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 hard drives question - Forum Western Digital ATA Hard Drive with 10,000RPM - Forum 7200 rpm 32MB Cache vs. 10000rpm 16MB Cache - Forum Which is faster HDD: 7,200 RPM SATA II or 10,000 RPM SATA I? - Forum RAID or 10,000RPM ? - 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 : Forum10,000 RPM Raptor or SATA II?? ForumAnyone have experience with Western Digital's 10,000 RPM d.. ForumAre 10,000 rpm drives worth the cost? ForumRunning games off hard drives 7,200 vs 10,000 rpm Forum10,000rpm or RAID 2x 7200 rpm ? Forum10,000 rpm HD... were they ever worth it? Forum300G- 10,000rpm or 1 TB-7,200 rpm HD for BF3 Forum7200 vs 10000 rpm in laptop ForumRaptor 10000RPM vs Standard 7200 RPM Hard Drive Forum7200 vs. 10000 RPM Forum10.000 rpm SCSI 18GB drive is it worth? ForumDoes a 10,000 RPM Parallel ATA (not SATA) drive exist? ForumSSD swap for Avatar 145A2 Ultrabook? ForumNeed new hard drive ForumNeed new HDD More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !