WOAH! 10000 RPM drives need fans Tags: Hard Drives Raptor Storage Last response: April 20, 2006 2:38 AM in Storage Share 177ine177ine April 20, 2006 1:00:40 AM i recently had a 74 gig 10000RPM raptor die on me, but i heard one guy say that all 10000 and 15000 rpm hard drives need fans:S is this true? would this account for my hard drive failure? More about : woah 10000 rpm drives fans NumenorLord April 20, 2006 1:33:47 AM A fan doesn't hurt, but hard drives can withstand the heat moreso than other things like processors and graphics cards. 177ine177ine April 20, 2006 1:45:54 AM i have stacked to the rack just above a 7200 160 gig WD caviar se, is it possible the heat messed up my raptor? Related resources 10,000 RPM 3.5" drives VS. 3.5" SSHD's - Forum Are 10,000 rpm drives worth the cost? - Forum Running games off hard drives 7,200 vs 10,000 rpm - Forum Best for speeding up games: 10,000RPM hard drive vs Hybrid hard drive? - Forum SAS Hard Drives: 15,000 vs. 10,000 RPM - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer pat April 20, 2006 1:51:45 AM Quote:i have stacked to the rack just above a 7200 160 gig WD caviar se, is it possible the heat messed up my raptor? Yes, if there was less than 1 inch between them... yourmothersanastronaut April 20, 2006 1:54:18 AM It would definitely help. High-RPM drives run very, very hot, and if you have a fan blowing on them, or better yet in a cooling unit, then all the better. It's also possible that certain drives can handle better than others' your Raptor may have been less able to cope than another. If you can spare a cooling unit (http://xoxide.com/vavohadrcosy.html) or jury-rig a fan to blow on them (a PCI rack, http://xoxide.com/sunbeam-wherever-pci-rack.html), then all the better. They run best with cooling. They may be able to handle it, but th their lifespan will be longer if you cool them. 177ine177ine April 20, 2006 2:07:12 AM wow, thxs for the replies i'm RMA-ing my WD raptor right now, so i mite invest a bit into a fan that i could maybe fit into a hard drive slot, i've seen them b4 sumwhere thxs for the advice any extra info is appreciated nick_000000 April 20, 2006 2:19:43 AM I watercool mine as well as a fan you don't want raptors to fail very expencive. 177ine177ine April 20, 2006 2:38:08 AM yep, mine failed, but i'm advance RMA-ing it, so it should be good look into fans thxs Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 10,000 rpm hard drives question Forum 2.5 inch 10000 rpm hard drive to small for my bays, can I leave it unmounted? Forum Should I buy a 10,000 RPM or 7,200 RPM drives Forum 10,000 RPM IDE drives Forum 10,000 RPM IDE Drives! Forum [FS] 300Gb 10000RPM Hard Drive WD Velociraptor $75 shipped Forum Difference between 10000rpm hard drive vs ssd Forum Athlon II X3 435 - 10,000 RPM stock fan!? HOT? Help! Forum Should I buy a WD Velociraptor 10000 RPM drive? Forum Raptor 10000RPM vs Standard 7200RPM Hard Drive Forum 7200.10 rpm or 10,000rpm hard drive?? Forum 10.000 rpm SCSI 18GB drive is it worth? Forum 10.000 rpm drive ss s s s s Forum 10,000 RPM Drive for XPS Gen 5 Forum 10000rpm Serial ATA drive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !