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Overclocking a hard drive

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February 8, 2009 9:00:56 PM

first, increase voltage. not in large ammounts. think less then one volt. Try a voltage adjusting device. Do not exceed 25% incrase in the original voltages.. various parts will fry.

cooling. Run at stock settings. or OC'ed cpu etc..

Pay attention to what chips on the HD heat up.. These will be the first to fry under higher load and voltage, the wiring in general will is designed to handle %50 spikes. not sustained load.

Do not allow any thermal adhesives to contact those metal connections or capacitors etc..

Fix heat sinks, or plates of highly termal conductive material to those chips.. blowing air at them alone is not enough. U need to have physical contact to extract the internal heat. And disipate it.

Find associated chips on the motherboard. Keep all components below or at 70*F

This should increase performance in itself.


Clock speeds..

All hardware has a controller to modify the speed of the voltage passing through it's circuitry.

analog or through software. Programed on the chip.

that chip can be accessed with software. And programmed. It should be fine except for calibration of the heads etc.. but if it fails or bsod.. related to read/write memory or lost files.. you are pushng the drive to far..

You increase all of your chips on all these devices when you OC the CPU The origin of the clock cycles. ??

And therefore the HD draws more voltage anyway?

The hd's controllers and multiplyers are also working faster?

So increade reliability and overclocking would be gained if we could control these?



a b K Overclocking
February 8, 2009 9:59:26 PM

lol wtf if u need more speed go for faster spindle or raid id love to see and oc on a hd
February 8, 2009 10:18:35 PM

what if they were already 15k what if they were solid state?
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a b K Overclocking
February 8, 2009 11:48:57 PM

there are 15k scsi drives out there, and solid state offers no performace increase atm in the future yes but now nope.
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a b K Overclocking
February 9, 2009 12:12:39 AM

^Correction, SSDs do offer un paralleled read performance.
a b K Overclocking
February 9, 2009 10:03:27 AM

current retail ssd's are still being out performed by faster normal hd's but the ones that are being devloped are alot faster.
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