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Getting my 3 x 36GB Raptors into 5.25" bays

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Zman1764, Nov 6, 2008.

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  1. Zman1764

    Zman1764 Thread Starter

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    I figure raptors run hot, and right now I'm running this case:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146025

    Basically, I have too many hard drive, and cant use the middle bays because of my 8800GTX extending out too far.

    so, i can get this Thermaltake icage hard drive mounting system for $24
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999141

    Or

    I can get 3 of these for about $10 after tax, micro center is right by me, and only 3% tax.
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0223371

    is the icage worth it?


    Right now I'm running a WD6400AAKS by itself, with the 3 raptors installed, and nothing on them yet.

    My goal is to have the 3 x 36GB Raptors in RAID 0, and then 2 x WD6400AAKS Drives in RAID 0, and then an External eSATA 1TB Drive for backup. My DVD RW is a SATA Drive.

    I would have the 1TB drive as an internal, except that my DVD RW is a SATA drive, and my 680i only has 6 SATA Ports. plus I can take the drive places with me, which could work out well anyways in the end.

    I am going to have to end up buying an e SATA PCI Express card as well, i'll talk about that later
     
  2. leroys1000

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    Getting page not found on all links.
     
  3. Zman1764

    Zman1764 Thread Starter

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    fixed the links sorry
     
  4. leroys1000

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    Being as you are trying to cool the drives,I would say yes.
    For the price the Icage is worth it.
    That fan will help quite a bit.
     
  5. Masta Squidge

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    icage is cool, but you can get bay adapters just for hard drives that act like big heatsinks for your drives, then place a fan to blow across them... or you could liquid cool them with 5.25 inch drive bay water blocks for HDDs. there are many options available.
     
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