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Old March 18, 2010, 02:30 PM
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Default ...So it's not a PSU issue....

This is in reference to another thread :

Sounds like a PSU issue to me...

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It started happening again.....One of my harddrives started the spindown/spinup cycle during 100% folding.

This time I used google-fu first.

Low voltage does not cause this.Low voltage would stop a HDD dead , not cause spin cycling.

From what I've seen , a harddrive spinning down then spinning up on a cycle is most likely due to 'Thermal recalibration'... While it can be a sign of a dying HDD , in my case it appears to be 'too hot'.

I'll be increasing the cooling on my HDD area and testing this.

more soon.

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Old March 18, 2010, 02:39 PM
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Get one of these BrainEater.

Masscool

Cool HDD FTW.

That or Use the Silverstone Bay Adaptor as well if you feel its thermally cycling.

What does Everest say for HDD Temps?

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To be honest, it doesn't really sound like a PSU issue to me
Yep, stick a fan in there and see if it gets any better .
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Old March 19, 2010, 01:55 PM
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Yea Yea ....

I did'nt know WTF was going on........But no-one else did either.

I still don't.I need to confirm the whole thing.

I had not heard of 'thermal recalibration' until yesterday , but it makes sense.I could'nt reproduce the problem once I had moved my main rig onto the test bench.

I think there is a 'cooling deadspot' in my case , when it's setup in it's normal home.....we'll see , I'll be working on it in the next day or so.

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