Ribbon cables can sometimes restrict this flow acting like breaks.

Another fan in the front or possibly elsewhere (hopefully not too noisy) will help. You may want to look at monitoring the case temperature. Many people have 3 or 4 case fans.

They probably exist but I just built a simple square metal box with no ends. Dimensioned to replace the existing drive holder except longer to allow greater spacing. This way I was able to put over an inch of space between hard drives.


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