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WOAH! 10000 RPM drives need fans

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  • Raptor
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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?

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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.
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?
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April 20, 2006 1:51:45 AM

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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...
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.
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
April 20, 2006 2:19:43 AM

I watercool mine as well as a fan you don't want raptors to fail very expencive.
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
!