[mythtv-users] low-temperature hard drives

nate s nate.strickland at gmail.com
Thu Dec 23 21:13:58 UTC 2004

Sorry if you already know this, but I just thought I'd mention that if
you're frequently having hard drives fail for non-heat related
reasons, I'd look at your power supply.  Even if it has enough watts
to power the drive(s), often lower quality PSUs have much noise on the
line, and this could shorten your drive's lifespan.  Consider getting
a good brand like antec or the likes if you don't already have one;
they're more expensive, but if it saves you a few hard drives it's
worth it.


On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 15:59:03 +0000, Richie Jarvis <richie at helkit.com> wrote:
> Preston Crow wrote:
> >Besides the drives themselves, the big news is that drive manufacturers
> >are taking heat issues seriously.  This makes sense even without the
> >embedded market, as I would bet that a high percentage of their warranty
> >replacements are from overheated drives.
> >
> >--PC
> >
> >
> You know, I had a sneaky thought about this the other night - my
> (MythTV) drives tend to fail within a year - so, if I double up next
> time I buy, I should, in theory, have spares for next time it happens,
> and can switch over to the new drives whilst the knackered ones are
> being replaced :)
> Can't really see any other way round it, and at least then I don't have
> to pay for replacements!
> Oh, and the drives are fully cooled, and mounted in heatsinks, just in
> case anyone thinks I am cooking them - they stay pretty constant @ 35
> degrees c, but are running all the time.
> Cheers,
> Richie
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