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    Question Maxtor Drives

    I've just bought a Maxtor 200Gb drive 8mb cache ATA133..

    It gets so hot u cant handle it when the drives powered up.
    You can hear it "squeeking"

    189Gb it formats too, talk about a blag...

    Anyone else had one of these drives or shall I just take this as the norm?

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    norm...

    thers 1024 bytes in a kb, and 1024x1 kb in a mb, 1024x1mb in a gb etc...
    they are sold as 200E9 bytes = 189gb

    what model num is urs?
    the ones with fluid dynamic bearings are a lot quieter and colder than the ball bearing type... but it may be that urs is a FDB one but just has a lot of platters...
    the temp drop for FDB is a lot, my 40gb drive is always about 12c hotter than my 120gb which id assume has a few more platters.. but being different model numbers i havent got a clue how many platters they each have...

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    Model is 6Y200P0

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    Ive got one myself, cant hear it over the 2x raptors ive got in raid, mine was originaly in a Maxtor external enclosure, when i removed it i nearly burnt myself, my advice is get a hdd cooler, mines sat in a Lian li alu rack, rune nice and cool
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    I just bought a new 80Gb 8mb Cache maxtor, and it is damn hot, almost burning my fingers

    I haven't checked recently, but if i remember correctly the 120Gb 8mb Cache maxtor drive i have is quite alot cooler
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    well my 120gb dmp9 runs around 35-42c (42 atm, very hot weather atm)
    dmp9's should be quiet and run cool, but it might be that my 40gb had 3 platters, and this only has 2 which could explain why its 12c cooler atm

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    I have 2 of the 120gig version of them Trig and they are almost silent altho they burn red hot when in use (you might remember when I gave you the cage with it in at TrigLAN).

    I stuck a fan at the front of the cage cause its built for one and it dropped both the HDD cage temp AND the case temps a LOT.....


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    Some cases have somwhere for you to aim a fan across the HDD if you remove the cage they sit in...my Chieftec does and it does a great job keeping my 3 SCSI 10k drives cool....

    The MAIN problem, Trig m8 is that your CASE TEMP is gonna go up becasue of it. See if you can work away of getting air OUT across it, using warm inner-case air to cool it a medium amount, rather than external cooler air that then gets superheated by the HDD, and then wrecks your other operating temperatures .

    Hope you get it solved.....

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    Another thought......you could get a bracket to have it UP HIGH in the case..maybe in a CD drive bay......then the heat is UP HIGH to start with.

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    I have a 60gb maxtor and mine is also very very hot. Ive never had any problems with this one though, although it is a replacement for the one i had to RTM....
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