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Hard drive cooling

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    A 3GB WDC Caviar Red drive draws 4.4W maximum (read/write.) A 4GB Caviar Black, a little over 10W. The highest number I recall is less than 12W.

    Somehow the thought of providing 10W of cooling per drive isn't daunting, if you aren't trying for a fanless system.

    Please post picture of the system after it's built. My initial impression was that it'd look like something that would inspire you to shout "It's alive!" when it is first powered up, ala Victor Frankenstein, but maybe it'll be a good sort of monster.
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    The ThermalTake fans I posted the spec about run very efficiently and quietly. I run them in my main PC and my Windows Home Server. As I mentioned, I have 5x2TB WD Caviar Black drives for a total of 10TB and the drives stay cool (below 101 degrees F).
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