Post by *NastySaw* on Jul 29, 2007 16:43:41 GMT -5
I have two HD's and HDD Health is telling me that the second drive is 55 celsius which is excessive. The HD fans I find attach to the HD but I don't think there is room to attach a fan with two HD's in the tray. Will adding a case fan help? The HD's are located in the front of the case and there is no spot for a fan in the front. There is a fan grill open in the back. Should I buy a new case?
Last Edit: Jul 29, 2007 16:45:00 GMT -5 by *NastySaw*
Post by *NastyJeff* on Jul 29, 2007 18:03:28 GMT -5
Boy oh boy have you opened a can of worms! Fans fans fans.... I use to have lots of them. First: did you clean out your case? Your fans also, did you clean them? Are any making a whining sound? Exactly what case do you have? ( if you say a Dell, you poor poor soul ) If you have been running 2 HD's for a while and never had an issue before, then something is wrong. Or, it could just be the summer of course. More case fans are ALWAYS a good idea. I have 4 myself. I actually cut the back of my case and made assembly's for more. For rookies, this is not recommended. Now, the Hard Drive fans are usually a terrible idea. I am talking about the little flat ones that sit under the HD. They are so thin and are in such a tight area, they do a better job of collecting dust on your hard drive than actually cooling it. They do make a bay fan. Usually they have 3 little fans in the front:
I find these tend to last about one year without any issues. Dedicated cleaning is required however. There are some also that are bigger than these that aim down/or up. There are also card slot fans. There is only one of these that I would ever suggest:
The rest are quite cheap versions of a moped whining out, and the life expectancy is about the same; 6-12 months. Well, just my opinion.
Post by *NastySaw* on Jul 29, 2007 20:04:51 GMT -5
Thanks Jeff. I'm going to add a fan to the case rather than the HD itself. There is a fan grill with srcrew holes so that should work. I can't believe how cheap these fans are. I have had a slot fan for about a year but recently discovered it was not plugged in. Duh.
I learned of the temp. issue when I read a Kim Komando (c'mon she is a babe!) newsletter and installed the recommended software - HD Health.