Why put all the data on your hard
drive at constant risk to corruption? Hard drives that are subjected to high
operating temperatures last only a fraction of the time a cool hard drive will
run. You will increase system stability and secure your information by adding
additional cooling devices to your hard drives. Of course, proper case air flow
and frequent data backups should never be overlooked.
There are two main types of hard
drive coolers. Active and passive. Active coolers rely on fans to blow air
directly onto the hard drive. Passive coolers rely on heatsinks to spread the
heat over a greater surface area so that it can be cooled by the existing
airflow in your case. For cases with little or poor airflow, an active hard disk
cooler would work best. For cases that already have sufficient airflow, a
passive cooler can cool down your hard drives without adding any extra noise.