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HDD heat(just curious)
HDD heat(just curious) –
What could be the reason for this.I have 160GB IDE Seagate Barracuda and when I connect it to my PC to add/remove games,only from turning it on(I'm not deleting or adding anything)the hdd little by little become really hot.
When I connect it to my PS2 I can play games that uses the hdd a lot for more than 10 hours and the hdd is not hot at all.
Adding games makes him really hot(it will almost burn you)
My 320 GB in mine does the exact same thing, gets super hot when writing games to it..
All I can think of is that the drive works harder of writing information, then just reading it..
I have been wanting to add a good size PC fan to the bottem, of my ps2, to help cool theHDD down.
I have alread drilled about 25 holes in the bottem of it, it seemed to help a little bit. But fan nod will do the trick..... DJ
I don't have any problems with the heat when the hdd is inside my PS2 and I don't have anything to cool him down.The hdd is becoming hotter and hotter from just connecting it to my PC.
This is normal for it to get hot during long periods of continual writing.
You can do two things to dissipate the heat.
1. place a large heatsink on the HDD (temporarily)
2. put a fan blowing directly on the HDD
I'd do both if the HDD is getting that hot.
For future reference for new HDD purchases, Samsung Spinpoint HDDs run much cooler than any other HDD I've used. They are also very quiet.
They are not the fastest drives, but it doesn't affect PS2 use.