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Maxtor Hard Drive Heating Problems

By t3chb0y
Jul 5, 2006
  1. I use the 250GB Maxtor ATA 133 Diamondmax 10 in my external hard drive..
    Hard Drive
    Enclosure :
    The thing is that I'm really fed up with the heat it gives off..

    When the hard drive is on full load...the enclosure gets pretty hot...

    However , often times ...many drive errors appear like partition corruption probably due to the heating of the hard drive..

    Is there anything I could do to make it cooler or etc?

    I regret buying a drive from Maxtor
     
  2. Gars

    Gars TS Enthusiast Posts: 228

    maxtor is hot, pretty hot :)
    im glad that they will no longer exist
    its seems that you need to replace the enclosure with some liquid system
    chek this
    for sure u need better cooling

    regards
     
  3. t3chb0y

    t3chb0y TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I don't have the money in my pocket to buy water cooling....way too expensive for me
     
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    is the fan working in the enclosure?
     
  5. t3chb0y

    t3chb0y TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes , it is working but then even with the fan...the hard drive can't get cool enough ..

    It's an improvement from my previous plastic enclosure where the drive overheats and then crashes...

    I still need a more effective way to getting heat out from the hard drive
     
  6. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    I run Seagate and Western digital drives in USB 2.0 enclosures and have no problems with heat as long as the enclosure has a fan. if you dont have the money to replace the drive then your only viable option is to find ways to allow more air flow. thru the enclosure.
     
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