How many hard drives can I put in a mid-tower without risking overheating?
I currently have an SSD and am considering adding two 7200 rpm 4TB drives.My case is a Corsair 500r mid-tower with a 780 GTX with acx cooler, i5 3570k, 16GB RAM and HX 750 PSU. If two internal drives besides an SSD will add too much heat, I'll probably go with a 5tb external.
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U can put in as many as will fit provided u hav sufficient case cooling.... HDs don't generate that much heat in use tho. Just make sure you have more fan power pulling air into t case than pushing out of it, so u build up pressure in t case - otherwise u will impede yo set ups ability t expel heat and it will all heat up
If you can try and leave a space between the HDD's, if there is a fan near the HDD's then even better. Unless you are running the drives non stop (downloading ect) then you wont run into any issues with them closer together. Having the 2 drives is better then you always have a backup just in case 1 fails.