I have a heat issue with 1 of 2 identical desktop, that tries its best to roast hard drives.
On #2, StableBit Scanner warns me the drives running temperature steadily climbing upward of 50c which is preset to send me an email.
From a overnight cold boot, they begin one by one to get in the 50c's within the hour !
The back-up server (#2) is an exact copy of the main server (#1).Back-up server (#2) runs only for incremental backup,I then shut it down
The main server (#1) runs about 18 hrs a day, then sleeps at night; Drives are usually running around 35c which is heaven for them
While I'm getting set to add two 120mm fans to the lower front as "standard option #1", I still wonder if it will be enough.
The projected 2 additional fans will draw fresh room air around the six lower 3.5" drive bays then into the case
The drives that are first to report being bbq'd are within the three 5.25" to 3.5" upper area.
Will they benefit at all from the new wind tunnel below?
A pic of my "bare" backup server. It's an Antec Three Hundred Two case.
I added ICY DOCK Flex-Fit 3.5" adapters to all three 5.25" bays.
Edited by jlr19, 12 December 2018 - 09:07 AM.