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Installing a 7200 rpm Maxtor HD would it overheat?

Discussion in 'Xbox - Hardware mods' started by blackrain, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. blackrain

    blackrain Member

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    Should I install a cooling fan in the box or should I not worry bout it. Some say I should and others say don't bother. Whats your opinion on the issue. Thank you for the help
     
  2. djboogie

    djboogie Regular member

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    its real easy to mod the fan that already in
    there is 2 wires for the retail xbox fan, a red and a black, smip the black wire and solder it to the metal surrounding the motherboard
    this allows the fan to run at a much better 12volts
    the fan is actually a higher voltage fan than is used for in the xbox, so it wont damage it in any way.
    Also I cut a hole at the back of the hdd tray, just behind the ide socket of the hd, all the width of the tray, this allows for better flow , as the fan doesnt cool the hdd much , DUE to the tray that is there.
    Remember a fan works not by blowing cool air in, but by sucking hot air out, therefore creating a continual flow.
    I get temperatures of 43c (cpu) 39c (mo/bo)
    they rarely change, if so its minimal
    I have a seagate 80gb hd , although it is a 5400, if you mod the fan as I said, and also the hdd tray, Im sure you will be fine.
     
  3. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    7200rpm drives dont typically get excessively hot unless you run them with a lot of disk activity for 10+ hours nonstop at a time. If you are concerned about heat but dont want to get a fan, get a 5400 rpm drive as they run a lot cooler and Xbox's dont require that much in terms of transfer speed :)
     
  4. djboogie

    djboogie Regular member

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    Im with pra on this one, I never actually bother with 7200rpm drives, no real need for em.
    But Id still increased the voltage of the fan on a bigger hdd.

    anyone want a jolly rancher?
     

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