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Why I would need an active cooling on a 7200rpm drive? The other drives I have are working just fine 24/7. Someone can enlight me, please?
iMatrix709/02/2020 11:49

Why I would need an active cooling on a 7200rpm drive? The other drives I …Why I would need an active cooling on a 7200rpm drive? The other drives I have are working just fine 24/7. Someone can enlight me, please?


Marketing bs.
iMatrix709/02/2020 11:49

Why I would need an active cooling on a 7200rpm drive? The other drives I …Why I would need an active cooling on a 7200rpm drive? The other drives I have are working just fine 24/7. Someone can enlight me, please?


If you have a particularly badly designed case, like a Corsair Carbide Air 240, there's zero airflow on the disk cage. There's nowhere to put a fan on it and the drives get far too hot.
rprp09/02/2020 12:17

If you have a particularly badly designed case, like a Corsair Carbide Air …If you have a particularly badly designed case, like a Corsair Carbide Air 240, there's zero airflow on the disk cage. There's nowhere to put a fan on it and the drives get far too hot.


But this is an external drive mate.
iMatrix709/02/2020 12:20

But this is an external drive mate.


Oops, good point. Pointless indeed.
iMatrix709/02/2020 11:49

Why I would need an active cooling on a 7200rpm drive? The other drives I …Why I would need an active cooling on a 7200rpm drive? The other drives I have are working just fine 24/7. Someone can enlight me, please?


As per Ankerman AND rprp, its largely BS. A hard drive should never get hot enough to be anything remotely near an issue.
Unless the case is of a particularly bad design and retains all of the expended energy.
r200ti09/02/2020 12:23

As per Ankerman AND rprp, its largely BS. A hard drive should never get …As per Ankerman AND rprp, its largely BS. A hard drive should never get hot enough to be anything remotely near an issue. Unless the case is of a particularly bad design and retains all of the expended energy.


Maybe the case was badly designed and they found out HDD needs a fan to work properly :/
They've long since realised that gamers will often pay a premium for style over substance.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 9th Feb
spannerzone09/02/2020 12:35

They've long since realised that gamers will often pay a premium for style …They've long since realised that gamers will often pay a premium for style over substance.


That's a very diplomatic way to put it.
A better question is: who has 8Tb worth of games on a console? Even with PS+ or Game Pass wouldn’t you struggle to fill this??
iMatrix709/02/2020 11:49

Why I would need an active cooling on a 7200rpm drive? The other drives I …Why I would need an active cooling on a 7200rpm drive? The other drives I have are working just fine 24/7. Someone can enlight me, please?


because its a G A y M E R drive
make sure to get one with RGB, that makes it faster
Probably cooled to meet the reliability claims.
iMatrix709/02/2020 11:49

Why I would need an active cooling on a 7200rpm drive? The other drives I …Why I would need an active cooling on a 7200rpm drive? The other drives I have are working just fine 24/7. Someone can enlight me, please?


I'd guess because you have case fans?
Anyone opened up the case yet?
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