Baddox Posted October 7, 2008 Share Posted October 7, 2008 I have 7 hard drives in my main machine right now, and it's causing some problems with heat. The drives are packed close together right behind the intake fan, and you can really feel the heat coming off of them. I'm worried about the heat effecting the drives, not to mention heating up the rest of my computer. (I plan to purchase a new GPU soon which will further increase the heat of my machine, so I'm looking for an external SATA hard drive solution.) Obviously there exist external USB/eSATA enclosures, but they only accept one drive per. Ideally I would like some sort of rack/enclosure that can hold at least 2 drives. I know there are NAS's like the drobo, but they're expensive, and I really don't need RAID or any such thing. I think I've also seen some enclosures that hold ~3 drives and occupy a 5.25" bay or two--those would at least move some drives out from behind the intake fan. Thanks for your recommendations. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.