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Jeffery1206
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HP Z440 8TB HDDs getting VERY hot

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Hello,

I have an HP Z440 10-core unit that I'm trying to re-task as a massive storage / hyper-V experimentation unit. I purchased and installed Seagate ST8000NM0055 8TB 7200 RPM SATA HDDs and configured it in a RAID configuration.  In the first month, I had a HDD failure (the drives were brand new). I noted as I opened the case that the HDDs were generating a LOT of heat and I suspect that is part of the failure reason.  Are there any standard solutions for the HP Z440 series or 3rd party solutions that will help me increase the cooling in this unit?  The configuration is 3 of the 8TB units installed in the 3.5" bays.  I haven't put a thermometer on them, but I can't physically touch the drive comfortably. I put on some anti-static knit gloves to handle them.

 

Any products that are available, that you've personally tried, or even just heard of will give me a place to start before I lose another drive.

 

Thanks,

Jeff

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7200 and 10k drives due to their high spindle speeds by nature run hot and this is normal.... i recommend you look at the drive specs for the model you have and note it's normal operating temperature, and you will see it's a high number compared to 5200 rpm drives or 2.5 sized drives

 

hp specs both 2.5 and 3.5 7200 rpm drives as a factory configs so it's well within the cooling ability of the case

 

https://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/getpdf.aspx/c04400038.pdf

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How large is the power supply you are using?  Maybe the power supply is over worked.

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7200 and 10k drives due to their high spindle speeds by nature run hot and this is normal.... i recommend you look at the drive specs for the model you have and note it's normal operating temperature, and you will see it's a high number compared to 5200 rpm drives or 2.5 sized drives

 

hp specs both 2.5 and 3.5 7200 rpm drives as a factory configs so it's well within the cooling ability of the case

 

https://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/getpdf.aspx/c04400038.pdf

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Hi, yes, the 7200 RPM and 10K RPM disks tend to run hotter. My main goal here is to lower the temperature to increase longevity of the components. I'm hoping there is a solution that will allow me to provide more cooling.  It may have just been bad luck that I had a drive fail within the first month, but I figure it can't hurt to lower the temperature.  Any thoughts on how to do that?

 

@Repairatrooper I think it's the 522W PSU.  I might be missing something. How could the PSU affect the hard drives overheating?  Is there some relationship that I haven't run into before here?

 

Thanks,

Jeff

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