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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:44 am 
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hmm
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it depends on the temp out side
it in a garage
it only gets that cold in the winter

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:46 am 
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toshua123 wrote:
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it depends on the temp out side
it in a garage
it only gets that cold in the winter

If the ambient temp is 0°C, then you might be able to reach that temp with your HD as well. If it's warmer, then... no way. And let's end that here.


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Suffice to say, read the bits of paper that accompany your drives telling you the temperature range that the drive is designed to operate in. I don't think I've seen any manufacturer recommend that you run a drive this cold!

As for life expectancy, I've had drives last 9 years and not fail (even at this age, they were removed and replaced with newer kit). Mind you, they were SCSI hotswaps in an air conditioned data center (kept at 16oc. Bl**dy cold during summer months!)

And temp? It isn't just about that. You can have cool temps, but with 100% humidity! Or even the quality of air, circulating dusty air over a drive probably isn't a good idea either (see the little hole that says 'DO NOT COVER'?).


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The DO NOT COVER hold also has a very good filter on it. Without it dust would get in and onto the platters and kill the driver very quickly.

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Funny you should say that, we've destroyed a few 'confidential' drives at work over the past couple of weeks. What they put under those holes isn't too dissimilar to what you get in fish tank carbon filters!


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