Fluid dynamic bearings = hot hot hot

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  1. bgober

    bgober Guest

    i read in sound-on-sound the other day that the Maxtor Fluid dynamic bearing motors run hot and may require additional cooling. seeing how i just ordered and received two of these for my ANUS do i have reason to be concerned? has anybody else used Maxtor drives with this technology? the last thing i want is a hot ANUS. i've got a fairly large case comming for the build. air circulation should not be a problem.

    first the heat, then comes the itching. then you get a pain in the ANUS :( .
  2. spacecorn

    spacecorn Guest

    And what about the WD Caviar 7200 Hard Drives, specially those with 8 MB buffer ?

    Maxtor seems quiter then WD, but WD is probably faster.
    There should be a heat test somewhere on the net.
  3. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    Haven't heard anything of yet but then again I haven't been reading up on it...
    Yes, the WD drives do indeed have the 8MB buffer on them and will increase speed overall but again I don't know about heat constraints. Any hard drive will always require cooling, it's just a known fact. Whenever you can add cooling for hard drives..do so!
    I'll see what I can dig up on these new Fluid Bearing drives and the heat they emit
  4. SonOfSmawg

    SonOfSmawg Well-Known Member

    Sep 10, 2000
    If you are truly concerned about it, then get hard drive coolers. They're fairly inexpensive.
  5. bgober

    bgober Guest

    Thanks OPUS. looking forward to whatever you find out.

    I'm not familiar with 'hard drive coolers'. like i said i think i'll have enough circulation in my case but i'd like to get info on any solution that would introduce as little additional noise as possible. thanks for the reply.
  6. Hi,
    I have Seagate Barracuda IV's which use fluid dynamic bearings, and yes, some more heat is generated. Maybe something like these would help.

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