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Do hard drives really need cooling?

Im annoyed with the noisy front 120mm case fan cooling my hard and am wondering if im better off to remove the fan completely, Do i really need to cool my hard drive? Seagate Barracuda 2tb
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  1. The front fan isn't just there to cool your hard ( I hope that's not what I think it is). It's to get airflow through your case and help cool everything else.
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    its almost certainly not just cooling the HDD,, but is a key component of getting cool air into your case..
    so mostly a HDD just need to have some space around it and it will keep cool enough
    But if you take your fan out - you will mess up colling for all your components.
    Much better to replace noisy fan with a quieter one.

    HTH
    Cheers
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  3. yoji said:
    its almost certainly not just cooling the HDD,, but is a key component of getting cool air into your case..
    so mostly a HDD just need to have some space around it and it will keep cool enough
    But if you take your fan out - you will mess up colling for all your components.
    Much better to replace noisy fan with a quieter one.

    HTH
    Cheers



    Any recommended fans? possibly under 20 dba?
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  4. The cooler they run the longer their life span.
    Also the front fan is probably your intake for cooling other components.
    You should have at least one front intake and one top or rear exhaust. Otherwise the cpu, video card memory and motherboard will overheat without a constant supply of cool air.
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  5. vividpc said:
    yoji said:
    its almost certainly not just cooling the HDD,, but is a key component of getting cool air into your case..
    so mostly a HDD just need to have some space around it and it will keep cool enough
    But if you take your fan out - you will mess up colling for all your components.
    Much better to replace noisy fan with a quieter one.

    HTH
    Cheers



    Any recommended fans? possibly under 20 dba?


    Noctua (expensive) then Corsair.
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