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Old March 2, 2007, 07:35 AM
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A somewhat interesting finding by Google researchers (hee hee! "Google reasearchers") found that high heat doesn't appear to correlate with HD failure. The sampled from 15 to 45 celsius.

Read the article at PCWorld
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Old March 2, 2007, 07:40 AM
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Ya, I read that a while ago, fairly interesting. I've never put much effort into cooling my drives. I usually have good enough air flow in my case that I ever felt the need to have additional HDD cooling.
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45C is not that high... my 750GB Seagate reaches 53C for a joke. I had to throw in an HDD cooler to make sure it didn't 'splode.
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Yeah- I wonder why they didn't sample a wider range-- those whacky Google researchers
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Yeah, 45c doesn't sound like an extreme temp to me.....

It's high, but certainly not above the realm of possibilities.

How about trying a 3 drive array stacked close together @ 35c ambient & poor ventiliation over them????

That would be a test!!!
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Yeah, 45c doesn't sound like an extreme temp to me.....

It's high, but certainly not above the realm of possibilities.

How about trying a 3 drive array stacked close together @ 35c ambient & poor ventiliation over them????

That would be a test!!!
I have 3 drives stacked with no issue so far.

Seagate 40gb.
Seagate 320gb.
Maxtor 300gb.
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Very interesting article, I would have like to see more data for higher temperatures as well.
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I have 3 drives stacked with no issue so far.

Seagate 40gb.
Seagate 320gb.
Maxtor 300gb.
Those drives wouldn't put off much heat though. 500GB+ are the drives that put off a LOT of heat. I could see 3x750GB giving sickening results.

Still out of curiosity, what's the temp of the drive in the middle?
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45C is nothing.... I'm only concerned about a drive when it's hot enough I can't hold my finger on it for 10 seconds.
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