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TonyMc

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It couldn't hurt especially if you running RAID or SCSI, but a good fan blowing over them is just as good and alot cheaper. Besides adding the HDD block will add that much more heat to your WCing loop.
 

Eclypsyr

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this sounds more like a "let's see if I can do this" project. You'd get bragging rights, but not a whole lot over a fan or two


*edit* wording
 

wormwood

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How about 6 drive blocks all on a dedicated loop? 4 15K's and 2 7200 EIDEs, 1 block per drive.

Fans for drives can be as noisy as fans for CPUs. A pair of 120mm thermoflows thru a transmision cooler is a lot quieter than the 12 40mm fans on the heat-sink drive coolers I used to have...
 

Eclypsyr

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wormwood said:
How about 6 drive blocks all on a dedicated loop? 4 15K's and 2 7200 EIDEs, 1 block per drive.

Fans for drives can be as noisy as fans for CPUs. A pair of 120mm thermoflows thru a transmision cooler is a lot quieter than the 12 40mm fans on the heat-sink drive coolers I used to have...

okay, then you might want to look into a water cooling set up. Just keep in mind that that's a LOT of blocks the pump is pushing through, and it's also quite a bit more heat for the rad/core to handle

Jon

*ok, I just saw you said dedicated loop. so the heat thing shouldn't be a problem*
 

wormwood

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Eventually, I want to build a "block" for the drives (actually, much more drives). Unfortunately, I nearly went broke buying tools to do it and metal for failed experiments, so I cut my losses and just bought a bunch of Koolance coolers (aluminum, hence the transmission cooler).

I really wish there was more of a market for water cooling mass qty of drives, as then I could buy something pre-built and with just a pair of 1/2" ID fittings for the whole thing. That would be REALLY nice. Even something that cooled 3 drives in 2 5.25" bays would be much handier than individual blocks, and if they sold it for $100 (or less in qty), that would be really cool.