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Hard Drive Overheat?

by Guillaume.R / December 29, 2005 9:23 AM PST

Is it possible for a Hard Drive to overheat and cause lock-ups? I've put fans on everything else that could overheat and im still having heat problems.

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Is the cover off?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 29, 2005 9:27 AM PST
In reply to: Hard Drive Overheat?

I see some try everything but the cover off. "I have fans."

-> Also, try my usual scans of HOUSECALL and EWIDO.



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by VAPCMD / December 29, 2005 10:07 AM PST
In reply to: Hard Drive Overheat?

How are you capturing or measuring thet 'overheat' info ???


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I took the cover off
by Guillaume.R / December 30, 2005 4:16 AM PST
In reply to: Overheat

I had taken the cover off after and its stopped. I'm not sure if its the Hard Drives that are overheating, I just locked it up, took off the case and felt everything. CPU, Video Card, and Chipset were all nice and cool while the Hard Drives were burning hot.

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by VAPCMD / December 31, 2005 9:23 AM PST
In reply to: I took the cover off

With the side off/open....does it still overheat ?

What case do you have ? Make and Model #

How many case fans do you have the case front, the case back ?


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Doesnt Matter
by Guillaume.R / January 1, 2006 1:44 AM PST
In reply to: Overheat

It Stopped freezing and its some 10 year old case I fished out of my basement. Besides all I want to know is if it's possible for a Hard Drive to overheat and cause lock-ups.

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by VAPCMD / January 1, 2006 2:07 AM PST
In reply to: Doesnt Matter

Yes....definitely possible for the HDD as well as other components to overheat and cause the PC to lockup. I thought you were interested in indentifying the cause and finding a way to eliminate the heat other than leaving the case open.

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Fans and Stuff
by Guillaume.R / January 1, 2006 10:04 AM PST
In reply to: Lock-up...

I plan on getting a new case and one of those hard drive cooling things to put in it. I just needed to know if it was possible.

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Take a look at this one...
by VAPCMD / January 1, 2006 12:26 PM PST
In reply to: Fans and Stuff

You won't need any special hard drive cooling if you buy a well designed case with good airflow over the hard disk drives. With the case below which includes a 400 watt PS, I'd probably add a 120MM fan in the front which would ensure cool outside air coming in from the front over the hard drives.

ENERMAX Pandora CA3030-BS Black/Silver 0.6mm SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Power UP 400W 24Pin Power Supply - Retail $54.00 plus shipping
Model #: CA3030-BS
Item #: N82E16811124113

With this case outside

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NOCD or NODVD crack use.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 5, 2006 8:26 AM PST
In reply to: Hard Drive Overheat?

As you revealed elsewhere... Sorry but you've likely toasted your machine.

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Failure and Temperature Recording
by insmart / November 6, 2007 10:37 PM PST
In reply to: Hard Drive Overheat?

I thought I had good air flow but after a failure I decided to record the HDD temperature. 49

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Install this software
by Dango517 / November 10, 2007 1:41 PM PST
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