new hdd - cooling fan required for 7200rpm?

  Zeenokam 14:47 03 May 2004
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Hi all

Straight forward question here...do you need a hard drive cooling fan for a 7200rpm standard hdd.

My existing drive is a 13Gb 5400rpm and I'm looking to replace this for a 120Gb. A friend has told me that due to the heat 7200rpm drives generate, a hdd cooling fan must be used alongside it. I reckon he's talking c**p!

Any thoughts?....

Thanks in advance

  powerless 14:51 03 May 2004

You can stick fans on HDD but many people have 7200 spindles and run without any problems.

  DJ-Garry 14:56 03 May 2004

Some drives rum cooler than others. One of my 120 7200 runs quite a bit warmer than the other. Word is that it will last longer if it's cooler. I intend getting a cooler for the warm one soon, but it runs ok at the moment. A cooling fan will put extra load on the PSU and make the machine noisier too.

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